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Wednesday
Jan232013

Wolfgang Puck Again Preparing Menu for Post-Oscars Bash

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After next month's Academy Awards ceremony ends, the movie stars on hand will be well-fed by Wolfgang Puck at the Governors Ball, the official post-Oscars bash.

Puck is creating the menu for the celebration for the 19th consecutive year. 

He says the items that will be served can range in price, explaining to ABC News Radio, "Truffles are very expensive. ...Caviar is expensive.  Smoked salmon is reasonably expensive but not too expensive.  And then we have a kale artichoke salad, which is really inexpensive but still very tasty."

Truffles are incorporated into one dish that Puck says is always a favorite among the celebrities. 

He says, "One of the things everyone loves is our chicken pot pie with black truffles.  People really like it because it's comfort food and very tasty."

As for the Oscars ceremony itself, Puck says one of his favorite nominated films is Lincoln.

The 85th Academy Awards, hosted by Seth MacFarlane, will air live from Hollywood on ABC on Feb. 24.

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Friday
Feb252011

Wolfgang Puck Poised for Post-Oscar Feast

Photo Courtesy - Jamie McCarthy/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- For the 17th consecutive year, Chef Wolfgang Puck will be feeding Hollywood celebrities who attend the annual Governor’s Ball that immediate follows Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony.

Some 1,500 guests are expected to chow down on a menu that includes Oscar-shaped flatbread with salmon, and mini Kobe beef burgers.  Puck says the stars are hungry when they arrive at the ball because they tend not to eat on Oscar Sunday, many because they've been dieting in order to fit into their dresses.

The celebrity chef expects to serve 1,800 pounds of Dover sole, 1,200 oysters, 1,000 spiny lobsters, 500 pounds of smoked salmon, 40 pounds of caviar, 25 pounds of black truffles, and six Spanish hams at the event.  The desert lineup includes dark chocolate lollipops crusted with candied ginger, mini-cupcakes, lemon cheesecake with raspberry cremieux, and some 4,000 gold-dusted chocolate Oscars. To wash it all down? Some 1,200 bottles of Moet & Chandon champagne.

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