Oscar Menu 2013

What the stars will be eating this Sunday. Or, not.

Wolfgang Puck, courtesy of Getty Images

Wolfgang Puck, courtesy of Getty Images
Wolfgang Puck, courtesy of Getty Images

There’s no question that the stars of Sunday’s Oscars will be dining well, thanks to LA celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck. It’s dinner for 1,600 at the Governor’s Ball, the Academy Awards’ “official” after party.

With more than 50 items on the menu, even the most finicky starlet will likely be tempted to take a nibble or two from the more than 250 pounds of tuna, 1,250 stone crab claws, 30 gallons of cocktail sauce and 30 pounds of edible gold dust. Focused on small plates with a larger concentration of “plant-based” and vegan or vegetarian friendly choices, its a menu with nods to evolving palates.

Conde Nast got a sneak preview of some of the dishes — with a beautiful slideshow of their presentation.

Here’s the list…


Tray Passed Hors D’Oeuvres

Spicy Tuna Tartare, Sesame Miso Cone, Pickled Ginger, Bonito Flakes

Mini Kobe Burger, Aged Cheddar, Remoulade

Vegetable Spring Rolls, Sweet & Spicy Dipping Sauce

Smoked Salmon Oscars, Dill Crème Fraiche, Caviar

Assorted Pizzas
(Vegan Pizza with Pesto and Grilled Vegetables)

Caprese Cone, Basil Flowers (v)

Shrimp Fritter, Spicy Coconut

Steak Tartare, Parmesan Toast Sandwich

Duck Wonton, Orange Mustard

Kombu Chip, Edamame Guacamole (v)

Smoked Salmon “Pizza” Cones

Sushi & Shellfish Station

 Cocktail Platters

Truffle & Parmesan Grissini, Black Truffle Aioli Dip (v)

Winter Fruit “Caprese” (v)

Bacon Wrapped Dates

Rosemary Spiced Nuts and Pineapple (v)

 Small Plates Cold

Japanese Baby Peach Salad (v)

Chinois Chicken Salad, Wontons, Chinese Mustard Dressing

Kale Salad, Grilled Artichoke, Lemon Vinaigrette (v)

Tuna Niçoise Style, Green Olives, Fennel and Caper-Anchovy Vinaigrette

Farro, Apple, Beet, Spiced Walnut (v)

Small Plates Hot

Chicken Pot Pie, Black Truffles

Chestnut Tortellini, White Truffles (v)

Snake River Farms New York Steak, Matsutake Mushrooms

Baked Potato & Caviar

Steamed Red Snapper, Thai Spice

Truffle Macaroni and Cheese (v)

Lobster with Black Bean Sauce

Slow-Braised Lamb Shank “Shepherd’s Pie”

Beluga Lentils, Cauliflower, Baby Vegetables (v)


Cherry on Top
Chocolate Pudding, Cherries, Chocolate Crumble, Vanilla Cream

Mango Crumble
Mango Brunois, Passion Mango Cream

Bon Bons
Raspberry Lychee (v) and Milk Chocolate Marzipan

Ginger Meringue Dome, Cassis Sorbet, Yogurt Whip, Lavender Macaron Confetti, Blueberries

Baked to Order Chocolate Souffle Cake with Shaved Espresso Ice (v)

Concord Grape Macaroon

Ribbons of Shaved Ice with Frozen Grapes (v)

Chocolate Crème Brulee with Raspberries

Cookies, Candies, Chocolates and such…

Pistachio and Marzipan Pave

Everyone’s Oscar Favorite Peanut Butter Chocolate Pop Rock Pop (v)


Violet Velvet Truffles

Chocolate Shortbread

The General Lee Cookie – Candied Walnut – Milk Chocolate Chip

Yuzu-Lemon Bars

Blueberry Financier Pops

(v) vegan or vegetarian dish