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Dinner with the Incomparable Jaime Ortiz at SkyFall

This past week, guests enjoyed the extraordinary culinary talents of Jaime Ortiz of 677 Prime at the exquisite home of Stephen and Rick Cutting-Miller, SkyFall.

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Co-hosted by Continuum Wealth Advisors and Columbia Cabinets, the evening began with champagne and welcomes from Evan Levey, Stephen and Jaime.

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The kitchen, designed by Justina Auer, one of Columbia Cabinets talented designers, is fitted with Brookhaven cabinetry. The coolness of the natural stone countertops in both the kitchen and pantry is warmed by the soft white pantry cabinets and rich tones of the rift cut oak kitchen cabinets. The result is an inviting sophistication…a perfect synthesis of urban chic situated in bucolic splendor.

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The space worked exactly as Stephen and Rick intended. The main kitchen, bookending the magnificent great room, served as an ideal place to gather and, in this case, watch Jaime demonstrate and breakdown the evening’s recipes. The uber functional, separate chef’s pantry was the perfect venue to complete all the prep work, plating and clean-up, adjacent and convenient but out of sight and therefore not distracting.

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The menu was a nod to the cooler months headed our way:

SURF and TURF TEMPURA ROLLS with CHILI WASABI AIOLI and SWEET SOY SYRUP

7 HOUR PORK

NY STRIP with TRUFFLE VEAL REDUCTION with TRUFFLED PARM STEAK FRIES and HAZLENUT BRUSSELS SPROUTS

Many thanks to our gracious hosts, Stephen and Rick, and of course to the extraordinarily talented Jaime Ortiz.

Best,

Ray

An Evening with Jaime Ortiz

What an extraordinary evening earlier this month! The Kuhn family graciously opened their fantastic kitchen and beautiful home to Columbia Cabinets, friends and Jaime Ortiz, corporate executive chef of Mazzone Hospitality who demonstrated/cooked a magnificent, scrumptious meal!

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Senior Designer Amy Van Wie had recently finished a multi-room project for the Kuhn’s when she, and our special events coordinator Michele Weiser, thought it would be a great idea to ask Shannon and Jim if they would be willing to host a cooking event in their spectacular kitchen. The rest, as they say, is history.

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Evan Levey greeted everyone and turned the evening over to Jaime who was amazing. Funny, entertaining, informative, organized…an absolute perfect instructor chef! Friends gathered around the island to watch, learn and enjoy!

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The menu was a celebration of summer:

Edamame Dumplings with a Riesling Broth

Diver Seared Scallops with a Fennel, Arugula, Orange Salad with Cauliflower Puree

Seasoned Filet Mignon, Heirloom Tomatoes with a Pebre Sauce, and Fingerling Potato Hash with Veal Glaze

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Thank you Shannon and Jim, and of course Jaime, for such a memorable evening.

Cheers,

Ray