Wolfgang Puck has been selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to create the menu for the Governors Ball. The Governors Ball is the celebration immediately following the Oscars. This will be the 18th consecutive year Puck will create the special gourmet meal.
Puck says, "We are so excited to help create a new energy for the Governors Ball this year. With fantastic California ingredients, a few luxuries, and some favorite comfort foods, there will truly be something for everyone, and inspiration for anyone hosting a party at home. We are happy to celebrate Hollywood's brightest stars and most accomplished artists with our culinary artistry."
The 2012 menu created by Puck and Chef Matt Bencivenga will feature more than fifty dishes, from one-bite hors d'oeuvres to small-plate entrees. Menu items will include smoked salmon Oscars, lobster tacos with tomato and pickled Shallots, beet salad with pistachio butter, burrata and citrus balsamic and chicken pot pie with shaved black truffles. Pastry Chef Sherry Yard will create gold-dusted chocolate Oscars. The menu incorporates local produce and sustainable seafood. It will also include surprise sweets pay homage to the future of Oscar in 3D.
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