Chef Matt Beach’s Best Apple Tarte Tatin

Chef Matt Beach’s Sublime Dinner ~ continued

Matt Beach Apple Tarte Tatin ©Kim Smith 2013Individual little apple tarte Tatins hot and fresh from the oven

For the Chef’s Table dinner that I was so very fortunate to recently attend, Chef Matt Beach prepared simply the most delicious apple tarte Tatin you could possibly imagine.

A tarte Tatin is a tart cooked upside down and made with fruit (typically apples) that have been caramelized in butter and sugar prior to baking. The recipe originates from the Centre Region of France, a rich agricultural area where many tree fruits are grown. Peaches, plums, pears, and apricots may also be used to make the tarte.

Matt Beach Apple Tarte Tatin -3 ©Kim Smith 2013

Matt Beach Apple Tarte Tatin -2©Kim Smith 2013Flipping the tartes from the ramekins

Matt Beach Apple Tarte Tatin -6 ©Kim Smith 2013.

Warm and ready to serve

Matt Beach Apple Tarte Tatin -5 ©Kim Smith 2013Chef Beach served the apple tarte Tatin with his equally as wonderful salted caramel homemade ice cream.

Beach Gourmet is a full-service catering company. They have a passion for sharing good food and friendship. And they know how to throw a great party! Their primary business is Catering and Event Management for parties large and small. Additionally, they have a thriving Personal Chef business, working for clientele they care deeply about and with whom they have grown to regard as both client and friend.

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hotel_tatinHotel Tatin, Lamotte Beuvron, France 

End Note ~ Legend has it that apple tarte Tatin was originally created by Stéphanie Tatin in the 1880s at the Hotel Tatin, located in Lamotte Beuvron, France, and which is still in operation. Visit this fabulous website Friends of the tarte Tatin for more information, the history of, and for a recipe as close as possible to the original 19th century apple tarte Tatin recipe.

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Chef Matt Beach’s Sublime Dinner

About Kim Smith

Currently creating documentary films about the Monarch Butterfly, Black Swallowtail Butterfly, and Gloucester's Feast of St. Joseph. Landscape designer for the Gloucester Harbor Walk Gardens. Designer, lecturer, author, illustrator, photographer. Visit my blog for more information about my landscape and interior design firm- kimsmithdesigns.wordpress.com. Good Morning Gloucester daily contributor. Author/illustrator "Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities! Notes from a Gloucester Garden"
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