Jazz Apples launched its new season at Brisbane Quarter’s Three Blue Ducks on Thursday 28 March. Jazz apple trees around the country have produced five million kilos of firm, crunchy fruit this season. Despite drought conditions in many growing districts the 2019 crop is of premium quality. Montague celebrated the season’s harvest with a cocktail event where media and influencers could taste the apples accompanied by local flavour sensations.

Set in the W Brisbane, against the jaw-dropping backdrop of the city skyline, guests enjoyed a range of canapes that showcased the quality of Jazz. Bringing to life the flavour of the apples were a set of hand-picked ingredients. Highlight dishes from the night included: raw kingfish with compressed apple salsa and burnt citrus dressing, smoked salmon rillettes sided with witlof and pickled apple skin, and pork belly with parsnip puree and fennel granola, topped off with beet and apple slaw. Ending on a sweet note guests cleansed their palette with either whipped buttermilk and elderflower granita, or roasted figs served with anglaise and apple jelly.

Jazz apples will be available in major supermarkets, independents and green grocers starting this week. Brought to consumers by the family and team at Montague, Jazz apples now have more than 600,000 trees carefully nurtured by licensed growers in 29 leading Australian orchards, including two growers in the Queensland region of Stanthorpe. Possessing a distinctive crunchy and sweet flesh, Jazz apples are packed with fibre, B and C vitamins, and potassiums, making them the ideal companion to exercise, lunch boxes and mouth watering recipes.

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