Shaved King David Apples, Honey Roasted Autumn Squash, Watercress,
Drunken Figs, Local Chèvre, Warm Apple Fritter, Cider Emulsion
Just The Facts
King David Apples
Our chefs have selected the King David apple, a well-rounded variety with diverse culinary applications. An offspring of the Jonathan apple, the King David originated around the mid to late 19th century, and has since been harvested for its appealing texture and flavor. It is a late-season crop commonly eaten fresh or used in ciders, juices and an assortment of dishes.
A Core tradition.
If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, then the Weston family has been the picture of health since 1935. With a history as rich as the ripe flesh of its produce, Weston’s Antique Apple Orchards grows and sells more than 100 apple varieties, each with a unique story to tell. Throughout November, our innovative chefs will be harvesting the historic quality of these antique apples and using them in creative dishes at our signature restaurants.
The family-operated orchards have supplied the public with historic apple varieties for over 60 years. Some of the orchards’ trees were planted in the late nineteenth century and significant additional plantings were made during the Great Depression by the orchards current owners. The orchards cover 16 acres with more than 700 trees and over 100 varieties.
Weston’s Antique Apples
Originating in 1893, and harvested in the fall, the King David apple is believed to be a cross between the Jonathon apple and either a Black Arkansas or Winesap apple. Its coloring ranges from dark red to black, and its flesh is crisp and juicy with a yellowish coarse texture. A rich and spicy flavor takes on the palate with a taste often described as similar to a Montmorency cherry.
Widely recognized as a fine cooking apple, the King David’s rich flavor can compliment both savory and sweet preparations.