In a delightful segment from the most recent episode of Late Night With Seth Meyers, the show’s host spends an afternoon drinking and snacking at NYC’s famed Corner Bistro with Food Network legend Ina Garten.
From the beginning of their midday meeting, Seth proves to be a must faster drinker than Ina. And while you never really know if the hosts are actually boozing it up during segments like this, Meyers does seem convincingly buzzed throughout most of the clip — particularly in one part where he has to transition between the drink-making portion of the afternoon to the snack-eating part — while Ina remains cool as a cucumber. At one point, when Ina says she likes the cocktail Seth made for her, he replies with, “You know, you have a face you make that’s a liar’s face?” That’s definitely the type of thing you might hear in a barroom between two friends when one has been imbibing more than the other.
Perhaps the funniest part of this segment is when Seth and Ina sample various dips from fast-food restaurants alongside the Barefoot Contessa’s versions. During the barbecue sauce showdown, where the McDonald’s recipe is up against the made-from-scratch dip, Seth teases Ina by saying, “That tastes like a million McNuggets I’ve had in my life... and the other one’s okay.” And after sampling KFC’s signature sauce, Ina remarks that it “tastes like gravy,” to which Meyers replies, “What high praise!”
Their afternoon at Corner Bistro ends with a “match the celebrity to their bare feet” challenge, and Seth presenting Ina with a lopsided pink cake he made as an early birthday present. Watch their boozy lost afternoon in the clip above.