Governor's Ball Menu 2013: Stars to Dine on Kobe Burgers and Vegan Pizza

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What will the stars be dining on after the Oscars next month? Everything from lobster to vegan pizza will be served at the Governor's Ball, thanks to a menu created by Wolfgang Puck and chef Matt Bencivenga. Bencivenga is a partner and chef at Wolfgang Puck catering who, according to Puck's website, oversees national culinary operations.

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This year, the menu is focused around small plates and passed hors d'oeuvres, creating a more intimate, cocktail-party feel for the event.

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Passed hors d'oeuvres of spicy tuna tartare, mini Kobe burgers, spring rolls and vegan pizza are some of the culinary delights. This menu is veggie-friendly with many vegetarian options such as assorted salads, chestnut tortellini and a truffle mac and cheese. Dessert highlights include a snowball with lavender macaron confetti and a baked-to-order chocolate souffle with espresso shaved ice.

Take a look at the full menu below.

Tray Passed Hors D'Oeuvres

Spicy Tuna Tartare, Sesame Miso Cone, Pickled Ginger, Bonito Flakes

Mini Kobe Burger, Aged Cheddar, Remoulade

Vegetable Spring Rolls, Sweet & Spicy Dipping Sauce

Smoked Salmon Oscars, Dill Crème Fraiche, Caviar

Assorted Pizzas (Vegan Pizza with Pesto and Grilled Vegetables)

Caprese Cone, Basil Flowers (v)

Shrimp Fritter, Spicy Coconut

Steak Tartare, Parmesan Toast Sandwich

Duck Wonton, Orange Mustard

Kombu Chip, Edamame Guacamole (v)

Smoked Salmon "Pizza" Cones

Sushi & Shellfish Station

Cocktail Platters

Truffle & Parmesan Grissini, Black Truffle Aioli Dip (v)

Winter Fruit "Caprese" (v)

Bacon Wrapped Dates

Rosemary Spiced Nuts and Pineapple (v)

Small Plates Cold

Japanese Baby Peach Salad (v)

Chinois Chicken Salad, Wontons, Chinese Mustard Dressing

Kale Salad, Grilled Artichoke, Lemon Vinaigrette (v)

Tuna Niçoise Style, Green Olives, Fennel and Caper-Anchovy Vinaigrette

Farro, Apple, Beet, Spiced Walnut (v)

Small Plates Hot

Chicken Pot Pie, Black Truffles

Chestnut Tortellini, White Truffles (v)

Snake River Farms New York Steak, Matsutake Mushrooms

Baked Potato & Caviar

Steamed Red Snapper, Thai Spice

Truffle Macaroni and Cheese (v)

Lobster with Black Bean Sauce

Slow-Braised Lamb Shank "Shepherd's Pie"

Beluga Lentils, Cauliflower, Baby Vegetables (v)


Cherry on Top Chocolate Pudding, Cherries, Chocolate Crumble, Vanilla Cream

Mango Crumble Mango Brunois, Passion Mango Cream

Bon Bons Raspberry Lychee (v) and Milk Chocolate Marzipan

Snowball Ginger Meringue Dome, Cassis Sorbet, Yogurt Whip, Lavender Macaron Confetti, Blueberries

Baked to Order Chocolate Souffle Cake with Shaved Espresso Ice (v)

Concord Grape Macaroon

Ribbons of Shaved Ice with Frozen Grapes (v)

Chocolate Crème Brulee with Raspberries

Cookies, Candies, Chocolates and such…

Pistachio and Marzipan Pave

Everyone's Oscar Favorite Peanut Butter Chocolate Pop Rock Pop (v)


Violet Velvet Truffles

Chocolate Shortbread

The General Lee Cookie - Candied Walnut - Milk Chocolate Chip

Yuzu-Lemon Bars

Blueberry Financier Pops

(v) vegan or vegetarian dish

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