The most anticipated moment of the Oscars of course, is when the Best Picture winner is revealed, but for red carpet celebrities, it’s all about that after-party. Arguably one of the most-anticipated “it” after-parties of the night is the Governors Ball, a swanky soirée catered by Wolfgang Puck. This is chef Puck’s 21st year catering the party, and he is going all-out with the menu this year, with more than two dozen savory dishes, including giant seafood spreads and baked potatoes topped with scoops of caviar.
The after-party will take place after the last statuette is given out on February 22 at the nearby Ray Dolby Ballroom at the Hollywood & Highland Center. Menu highlights include chicken pot pie with black truffles; a lobster salad with artichokes, asparagus, fava beans, baby beets, and citrus vinaigrette; a lobster BLT with bacon, tomatoes and chive aioli; and a raw bar. For dessert, there will be the traditional Oscar statuette-shaped treat (a coffee-flavored lollipop), white chocolate cream and strawberry push pops, and bittersweet chocolate cupcakes topped with marshmallow frosting.
Of course, there will be specialty cocktails to quench the thirst of A-listers, like the Penicillin (made with Johnnie Walker Black Label, ginger syrup, and lemon juice), and the Blood & Sand (also made with Johnnie walker black, Sweet Vermouth, orange juice, cherry liquor, and orange peel).