Thursday, March 4, 2010

Recipe of the Week: And the Oscar goes to.......

It's time for our annual Oscar Party. Last year I created a tapas/small plates menu inspired by the movies and actors nominated (this way we can eat more....the show is REALLY LONG).

This years buzz
is that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has expanded the Best Picture category from five to ten nominees. That may make it harder to zero in on a favorite, but definitely makes it easier to create menus inspired by the nominees.

Here is last years menu. I came up with some really great ideas!

Don't forget.....the 82nd annual Academy Awards are on @ 5:00 PST on Sunday, March 7th.

Check it out! Here is this year's menu

Red Carpet Special: Roasted "Red" Pepper and While Bean dip with veggies and crackers served with chilled Barefoot Bubbly

Porcini Mushroom Tarlets with mixed greens - Inspired by Best Actress Nominee, Meryl Streep in "Julie & Julia"

Singing Cowboy Slider Melts and homemade Big Texas fries - Inspired by Best Actor Nominee, Jeff Bridges in "Crazy Heart"

Sticky Date Pudding - Inspired by Sherlock Holmes nominated for Art Direction and Original Score