I am very proud to announce that our 2016 Red Carpet Menu has been created! This is going to be a rich and decadent meal.
I thought I had it done on Friday, just about 32 hours after the Oscar® nominations were announced! I was relieved but not quite satisfied with a couple of them. The next morning I had a brainstorm and was able to tweak a couple. One was still a stickler, making me crazy! And then on Monday, that came together. Yesterday was devoted to creating the Menu Cards – the movie posters altered to reflect this year’s menu!
Check them out here!
For ROOM – “SHROOM” – a mushroom “duxelles”-stuffed brie encased in puff pastry. Thanks to Daryl Cheang for his “brie”-lightful suggestion of using Brie in honor of Best Actress Nominee, Brie Larson.
For BRIDGE OF SPIES – “BRAISE OF THIGHS” – chicken thighs in a zesty, rich sauce. Thanks to Marc Mogol for suggesting “thighs”. This was the last one that I just couldn’t figure out. And now it’s going to be a highlight!
For THE BIG SHORT – “THE BIG SHORT RIBS” – short ribs that will be prepared in a lovely deep flavored glaze. When I first heard of this movie months ago, I was hoping it was “Oscar®-worthy”. It pretty much wrote itself!
For MAD MAX: FURY ROAD – “MAD MACS: CURRY ROAD – curried mac and cheese. Within an hour of the nominations being announced, Joe Becwar called me with the Mad Macs & Cheese idea. GENIUS! Thanks to Joe.