Extra Virgin Season 5 – “Deb’s Fashion Show”

I have been a friend and admirer of Zac Posen since his debut in the fashion world. He is a true New Yorker, super smart, uber chic, and crazy talented. It’s not just his gowns that I swoon over, it’s his cooking!!! We follow each other on Instagram, and he posts his culinary creations constantly. They are mouth watering, creative, healthy, and always served on his beautiful China.One my favorite past times is to host friends at home and cook together, so we made a plan to do just that. It was so much fun! Earlier that day, I thought to bring my youngest daughter to see where all of the glamour begins… Zac’s studio! To watch Zac teach Giulia about how garments are constructed, and take us on a tour of the studio, was really special. I took many pictures while we were there because one day Giulia will have that memory of spending time with an iconic designer and of twirling around in major gowns. It was a memorable day that I will never forget, mostly because of Zac’s generosity towards my child (and my time with Tina the poodle,who reminds me of my Dolores who is in heaven), but also because I got to spend time cooking with two very HOT, talented men, have a fantastic lunch and share stories!

Here is the menu for this week’s episode.

Almond and Coconut Granola

Fresh Peach (or Pear) Bellini

Smoked Trout Salad with Horseradish and Capers Vinaigrette

Linguine with pan seared Red Snapper in a Light Tomato Sauce