Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host Tamara Krinsky were on hand for The Academy’s press preview of the food and décor for the 87th Oscars® Governors Ball, which will immediately after follow the Oscars ceremony on Sunday, February 2nd, 2015.
Once again, Academy governor Jeffrey Kurland, event producer Cheryl Cecchetto and master chef Wolfgang Puck are at the helm to make this event a memorable one. This winning team were on hand today as we got to see all of the food, beverages and decor unveiled.
Master chef Wolfgang Puck and Matt Bencivenga, chef partner of Wolfgang Puck Catering, have created an amazing menu with more than 50 dishes, from one-bite hors d’oeuvres to small-plate entrees including signature Puck favorites like smoked salmon Oscars, chicken pot pie with shaved black truffles, and mini American Wagyu burgers with aged Cheddar. There will also be a lobster “BLT,” beet latkes with pastrami duck and apple mustard along with dover sole with orange miso vinaigrette. The chef will be sourcing local organic produce, for dishes like parsnip soup with white chocolate, pears and 24k gold and artichokes with asparagus, fava beans, baby beets and citrus vinaigrette.
The pastry team will have Della Gossett, Spago’s executive pastry chef, Kamel Guechida, corporate director of pastry for the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group, and Jason Lemonnier, Los Angeles pastry chef for Wolfgang Puck Catering. These chefs will create elegant desserts for the guests like an apple millefeuille with cider jelly, peanut butter strawberry lollipop, and milk chocolate panna cotta with raspberry and cherry. Don’t worry, there will still be the traditional 24k gold chocolate Oscars that we all look forward to trying out each year.
There will be more than 900 event staff managed by CEO Carl Schuster ensuring that every detail and request is handled with care, which is why this is Wolfgang Puck’s 21st year creating the menu for the Governors Ball.
Not to be forgotten, but we did also get to see this year’s “envelope” designed and produced by Marc Friedland which will be ever so important as they will bear the names of the Oscar winners, but like everyone else, we will have to wait until February 22nd, and see who the winners are on Oscar Sunday!
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About the The Governors Ball
It will take place in the Ray Dolby Ballroom on the top level of the Hollywood & Highland Center® immediately following the Oscar telecast on Sunday, February 22, 2015. You can watch the live telecast on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars are once again produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron and will be broadcast in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.
ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards–in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners-the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.
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