When Jerry Seinfeld picked up Tina Fey for an episode of his hit web series, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” they went on a food adventure that made us pretty jealous.
“One of the things I like about you is you enjoy eating things you’re not supposed to eat,” Seinfeld told Fey, comparing decadent foods to “taking mini vacations in your stressful day.”
“Exactly!” agreed the former 30 Rock star. “I win an Emmy and it’s like, what’s my food treat going to be? Winning the Emmy was not a treat. The only reward for anything is food!”
Their first food treat, of sorts: a Wheat Puffs milkshake from Floridita, a Cuban restaurant in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood. Made with cereal, sugar and milk, the drink didn’t go down easy. After taking a sip, Seinfeld asked, “We know what it is but the question is, why it is?”
“To keep the elderly alive!” Fey quipped.
More to their liking: the French pastries at Dominique Ansel Bakery, the Greenwich Village shop where the Cronut was born. The pair tried multiple sugary desserts, including the acclaimed croissant-doughnut, as well as the Paris-NY, a cream-puff-like confection made with chocolate, caramel and peanut butter.
Between bites, Fey told Seinfeld, “Call an ambulance in fifteen minutes.” To which Seinfeld replied, “Make sure he’s got an insulin pack!”