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Jul 2

Cabot’s Canada Day Highlight Reel

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Oh Canada, it’s been a good one!
With the first official swings taken at Cabot Cliffs, a local golf tournament at Cabot Links and Canada Day Fireworks at dark, Cabot was abuzz yesterday day from sun up until sun down – and beyond. High energy, sunny skies and so many firsts made it a day for the history books.
Read on for the complete highlight reel:

1. Course designer and two time Masters Winner Ben Crenshaw proved he’s still got it, nailing the first tee shot of the day:

 

2. Matt Ginella showcased Cabot Cliffs’ progress with this throwback shot of Bill Coore explaining his vision for the 18th green in 2012, and in the second shot, Cabot Cliffs as a finished product.

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3. Ben Crenshaw set the course record for Cabot Cliffs with a score of 73!

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4. Cabot Links hosted a special Canada Day offer that united Cape Bretoners of all ages and skill level on Cabot turf – $20 tee times!

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5. Matt Ginella said this:

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6. Course designers Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw had their Periscope debut – chatting about the Cabot Cliffs in a live interview!

“To me, it’s not something else. This is Cabot. This golf course looks and feels like Cape Breton – it’s meant to do that, and I think it does.” –Bill Coore

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7. It wouldn’t be Canada Day without Cabot’s annual fireworks display! Guests and locals alike gathered on the Patio at Cabot Bar and the Public House to take in the beautiful show taking place over Cabot’s first tee. Thanks to Francis MacDonald for capturing this shot!

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8. After the fireworks display, the Public House burst into a proud, impromptu rendition of “Oh Canada” – a suiting close to a day full of good spirits, genuine pride and excitement for what’s to come.

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Oh Canada, it’s been a good one! With the first official swings taken at Cabot Cliffs, a local golf tournament at Cabot Links and Canada Day Fireworks at dark, Cabot was abuzz yesterday day from sun up until sun down – and beyond. High energy, sunny skies and so many firsts made it a day … Continue reading Cabot’s Canada Day Highlight Reel

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Jun 29

Kitchen Fest 2015

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After the jam-packed fun of Cape Breton’s first ever KitchenFest!, the island-wide, traditional music festival is back for year two to kick off the 2015 summer ceilidh season!

Cabot will be taking part this year as one of the 18 venues hosting the event. The Cabot Public House will host entertainment every night this week. The cost is $5 at the door.

Read on for full details on this weeks line up:

 

Monday, June 29th, 2015

PUB NIGHT  at Cabot Public House

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Cabot Public House

Address: 15933 Central Ave Inverness

Lineup: The East Pointers, Rankin MacInnis

 

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

PUB NIGHT at Cabot Public House

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Cabot Public House

Address: 15933 Central Ave Inverness

Lineup: Dwayne Côté, Hilda Chiasson, Gillian Boucher, Scott MacMillan

 

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

PUB NIGHT at Cabot Public House

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Cabot Public House

Address: 15933 Central Ave Inverness

Lineup: Wendy MacIsaac, Mairi Rankin, Jackie Dunn MacIsaac

 

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

PUB NIGHT at Cabot Public House

8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Cabot Public House

Address: 15933 Central Ave Inverness

Lineup: Howie MacDonald, Brenda Stubbert, Clarence Deveau, Tracey MacNeil

 

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

PUB NIGHT  at Cabot Public House

8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Cabot Public House

Address: 15933 Central Ave Inverness

Lineup: Dawn & Margie Beaton, Cyril MacPhee, Amanda MacDougall

 

 

After the jam-packed fun of Cape Breton’s first ever KitchenFest!, the island-wide, traditional music festival is back for year two to kick off the 2015 summer ceilidh season! Cabot will be taking part this year as one of the 18 venues hosting the event. The Cabot Public House will host entertainment every night this week. … Continue reading Kitchen Fest 2015

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Jun 24

Cape Breton’s Top Ten Views

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When Cape Breton was ranked the third best island in the world by Travel and Leisure Magazine, there is no doubt some of those who have never visited were left wondering – just what’s so special about this place anyway? Well, aside from the unique fusion of Celtic and Acadian culture, music, and welcoming people – Cape Breton’s raw, natural beauty is what truly sets it apart. With so many views to choose from, picking only ten was no easy task, but we came up with a list of awe-inspiring locations that should be on everyone’s Cape Breton bucket list!

1. Skyline Trail

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One of the Cape Breton Highlands’ National Parks, the Skyline Trail is likely the most talked about trail experience on the island. While the 7.5 kilometer loop features various viewpoints and wildlife sightings along the way, the Skyline’s world renowned reputation isn’t truly realized until the trail’s end. Hikers are rewarded with an eagle-eye view atop a dramatic headland cliff overlooking the rugged coast, vast ocean, and winding Cabot Trail below. The captivating backdrop makes for beautiful picnics, peaceful yoga and, most importantly, the ultimate selfie opportunity.

If you want to see moose, bears, boreal birds, whales, and an unforgettable view, the Skyline Trail is a must for your next trip to Cape Breton.

 2. Cape Clear Look Out

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Looking out over the Highlands and the Northeast Margaree River valley, and featuring a 300ft drop, Cape Clear is not for the faint of heart. For those willing to brave the heights, Cape Clear is a great spot for a picnic. The lookout is clear of trees and most vegetation due to its rocky, granitic surface, which makes for clear views all around. A thrill-seekers paradise, Cape Clear is also known as a rock climbing destination – yikes!

 3. Magic Cove

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While the long and bumpy dirt road to Magic Cove may be discouraging to some, the view upon arrival more than makes up for it. After parking on the roadside, a short steep trail leads visitors down to the small beach. Along the trail, a small lookout exposes the Cove in all its beauty – an aqua-blue splash contrasted by enormous cliffs of dark jagged rock. The Cove’s calm waters are ideal for snorkeling, while a beach complete with a small cave, a waterfall, and a river make for a day’s worth of adventure.

 4. Broad Cove Marsh Road

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With rolling hills, dramatic cliffs and the vast ocean around each turn, this meandering coastal road has a special way of slowing things down. Only a short drive from Cabot Cliffs, this is not one to be missed!

 5. Franey Mountain

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Located along the Cabot Trail in Ingonish, Franey Mountain offers a diverse 360-degree view encompassing the Atlantic coastline, the Middle Head Peninsula, and the Clyburn brook canyon. Cape Smokey and surrounding mountains also make it into view from this 425m high vantage point.

 6. Mabou Coal Mines

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Featuring a dainty wharf and known by locals for its amazing cliffs, rolling hills, and a maze of trails that lead high into the Mabou Highlands, the Mabou Coal Mines offers post-card quality photo ops from every angle.

 7. Egypt Falls

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Not far from Lake Ainslie, the largest fresh water lake in all of Cape Breton, lies Egypt Falls. The trail leading to the falls is only 15 minutes, descending downhill through a stand of mixed hardwoods. The last five minutes forces you to ascend the steep walls of the gorge, revealing a beautiful waterfall. A great spot to have a swim, relax in nature with a picnic and some good company. If you’re feeling brave, you can climb to the second level to find a large natural pool and a birds-eye view of the river below.

 8. Meat Cove

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Perhaps the most remote community in all of Nova Scotia, Meat Cove is a tiny fishing village located along the Cabot Trail at the northernmost tip of the province. A campground located directly along a rugged cliff offers panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Meat Cove’s pure isolation, wide-open ocean views, and immersion of nature gives visitors the majestic sense that they aren’t only at the tip of the province, but rather, the outermost edge of the world.

 9. Cabot Cliff’s 17th Tee Box

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Okay, we know, we’re a little biased – but with a view encompassing miles of rugged coastline, blue ocean, green fairways and the magnificent Highlands as a backdrop– can you blame us? Cabot Cliffs will be opening for preview play on July 3rd, so you can see this one with your own eyes this summer.

 10. Trestle

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Located along the Trans Canada Trail just off Inverness’ Central Avenue, this spectacular bridge is about 140 paces long and sits roughly 50 meters above the Broad Cove River, or “Big River” as it is known locally. The Trestle is a great spot for trail hikers and bikers alike to stop and stretch their legs – taking in the view of the surrounding highlands and the river below as it twists its way to the Gulf of Saint Laurence.

 

When Cape Breton was ranked the third best island in the world by Travel and Leisure Magazine, there is no doubt some of those who have never visited were left wondering – just what’s so special about this place anyway? Well, aside from the unique fusion of Celtic and Acadian culture, music, and welcoming people … Continue reading Cape Breton’s Top Ten Views

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Jun 20

PGA Championship of Canada Recap

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The PGA Championship of Canada wrapped up yesterday evening with Danny King and Oliver Tubb battling it out on Cabot Links’ 18th green. Surrounded by fans and fellow players, King brought the tournament to a close after sinking a four-foot putt, securing his fourth match play victory of the tournament and the championship title.

“To have my name etched on this trophy among the legends of golf is really surreal,” King said. “Guys like George Knudson who mentored me when I was growing up and Bob Panasik, a man I absolutely admire, have won the PGA Championship and now I can say I have too.”

King was awarded the coveted P.D Ross trophy last night after it was paraded into the awards ceremony in traditional Cape Breton style – with a bagpiper leading the way, of course. King was also awarded a $15,000 winner’s cheque and earned 60-ranking points, moving him inside the top five on the PGA of Canada Player Rankings.

The four-day tournament, which succeeded in bringing 64 of Canada’s top-ranked players to Inverness, Cape Breton this past week, consisted of two rounds of stroke play followed by four match play rounds. All 64 players were treated to authentic links conditions Tuesday during the second round of stroke play, where gusty winds, fast fairways and firm greens made for challenging and exciting golf.

Jeff Dykeman, Chief Business Officer of the PGA of Canada claims it was “one of the most incredible PGA National Championships” that he has ever been involved in.

“Everything was first class from day one” said Dykeman. “The collaboration between all of our partners and our host venue of Cabot Links allowed our PGA Professionals to showcase their impressive talents.”

The newly crowned champion, Danny King, attributed some of his success on the course to embracing the links experience.

“Every time I step on a tee I look around and take it all in.” King explained. “You can’t help but feel relaxed out here and that’s one of the reasons I’m hitting it better than I ever have before in my life.”

The week featured an impressive show of talent and spirit for the game of golf and Cabot could not be more pleased with how the whole thing played out. It was the first national championship tournament hosted at Cabot but after such a remarkable week of golf, it is safe to say that it will be the first of many.

For the complete leaderboard, click here.

  The PGA Championship of Canada wrapped up yesterday evening with Danny King and Oliver Tubb battling it out on Cabot Links’ 18th green. Surrounded by fans and fellow players, King brought the tournament to a close after sinking a four-foot putt, securing his fourth match play victory of the tournament and the championship title. … Continue reading PGA Championship of Canada Recap

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May 27

What’s new at Cabot?

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With the 2015 season underway, Cabot is buzzing with excitement as we welcome our guests, golfers and a great deal of exciting new changes. With our newest addition, Cabot Cliffs, set to open in July and the kickoff of Cabot’s real estate program underway, ‘new and improved’ is certainly a strong theme at Cabot this season.

Read on for a quick look at what’s new for the 2015 season:

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The wait is just about over for the highly anticipated new course, Cabot Cliffs. Opening July 1st, Cabot Cliffs will be welcoming golfers for preview play with rates reflective of the preview conditions and 20 minute intervals for tee times.
Designed by architect Bill Coore and two time Masters winner Ben Crenshaw, Cabot Cliffs showcases stunning vistas along Cape Breton’s rugged coastline. With accolades already pouring in from Golf Magazine, Sports Illustrated, the Golf Channel and SCOREGolf, we can’t wait to introduce you to what Sports Illustrated called “the most anticipated new course of 2015.”

Cabot’s Golf Villas:
Integrated naturally into the opening hole at Cabot Links, the new Golf Villas combines Old World charm with modern luxuries set against the picturesque backdrop of authentic links golf. Framed by panoramic ocean views, the fully furnished 2 and 4-bedroom Golf Villas balance contemporary design and simple elegance with spacious layouts of 1,332 and 2,297 square feet.
In addition to ownership, the Golf Villas provide an exclusive property rental and management program. When you are not in your residence, you may elect to place your Golf Villa in the optional rental program, with Cabot looking after all the details.
For more information contact: sales@cabotlinks.com

Retail Shop:
Forgot something? Need a last minute gift? Cabot’s new retail shop has you covered. Featuring essential travel items, snacks and a variety of artisan gifts and jewelry, the newly constructed retail shop will assure guests have everything they need for a memorable stay. Gifts include unique creations from local craftspeople, designers and artists, so you can take home something special without even leaving the resort.
The shop is scheduled to open mid-July.

Public House:
Offering gourmet, thin crust pizzas, inspired pub food and a great selection of local beers on tap, it’s hard to imagine Cabot’s Public House could get any better. And yet, the Public House will be expanding this season to allow for a broadened menu with even more tasty options.

Lodging:
Cabot Links will also be expanding its accommodations this season, adding 12 new rooms to the existing lodge, bringing the total to 60. The new rooms are located north of the main clubhouse facing the 18th hole.

With the 2015 season underway, Cabot is buzzing with excitement as we welcome our guests, golfers and a great deal of exciting new changes. With our newest addition, Cabot Cliffs, set to open in July and the kickoff of Cabot’s real estate program underway, ‘new and improved’ is certainly a strong theme at Cabot this … Continue reading What’s new at Cabot?

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Feb 18

The Road Ahead

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Cabot Cliffs

As we wind down this wonderful first full season at Cabot Links, we also look to the near future with anticipation for the many new and exciting things to come.

Most importantly, construction is moving swiftly on the cliffs of the Atlantic a few kilometers from Inverness – the site of Cabot’s second course! The terrain is taking shape and the green of grass has started to appear on the ground. Acclaimed golf architect Bill Coore (who, along with Ben Crenshaw, is designing Cabot Cliffs) said recently about Cabot Cliffs “the greatest curse in life is extreme potential”. We think his statement is captured in this shot of the 16th hole of Cabot Cliffs just growing in. We are fortunate to have Bill and Ben at the helm of such a promising project.

We look forward to updating you on the progress and we will be sure to post more photos in the coming months, as enthusiasm builds for the newest addition to Cabot. We share photos (including sneak peeks!) on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter so be sure to follow us if you don’t already!

As we wind down this wonderful first full season at Cabot Links, we also look to the near future with anticipation for the many new and exciting things to come. Most importantly, construction is moving swiftly on the cliffs of the Atlantic a few kilometers from Inverness – the site of Cabot’s second course! The terrain … Continue reading The Road Ahead

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Sep 2

Pan Roasted Digby Scallop pasta

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This heavenly dish has been one of our favorites this season and guests are raving about it! We could have kept the secret ingredients to ourselves but it is too good not to share. Our chefs married local fresh Digby scallops with crispy pancetta and plump shiitake mushrooms to create this creamy Bucatini pasta. Enjoy! And try it for yourself…

Cabot Links Scallop Pasta

Ingredients Quantity
Scallops, 20/30s 5 ounces
Shiitake mushrooms 2 ounces
Pancetta, cooked and diced 1 ounce
Scallions, sliced thin .5 ounce
Garlic, puree .25 ounce
White wine 2 ounces
Cream 4 ounces
Parsley, chopped fine .25.ounce
Chives, sliced thin .25 ounce
Parmesan, fresh 1 ounce
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Bucatini pasta, cooked Al Dente 6 ounces

Preparation:
Cook pasta in boiling salted water until al dente. Cool under cold water or ice bath and set aside.
Put white wine in pan with Pancetta, garlic, mushrooms, scallions, half of the parsley and half of the chives
Reduce by half and add scallops and cream. Reduce by half again and add pasta.
Serve in pasta bowl when pasta is al dente and finish with parmesan.

This heavenly dish has been one of our favorites this season and guests are raving about it! We could have kept the secret ingredients to ourselves but it is too good not to share. Our chefs married local fresh Digby scallops with crispy pancetta and plump shiitake mushrooms to create this creamy Bucatini pasta. Enjoy! … Continue reading Pan Roasted Digby Scallop pasta

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Aug 5

World Top 100

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Being named among GOLF Magazine’s Top 100 Courses in the World is an honour that everyone involved in a golf course dreams of. We are proud to be part of this list and it really speaks to the amazing work of our entire team including our visionary architect Rod Whitman, and all of our extraordinary Cabot staff. We hope this means more people come to Nova Scotia to experience the product, which we believe in so strongly.

Being named among GOLF Magazine’s Top 100 Courses in the World is an honour that everyone involved in a golf course dreams of. We are proud to be part of this list and it really speaks to the amazing work of our entire team including our visionary architect Rod Whitman, and all of our extraordinary … Continue reading World Top 100

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Jul 18

Five Things You Should Know About Inverness Beach

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Beach season has arrived in Inverness, Nova Scotia and when we’re not hitting the links, you can find us lounging in the sun on Inverness Beach along with many other residents of Cape Breton Island. Below is a list of the top five things you should know about the beautiful Inverness beach!

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1.  It’s home to the warmest waters north of the Carolinas

With the average ocean temperature hovering around 20 degrees Celsius (68°F), Inverness Beach is home to the warmest ocean waters north of the Carolinas (and that includes Cape Cod and Long Island). This makes it very easy to spend an afternoon swimming and floating in the ocean without worrying about catching a chill. Jump in, the water is warm!

2.  It’s big!

Spanning over four kilometres, Inverness beach starts past the Southernmost tip of Cabot Links and runs along the coast all the way to the site of our second golf course, Cabot Cliffs. This means there’s enough space for a walk – or even a run – along the gorgeous oceanfront.

3. It’s less than 5 minutes from Cabot Links

When our guests ask us what they should do here when they’re not golfing, our first answer is always “head to the beach!” and many are surprised at just how easy that is. Getting to Inverness Beach from Cabot Links couldn’t be easier. You can make the short walk in just minutes or, if you’re stopping at the beach on your way back from touring the Cabot Trail, there is free public parking available right at the beach.

4. You can eat lunch right on the beach

With the Beach Cafe providing made-to-order lunches, snacks and nonalcoholic beverages at the edge of the beach, it’s easy to spend an entire day enjoying the sun and sand without ever having to leave. Stop by and say hi to the legendary Jim and Doug Ryan while you’re there!

5. A Lifeguard is on duty

In addition to being warm, expansive and close, Inverness Beach also boasts lifeguards so you can enjoy your time at the beach knowing that you’re swimming at one of the few lifeguarded beaches in the province of Nova Scotia. Our fully trained lifeguards are on duty from 10 AM-6 PM seven days a week.

Beach season has arrived in Inverness, Nova Scotia and when we’re not hitting the links, you can find us lounging in the sun on Inverness Beach along with many other residents of Cape Breton Island. Below is a list of the top five things you should know about the beautiful Inverness beach! 1.  It’s home … Continue reading Five Things You Should Know About Inverness Beach

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Jun 13

The recipe for our most decadent dish!

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Ravioli

The most popular dish at Panorama is our Lobster Ravioli, the recipe for which Chef Tracy Wallace has kindly agreed to share!

Ingredient Quantity
Lobster, cooked and small dice 10 ounces
Cream Cheese 6 ounces
Chives, chopped fine 3 ounce
Parsley, chopped fine .50 ounce
Lemon juice .25 ounce
Tabasco To taste
Cracked Black Pepper To taste
Chive pasta dough (recipe follows) 12 ounces
Roasted Garlic .5 ounce
White wine 2 ounce
Whipping cream 12 ounce
Parmesan 2 ounce

Filling: Mix lobster, half the chives, half the parsley, all tabasco, cracked pepper and lemon juice until mixed evenly. You can do this in a food processor and it can be done in advance, up to a day ahead.

Pasta: While heating a pot of boiling water, roll out pasta as thin as possible, egg wash and stuff with lobster filling. Cut out with large round cutter.
Reduce heat to a simmer, blanch pasta until al dente and cool in an ice bath.

Sauce: Add white wine, roasted garlic and the rest of the herbs. Reduce, then add pasta and cream. Simmer until cream thickens.  Garnish with chopped parsley and chives.

Pasta recipe:

Ingredients Quantity
All-purpose white flour 3 cups
Eggs 4
Water 1 ounces
Olive oil .25 ounces
Finely chopped Chives .4 ounces

Mix all ingredients in kitchen aid or food processer to form a smooth ball. Let rest for one hour at room temperature. You can also store this in fridge for up to 24 hours until you’re ready to use.

The most popular dish at Panorama is our Lobster Ravioli, the recipe for which Chef Tracy Wallace has kindly agreed to share! Ingredient Quantity Lobster, cooked and small dice 10 ounces Cream Cheese 6 ounces Chives, chopped fine 3 ounce Parsley, chopped fine .50 ounce Lemon juice .25 ounce Tabasco To taste Cracked Black Pepper … Continue reading The recipe for our most decadent dish!

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