If When Harry Met Sally, the romantic comedy starring an early 90’s era Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal, taught us anything, it’s that we should be just as particular about our food choices as we are about our lovers. After all, one of the most famous lines (after THAT one) is Sally explaining her particular food preferences with, “I just like it how I like it”.
Ras-Apple Pie Martini
Sally’s proclivity for ordering uber-specific menu items, like her apple pie à la mode with the ice cream on the side, sets the scene for the duo’s banter-heavy friendship. This apple pie martini has a splash of peach bitters and apple juice for a very pie-like cocktail you can get down with.
Inspired by the movie’s infamous “I’ll have what she’s having” scene in Katz’s Deli, this salmon pastrami appetizer mixes homemade smoked salmon flavoured with maple syrup and mustard sitting atop a base of crispy potato chips.
Steak Sandwich and Onion Rings
When Harry professes his love for Sally, he also confesses his love for her peculiar ordering habits, saying, “I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich.” This juicy steak sandwich becomes date night-worthy thanks to thinly-sliced beef tenderloin stacked between a crusty baguette and smeared with grainy mustard and peppery arugula.
Harry and Sally’s wedding cake was a three tier coconut concoction for the ages. This Ina Garten version of the dessert screams romance. Whether you want the chocolate sauce “on the side” is completely up to you.