Hollywood celebrities will have more vegan options than ever at this year’s Oscars Governors Ball, the official after-party of the 91st annual Academy Awards. On February 24, a team of 200 culinarians will serve 70 dishes created by chef Wolfgang Puck for the event, many of which will be vegan. The “amuse-bouche” course features vegan avocado tostadas topped with crunchy cabbage and drizzled in a chipotle glaze, while vegan hors d’Oeuvres passed on trays include wild mushroom potstickers with black truffle ponzu dipping sauce; mini taro root tacos with miso glazed eggplant and smoked soy mushrooms; apple-wrapped summer rolls; and “tartare” made with heirloom carrots, pickled mustard seed, horseradish, and sunchoke bark. The event will feature a 2,000-pound hand-carved ice bar where vegan guests can opt for vegetable rolls. A variety of hot and cold small plates will be passed around the party with several vegan options, including frozen golden beets with almond custard and Mediterranean-inspired “torchio” pasta. The Oscar menu also features several specialty cocktails and a variety of vegan dessert options such as a Coconut Chocolate Bar, Cashew Vanilla Tiramisu, Red Velvet Whoopie Pies, Tropical Halo-Halo, and Chocolate and Sea Salt Cookies. Similarly, the menu at this year’s Grammy Awards was the most vegan-friendly in its 61-year history thanks to a partnership with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which ensured that every food station offered a substantial vegan option.
Photo credit: Wolfgang Puck Catering