The Governors Ball menu is out of this world! As the official post-Oscar celebration of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the organization that hands out gold statues to all the stars) the yearly event is the place to wine and dine once the ceremony ends.
The Governors Ball is scheduled to take place in the Ray Dolby Ballroom on the top level of the Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday, February 24, immediately following the 91st Academy Awards. The dinner’s 1,500 invited guests will include Oscar winners and nominees, show presenters and other telecast participants, likely including Amy Adams, Mahershala Ali and Christian Bale, all of whom are nominated for their performances this year.
The theme of the 2019 soiree is “Filmscapes,” which means a compilation of images from world cinema will be orchestrated with live soundtracks and instrumental movie songs to accompany live projected films.
Since, unlike the Golden Globes, the Oscars are a foodless affair, the Governors Ball provides A-listers with a chance to do something they will likely welcome after the hours-long ceremony: eat!
Chef Wolfgang Puck, who has catered the event for the past 24 years, has created a menu consisting of more than 60 imaginative dishes. The food items on the menu to be served include classics such as smoked salmon Oscars and winter truffle baked cavatappi and cheese, and brand new dishes like Nashville hot fried quail with a red velvet waffle and Heirloom carrot “tartare.”
Naturally, it takes a lot of food to prepare that many multi-course meals fit for a ballroom filled with famous faces, which is why Us Weekly has broken down some of the most interesting food-related Governors Ball tidbits, such as the fact that the kitchen staff will go through more than 600 pounds of cheese on the night of the affair. Scroll down to check them out!