We have an Oscar tradition on our blog to create a menu inspired by the Oscar nominees, share that menu with the world and host one fun evening of eating and drinking Hollywood style.
This award season brings a particularly rich mix of themes, including a 3-D and a silent movie nominee. As always, this makes for some very compelling eating and drinking options.
This year’s twist…..I am using Weight Watchers to help me with my menu. It's challenging, but inspirational at the same time (just like movies inspire our lives).
It’s Hollywood’s night to shine! Once again, it’s time to unveil our Oscars Menu for 2012.
Red Carpet Appetizer: French Artichoke Tarts along side a Blue Cheese Spread with Crudités – In honor of Best Picture Nominee Midnight In Paris, in which an American writer travels through time to meet Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Gertrude Stein. We look to Hemingway's A Moveable Feast, with fancy appetizers and a Champagne toast.
Entree: Hawaiian Sweet and Sour Mini Meatballs - In honor of Best Picture Nominee The Descendants (filmed in Hawaii), starring George Clooney (nominated for Best Actor). This movie takes place in Hawaii, so traditional Hawaiian foods are the perfect fit.
Main Course: Southern Style Fried Chicken with Coleslaw - In honor of Best Picture Nominee The Help, starring Viola Davis (nominated for Best Actress), Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain (both nominated for Best Supporting Actress). The Help is about the African-American domestic workers in Jackson, Mississippi, and food plays a significant role in the plot, so our menu shines the spotlight on classic Southern cooking, including one of Minny's specialties, fried chicken.
Dessert: Blondies – In Honor of Best Actress Nominee Michelle Williams for My Week with Marilyn (the ultimate blonde)
And the Oscar goes to..............