It’s the biggest night of the year for the film industry: The 91st Academy Awards will take place tonight in Los Angeles. Even though we can’t wait to see who takes home the night’s big awards, we’re most concerned about what the A-listers will be dining on at the Governor’s Ball following the ceremony. Chef Wolfgang Puck has revealed that he will create the menu for the 2019 Oscars and it looks amazing.
The Austrian born chef, who owns more than 20 restaurants all over the world, has announced that he will cater the event for his 25th year, promising to create a menu packed with delicious treats. While the lack of food at the actual Oscars ceremony has become a bit of a running joke in recent years (remember when Ellen DeGeneres ordered pizza for everyone?), Wolfgang Puck’s Oscar’s afterparty menus have become famous in their own right for their extravagance and class.
The theme for this year’s lavish Governor’s Ball is ‘Filmscapes’, which The Academy Events Committee has said will include "a compilation of images from world cinema, orchestrated with live soundtracks and instrumental movie songs to accompany live projected films" alongside Wolfgang’s menu, which is reported to include more than 60 dishes.
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Want to hear some statistics about how intense this catering gig is? Wolfgang Puck’s Oscar’s menu requires over 200 culinary staff to cater for around 1,500 guests. There will be 250 pounds of Parmesan, 35 pounds of winter black truffles from Burgundy and 240 kilos of Miyazaki wagyu beef used alongside lobster, caviar, shrimp and crab legs to produce tonight’s lavish dining experience. Sounds like a serious feat to us! A variety of bespoke drinks will also be available at the Ball, including Piper-Heidsieck Champagne and Don Julio tequila-based cocktails.
Looking to impress, tonight’s menu looks to be Wolfgang’s most elaborate of all. On offer will be a whole host of amuse bouches, hors d’oeuvres, a raw bar, hot and cold small plates, individual and plated desserts, handmade lollipops, vegan desserts and more. Some of the best-sounding dishes, in our opinion, are the Nashville-style hot chicken with a fried quail egg and red velvet waffle, made to order nigiri with scallop ceviche, wild mushroom potstickers, matcha cherry macarons and Oscar statuette-shaped chocolate lollipops.
To view the full list of dishes, keep an eye on Wolfgang Puck’s Instagram feed as he has slowly been revealing the 2019 Oscar dishes throughout the week.
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