The Newlywed Game, but Make It a Party

Our favorite Culinistas and ‘Work Wives’ show us how well they know each other.

CATEGORY

DATE
May 15, 2020

WORDS BY
Veronica McCarthy

SHARE
Tiana and Jill #settingthetable.

Last night, our co-founder Jess Latham put Jill Donenfeld and Tiana Tenet, the co-founders of The Culinistas, in the hot seat on IG Live. The three of them played a version of The Newlywed Game to see how well Jill and Tiana really know each other and their party habits. Tiana’s baby shower was cancelled due to COVID-19, so we quizzed Jill on how Tiana would want to celebrate it if quarantine wasn’t a hurdle.

Read on to see what Jill got right and wrong about Tiana’s dream baby shower… 


Q: Who is on Tiana’s dream guest list?

Jill: Celebs with substance: Katie Couric, Serena Williams, George & Amal. Plus her friend Jen who lives in Maine! 

Tiana: My sister, Dana, and brother in-law, Angad, who live in HK. The godparents, Jordan, David & Jay. And my husband, John, of course.

Q: If the baby shower could take place at Tiana’s dream restaurant, where would that be?

Jill: Carbone.

Tiana: Cipriani Soho.

Q: Since restaurants are out of the question, which Culinistas recipes would Tiana want everyone to snack on instead? 

Jill: Burrata Bar, Spring Pea & Arugula Salad, Lobster Rolls, Ricotta Pizza, Fudge Brownies, Berry Bowl. 

Tiana: Burrata Bar, Confetti Shrimp, Steamers, Calabrian, Cauliflower, Chocolate Fudge Brownies.

Q: What would be the drink of choice?

Jill: Tequila is her drink of choice, so we’d make our Work Wife, which is a rosemary-infused paloma. It is also delicious virgin. 

Tiana: I love tequila! So a Spicy Margarita and Fresh Watermelon Juice for the expecting mommas.

Q: Which Social Studies Party Look would Tiana want to set the vibe?

Jill: She is classic but she is also, like, GUCCI. I am feeling The Doppio, but can also see her getting into True Blue.

Tiana: True blue — since it’s a boy!

Q: Baby shower game of choice?

Jill: She would hire a magician.

 Tiana: NO games!

Q: Music vibe or top three artists?

Jill: My girl is a disco queen, so let’s say ABBA (hey, she’s also married to a Greek) and then throw in some Aretha & Whitney.

Tiana: Live music is a must, so a 3 piece band with an indie-pop feel, definitely some Sam Smith, Fleetwood Mac & Aretha Franklin.

Q: Tiana’s surprise celebrity cameo of choice?

Jill:

Tiana:

Want to get in on the “Newlywed” fun? Look no further. Send the below card to your friends, partners, children, pets, to see how well they know your party style.


Keep up with Tiana and Jill on IG at @tntenet and @jdonenfeld. For curated weekly menus, delicious recipes, pantry essentials and more, head to theculinistas.com.


WORDS BY
Veronica McCarthy
SHARE
PHOTOS BY
The Culinistas

Shop this party

True Blue

Shop this party


Related Stories