It’s official: we’re in heaven. Remember that time when Ina Garten did daytime drinking with Seth Meyers and failed to get (adequately) drunk (via YouYube)? And then, the next time she and Seth met, (albeit virtually), during the same episode in which she decried the sourdough bread trend that we once were all so obsessed over, she demanded a redo? Now Garten’s got a chance at a sort of redemption in the form of a virtual cocktail party with the Emmy Award-winning Melissa McCarthy.
What, now? Two of our favorite celebrities drinking plus-sized cocktails and gossiping? We were excited about Bobby and Giada in Italy, but this discovery+ special, Cocktails and Tall Tales with Ina Garten and Melissa McCarthy may just make 2021 worth existing in. We exaggerate only a little. In a statement that discovery+ shared with Mashed, Garten was quoted as commenting, “When the opportunity to meet and maybe have a drink with Melissa was presented, I immediately cleared my schedule.” Uh, yeah. If Melissa McCarthy wanted to explore the art of cocktail making with us, we’d clear our year for the occasion. McCarthy called the opportunity to meet Ina Garten “a wonderful fever dream.”
We can’t say we blame her. (When was the last time you took time out of your day to watch Garten make her giant quarantine cosmopolitan?) “I’m so excited and nervous that I’m planning out questions but I don’t want to seem like I’m planning out questions,” McCarthy added in an Instagram announcement.