It’s exactly one week away to the Academy Award ceremony. Babs usually plans an Oscar night party with friends, this year he is going to an industry live event, very excited as nothing beats watching the awards live, and no media block out required.
I had been planning my annual Oscar menu so I will still share it with you even though I won’t actually be doing food this year. As usual I like to tie in theme related treats that correspond to the best picture nominees.
The Artist is set in the golden days of Hollywood silent movies full of glamourous film premieres and such, as the movie has been made by the French I thought French champagne should flow.
The unique setting of Hawaii has influenced my menu choices – Prawn Cocktail to eat and a Blue Hawaiian cocktail to drink. (a cocktail soon to appear in the new Australian film “The Sapphires”).
EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE.
I have yet to see the film (it opens in a few days) so I don’t know if there is any significant food items appropriate. As the film is a post 9/11 story I thought I would make something from the “Windows Of The World” menu – the famed restaurant was atop the twin towers.
Its a no brainer – southern fried chicken – yum yum.
A French railway station setting and a cafe run by Frances de la Tour helped with this choice – macaroons!
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
Another French set movie, this time the sophisticated drawing rooms of the artistic and literati – Duck Liver Pate to go with the champagne I think
Set in the world of baseball it’s an easy choice – gourmet mini hot dogs!
THE TREE OF LIFE
I disliked this movie so much that I can’t even bother to include an inspired dish to tie in, but if I was to include some food related to it I would say corn as in corny duh!
Well as the story goes old nags end up as mince meat – so yummy meatballs are in order with a tomato sugo to represent the blood of war (I know it’s a stretch)
So if you are thinking of having your own Oscar night do then include some of these delicious treats and party away.