Chef Cort Cort!

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I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it a million more times: I love my sister!

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She’s one of the sweetest, kindest, most caring people you’ll ever meet.

And she’s also an amazing chef!

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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. 🙂

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My dad hosted the shindig at his incredible downtown loft, and like any good host, he immediately popped open a few bottles of wine.

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Cheers!

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While we sipped wine and mingled, my sister went right to work in the kitchen to start on the first of three courses.

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She started us off with an appetizer of bruschetta with boursin, heirloom tomatoes, and a balsamic glaze.

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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.

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Yes.

While we waited for the second course, we drank more wine,

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I took a bunch of selfies with my dad,

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And we smoked gummy bear flavored hookah!

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It was glorious.

In the meanwhile, my sister was still hard at work in the kitchen whipping up our next course – homemade pasta! IMG_9032052815

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She makes it look so easy.

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I am always so impressed by how calm she is in the kitchen! IMG_9049052815

Our next course was ready before we knew it.

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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.

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Made-from-scratch ladyfingers…

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Mascarpone…

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Blackberries…

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Put it all together and you get this:

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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.

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It was an excellent way to end the evening.

Chef Cort Cort, you did it again! Thanks again for a fantastic meal!

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Have a great weekend, and I’ll see you next week!

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  • Rietta Lynn Miner

    So…I do plan on commissioning her one day…but after shes done, she has to party with me…and you too because I LOVE YOU BOTH!!!
    XOXO Figgy