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The theme for this year's bash is trophy-gold and red carpet-red - a colour scheme reflected in the place settings and decor
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Celeb chef Wolfgang has unveiled the dishes which will be served at the post-ceremony Governor's Ball
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Oscar chef Wolfgang unveils organic awards night cuisine

1 FEBRUARY 2008
Although there are still a few weeks to go before the February 24 Oscars ceremony - a team of top chefs has already decided which delicacies will be served at the exclusive Governor's Ball which follows the ceremony.

The 1,500 guests at the lavish post-Academy Awards gala can look forward to an organic feast prepared by celeb chef Wolfgang Puck. On the menu are sushi, Asian noodles and shellfish, plus what seems like a surprisingly pedestrian choice - macaroni and cheese.

"Who would have thought we are going to serve macaroni and cheese?" laughed the Austrian chef. It isn't just any old recipe, however. "We refine it with a little black truffles," Wolfgand explains. "It's going to be delicious."

The culinary team will also be offering a beef, Chinese broccoli and shiitake combo with peppercorn sauce, plus Shanghai-style lobster with steamed jasmine rice and coconut curry sauce. And to ensure everyone gets their hands on a trophy on the big night there will be plenty of gold-frosted chocolate statuettes around, too.

Concerned that the current writers' strike could lead to the bash not going ahead as usual, organisers have also arranged a back-up plan - a scaled down ceremony featuring film clips and Oscar history.


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