Roll out the red carpet for the Academy Awards™. The Oscars are just around the corner, and this is the perfect time to throw a Hollywood party. Whether you tune in to judge the fashion, watch a leading lady steal the show, or vote for Best Picture, it’s important to have the right food and beverage for the party. Simple movie-theater popcorn just won’t do for this blockbuster occasion.
Theme your menu items from this year’s “Best Picture” nominations: Life of Pi, Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, Les Misérables, Amour, Lincoln, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Silver Linings Playbook, and Django Unchained.
In honor of Life of Pi’s adventure, we suggest making authentic Indian dishes such as grilled curried chicken satay with honey-poppy seed dipping sauce.
Both Argo and Zero Dark Thirty are set in the Middle East, where there’s no shortage of tasty plates. Butler’s Pantry’s roasted red pepper hummus with sliced English cucumber, jicama, and carrot is the perfect accouterment for this Middle Eastern delight.
Les Misérables is a rousing tour de force set during the French Revolution. Amour is a heartbreaking French film focusing on the different flavors of love. Enjoy French bites to please any crowd such as crepes, croissants, and more.
Lincoln, Beasts of the Southern Wild, and Django Unchained shine a light on American history. In that spirit, consider making American classics the theme of your Oscar party this year. Serve fried chicken or Lincoln’s favorite’s—chicken fricassee with biscuits and oyster stew—finished with hot apple pie.
Play with fun cocktails such as “The Starlet” champagne spritzer with raspberries, or the “Leading Man” Manhattan with whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters. Your guests will enjoy the diverse selection of menu items and the red-carpet themed event.
We’ve even created a “Play-At-Home” ballot that can be downloaded here. Gather your friends this Sunday and celebrate in true Hollywood style while watching the Oscars.