Out of curiosity, I read the menu for tonight's state dinner in honor of Angela Merkel. It was titled "Spring Harvest Dinner" and sounded delicious. But dessert was apple strudel...for a spring menu?? Am I missing something?
I recently had to order a case of apples at work and they are quite awful this time of year. Early varieties of cherries are starting to show up in our farmer's markets, why not cherry strudel?
I know a lot of places are guilty of using out-of-season produce, it just surprises me with all of Chef Kass' discussion of seasonal and regional ingredients that something 6-months off peak would be featured in a course.