David and Laura Shea make Mom’s versions—only better.
David and Laura Shea, Applewood’s husband-and-wife team (he’s the chef, she runs the place), heap seasonal favorites upon seasonal favorites: oyster-and-leek soup, stuffing with chestnuts, Brussels sprouts with bacon, pumpkin pie with pecan-caramel sauce. All market-driven, and aided by an old-fashioned secret: lots of butter and cream. It’s Thanksgiving, David says. “Why count calories?”
• Malpeque-Oyster-and-Leek Soup
• Roasted Turkey With Toasted-Chestnut Stuffing
• Sweet-Potato Gratin
• Caramelized Brussels Sprouts With Applewood-Smoked Bacon, Lemon, and Brown Butter
• Pumpkin Pie With Pecan-Caramel Sauce and Sweet Cream