Inspired by the seasonal changes and the fact that October is National Apple Month, Clifton Inn is creating an event called “An Apple a Day,” according to a press release. Located in the historic Jefferson country in southern Virginia, the Inn will highlight Thomas Jefferson’s favorite apple, the Albemarle apple (aka. Newton Pippin) during the month of October. According to the press release by Clifton Inn, Jefferson is said to have planted close to 50 Albemarle trees in the South Orchard, Virginia, and pointed out that other apples were “inferior to his beloved Virginia apples.”
The Albemarle apple has a light green and yellow hue, and is commonly used for cider. At “An Apple a Day,” participants will be able to enjoy these crisp apples the entire event-filled day: In the morning, you can eat an apple danish pastry, followed by an apple picking trip to the Mountain Orchard.
During the course of the day, you can enjoy even more apple treats prepared by executive chef Tucker Yoder. His four-course apple menu with wine pairings will include dishes such as an ‘apple and fall square risotto,’ with pumpkin seeds, maple gastrique, and sage brown butter, served with a seared striped bass with smoked Albemarle apple, creamed cabbage, and pork jus. Each diner will also walk away with a homemade apple butter prepared by chef Yoder.
The “An Apple a Day” one night hotel-package is available from Thursdays to Sundays, for $465. For more information and to make a reservation, go to Clifton Inn’s homepage.