For the seventeenth consecutive year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has chosen Chef Wolfgang Puck to create the decadent menu for the 83rd Academy Awards® Governors Ball, the official afterparty of the Oscars. Together with Chef Partner Matt Bencivenga and Executive Pastry Chef Sherry Yard, Chef Puck creates a culinary masterpiece to honor Hollywood’s “brightest stars and most accomplished artists” where only the “finest ingredients and flavors will do.”
Also for the seventeenth consecutive year, Average Betty is not on the Governors Ball guest list.
And even though this party is for Hollywood’s A-list, thanks to Wolfgang Puck Catering we not only have a delicious sneak peek of this year’s Governors Ball menu, we’ve also got recipes and a video… coming soon!
The menu features a vegetarian entree created in honor of Black Swan and Best Actress nominee, Natalie Portman: A Butler-served Vegetable Paella with Saffron, White Wine, Chili and Parsley (left).
This straightforward vegetarian recipe is Red Carpet ready, but you’ll have to supply your own butler. So check out the complete menu… If you were Hollywood royalty, what menu selection would have your vote?
83rd Annual Academy Awards® Governors Ball Menu
Maki Rolls – Spicy Tuna, Sweet Shrimp, Crab, Vegetable
Nigiri – Tuna, Sweet Shrimp, Yellowtail, Salmon, Snapper
Sashimi – Tuna, Yellowtail, Salmon, Snapper
Cucumber Salad – Edamame, Wasabi, Soy and Pickled Ginger
Shrimp, Oysters, and Crab
Cocktail Sauce, Mustard Sauce and Mignonette
Smoked Salmon on Oscar® Flatbread with Caviar and Crème Fraiche
Crispy Rice with Hamachi, Yuzu Aioli, Soy and Edamame
Quince Truffle Crisp
Black Truffle Pizza with Ricotta and Thyme
Trio of Wolfgang’s Signature Salads:
Artichoke Salad with Confit Tomato, Shaved Parmesan, Arugula, Lemon
Heirloom Beets with Oranges, Almonds, Goat Cheese, Citrus Shallot Vinaigrette
Asparagus with Iberico Ham, Black Truffle Aioli and Mizuna Leaves
Pan Roasted Dover Sole with Fennel, Olives, Haricot Vert, Tomatoes, Lemon, Sherry, and Olive Oil
Sherry’s Sweet Bouquet — Dessert
Layers of Lemon Cheesecake, Raspberry Cremieux, Cassis Gelee, Valrhona Ivoire
24 Karat Chocolate Oscar® (left)
Recipes and photos courtesy Wolfgang Puck.