Austrian Wolfgang Pucks cooks for the Oscars

PuckFor the 20th year in a row Austrian Wolfgang Puck will continue the tradition and also cook for newly crowned Academy Award winners and other A-list celebrities at the 2014 Governors Ball.
Check out the menu and enjoy some fun facts:

Governors Ball Menu
March 2, 2014

Menu created by Wolfgang Puck
With Chef Matt Bencivenga

Tray Passed Hors D’Oeuvres
Spicy Tuna Tartare, Sesame Miso Cone
Mini Burgers, Aged Cheddar, Remoulade
Smoked Salmon Oscar®
Assorted Wolfgang Puck Signature Pizzas (some Vegetarian, Vegan)
Taro Root Taco, Avocado (Vegan)
Vegetable Spring Roll, Chinese Mustard (Vegetarian)
Crispy Lobster Shrimp Dumpling, 5 Spice
Aged Cheddar Grilled Cheese (Vegetarian)
White Bean Quinoa Cake, Roasted Pepper (Vegan)
Bolognese Stuffed Arancini

Sushi & Shellfish Station

Table Platters
Homemade Pretzels, Pimento Cheese (Vegetarian)
5 Year Aged Gouda (Vegetarian)
Chilled Spanish Shrimp
Cauliflowers, Smoked Paprika (Vegan)
Parmesan Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates
Smoked Almonds
Seeded Lavosh

Passed Cold Small Plates
Chopped Vegetable Salad (Vegetarian)
Chinois Chicken Salad
Beets, Goat Cheese, Citrus (Vegetarian)
Butternut Squash, Farro, Wild Rice (Vegan)

Passed Hot Small Plates
Baked Potato with Caviar
Chicken Pot Pie, Black Truffles
Hand Formed Pasta, Roasted Chestnut and Truffles (Vegetarian)
Shanghai Lobster, Jasmine Rice
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Wild Salmon, Ginger & Almonds
Short Rib, Goulash, Spätzle
Wiener Schnitzel, Red Cabbage

Passed Dessert Small Plates
Licorice and Chocolate Parfait, Caramelized Tobacco Leaves (Gluten Free)
Yuzu Semifreddo, Green Tea Meringue and Sake Blueberries
Strawberry Consommé, Angel Food Cake, Olive Oil Sorbet
Carrot Cake, Raisins, Cinnamon Gel (Vegan)
Caramel Garden, Coffee Soil, Chocolate Malted Tree, Fleur de Sel

Chocolate Station
Jars of Candies and Truffles, Rocher, Nougat, Marshmallow
Raspberry Ganache and Lemon Ganache Mini Oscar Lollipops
Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Cheesecake Pops
Warm Cinnamon Pretzels and Homemade Chocolate Spread
Milk Chocolate Crème Brûlée, Spicy Whipped Cream
Citrus Panna Cotta, Funky Chunky Chocolate Pop Corn
Chocolate Cupcake, Almond Cream (Vegan, Gluten Free)
White Chocolate and Lemon Cream Push Up Pops
Assorted Chocolate Barks (Seeds, Nuts, Dried Fruits)

86th Oscars®
Governors Ball
Ball Production by Cheryl Cecchetto / Sequoia Productions
Menu Created by Wolfgang Puck with Chef Partner Matt Bencivenga & the Wolfgang Puck Pastry Team including Romain
Lenoir, Executive Pastry Chef for Wolfgang Puck Catering; Jason Lemonnier, Executive Pastry Chef at Hollywood &
Highland; Kamel Guechida, Corporate Director of Pastry for the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group; and Della Gossett,
Executive Pastry Chef at Spago Beverly Hills

Fun Ballroom Facts

 1500 guests
 950 staff
 350 culinary staff
 13,000 glasses for beverages
 4,000 small plates
 4,500 ramekins and verrines
 6,000 cocktail forks
 800 push pops
 4,500 bamboo skewers
 462 furniture pieces
 Approximately 1,480 yards of assorted fabric
needed to upholster furniture
 636 linear feet of natural stone for bars
 500 pounds of cement for bars
 1,500 feet of metal needed for bars
 Each bar will weigh approximately 500 to 600
 2 full-grown pepper trees will hang from the wall
 2 miles of LED lights are used for the stars
 150 safety pins to secure the lights
 1,200 feet of PVC pipe
 2,500 feet of sash cord
 1,500 yards of fabric used for wall treatment
 28,000 square feet of ceiling fabric
 More than 11 miles of melt away thread
 16 gallons of environmental friendly custom paint
 48 back-lit Oscars
 66 moss patches
 10,000 blooms from countries including Ecuador,
Colombia, Netherlands, New Zealand and the
United States
 40 people working six days to create the floral
 24 floral panels along the walls of the ballroom
 Approximately 30,000,000 feet of copper wire used
in the electrical and audio system to light the party
 More than half a mile of truss supporting the ceiling
 More than 2 miles of chain and steel holding up the
truss ceiling
 The equivalent of 50 semi-tractor trailers are used
to transport the materials to produce the Governors
 More than 1,000 sheets of plywood are used for the
 2,180 man hours

Fun Food and Beverage Facts

 6,500 wood-fired Oscar-shaped flat bread
 3,500 miso cones
 250 pounds troll-caught Atlantic Bigeye
 17 whole US wild-caught yellowtail
 1,300 farmed oysters
 5 kilos of American farm-raised caviar
 600 Maine lobster
 7,500 individual US shrimp
 250 pounds sticky rice
 30 gallons cocktail sauce
 50 whole yellowtail snapper
 25 gallons spicy mustard
 1,250 stone crab claws
 1,500 Yukon gold potatoes
 10 pounds winter black truffles from Burgundy,
 20,000 pieces of California-grown micro greens
 6,000 pieces mini brioche buns
 5,000 cage-free eggs
 300 quarts heavy cream
 300 quarts milk
 250 pounds organic sugar
 3 gallons of green tea meringue
 1,000 chocolate malted trees
 7 gallons of olive oil sorbet
 1,000 homemade marshmallow
 5 pounds of chocolate popcorn
 30 pounds of assorted organic nuts
 1,000 filled mini Oscars
 2,000 chocolate truffles
 1,200 cupcakes
 1,000 pounds of Cacao Barry bittersweet chocolate
 10 pounds edible gold dust
 5,000 mini chocolate Oscars
 More than 80 local farmers for fruits and vegetables
 1,350 bottles of Thiénot Champagne
 2,400 bottles of Sterling Vineyards Wine

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