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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Courtney's Places Review

So this week happens to be the birthday of my aunt and my brother.  They both don't live in Kansas.  One is in Houston, the other in Connecticut.  My parents thought it would be a great idea to go out to eat for their birthdays and I could share it here on the blog for them to enjoy!  Ok, well they might not enjoy it as much as we did, but oh well!

We went to another Italian Restaurant this time in the tiny town of Toronto, Kansas.  There are a few more businesses here than where we found Josie's, but still not much. It is also important to note that you need to make reservations for this fine eating establishment!!

The building is very unassuming and plain from the outside.

The owner has an interesting story of how she ended up in Toronto on the back of her menu.  I thought you might enjoy.

Every table is covered in linen tableclothes.  The waiter is always dressed with a tie and service is superb.

The dinner started off with the specials recited by the waiter.  Of course, there is a menu, but the specials sounded way better.  Do not go to Courtney's if you are in a hurry as there is only one person in the kitchen, but the food is worth the wait.  Here is our salad.
Multiple greens, mushrooms, olive, capers, tomato, peppers and two kinds of cheese! And warm fresh from the oven breadsticks, too!  My kids loved these.  :)
And then the entrees arrived...
 Chicken, alfredo sauce and pasta with yet another bread stick.
 The pork chop special for the evening.  The guys said it was great and it was juicy and moist cooked to perfection.  The pasta was amazing..I stole a bite when my hubby wasn't looking.  ;)
My little man and I shared the Tour of Toronto which included Chicken Parmesan, Lasagna and Fettucini Alfredo.  It was so good.

Since we were celebrating birthdays, of course we had to get dessert and make  ourselves totally miserable for the ride home.
 Death By Chocolate.  Homemade chocolate sheet cake, chocolate ice cream, homemade chocolate sauce, whipped cream and a cherry.  Oh MY!
 Homemade cream puffs with homemade butterscotch sauce.
 The Peanut Butter sheetcake with crunchy peanut butter frosting.
The Neopolitan Cheesecake...a layer of chocolate, a layer of strawberry and a layer of vanilla topped off with whipped cream, sliced strawberry, fresh mint leaves with a drizzle of chocolate sauce over the top.

The waiter was kind enough to take a group picture for us complete with 2 empty chairs for the guests of honor that did not join us.  LOL
Happy Birthday Aunt Carolyn and Willis!  Hope you had great days!!  We sure enjoyed your birthday dinner.

-A Kansas Farm Mom