The famous Austrian chef Wolfgang Puck has been in charge of the menu of the celebrations that take place after the delivery of the Oscars on 29 occasions. In the call Governors Ball, which this year 2023 was held at the Ray Dolby Ballroom, the guests at the most exclusive ceremony in cinema celebrate the triumphs of the night and, of course, good food is part of the celebration.
There are about 1,500 guests at the gala who later enjoy the famous cook’s food. Although the banquet includes new culinary trends and foods for people with dietary restrictions, so-called ‘comfort food’ (represented in bites such as mini wagyu beef burgers on brioche buns, black truffle mac and cheese and wood-fired pizzas) is the best. What is most requested in the bar.
“Over the years, people ask us for pot pie all the time. We always think: again? Until we remember that they haven’t eaten it for a whole year since the last gala”, the chef told “Variety” magazine, where he gave details of the menu for the party night after the 2023 Oscar delivery.
The chef also highlighted that, every time, many more vegan and vegetarian options are included and that this 2023 the option is abundant in that regard. “We have five types of pasta, from agnolotti to truffle pasta, vegan pizzas, Hunan brinjal with Chinese spices over rice, and a vegetarian version of Crab Salad with Crispy Rice from West Hollywood restaurant Merois,” he explained to “Variety.” on top of the dish which, instead of crab, is substituted with tofu and topped with a honey-lime vinaigrette.
These are other dishes that were part of the winners’ celebration menu:
- Sesame cones stuffed with spicy tuna.
- Oscar-shaped matzoh crackers topped with smoked salmon.
- Fillet of beef wrapped in a tasty mushroom mix and baked in puff pastry.
- Fish and chips.
- English trifle with sherry, served in small glasses and topped with fruit.
- Risotto and lamb chops.
The desserts were not lacking in the post-Oscar 2023 evening either:
- Ice cream served in made-to-order waffle cones and salted caramel chocolate mocha.
The main drink of the post-Oscar gala was:
- Champagne rosé Fleur de Miraval (brand of actor Brad Pitt).
- Bordeaux blends from the Clarendelle family of French wines.
- Le Dragon wine from Quintus Saint-Emilion Grand-Cru.
- Don Julio Tequila.
For the Oscar dinner, chef Wolfgang Puck led a team of 120 cooks. The menu for 1,500 Hollywood stars was planned for more than three months. On the day of the event, 300 people and 600 service workers were present in the Governors Ball kitchen, including bartenders, waiters and more.
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