It’s Hollywood’s Super Bowl – so if you’re throwing an Oscar party, hot wings just won’t do.
Instead of critiquing the gowns over cold pizza and nachos, check out these glam recipes that will rival what the stars are eating – or pretending to eat – at the posh post-Academy Awards bashes.
• Silver Linings Playbook-Inspired Sliders
Brooke Parkhurst and James Briscione of Just Married & Cooking have created this pork tenderloin slider recipe that’s “the best of both worlds,” Parkhurst says.
Governor’s Ball Tequila Cocktail
Yep, you can toss back the very same Patrén cocktail the stars will indulge in at the Governor’s Ball, a heady mix of Patré silver tequila, Patré Citrénage orange liqueur and blackberry and orange juices.
• Django Unchained and Life of Pi-Themed Cocktails
Brandon Lockman of Portland, Ore., hotspot Hotel Monaco has mixed up a “southern classic with a little German twist” for the Quentin Tarantino-directed film, while Ang Lee’s epic Pi gets a “bright and exotic” libation.
• Beasts of the Southern Wild-Inspired Louisiana Grub
Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema is dishing up fried oyster po’ boys, hush puppies – and a wicked bathtub gin drink! – in honor of the film.
• Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty-Themed Cocktails
These recipes may have been created for the Screen Actors Guild Awards, but these tasty – and potent! – libations work just as well for your Oscar bash. Try the Honest Abe (a vodka cocktail) or Night Vision, a melon drink with ginger ale.
• Lamb Chops from Daniel Boulud’s N.Y.C. Party
If you have the time and really want to impress guests with your kitchen prowess try whipping up this French crowd-pleaser!
• Brownie Truffles from Harvey Weinstein’s Party
Indulge in the chocolate treats that Sheila G. Main will be serving at studio head Harvey Weinstein’s Oscar party!
The 85th annual Academy Awards will air live on ABC starting at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on Sunday, Feb. 24, from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.