Check out the amazing food the Oscar nominees will be served on the big night

Oscar nominees Eddie Redmayne, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet will feast on spicy tuna tartare, baked potatoes with caviar, wagyu short rib and chocolate gold statues at the official ceremony after-party.

The stars flock to the Governors Ball after the main event, where the winners can get their statues engraved and the losers can drown their sorrows in whisky foam cocktails served in gold eggs.

Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck and his team will serve 1,500 guests 1,300 farmed oysters, 10kg of farm-raised caviar and 300 Maine lobsters, as well as 6,500 Oscar-shaped flatbreads and 2,400 bottles of Piper Heidsieck champagne.

He said: “We are going to top last year with delicious dishes, traditional ones that Adele and John Travolta love like the macaroni and cheese with truffles and chicken pot pie and then new additions like Alaskan king crab Chinese-style, lobster and vegetarian dishes like white grape almond gazpacho, there will be something for everyone.”

Puck has been cooking for the Governors Ball for more than 20 years and said he now gets special requests from famous faces who want their favourite dishes prepared on the big night.

He said: “I saw Barbra Streisand a few months ago and she said ‘I don’t care what you cook as long as you make my chicken pot pie’ and a lot of members of the Academy say the same thing and so we make that every year.”

Stars with a sweet tooth can enjoy mini doughnuts stuffed with raspberry and champagne marmalade, chocolate passion layer cake, and raspberry panna cotta with champagne caviar, as well as raspberry operas, tiramisu push pops and lemon meringue tart lollipops.

The Governors Ball immediately follows the Oscars ceremony and invited guests include the winners and nominees, as well as the presenters and performers.

The walls of the ballroom will be lined with 170 newly-commissioned caricatures, including those of stars appearing in Oscar-nominated films.

The 88th Oscars will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on February 28.

More in this Section

Gogglebox apologises to Eamonn Holmes after he said he was ‘hurt’ by the showGogglebox apologises to Eamonn Holmes after he said he was ‘hurt’ by the show

Celebrities join Black Lives Matter protestsCelebrities join Black Lives Matter protests

George The Poet: Reality of racism will persist once the news moves on from BLMGeorge The Poet: Reality of racism will persist once the news moves on from BLM

Eamonn Holmes responds to criticism over Celebrity Gogglebox appearanceEamonn Holmes responds to criticism over Celebrity Gogglebox appearance


Maintain your colour until you can finally get back to your hairdresser.How to keep dyed hair looking fresh at home

The calendar for upcoming sales is filling up nicely as auctioneers adapt, says Des O’SullivanAntiques: No shortage of online opportunities to collect

More From The Irish Examiner