• A Core Tradition

    King David Apples

    Straight to Your Plate by Marcus Restaurant Group is a celebration of local flavor. Every month, our innovative chefs search out local purveyors who are doing an outstanding job in sourcing and supplying unique, interesting, and just plain tasty foods. Our collaborations with these partners are documented with online videos. You can sample our chef’s creations featuring ingredients from these purveyors at our downtown Milwaukee restaurants: Mason Street Grill, Milwaukee ChopHouse, and Kil@wat. We invite you to join us in this ongoing culinary adventure.

  • Mason Street Grill & The Pfister Cafe

    Sonoma Duck Breast

    Shaved King David Apples, Honey Roasted Autumn Squash, Watercress, Drunken Figs, Local Chèvre, Warm Apple Fritter, Cider Emulsion

  • Milwaukee ChopHouse

    Apple Buckle Cake

    King David Apples, Whiskey Anglaise, Purple Door Salted Caramel Ice Cream, Chocolate Tuile, Toasted Pecans

  • Kil@Wat

    King David Cobbler

    King David Apples, Cinnamon Streusel, Malted Vanilla Ice Cream

King David Cobbler

King David Cobbler

King David Apples, Cinnamon Streusel, Malted Vanilla Ice Cream

Sonoma Duck Breast

Sonoma Duck Breast

Shaved King David Apples, Honey Roasted Autumn Squash, Watercress, Drunken Figs, Local Chèvre, Warm Apple Fritter, Cider Emulsion



Apple Buckle Cake

Apple Buckle Cake

King David Apples, Whiskey Anglaise, Purple Door Salted Caramel Ice Cream, Chocolate Tuile, Toasted Pecans

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.