The biggest night of Hollywood is right around the corner. Who can resist an evening spent watching the stars on parade? We love to invite our friends to put on celeb-inspired finery and gather round to watch Oscars. But what to offer a crowd of hungry pop culture junkies?
In honor of ABC’s hit TV show, The Taste, we’ve put together a mouthwatering menu to celebrate each of this year’s Best Picture nominees:
Because Argo is a story of Canadian courage, we suggest wowing your guests with a plate of poutine. A traditional Quebecois late-night dish, poutine is french fries decadently covered in cheese and gravy.
Get the recipe here: Chuck’s Awesome Poutine
Silver Linings Playbook
Can’t go wrong with Philly Cheese Steak! Make this dish party-friendly by slicing the sandwich into quarters so guests can get just enough gooey goodness. Excelsior!
Get the recipe here: A Real Philly Cheese Steak by CDK Kitchen
Channel your inner Francophone (and fight Alzheimers) with an antioxidant-rich cafe au lait. True love happens over coffee cups.
Get the recipe here: The Best Cafe au Lait
Our hero, Jean Valjean, or prisoner 24601, is jailed for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister’s hungry children. Bread plays an iconic role in this historical drama centering around the French Revolution. So what is more appropriate than breaking a hot, crusty baguette among friends?
Get the recipe: The Perfect Loaf of French Bread
The fantastically blood-soaked Quentin Tarantino masterpiece, Django Unchained, is enough to make anyone’s head spin. The movie features a dinner scene at Calvin Candie’s (Leonardo DiCaprio) plantation. This bourbon cocktail, named Candyland, after Calvin Candie’s infamous home, will be the highlight of the evening.
Get the recipe: Candyland
As its title character is notorious for being a light eater, food plays a small role in the 2012 motion picture Lincoln. Still, the man liked apples and what’s more American than the classic apple pie? It’s the perfect something sweet to offer your guests at the end of the night.
Get the recipe: Apple Pie
Life of Pi
At sea for months and months with only a tiger for company? Hopefully you can still feast on pickled salmon on endive boats. A lighter option among heavier fare, your diet-conscious guests will appreciate this one.
Get the Recipe: Pickled Salmon on Endive
Zero Dark Thirty
Get inspired by the Middle Eastern setting of Zero Dark Thirty and serve up some Smoky Chipotle Hummus with Garlic Bagel Chips. With a touch of spice to reflect our fiery heroine, actress Jessica Chastain, this dish is a party pleaser!
Get the Recipe: Smoky Chipotle Hummus with Garlic Bagel Chips
Will you watch the Oscars this Sunday?