A Peek into the 2017 Governors Ball

The 89th Oscars Governors Ball is once again produced by Cheryl Cecchetto of Sequoia Productions. For 28 consecutive years, she and her team have created a luxury experience for the Academy Awards Governors Ball. Oscar nominees, A-list celebrities and a selected group in the movie industry walk into the space at Hollywood & Highland, and are wow’d. “I’m in the business of creating experiences and memories that linger long after the last dance,” said Cecchetto.

For the 23rd consecutive year, a glamorous menu prepared by Wolfgang Puck and his Wolfgang Puck Catering team including VP Culinary Eric Klein and pastry team Kamel Guechida, Monica Ng and Jason Lemonnier.

In keeping with Wolfgang’s culinary passion, the menu consists of Wolfgang’s Eat, Love, Live (WELL) philosophy of providing fresh, natural and organic ingredients and celebrate local farmers, sustainable seafood and humanely treated animals.

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This year the red to silver and gold theme party offers more than 50 culinary whimsical dishes, starting with one-bite hors d’oeuvres to small-plate entrees that will be passed throughout the evening, including Puck’s signature smoked salmon Oscars.

New menu items include Moroccan spiced Wagyu short rib topped with a parmesan funnel cake; taro root tacos with shrimp, mango, avocado and chipotle aioli; lobster corn dogs; made-to-order sushi, poke and shellfish station.

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The ultimate dessert buffet featuring Puck’s sought-after 24-karat-gold chocolate Oscars. Wolfgang Puck Catering CEO Carl Schuster will direct more than 900 event staff through the party of the year.

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Back to created a flair with flowers is Mark’s Garden, celebrity floral designer. This year Mark has acquired flowers from South America, Holland and a few from Italy. Local flowers from California include blossoms on branches to give height and Ranunculus. “I found these stunning Italian anemones that tie in the red color theme,” said Mark.

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Piper-Heidsieck the revered French Champagne house known for its red and gold label is serving their Limited Edition 89th Oscars Champagne during the 2017 Academy Awards season. The limited-edition magnum bottles are enrobed in red and have a design of gold encircling the bottle. It’s a blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay offering sparkling light gold and fine bubbles. The aroma of pear and apple dominate the flavor profile.

They also will have a rare 1998 Magnum made from 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir. This black and gold bottle has an elegant essence of sandalwood, gingerbread and orange blossom.

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The Hillhaven Lodge offers a base of a distinctive blend of straight America whisky. There are four distinctive cocktails made by some of Hollywood’s best mixologists. Other top shelf spirits include Diageo Luxury Brands, including Ciroc Ultra Premium Vodka, Tanqueray Premium Imported Gin, Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky and Zacapa Rum.

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Hillhaven Lodge was a posh spot for the entertainment elite starting in 1927. Ingrid Bergman, Kim Novak, James Caan and Allan Carr used to visit often before renowned director and producer Brett Ratner took it over.

img_0950The Coppola Family Wine is the featured wine for the event. Guests will receive a limited edition Director’s Cut “Cinema Premiere 89th Edition” red wine blend and Russian River Valley Chardonnay. The red wine blend is made with Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Merlot and Petite Sirah.

For those seeking ideas for throwing their own Oscar party at home, go to http://oscar.go.com/news/oscar-news/oscar-party-ideas-7-ways-to-throw-the-perfect-party. blob:https://wordpress.com/84eab13c-fb34-4abe-a22b-b62d61d1d129

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