Emmys 2016: All the Details of the Official Afterparty, the Governors Ball

Find out what the stars will be eating, seeing, and more.

ByABC News
September 18, 2016, 5:27 AM

— -- After all the excitement at the 2016 Emmy Awards, the stars will need a place to kick back and relax -- or at least grab a bite to eat.

Luckily, a huge party has been planned in their honor.

The Governors Ball is the official after-party to the awards show, and will feature a three-course dinner from Patina Restaurant Group Master Chef and Founder Joachim Splichal, Executive Chef of Culinary Gregg Wiele and Executive Pastry Chef Frania Mendivil.

The theme of this year's event is Nature's Elegance, and the menu is in keeping with that.

"We've designed this entire meal around local produce, seasonal produce and just beautiful colors and textures," Wiele told ABC News, adding that the chefs first touched base with local farmers back in January. "We're very proud and excited about it!"

The first course will be an heirloom beet salad, featuring pistachio-goat cheese bonbons, lemon that has been preserved for months in salt, and a baby fennel confit. Then guests will move on to the main course of "turf & turf" -- two cuts of beef served with carrots, broccolini and a wild mushroom pithivier -- and will end their meal with a coconut mousse served with chocolate and fruit over torched meringue.

"I hope Sofia Vergara likes my dish," Mendivil said of the dessert. "I think it's sexy just like her!"

Florist Kevin Lee of L.A. Premier will be handling the flowers for the evening, which feature more than 700 arrangements that incorporate roses, hydrangeas, succulents, and even herbs. Though using greenery was his top priority, he also incorporated dark purple flowers for richness.

"It's going to be very garden-y, organic - just a natural feel of a beautiful garden," he told ABC News.

Cheryl Cecchetto, who planned the event, said that the winners will have an extra reason to attend the party: There's a special station for them to get their trophies engraved. However, she hopes that every attendee feels special at this year's Governors Ball, and designed the room in the round so that there's no bad seat.

"Down the street at the theater, it's [all about] the excellence in television," she told ABC News. "What's great about this is that the industry itself is celebrated."

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