Allium and the Mahaiwe: Their Funny Valentine Special
Local restaurateurs and chefs are letting their imaginations run wild for Valentine’s Day. Take, for example, Halle Heyman, manager at Allium in Great Barrington. As if free chocolate petit fours at the end of the meal aren’t enough to seal the deal, she has created a cocktail to get the ball rolling. “What She’s Having…,” is an amalgam of vodka, chocolate liqueur, Frangelico, and a touch of cinnamon. The name, of course, alludes to Meg Ryan’s famous deli scene in When Harry Met Sally, which just happens to be screening around the corner at the Mahaiwe that night. (Trivia: Ryan’s star turn wasn’t in the original script; it was her own contribution. And the “actress” who uttered the immortal deadpan reposte, “I’ll have what she’s having,” was the director Rob Reiner’s mother.)
“What’ She’s Having…”
1 1/2 oz Zynthia Polish vodka
1/4 ounce Frangelico
3/4 ounce of Maletti chocolate liquer
Pour ingredients over ice, shake, and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Valentine Dinner Specials for Two
Allium Restaurant & Bar
42/44 Railroad Street, Great Barrington; 413.528.2118
5 - 9 p.m.