~~Wolfgang Puck and his team will once again cater a vast hors d’oeuvres and small plates spread of 50 dishes, including smoked salmon Oscars, chicken potpie with shaved black truffles, and crispy shrimp lobster dumplings—as well as a significant selection of vegan dishes like taro root tacos and shots of carrot orange gazpacho.
~~The dessert offering includes signature Oscar-shaped confections, as well as a Hollywood-theme cake that includes a zoetrope-style moving tier. The cake honors Puck’s 20th consecutive year creating the menu for the ball. Look for 10 pounds of edible gold dust to be include in the offerings. A team of 350 culinary staff pulls it all together.
~~As for the beverages, Sterling Vineyards will once again provide the wines, and Champagne Thienot will be the exclusive champagne at the event. This year, Diageo Luxury Brands will provide the specialty spirits, including signature cocktails like the Glamour Shot, made with the new Baileys Vanilla Cinnamon mixed with Goldschläger cinnamon schnapps served in a glass rimmed with edible flakes of real gold. Guests will also find the Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky Bar among the offerings. The ball will have a nature theme and take place under a night sky canopy. Cocktails include the Blood and Sand, the Coco Light martini and the Baileys Glamour Shot.
~~Celebrities with a sweet tooth will snack on strawberry consomme, angel food cake and olive oil sorbet, as well as carrot cake, chocolate dipped strawberry cheesecake pops and 5,000 traditional chocolate Oscars.
Here's a sneak peek at some of the dishes, & a slideshow:
Look at the size of those chicken pot pies! I wouldn't mind a taste of the Warm Cinnamon Pretzels and Homemade Chocolate Spread either ;-)
What's on your Oscar menu?