Chef Wolfgang Puck Reveals 2014 Academy Awards Governors Ball Menu

Wolfgang Puck 2014 Governors Ball


The menu for the Governors Ball, which follows the 2014 Academy Awards, has been revealed. The Ball will be held in the Ray Dolby Ballroom on the top level of the Hollywood & Highland Center. The menu was created by Chef Wolfgang Puck and Chef Matt Bencivenga. The menu features over 50 dishes, including one-bite hors d'oeuvres and small-plate entrees.

Taro root tacos at 2014 Governors Ball at Oscars ceremony


Some favorites from prior years are returning this year, including smoked salmon Oscars, chicken pot pie with shaved black truffles and mini American Wagyu burgers with aged Cheddar and remoulade. The 2014 menu also includes some new items, such as crispy lobster shrimp dumplings with five spice and bites of fried chicken with white grits. There are an expanded number of vegan dishes this year, including shots of carrot orange gazpacho, taro root tacos with avocado (pictured above), and butternut squash with farro and wild rice. The Governors Ball will also have a Chocolate Station (pictured below), which looks wonderful.

Taro root tacos at 2014 Governors Ball at Oscars ceremony


There will also be table platters, including homemade pretzels, Gouda, smoked almonds, seeded lavosh and chilled Spanish shrimp. Some of the dessert plates include carrot cake, yuzu semifreddo and licorice and chocolate parfait. There will certainly be something for everyone.

Appetizers at 2014 Governors Ball at Oscars ceremony


Chocolate Hollywood Cake at 2014 Governors Ball at Oscars ceremony


Photos: Matt Petit/Richard Harbaugh/© A.M.P.A.S.

Posted on February 28, 2014

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