Foods stars feasted on at the Golden Globes

People watch the Golden Globes to see world-famous actors and actresses interact with one another, cry when they don’t get awards and walk the red carpet in stunning outfits. Why do people attend the ceremony? To accept awards, of course, and to eat the incredible food.

The chef
Katsuo “Suki” Sugiara is the executive chef at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. He and fellow executive chef Troy Thompson created the menu for the 2014 Golden Globes dinner. A team of 40 chefs and 100 other members worked together all year to ideate and finally create the delicious affair.

The menu
According to The Dailies, Chef Sugiara chose to keep the night’s fare local with California-grown produce as a major player in the three-course meal. The evening’s dining choices included options for vegetarians, vegans and meat-eaters.  The team made a total of about 6,000 meals for stars including Helen Mirren, Leonardo DiCaprio, George Clooney and many more.

Diners started the night with fresh grilled eggplant, charred sundried tomatoes, and hummus on grilled Roma tomatoes. A grilled artichoke dish was also served on multi-grain tabbouleh. A minimalist romaine lettuce, apple, celery and grape Waldorf salad was also on the menu.

The main course included a saffron cannelloni with ricotta and parmesan cheese, tomato sauce and thinly-sliced pieces of locally farmed vegetables. The meat option was filet mignon with slow-baked arctic chard, potato croquette, heirloom cherries, tomato fondue and black Tuscan kale.

The Beverly Hilton kitchen staff used its baking and pastry art skills to create hazel dacquoise with chocolate sauce, white chocolate finger and lemon, mango raspberry reductions, bite-sized chocolate alliance salted caramels, and beautiful, three-layered cassis lemon cheesecake.

All evening the famous crowd sipped from the night’s house cocktail, a Moët Sunset Starlet, created by Elettra Weidemann, a model and blogger. The drink consists of Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial, Lillet, and dry Curacao with orange bitters. According to People Magazine, diners could also sip from over 1,500 mini bottles of champagne on the red carpet, 400 magnum table-top bottles and 600 bottles of wine.

The Beverly Hilton has a long-standing tradition of creating elegant feasts for the event. According to Hello Magazine, last year’s dishes included Chilean sea bass with baby bok choy, caramelized mint fennel and dill mashed potatoes with flat iron steak. The deserts at the 70th annual Golden Globes were topped with tiny bits of 23-carat edible gold.

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