The predictions. The red carpet. The gowns. The winners. The losers. The parties. That's when it gets really interesting for me. Here's Wolfgang Puck's menu for the 2015 Academy Awards Governors Ball. If you read through it, you'll see that outside of a lot of expensive caviar and truffles, it is full of comfort food you can easily make at home for your own Academy Awards viewing party. You'll find mac n cheese, pizza, sliders, grilled cheese, chocolate chip cookies, and other comfort food favorites along with easy to create stations like his famous cheese board, sushi bar, and dessert buffet.

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Governors Ball Menu February 22, 2015 

Menu created by Chef Wolfgang Puck with Matt Bencivenga Pastry Team: Kamel Guechida, Della Gossett, Jason Lemonnier 

Tray-Passed Hors D’Oeuvre

Spicy Tuna Tartare, Sesame Miso Cone Mini American Wagyu Burgers, Aged Cheddar, Remoulade Smoked Salmon Oscar Matzo Assorted Pizzas Lobster “BLT” with Bacon, Tomato, Chive Aioli and Brioche Aged Cheddar Grilled Cheese with Roasted Tomato Smoked Hominy Toasts, Avocado, Salsa Verde Crispy Artichokes, Citrus-Chili Gremolata Beet Latkes, Pastrami Duck, Apple Mustard Parsnip Chips, Caponata, Capers  

Cocktail Bites

Homemade Pretzels, Pimento Cheese Five-Year Aged Gouda & Parmesan Reggiano Deviled Eggs with Spiced Crab Roasted Nuts with Rosemary, Cayenne, Sea Salt and Brown Sugar Breadsticks & Seeded Lavosh  

Sushi & Shellfish Bar  

Passed Small Plates – Served Hot  

Baked Potato with Caviar Chicken Pot Pie, Black Truffles Parsnip Soup with White Chocolate, Pears, Rosemary and 24k Gold Baked Macaroni and Cheese Crispy Potato Galette with Smoked Salmon and Caviar Wagyu Shortrib, Hay-Smoked Kabocha Squash Puree Celery Root Agnolotti, Black Winter Truffles Dover Sole, Fennel, Chili, Orange Miso Vinaigrette   
Passed Small Plates – Served Chilled 

Lobster Salad with Artichokes, Asparagus, Fava Beans, Baby Beets and Citrus Vinaigrette  (Artichoke Salad with Asparagus, Fava Beans, Baby Beets and Citrus Vinaigrette) Chinois Chicken Salad Chilled Sweet Pea Soup with Black Truffles  

Chocolates & Sweets

Coffee Oscar Lollipops Peanut Butter Strawberry Jelly Lollipop Chocolate Chip Cookies Chocolate Mint Truffles Strawberry Marshmallow Rocher Vanilla Caramel Nougat Gianduja WP Artisanal Chocolate Truffles and Bon Bons    Truffle Coconut Macaron Violet Crème Brûlée, Blackcurrant Jelly Passion Fruit Pate de Fruits Milk Chocolate Panna Cotta, Raspberry, Cherry Bittersweet Chocolate Cupcake, Marshmallow Frosting Assorted Chocolate Barks and Bars White Chocolate Cream, Wild Strawberry Push Pops  Hollywood Chocolate Mousse, Citrus Crème Brûlée Assorted Mini Cookies Dark Chocolate Brownie  

Small Plate Sweets 

Mexican Spiced Chocolate Brownie, Earl Grey Ice Cream, Cocoa Crumbs Apple Millefeuille, Brown Butter Sauce, Apple Cider Jelly Tiny Vanilla Bean and Hot Fudge Sundae