Are you planning an Oscar-viewing party this year? With these delicious and tasty recipes, you can host your own Governors Ball.
Host Your Own Governors Ball
Wolfgang Puck will be serving two salmon hors d'oeuvres: smoked salmon "Oscars" with dill crème fraiche and caviar as well as smoked salmon "pizza" cones. Quick, easy and savory, guests will love how much flavor these salmon pinwheel appetizers pack.
Get the recipe: Salmon Pinwheels
Kale and Apple Salad with Pancetta and Candied Pecans
Guests of the Governors Ball will be served kale salad with grilled artichoke and lemon vinaigrette. For a similar kale dish, try this elegant, savory salad full of healthy and fresh ingredients.
Get the recipe: Kale and Apple Salad with Pancetta and Candied Pecans
Bacon and Gorgonzola Cornbread Sliders with Chipotle Mayo
For the 1,500 guests of the Governors Ball, Puck put mini kobe-style burgers with aged cheddar and remoulade on the menu. For your guests, make these gourmet bacon and gorgonzola sliders.
Get the recipe: Bacon and Gorgonzola Cornbread Sliders with Chipotle Mayo
Asian Pear and Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese
Serve this dish (similar to the Japanese baby peach salad served at the Governors Ball) tossed in a dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, honey and chopped thyme.
Get the recipe: Asian Pear and Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese
No-Bake Raspberry-Lemon Bars
For dessert, the Governors Ball menu features yuzu-lemon bars. For entertaining at home, this no-bake raspberry-lemon bar option is quite possibly one of the easiest treats to prepare. Just make sure you whip them up in the morning so they have time to refrigerate and set.
Get the recipe: No-Bake Raspberry-Lemon Bars
Dark Chocolate Truffles
Another dessert you may want to make in advance only requires three ingredients! Coat these dark chocolate truffles in shaved almonds or nuts of your choice and serve them with toothpicks. These make great treats in place of Puck's violet velvet truffles.
Get the recipe: Dark Chocolate Truffles
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The Oscars are right around the corner, and if you are playing host, consider a menu based on the food at this year's Governors Ball, a celebration after the Oscars. The Governors Ball menu, created by Wolfgang Puck with Chef Matt Bencivenga, features appetizers like duck wontons, small plates such as chicken pot pie with black truffles and baked potato and caviar, sushi and desserts including huckleberry macarons.
Get a taste of what it is like at the elegant after-party by preparing dishes based on the cuisine of the Governors Ball. Check out the slideshow above to learn how!
For more hosting tips, check out Throw the Ultimate Award Show Watch Party from our friends at Homesessive, and visit Moviefone for a great printable Oscars ballot or StyleList for a fun Oscars style ballot.