We've all looked at the photos of Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio and Florence Pugh at the Oscars, and we can't get enough of the Academy Awards this year. The star-studded ceremony, held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on 9 February, saw celebrities dine on a mouth-watering selection of dishes. So the real question is: what foods and drinks did the Hollywood stars enjoy at the 2020 Oscars?
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There's arguably no better place to start than with the drinks! After all, the celebrities deserve a celebratory drink or two to toast the winners of the evening and globally acclaimed bartender Charles Joy ensured they had plenty of delicious options to choose from. Sharing his recipes ahead of the night, Charles revealed there would be three Tequila Don Julio signature cocktails: 'The Nominees' Negroni', 'The Hollywood Highball' and 'When You Have Passion…', the latter a fruity concoction made up of tequila, passion fruit liqueur and ginger juice. There was 12,000 speciality cocktails, 1,000 individually manicured orange peels and 3,600 hand-peeled and marinated tomatoes. So to say the evening takes a lot of meticulous planning would be an understatement!
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Onto the food, Austrian-American Chef Wolfgang Puck returned for the 26th year to cater for the event alongside his son, chef Byron Puck. Following on from the 2020 Golden Globes, which featured a fully plant-based menu, the pair created a delicious menu made up of 70 percent vegan dishes. "Vegetables are really my thing. I grew up on a farm, we had meat once a week," Wolfgang told E!'s Daily Pop.
Some of the dishes on the predominantly plant-based menu included apple and vegetable spring rolls and homemade tofu. However, we were most excited about the themed foods, with Wolfgang bringing back his iconic smoked salmon Oscar statues, while 6,000 chocolate Oscar statues will allow sweet-lovers the chance to celebrate the occasion. Not only were the dishes mouth-watering but they were also stunning, and Wolfgang explained it was important to find the balance between the two. "The look is always important. You know, that's why we put make-up on. But I think at the end, it has to taste delicious," he said.
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