FAB RECIPE: FRENCH TOAST WITH SALTED CARAMEL APPLES & WHIPPED MASCARPONE

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photo courtesy of JaimeAnne

Whoever created brunch, remind me to send them flowers. I think brunch is delicious, and everyone should feel the same way as I do. I was digging through the crates of recipes in my drafts, and this recipe derived from a special I made for brunch while at the restaurant. Its been a really cold snowy winter here in NYC and all I keep thinking about is breakfast and spring!  This recipe has all of my favorite things...bread, Fuji apples, butter, heavy cream, love...you get the picture. 


FRENCH TOAST W/ SALTED CARAMEL APPLES AND WHIPPED MARSCAPONE

1 loaf of day old challah bread, sliced 
2 apples, peeled, cored and sliced 
5 eggs 
2 1/2 - 3c. heavy cream or half-n-half
1 1/2 c. sugar 
2 sticks of butter
cinnamon, to taste 
sea salt, to taste 
1 container of mascarpone, softened
1c. confectioners sugar  

In a large bowl, whisk eggs and 2c. of cream with cinnamon, a pinch of salt and sugar and set aside. Slice challah bread about 2in. thick.  Dip sliced challah into whisked cream mixture making sure bread is completely submerged. 

Thinly slice apples and set aside. In a medium sauce pan, melt butter. When butter is melted and foaming, add sugar and stir until completely combined. Pour in cream and continue to stir over low to medium heat. Caramel will begin to bubble and turn light brown. If caramel becomes too thick, additional cream can be added. Sprinkle in salt, a pinch at a time to your liking. Turn heat on a very low flame, and add in apples. 



Whip mascarpone and confectioners sugar, altering sweetness to your liking, adding a few drops of heavy cream to help smooth out the texture. 

In a large skillet, melt a few slices of butter over medium heat. Tap off any excess liquid and cook french toast in melted butter on both sides until brown, about 5 minutes. 

Spoon hot apples over freshly made french toast and top with sweetened mascarpone! 

RESTAURANT REVIEW: CARBONE

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I went to Carbone a little over 3 weeks ago and my mind is still blown.  Named "the most expensive red sauce in New York City", Carbone is a throwback to the Italian-American restaurants of New York via the mid-20th century. The Torrisi boys as I like to call them, took everything that screams old school Italian and placed it in this booming restaurant on Thompson street in Soho....including the feeling that the Italian mob was sitting to my right and my left. 

After a few weeks of stalking open reservations on OpenTable, my dinner date and I headed to Carbone with sheer anxiety. Anxiety because after reading a few online reviews, the cloud of "the price tag of this dinner is too much" loomed over us all week. iMessages with "do we really want to go to Carbone" filled my unlimited data plan. 
 I have no problem paying for a great dinner, but with mixed reviews online, my friend and I had mixed feelings. 

BUILDING MY FABULOUS LIFESTYLE BLOG

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Fabulous eaters, have you ever had the gut feeling that you need to step out and do something. Something that you are afraid to do but know deep down it could be the best outcome. In the beginning, I started Eating Fabulously to showcase all of the fab foods I eat, and the restaurants I love. 

While living my dream of becoming Executive Chef, Eating Fabulously also blossomed into a thriving food blog. As the years went by and my constant efforts to make Eating Fab a success, never in my wildest dreams would I think I would be where I am today. 

And then life happened. 2 years of unemployment, and 2 deaths in my family back to back, life caused me to push my beloved blog to the side and handle everything head on and in the moment. Now as life has settled down, I am ready to make Eating Fabulously my main focus, my full time job. Help me reach my goal of starting a fabulous t-shirt line and keeping Eating Fab, fabulous. 

You can donate by clicking the link below, or by clicking the GoFundMe tab on the right side of the blog.


         http://www.gofundme.com/EatingFab

NYC WINTER RESTAURANT WEEK 2015

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Winter Restaurant Week is here and the emails have gone out to my friends that know what time it is. Yes, Im already gearing up my fork and my OpenTable app on my iPhone to kick off the season with fab eats. Every year I have my list of places I would like to dine during NYC Restaurant Week and this year is no different. Check out the full list of fab participating NYC restaurants HERE, and then check out my fab list of places below!. 

Let's meet over these Fab Eats: 
Barchetta 
Bodega Negra 
Casa Mono 
Lafayette 
The Lamb's Club Bar 
The Fourth Restaurant 


What restaurants are you dining at during NYC Winter Restaurant Week? 

FAB LIFESTYLE: LITTLE LUXURIES FROM TIFFANY & CO.

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Sometimes a little luxury is needed in our every day lives! While we are out living our fab lifestyles, its great to look down and catch a glimpse of a gift our love gave us, or we bought ourselves. 

With Valentine's Day approaching, or even if your just thinking of picking up a gift for yourself, Tiffany & Co. has all the little luxuries you need...simple, classic, and of course fabulous. 

Some may think they will never be able to afford anything from the worlds most recognizable "little blue box" but I'm here to tell you Tiffany & Co. has a a little bit of everything to fit your fab lifestyle. 
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