Wolfgang Puck's Edible Oscars
Oscar season is always a busy time for celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck. He is in charge of feeding around 1,600 guests at the post-Oscar Governors Ball, given by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He and his team are responsible for making sure the attendees are fed well and quickly 90 minutes. It is the party to go to and most of the nominees attend. Puck has revealed the menu for his 16th effort at catering this annual fete. Diners begin their feast with crispy potato pancakes with smoked salmon and caviar followed by black truffle chicken pot pies. For desert guests will eat baked alaskas with espresso ice-cream, chocolate sorbet and hazelnut meringue. But perhaps the best part, and the part that Puck's team including expert pastry chef Sherry Yard are laboring over are the 3,500 small Oscar statuettes made of chocolate and dusted in edible 24-carat gold.