Yeah, yeah, pumpkin this and pumpkin that, but let us not forget about our other favorite fall ingredient: apples! ‘Tis the season for these round beauties to be chopped, mixed, baked and cooked into just about every dessert out there. They’re both tart and sweet and give a nostalgic flavor to all of those autumn treats. We’ve rounded up our favorite apple dishes that are currently being served in some of our restaurants, from the hot cider, to the pies and everything in between.
Caramel Apple & Pecan Over-The-Top Sundae from RPM Steak
made with pumpkin cream puff, brown-butter ice cream, warm caramel sauce
Gala Apple Empanada with licor 43 anglaise from Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!
New Wave Soufflé with heirloom Michigan apples, caramel-maple glacé from Everest
Sweater Weather cocktail with Appleton Estate 12 Year, Applejack Brandy, Cinnamon from il Porcellino
Apple Strudel with baked Granny Smith apples, crispy dough, house-made caramel sauce from L. Woods
Gala Apple Tarte Tatin with vanilla bean ice cream from Mon Ami Gabi
Dutch Apple Pie with apples from Mick Klug farm served a la mode with housemade vanilla ice cream from Shaw’s Crab House (Chicago, Schaumburg)
Roasted Chicken w/ Apple Cider & Mustard Au Jus with braeburn apples, kabocha squash and smashed potatoes from Beatrix
Apple Oatmeal Cookies from Summer House Santa Monica
Candied Apple Sundae, cinnamon stick ice cream, apple cider caramel, pie crust from Summer House Santa Monica (Chicago Only)
Nichols Farms Apple Salad, fall greens with shaved heirloom apples, tossed in an apple-aged balsamic vinaigrette and topped with ricotta salata from RPM Italian (Chicago Only)