The turn of the season can mean a lot of different things for people across the country but one thing is unanimous; seasonal dishes are on the menu! The cozy, rich, and heartwarming dishes that fill the room with warmth and give you a sense that the holidays are near.
Apples are plentiful during this time of year and restaurants continue to get more creative with the use of them. During the beloved fall season, there are dozens of variations of apple-themed menu items. For those of you wary of incorporating apples into your everyday meals; you will not be disappointed with these great Sweet and Savory Apple indulgences that you can find while dining out this season. Dig in!
Apple Bacon Stuffed Sweet Potatoes. Sweet potatoes have become a common yearly trend at many restaurants (sweet potato fries, ring a bell?). Restaurants tend to dress up sweet potatoes during this time of year and add ingredients like apple, bacon, brown sugar, cinnamon butter, marshmallows and pecans to baked or mashed sweet potatoes. Yum!
Grilled Cheese Apple Sandwich with Sriracha Butter. Put a spin on your everyday grilled cheese. What’s not love about this combo? America’s favorite ooey-gooey sandwich is loaded with crisp apples and hint of spicy goodness.
Roasted Apple, Bacon, and Frisee Salad. As much as we love the hearty dishes that fall produces, sometimes you need to dine on lighter fare to balance it out. You can still treat yourself with this frisee salad! Expect the berry centric salads of summer to switch over to salads featuring apples in different forms with maple dressings, apple vinaigrettes, bacon topping, seasoned pumpkin seeds, walnuts and more.
Apple and Brie Stuffed French Toast. When dining out for breakfast or brunch most people have the go big or go home mentality! With creamy brie and sweet apples, you get a gourmet take on a regular breakfast go-to. This dish is definitely a sweet and savory treat and will become a fast favorite.
Salted Caramel Apple Pie. Oh, apple pie: you are loved by many and never disappoint. This All-American favorite is enjoyed year round, so why not try it a new way this season? Sweet with caramel and a salty finish gives this classic indulgence a makeover that your taste buds are sure to enjoy!
Bourbon Apple Sangria. Are you feeling reluctant to give up your favorite summer alcoholic drinks? Don’t be! You can mix up your summer go-to during fall. Not only will restaurants be changing up their food menu, but it’s also a chance for bartenders to experiment and serve seasonal drinks. We are totally digging the classic sangria with an autumn flare with a splash of bourbon and apple. Cheers!
What seasonal dishes are you noticing on the menu?