Oscar nominees Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Meryl Streep will tuck into lobster corn dogs, spicy tuna tartare, baked potatoes with caviar and even gold-dusted truffle popcorn at the awards ceremony’s official after-party.
Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck unveiled the food to be served at the Governors Ball — his 23rd consecutive year in charge of the catering — on February 26, with a menu that also includes spiced Wagyu beef short rib and smoked salmon in the shape of Oscar statuettes.
Desserts include caramel cappuccino Oscar lollipops, mini eclair gianduja mousse and caramel banoffee pie.
Around 1,500 guests are expected to attend the ball, where winners will be able to get statues engraved and losers can drown their sorrows with wine from film-maker Francis Ford Coppola’s company.
Guests are expected to get through 10kg of caviar, 250 Maine lobsters, 6,500 Oscar-shaped flatbreads and 2,400 bottles of Piper-Heidsieck champagne.
British singer and actress Cynthia Erivo, the star of Broadway’s The Color Purple, will perform at this year’s ball.
Gosling and Stone are up for the coveted Best Actor and Actress gongs for their roles in La La Land. The Damien Chazelle directed musical will go head to head with Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell Or High Water, Hidden Figures, Lion, Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight.