Melon de Cavaillon

The season has arrived for that succulent delight, the king of melons: the Melon deCavaillon, the most famous of the Cantaloupes. The American Cantaloupe is in fact a muskmelon, way different from the Cavaillon.

The melon originated in India, then arrived in Italy via Africa, it was cultivated as a delicacy in the papal garden of the village of Cantaloupe (hence the name), then made its way to South East France when the papacy moved to Avignon in 1495, but its real fame goes back to the 19th century as train transport made it possible for all of France and Europe to discover its amazing flavor, then became Melon the Cavaillon, named after the train station it was expedited from.

Its flavor is that of honeyed concentrate of apricot, passion fruit and banana at perfect ripeness.Through the course of summer we will serve it as an appetizer or a dessert, using it indifferent cold soups, with cured meats, steeped in Port wine, in carpaccio, with assorted fruitsand in ice creamsand sorbets just to name a few of Chef’s creations.

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