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A Sneak Peek at Wolfgang Puck’s Star-Studded Oscars Party Menu

A Sneak Peek at Wolfgang Puck’s Star-Studded Oscars Party Menu

If anyone knows how to throw an after-party, it’s Wolfgang Puck.

The most anticipated moment of the Oscars of course, is when the Best Picture winner is revealed, but for red carpet celebrities, it’s all about that after-party. This is chef Puck’s 21st year catering the party, and he is going all-out with the menu this year, with more than two dozen savory dishes, including giant seafood spreads and baked potatoes topped with scoops of caviar.

The after-party will take place after the last statuette is given out on February 22 at the nearby Ray Dolby Ballroom at the Hollywood & Highland Center. Menu highlights include chicken pot pie with black truffles; a lobster salad with artichokes, asparagus, fava beans, baby beets, and citrus vinaigrette; a lobster BLT with bacon, tomatoes and chive aioli; and a raw bar. For dessert, there will be the traditional Oscar statuette-shaped treat (a coffee-flavored lollipop), white chocolate cream and strawberry push pops, and bittersweet chocolate cupcakes topped with marshmallow frosting.

Of course, there will be specialty cocktails to quench the thirst of A-listers, like the Penicillin (made with Johnnie Walker Black Label, ginger syrup, and lemon juice), and the Blood & Sand (also made with Johnnie walker black, Sweet Vermouth, orange juice, cherry liquor, and orange peel).


What the Stars Will Eat at the Oscars This Weekend

The 90th Academy Awards will be followed by an exorbitant amount of snacks.

Every year for the past twenty-four years, Wolfgang Puck has prepared the most prestigious meal in Hollywood. At Governors Ball, the notorious after-party following the Academy Awards, the iconic Los Angeles chef serves an oppulent menu for hoards of hungry, tipsy A-listers who just made it through a very tense evening. This year, Piper-Heidsieck expects to serve about 800 magnums of Champagne over the course of the whole night.

The 2018 Governors Ball menu is as lavish as ever. To pull the whole thing off, 300 culinary staffers work in tandem to serve roughly 1,500 guests food and drinks. That means 13,000 glasses, 12,000 cocktail forks and spoons, 4,800 small plates, 7,000 mini chocolate Oscars, 300 pounds of Miyazaki wagyu beef, 30 gallons of house-made cocktail sauce and so many more quantities of so many more things, but we&aposll stop there because we&aposre getting overwhlemed.

We tasted a sample of what the stars will be eating on Sunday, and we can confirm that the dishes are as over-the-top as the event itself. (For example: There will be a 2,600-pound-sculpted-ice raw bar filled with more sushi, claws and crudo than we can even wrap our minds around.) Small plates, sweet and savory, will make the rounds as stars commiserate and congratulate. There will be comfort foods aplenty for those in need of cheering up: the black truffle chicken pot pie and caviar-topped potatoes are stand-outs.

As for drinks, Piper-Heidsieck&aposs Cuvພ Brut will be poured throughout the evening (even during the ceremony itself, by the bar) and Francis Ford Coppola Winery has unveiled two limited edition wines to be poured as well: "Director&aposs Cut Oscars 90th Edition Cabernet Sauvignon & Chardonnay." At the Governors Ball after-party, tequila-seekers can find Don Julio cocktails crafted exclusively for the evening.

Below, the full menu of everything the stars will be eating at the 90th Annual Academy Awards Governors Ball.

Amuse Bouche Platter:

Parmesan Bread Sticks, Everything Bagel Pretzel Bite, Scamorza Cream Cheese, Tomato Confit

Aged Vermont Cheddar Cheese, Aged Parmesan Cheese

Candied Spiced Mixed Nuts, Pineapple

Apricot Macadamia Nut Lavosh

Raw Bar, served on hand-carved ice bar.

Spicy Tuna, California, and Vegetable Rolls

Scallop Crudo with Blood Orange, Finger Lime, Lovage

Sea Urchin, Egg, Dashi Ikura

Caviar Parfait with 24k Gold

Oysters on the Half Shell

Snow Crab Claws, King Crab Legs, Lobster, Mussels, Clams, Shrimp

Passed Small Plates

Crispy Brussels Sprouts, Pea Shoots, Mezze Flavors (V)

Frozen Beets, Ginger Milk Curd, Yuzu, Ice Lettuce

Asparagus, Shiro Miso, Watercress, Cherry Tomatoes, Sancho Pepper (V) SERVED HOT

White Asparagus Soup, Caviar, Yukon Potato Croutons

Black Truffle Chicken Pot Pie

Winter Truffle Baked Cavatappi and Cheese

Mini Pea and Carrot Ravioli, Black Truffle, Cipollini Onions

Miyazaki Wagyu Beef, Forbidden Black Rice, Crunchy Red Beets, Char Siu Cabbage

Black Bass, Eggplant, Salsa Verde, Teardrop Peppers

Housemade Spinach Campanelle , English Peas, Cipollini Onions, Roasted Tomatoes (V)

Caramel-Passion Fruit Oscars Lollipops

Mango-Lime Pate a Fruit with Tajin Pop

Passion Fruit Meringue Lollipop

Pistachio Raspberry Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cocktail Inspired Macarons:

Negroni-Orange, Campari, Vermouth, Gin Mojito-Lime, White Rum
Pin〺 Colada-Pineapple, Malibu Rum

Individual Blueberry-Violet Entremets Cake

Vegan Carrot Cupcake with Vegan Cream Cheese, Gianduja Cupcake

Pineapple Upside-Down Verrine

Housemade Chocolate Bonbons:

Lemon Cheesecake Pecan Pie Raspberry Pate a Fruit, Vanilla Ganache York Peppermint Kumquat Pimm’s


Wolfgang Puck Transforms Your Oscars Party

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes with Almond Cream Frosting

From: Wolfgang Puck
Ingredients
Frosting:
1 1/2 cups plain or vanilla-flavored almond milk
3/4 cup soy milk powder
1/4 cup agave nectar
1 tablespoon coconut extract
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups coconut oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Cupcakes:
1 3/4 cups all-purpose gluten-free baking flour, such as Bob&rsquos Red Mill
1/2 cup potato starch
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup arrowroot powder
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 cup hot brewed dark-roast coffee
1 cup coconut oil
1 1/3 cups agave nectar
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
3 tablespoons pure vanilla extract

Directions
First, prepare the frosting. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the stainless-steel blade, combine the almond milk, soy milk powder, agave nectar, coconut extract, and vanilla. Process for 2 minutes, until thoroughly blended.
With the machine running, slowly add half of the coconut oil, then half of the lemon juice, then the remaining half of each. Continue processing until the mixture is smoothly blended.
Pour the mixture into a nonreactive bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until the frosting has firmed up enough to be spreadable, about 6 hours.
For the cupcakes, set a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat the oven to 325°F. Line the cups of 2 standard-sized 12-cup muffin tins or 4 standard-sized 6-cup muffin tins with paper cupcake liners.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, potato starch, cocoa powder, arrowroot, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum, and salt. Stir well with a wire whisk until thoroughly blended.
In a separate bowl, combine the hot coffee, coconut oil, agave nectar, applesauce, and vanilla. Stir with a whisk until blended.
Add the wet ingredient mixture all at once to the dry ingredients. Stir with a whisk until a smooth batter forms.
Pour or spoon 1/3 cup of the batter into each paper-lined cup, almost filling it. Bake the cupcakes on the middle rack of the preheated oven. After 15 minutes, rotate the baking tins front to back. Close the oven again and continue baking until the cupcakes spring back when gently pressed at their centers, about 7 minutes longer.
Remove the cupcake tins from the oven and leave them at the tins at room temperature for 20 minutes. Then, remove the cupcakes from the tins and leave upright on wire racks to cool completely.
When the cupcakes have cooled, use a frosting knife or spatula to spread about 1 tablespoon of the frosting over the top of each cupcake. Store the cupcakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator until serving time, up to 3 days.


Academy Awards 2015: The Gluttonous Menu at the Oscars After Party

Everyone just witnessed the most glamourous night of the year, but the true star of the event was all the food! Take a peek and see what your favourite celebrities ate from the kitchen of the very talented Wolfgang Puck.

Sarah Palmer, who uploaded this photo, said "spending the week in LA hanging out backstage with The Academy at the Oscars - Today I met Chef Wolfgang Puck, played with gold dusted chocolate Oscars, and got a sneak peak at all the fancy food that will be served at the Governors Ball! Yum!"

Academy Awards 2015: The Gluttonous Menu at the Oscars After Party

A sample of the food from Chef Wolfgang Puck that will be served at the Oscars Governors Ball - check out that smoked salmon Oscar matzo! Drool.

Academy Awards 2015: The Gluttonous Menu at the Oscars After Party

Wolfgang Puck's staff just gave the red carpet a sneak peek at the delicious dishes that will be served at the Governor's Ball after the show!

Academy Awards 2015: The Gluttonous Menu at the Oscars After Party

A closer look at the delicious feast by Wolfgang Puck that the stars will be indulging in tonight.

Academy Awards 2015: The Gluttonous Menu at the Oscars After Party

Mini chocolate Oscars are making their way down the red carpet.

Academy Awards 2015: The Gluttonous Menu at the Oscars After Party

The stars will be dining in style this week as Wolfgang Puck takes on his 21st year catering the Governors Ball. Crispy Potato Galette with Smoked Salmon and Caviar, and Wagyu Shortrib, Hay-Smoked Kabocha Squash Puree.

Academy Awards 2015: The Gluttonous Menu at the Oscars After Party

Oscars, Oscars & more Oscars with Chef Wolfgang Puck and his delicious Governors Ball food preview!

Academy Awards 2015: The Gluttonous Menu at the Oscars After Party

Just like in cinema, the classics never get old. Loving this push pop filled with strawberries and luscious white cake by Chef Wolfgang Puck at the Academy Ocscar's party!

Academy Awards 2015: The Gluttonous Menu at the Oscars After Party

If I had been depriving myself all week to get into an Oscar dress these desserts would be the light at the end of the tunnel! Well done, Chef Wolfgang Puck.


Oscars 2013: A taste of Wolfgang Puck's Governor's Ball menu

Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck has cooked up a bunch of fresh treats for one of Hollywood's biggest after-parties.

Puck offered a sneak peak Thursday of what the stars will be feasting on at the annual Governors Ball immediately following the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday.

This marks the 19th consecutive year Puck has served as chef for the star-studded bash.

"I'm not sick of cooking for the Oscars. I'm not sick of making love, so I'm happy," Puck told reporters at the Governor's Ball menu preview, "I think the Oscars is the greatest party in the world, and I think we are happy to do it every year."

While there are some new additions, some items make it on the menu every year.

"Yes, one dish is the chicken pot pie. We have several of the Academy members, who have said 'I don't care what George Clooney or Steven Spielberg eats, I want my chicken pot pie'," Puck said at the preview event.

Aside from the pot pie staple, this year's menu also includes an array of sushi as well as chocolate treats molded in the shape of the famous Oscar statues. Other menu options include signature favorites like smoked salmon Oscars, slow-braised lamb shank, mini Kobe burgers with aged cheddar and remoulade and sustainable seafood like Atlantic bigeye tuna and wild caught yellowtail snapper.

The Academy Awards

Check out the photo gallery above to see what else Puck will be dishing up on on the big night.

First published on February 22, 2013 / 2:23 PM

© 2013 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Ken Lombardi is an entertainment reporter for CBS News. He has interviewed over 300 celebrities, including Clint Eastwood, Oprah Winfrey and Tom Hanks.


Oscars 2013: vegan-friendly menu

Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck has announced the menu for the biggest party of the year, the post-Oscars Governor's Ball.

PHOTOS: Take a sneak peek at the delicious Oscars 2013 dishes:

Puck has planned over 50 dishes for the feast, including the exquisite-sounding Japanese baby peach salad and the inimitable classic, Tuna Nicoise (see New Idea Food Director Barb Northwood prepare her version in the video below).

Also on the menu is vegan-friendly kale salad with grilled artichoke, and a beet salad with spiced walnut.

Omnivores will be chowing down on steamed red snapper with Thai spice, chicken pot pie with shaved black truffles, and mini Kobe beef burgers.

The nominees who missed out on a coveted gold statuette will be able to take home one of Puck's signature gold-dusted mini-chocolate Oscars.

It's hard not to be awed at the dinner's scale: there will be a reported 300 chefs, 650 waiters and 1500 guests, among them the who's who of Hollywood, including George Clooney and Jessica Chastain.

With the red carpet done with and the ceremony finished, Puck expects his guests to be ravenous by the time dinner is served.

"Nobody eats lunch that day, so by nine o'clock, anybody who would be on a diet is no longer on that diet," he told media.

Puck published his first book, Modern French Cooking for the American Kitchen, back in 1981, and with his then-wife Barbara Lazaroff opened the acclaimed restaurant Spago on the Sunset Strip in LA the following year.

He now heads Wolfgang Puck Companies, a culinary empire that trades in everything from fine dining restaurants to canned food. This year will be the 19th time he has catered the Academy Awards dinner.


Wolfgang Puck Told Us What the Celebs Will Eat at The Academy Awards This Year

After the final Oscars® statue is handed out on Sunday at the 86th Academy Awards®, the celebrating will really begin. And it won't just be a big night for the Hollywood winners. Wolfgang Puck will hit a pretty big milestone &mdash his 20th year catering the Academy Awards Governors Ball.

As this isn't his first time at the rodeo, Puck knows just how to please the palates of the Hollywood celebrities who fill the room. He let us in on a few of his party-planning secrets, shared Tom Cruise's standing order, and provided a sneak peek of this year's Oscar-worthy menu.

WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION WHEN CREATING THIS YEAR'S MENU?

Cooking is an evolution, so we always want the menu to be an evolution, too. We want to show our own style, but move forward and change. The great thing about working with the Ball Committee at the Academy, they trust us and let us do whatever we want!

HOW DO YOU APPROACH A MENU FOR THE FINEST ACTORS IN THE WORLD?

Most of these people are customers in our restaurants already, so we know them. We make some of the dishes that are popular in the restaurants and here, like chicken pot pie, macaroni and cheese, potatoes with caviar or our Chinois lobster.

HOW DO YOU HANDLE SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS?

The guests have so many choices &mdash if you are vegan or vegetarian, love meat or just enjoy fish &mdash you can have whatever you like!

IS THERE ONE DISH THAT PEOPLE CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF THAT APPEARS YEAR AFTER YEAR?

Well, the Board of Governors and some of the members love our Chicken Pot Pie with Black Truffles, which was first served five or six years ago. Now they say I can make whatever I want as long as there is Chicken Pot Pie. Some other favorites are our Roasted Salmon with Ginger and Black Pepper, Chinois Lobster, and Risotto with Black Truffles. Of course a tradition from the start is our special Smoked Salmon Oscars. And everyone loves to end the night with a 24-karat gold dusted Chocolate Oscar®.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE MEMORIES FROM PAST OSCARS?

In terms of celebrity moments, the first year, Julia Roberts came into the kitchen and thanked everyone for a great event &mdash that was a very special moment for all of us. A few years back, Martin Scorsese and John Travolta stayed on late and invited me to sit down with them. I hung out for an hour and listened to them talk about movies &mdash which I don't know very much about, but was so interested. I have admired Marty's work for many years. He's a true artist &mdash he was making great movies years ago and still is today.

WHY DO YOU THINK YOU HAVE BEEN ASKED TO CATER THE BALL FOR 20 CONSECUTIVE YEARS?

I think it's because I don't want to make movies and the Academy doesn't want to make restaurants so we have a great
agreement. I do the food and they make the movies.

WHAT WERE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE FILMS FROM THIS OSCAR SEASON?

It's terrible but I did not see all the movies. So I don't know yet who should get the Oscars. Maybe Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper was nominated, so I think there are a few new guys, or Steve McQueen, the director of 12 Years a Slave. Like always there should be some good surprises!

SO MANY HOLLYWOOD STARS DINE AT YOUR RESTAURANTS. DOES ANYONE STILL LEAVE YOU STAR-STRUCK?

I am not really star-struck anymore as many of the people I see at the Oscars are often guests in my restaurants and are so nice &mdash they really love our food. For example, Leonardo DiCaprio comes to Spago and says, "OK, Wolfgang, just make me a tasting menu," and Tom Cruise comes to CUT and he always eats my favorite steak, which is the New York Steak from Snake River Farms.

WHAT IS IT LIKE IN THE KITCHEN DURING THE FINAL PREPARATIONS?

We prep everything beforehand, but we cook everything at the last moment just like we do in our restaurants. If it's the chicken pot pie or the macaroni and cheese or anything hot, we cook it at the last moment and that's why it tastes good. That's why people really always say, "Wow, it's amazing what you can do for 1500 people," but I didn't tell them I had 300 chefs working on it.

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE ACADEMY AWARDS?

Oscars night is a really special night in Hollywood, transmitted on television all over the world. So we have people come from Australia, or Brazil, or Russia and they say, "Oh, you're the chef who does the Oscars!" and not "the chef who owns Spago or Chinois." It's great to be associated with such a glamorous event.


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