Thursday, February 24, 2011

Recipe of the Week: Oscar Themed Menu

Once again, it’s time to unveil our Oscars Menu for 2011. The magic of the movies inspires our annual feast based on the nominees up for awards this year.

Contenders encompass action, drama, western, animated, and science fiction films, making for an exciting mix of food and drink.

Our nominee-themed meal is perfect for Oscar night. Unfortunately this year, I have to be out of town on Oscar Night, but I wanted to put together my picks this year in hopes that it will inspire.



Red Carpet Appetizer: Fig and Walnut Tapenade with Goat Cheese along side Rosemary Crackers – Inspired by the mind-blowing scene in Inception, in which Paris is literally folded in half, was the inspiration for a Parisian café appetizer

First Course: Rice, Bean and Corn Salad served with Whole Wheat Flatbreads or Tortillas - Inspired by the movie 127 Hours a 2010 biographical adventure film produced, co-written and directed by Danny Boyle, staring Oscar Host, James Franco

Main Course: English Bangers and MashIn honor of The King's Speech, starring Colin Firth as George VI

Dessert: Black and White Shortbread Cookies – honoring Best Actress Nominee Natalie Portman, for her role in the The Black Swan