Grover has constructed a full menu that will be served to the stars at the 2023 Oscars ceremony after-party / ©Dorchester Collection
Brad Pitt’s champagne and mini fish and chips: All the food and drink the 2023 Oscar nominees will dine on at the 95th Academy Awards!
The Oscars 2023 award will be held on 12 March 2023, at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. In India, the show will be live streamed early morning of 13 March at 5:30 am. Viewers can watch the live telecast on Disney+Hotstar. Oscars 2023 will be telecasted live on ABC. However, while most eyes will be on which stars leave clutching a golden Oscars statuette, behind the scenes, a gourmet banquet fit for Hollywood royalty will be getting prepared for the official Oscars after party.
The official Oscars dinner is, as one would expect, a lavish affair. On Sunday night (12 March), Hollywood’s greatest stars will sit down around the table after the award winners have been announced and feast on all manner of culinary delights. The evening will be attended by top nominees including Michelle Yeoh, Cate Blanchett, Tom Cruise, James Cameron, Austin Butler, Ana de Armas, and many more.
Feeding all those hungry mouths is veteran Oscars chef Wolfgang Puck, who is helming the menu for the 29th year. Puck has restaurants all over the world and will bring around 115 chefs from across his network for the event. This year, the Austrian-American chef and restaurateur has commissioned British chef Elliott Grover to cook the keynote menu. Grover, executive chef of CUT restaurant at 45 Park Lane Hotel in London, is set to bring diners on a tour of British food, but in miniature. He plans to serve up mini fish and chips, fried in beef drippings and served in a cone, so that attendees can eat while walking around and networking at the same time.
Also on Grover’s menu are tiny chicken pies with black truffle shavings, and dessert is a trifle with sherry, topped with a maraschino cherry. Variety reports that the chef will also present his version of a beef wellington. It was also revealed an array of new dishes, including vegan and vegetarian options will be served like five kinds of pasta, from agnolotti to pasta with truffles, vegan pizzas, the Chinese-spiced, Hunan eggplant over rice and a vegetarian version of West Hollywood’s Merois restaurant’s crispy rice crab salad.
Wine Enthusiast magazine also reports that small plates will be served, including everything bagel macarons with smoked salmon and sorrel – which appears to be a nod to A24’s Everything, Everywhere All At Once, which has picked up 10 nominations, including star Yeoh for Best Actress and Ke Huy Quan for Best Supporting Actor.
Everything will be washed down with rosé champagne by Fleur de Miraval, which is co-owned by Brad Pitt. The champagne, which costs nearly $400 a bottle, makes its second appearance at the Oscars in a row after it replaced Piper-Heidsieck as the official champagne of the awards in 2022, after a seven-year stint. Fleur de Miraval came into being when Pitt and his ex-wife Angelina Jolie collaborated with Perrins, from Chateau de Beaucastel, to produce the bubbly wine. According to Wine Enthusiast, around 20,000 bottles of Fleur de Miraval are produced each year, and 1,000 were reserved for the Oscars.
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