For the 19th year in a row, caterer to the stars Wolfgang Puck will be at the helm of arguably the most glamorous event in the world when he feeds the Hollywood glitterati foods like mini Kobe burgers and chicken pot pie with shaved black truffles.
The menu for the Governor’s Ball, the post-Oscar celebration, sticks to Puck’s tried and true repertoire, diverging little from last year’s selection of eats.
Like last year, Puck will be serving a souped-up version of chicken pot pie topped with generous black truffles for the 1,500 guests expected to attend.
As guests mix under a 37-meter crystal chandelier and mingle around a 5-meter tall golden Oscar in the center of the ballroom floor, servers will offer smoked salmon Oscar hors d’oeuvres, mini Kobe sliders with aged cheddar and remoulade, Japanese peach salad, steamed red snapper with Thai spice, and tuna Niçoise.
Vegan options include kale salad with grilled artichoke and lemon vinaigrette, beluga lentils with cauliflower and baby vegetables, and farro with apple, beet and spiced walnuts. For dessert, Puck is offering shaved ice cream and Concorde grape.
The 85th annual Academy Awards airs Sunday, February 24 on US network ABC at 7 pm EST (12 am GMT) and will be televised live in countries around the world.