Gaskins Tour + Garganelli with Autumn Squash Recipe

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I’m excited to wrap up this week with not one delicious recipe, but two. Last week Julia and I joined our friend and photographer Kelly Merchant for a quick trip across the river to Gaskins, a fantastic new restaurant run by Nick and Sarah Suarez in Germantown, NY (about two hours north of NYC). Gaskins was an instant hit when it opened, and we couldn’t flip through Instagram this summer without seeing someone we knew enjoying a meal there. I love Gaskins for the delicious food and beautiful space, but what I love most about it is that it’s the sort of place where you’ll see lifetime locals eating alongside weekenders. A lot of businesses up here tend to cater to one or the other, so it’s always nice to see something wonderful open up that is adored by everyone in town. I’m delighted to share a tour inside their lovely space, as well as an incredible fall pasta recipe (Garganelli with Autumn Squash, Chili, Hazelnuts and Sage) that you will not want to miss. If you’re upstate, be sure to visit Gaskins in person — their back porch is the perfect place to relax and catch the sunset after a long week. xo, grace

Photographs by Kelly Merchant Photography

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Garganelli with Autumn Squash, Chili, Hazelnuts and Sage

1 lb. of garganelli pasta or similar shape
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 butternut squash, skinned, de-seeded and cubed
1 delicata squash, de-seeded and cut into half moons
1 chili pepper, sliced thin
1 garlic clove, sliced thin
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons Parmigiano-Reggiano
1/4 cup of toasted hazelnuts
1/4 cup sage leaves, fried in oil until crispy

Prepare the butternut squash puree by lightly sautéing the butternut squash in a pan with the olive oil on medium heat. Cook 5 minutes and then add water until it reaches the top of the squash and braise until fully cooked through. Blend until smooth and reserve for later.

Toss delicata squash in olive oil and season with salt. Place on half sheet tray and roast at 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until fully cooked. Reserve for later.

Boil a large pot of water with a handful of salt. Drop garganelli and cook until al dente, typically 8-10 minutes.

While pasta is cooking, saute chili pepper slices and garlic on low heat. Spoon in butternut squash puree and roasted delicata. When pasta is al dente, strain into pan along with some of the pasta water. Cook until the sauce coats the noodles and finish with butter and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Plate pasta and then top with toasted hazelnuts, fried sage leaves and some good olive oil.

  1. Sabrina says:

    Very inviting. What is the lovely mint color on the walls?

  2. John Allyson says:

    The squash looks great! Thanks for supplying the recipe for the squash dinner. There is one thing that is missing – a nice dinner table! The environment of a home cooked meal counts for a lot for your guests. Take a look at our Florida furniture store, and if you like what you see, we’ll deliver it to you. Happy Holidays!!

  3. That looks simply marvelous! I’ll have to try the recipe & post it on my site.

    XO ~ Christine Ballisty Photography

  4. Melanie says:

    This is absolutely perfect. I love the clean look. Very inviting. I can’t wait to visit some day. I wish you lots of success.

  5. Isabelle says:

    What is delicate squash?

    1. Grace Bonney says:

      hi isabelle!

      it’s actually delicata squash- a delicious squash we see a lot in the fall and winter:


  6. Gaskins is such a beautiful spot. I’ve been there a few times and I loved it every time.

  7. Arielle says:

    Those colors are gorgeous and so is that recipe! Always glad to have another vegetarian option.

  8. Sharon says:

    Gorgeous and minimal space. Looks inviting, homey and chic at the same time. On my list if I visit that town!

  9. This is such a beautiful space! Those beautiful, old floors, exposed brick, and fantastic chairs combined with the unique tile and gorgeous counters just works so well! This is such an awesome blend of old and new that fits the space to well! Absolutely cannot wait to make this recipe!

  10. Amy says:

    Beautiful interior! I’m also curious- what is that gorgeous mint color on the walls!? Also Benjamin Moore?


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