I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it a million more times: I love my sister!
She’s one of the sweetest, kindest, most caring people you’ll ever meet.
And she’s also an amazing chef!
She is always in the kitchen whipping up something fantastic, and last Sunday, she made a special dinner for me, my dad, and a few of my best friends!
My sis had been wanting to test out a few new recipes, and we were more than happy to be her guinea pigs. Hungry, hungry guinea pigs. 🙂
My dad hosted the shindig at his incredible downtown loft, and like any good host, he immediately popped open a few bottles of wine.
While we sipped wine and mingled, my sister went right to work in the kitchen to start on the first of three courses.
She started us off with an appetizer of bruschetta with boursin, heirloom tomatoes, and a balsamic glaze.
Oh. My. God. You guys – you guys! This was so incredible. I can’t even put into words how good it was. The boursin was creamy and rich, and the heirloom tomatoes were so fresh and sweet! And I fell in love with the balsamic glaze. Not to mention my sister’s incredible plating skills.
We all really, really loved it.
While we waited for the second course, we drank more wine,
I took a bunch of selfies with my dad,
And we smoked gummy bear flavored hookah!
It was glorious.
She makes it look so easy.
Our next course was ready before we knew it.
Lobster and ricotta ravioli in a butter sage sauce. Also known as heaven in my mouth. The ravioli was tender and delicious, and the filling of lobster and ricotta was rich, buttery, and just plain fantastic! I couldn’t get enough of this dish.
Time for dessert! I was super excited to see what Cortney would prepare. Everything was a surprise up until this point, and when I found out what she was up to, I was thrilled.
Put it all together and you get this:
Mascarpone sorbet with homemade ladyfingers, berries tossed with orange zest and mint, and a blackberry coulis.
You so faaaaancy, Cort!
In all seriousness, though – this was really good. The sweetness of the berries with the slight tartness of the sorbet, and the decadent ladyfingers? It was a wonderful combination of flavors. My words don’t even do it justice.
It was an excellent way to end the evening.
Chef Cort Cort, you did it again! Thanks again for a fantastic meal!
Have a great weekend, and I’ll see you next week!