Awards season officially comes to a close with the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, and the attendees are definitely in for a treat! Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck has devised the Academy Awards menu for the 24th consecutive year and it's filled with both new dishes and old favorites that are loved by Hollywood's biggest stars. Among the more unusual dishes are caviar parfaits dusted with 24-carat gold, caramel passionfruit lollipops in the shape of miniature Oscar statuettes and homemade Pimm's and kumquat chocolate bonbons. The chef will also be bringing back some of his signature dishes such as Wagyu beef sliders, pizzas and chicken pot pie, which he says is a particular favorite of Barbara Streisand's. In addition to the delectable bites, stars will sip on 1,500 bottles of Piper-Heidsieck Champagne and 2,400 bottles of Francis Ford Coppola wine including the Director’s Cut Chardonnay 2015 and Francis Coppola Reserve Pinot Noir 2016.
Wolfgang's dishes will be served at the Governor's Ball, the official after-party of the Academy Awards, which is hosted in the Ray Dolby Ballroom immediately after the ceremony comes to an end. Around 1,500 guests have been invited to the event, including this year's nominees and presenters. In honor of the special 90th anniversary of the awards show, the Governor's Ball is set to pay tribute to the history of cinema with original artifacts and music from every era of film.