I like to choose the food for my Oscar party to relate to the nominated best pictures. now that there is an annoying 10 nominees it has become a feast!
Here is my menu for this year……
127 Hours & Winter’s Bone – Marinated Chicken Drumettes (bone exposed) . Why? – well in 127 Hours he cut off his own arm/drummette, and in Winter’s Bone they skin a squirrel, chicken is the best bet, should I serve the drumette with a tomato based, blood like sauce?
The Social Network – Frat Boy food, I guess they would like Nachos? at my party – corn chips with a delicious home made salsa & guacamole
True Grit – I wanted to make a bean & meat stew but thought it was too much, so I will group it with the Social Network as it is Tex/Mex food and Matt Damon played a Texan.
Black Swan – well a fellow party guest made a brilliant suggestion and is making an over the top pink frosting cake, or cupcakes, a tribute to Barbara Hershey’s momma’s creation which she almost binned. Thank you SS x
The King’s Speech – I am planning on Gin jelly shots, a tribute to the Queen mum (played brilliantly by Helena Bonham Carter), as we all know, the Queen mum loved her gin, and a bet on the horses!
The Kids Are All Right – another Oscar party guest is making an organic LA food inspired salad (I am excited to taste this one), based on the fact that Mark Ruffalo’s character owned and ran a trendy LA Organic restaurant. Thanks Doris!
Toy Story 3 – a bowl of gummy bears will suffice. 3 packets as I bet they are popular.
Inception – I will design my own cocktail, as it is MY dream in MY head, I plan to add an architectural touch to the design of the cocktail. I smell a bloody mary, celery has a strong sense of design, don”t you think?
Gin shots and bloody marys! oi voi!
The Fighter – well I am obsessed with perfecting the perfect Cauliflower cheese, so be it!
Cauliflower ears from boxing – get it?
My dear friend Liz Watt’s will be in the audience cheering on our Jacki Weaver for “Animal Kingdom”.
So the “Animal Kingdom” Oscar dish? I think it is well covered with chicken drumettes , and tomato sauce blood.
It is sure to be a fun night, I hope we don’t all vomit by the end.
Pictures to be posted after the fact.