With the most anticipated Award Night of the year coming up this Sunday February 26th, there’s something, beyond all the haute couture dresses, red carpet appearances and, of course, winners, we can’t wait to know more of: what will celebrities eat at the Oscars after party?
First and foremost, apparently, loads of food. The menu designed by Chef Wolfgang Puck, who has been in charge of catering for the Governors Ball (AKA the glamorous Oscars after party) for over 20 years, is three pages long – and decadent, to say the least.
Around 1500 guests are expected to join the dinner and, talking from experience, Chef Puck expects them to be starving: busy getting ready for the red carpet, “They might have had an espresso, a cup of tea in the morning. That was it. So they are all really hungry”. Luckily, the starters menu only counts over 50 small plates and one-bite chefs d’œuvre, ranging from lobster corn dogs to assorted pizzas, and from gold-dusted truffle popcorn to a what sounds very promising Taro Root Taco with Shrimp, Mango, Avocado and, Chipotle Aioli.
Moving on to desserts, we can’t wait to see snaps of the Lava cakes, and there are going to be Oscar-shaped Caramel Cappuccino Lollipops to please the sweet tooth of the unsuccessful nominees.
The preview sounds delicious indeed, and the Oscars dinner will probably also be the occasion for many celebrities to break free from the restrictions and diets they followed to be ready for their parts. The super favourite for Best Actress, Emma Stone, for example, declared she cut carbs out of her diet whilst on the set of La La Land - something that the Italian in me would never do, not even for an Oscar.
That’s why, while on Sunday the world will be in turmoil to find out who “The winner is…”, I will be joining the Southern Italian Themed Masterclass. And remember, Emma: pasta is a great comfort food. Just in case.
Happy Oscars Night,
L’atelier des Chefs Team