Happy Thanksgiving! For this fit food with Tasch post I decided to indulge since it’s Thanksgiving and I’m cooking for my fam who like a more hearty meal. We paired this 3 cheese Mac&cheese with turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, truffle mashed potatoes, chestnut and chicken sausage stuffing, pecan topped sweet potato casserole, cauliflower and roasted broccoli, and rolls plus salad and apps. Too much food, but on a normal day I would make this with an escarole, fresh herb and pomegranate seed salad with homemade dressing. I rocked our comfy Ack City tee for comfy cooking and looked festive pairing it with plaid.
Smoked Gouda, Sharp& Aged Cheddar Mac&Cheese
Ingredients: box of dried elbow macaroni cooked for 4 minutes and drained, 1 egg beaten, 4 tablespoons of butter, 1/4 cup all purpose flour, 2 1/2 cups fat free half and half, 2 teaspoons dry mustard, 1/3 pound smoked Gouda, 1/2 pound sharp cheddar cheese, 1/4 pound aged sharp cheddar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Grate all the cheese and reserve 1/4 for topping.
3. In a large pot melt butter and sprinkle in flour. Whisk together over medium -low heat. Cook mixture for five minutes whisking constantly.
4. Pour in half and half with mustard added a bit at a time and whisk until smooth each time. Once all cream has been incorporated cook until very thick. Reduce heat to low.
5. In a small bowl beat egg. Take 1/4 cup of sauce and slowly pour it into beaten egg, whisking constantly to avoid cooking egg.
6. Pour egg mixture into sauce, whisking constantly. Stir until smooth and uniform in color.
7. Add in cheese and stir until melted, then add salt, pepper and Cajun seasoning. Taste sauce and add more seasoning if desired.
8. Add in cooked and drained pasta and stir to combine.
9. Pour mix into a greased baking dish, top with extra cheese, and bake for 25 minutes or until bubbly and golden on top.
This week’s fashionplate combines a lot of things I love good friends, steak, martinis, fur, shorts and live music. Mastro’s is a famous Beverly Hills steakhouse that just opened up in NY, so of course I had to check it out. Even with a res we still had to wait about 20 minutes at the gorg lit up bar that had a happening scene at 9pm. We were seated near the band playing riffs on top 40s songs which was fun and entertaining. They also have a more intimate, downstairs dining room as well.
Foodwise we decided to split the crabcakes which were solid and have some more drinks, there is nothing like a second very dirty, very dry martini after a long day. We decided to to do a little surf and turf action with the larger bone in filet medium rare, a 2.5lb lobster, twice baked potatoes and creamed spinach. Yes I love eating my weight. The filet was cooked perfectly and we devoured it. We also loved the twice baked potato, I mean how can you not love anything with cheese and bacon. The creamed spinach and lobster were good but nothing mind blowing. I was ready for food coma but we powered through to dessert and got the chocolate layer cake and I had a bananas foster martini. This martini is amazing I wish I could end every meal with it. The chocolate layer cake was also amaze albeit we took a few bites and boxed up the rest.
I decided to winterize our Jade shorts for this fashionplate, since this is a new, trendy resto with everyone dressing to impress. Lots of expense account groups in suits, as well as older couples, on the prowl singles and the like as this is located in midtown. See the full fashionplate OOTD deets below.
Check out Angie rocking our brand new custom Patsy maxi dress from our S/S15 runway collection. She looks beyond gorgeous and comfy in our fab dress. You can order your own under our SHOP section and have it in time for the your annual St Barth holiday trip. Get on it now!
Come to my next holiday pop up shop right after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend on Monday December 1. F Black Friday and stay in watching movies and eating leftovers, you can get your holiday shopping and go to happy hour at the same time at the Tasch pop up shop at my friend Joann’s apt. Ill be offering 15% off and insane discounts on original samples. Holiday cocktails are provided by Singani 63 and jewelry will be available for sale from Stella&dot (perf to pair with your new Tasch purchases!)
Thank you to everyone who attended the Haute Holidays Girls Night out pop up shop event at the Time Hotel. Guests enjoyed cocktails and music while shopping for Tasch tees, tops, slipdresses, lace skirts and custom items. For this OOTD I decided to rock my Suzi jogger pants, which are uber comfy and chic perfect for a girls night out shopping event and then the afterparty eats at Bodega Negra and partying at Electric Room. You can see the full OOTD designer deets below. Also check out Nicole and Anika wearing our Tom Ford graphic tees. Beyond adorbs. Thanks ladies for helping me out xx.
For this Fashionplate I combined two of my great loves pizza and wine, perfect for a cold Fall day. Marta, is the new Danny Meyers roman style pizza place located in the Martha Washington Hotel. The space is bright and airy and you can see the pizza makers at work. It’s always crowded and hard to get a ressie, so definitely do this in advance. My dining companion and me decided to try two different types of pizza and have some wine. Red wine and pizza are two of my fav things so we decided to go with a nice Pinot Noir. We split two pizzas a rosse and bianca pizza, the Salisicca pizza and the Tartufata pizza. Both pizzas were very good, but the truffle pizza won out for me. They shaved the white truffles table side and it was creamy, decadent and a little piece of heaven on a plate. Check out that yumminess I didn’t even want to share. The red pizza was a little spicy and meaty but couldn’t compare to that truffle goodness. Next time I want to try the meatballs as well they looked really good.
For the fashion part of the Fashionplate, my OOTD was chic yet warm since it was a pretty cold day. There were a lot of young professionals dressed business casual and just comfy casual chic. I decided to layer my black lace Jane skirt and it make it all weather appropriate by adding over the knee boots, tights, sweater and a coat. See the full OOTD deets for this Fashionplate below.
Little graphic tees are one of the most versatile items in a girls closet which is why for this OOTD, I didn’t want to forget about this fab piece. I winterized our fab Tom Ford tee with layers and boots. This is the perfect daytime look for running errands, casual Friday that can take you from am to a casual dinner and drinks. See the full outfit of the day deets below.