Awards Show Snacks

Posted on: Tuesday, February 25, 2014

We are less than a week away from the Academy Awards- a night full of fashion, underdog wins, teary speeches, and of course, decadent parties. Usually, Kara and I have similar if not the same taste in movies. We will watch anything Boston-centric, love a good Hitchcock thriller, enjoy David O. Russell story-lines and Wes Anderson’s offbeat comedies, and refuse to sit through any fantasy epic. 

Whether interested in the Oscar nominees or not, we always look forward to gathering a group of friends to watch and nosh. For this year’s show, I am planning to play off of the themes of a few of Kara and my favorite films, Blue Jasmine, American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street with a spread of assorted appetizers and cocktails.

In Blue Jasmine, Cate Blanchett’s character, Jasmine is a deeply troubled New York socialite who loses everything and flies across country to San Francisco to impose upon her sister. With vodka seeming to be her constant companion, a cocktail only makes sense.

In American Hustle, a crime-drama set in the 70s, Christian Bale’s character, Irving Rosenfeld forms an interesting bond with Jeremy Renner’s character, Camden, New Jersey Mayor Carmine Polito. Polito flashes his Italian-American flare, so I’ll serve two of my favorite Italian foods, creamy burrata and crispy arancini. 
Pumpkin and Goat Cheese Arancini 
In The Wolf of Wall Street, Leonard’s Dicaprio's character, Jordan Belfort is obsessed with money, drugs and excess in every sense of the word. To showcase his infatuation with only the best of things, I’ll put together some swanky, refined bites featuring seafood and chocolate.

Grilled Potato Rounds with Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraîche 
Chocolate Truffles with Chile Salt 
Since candy and popcorn go hand in hand at the movies, I’ll make sure to have big bowls of our sweet and salty Peanut Butter and Marshmallow Fluff Popcorn on hand throughout the evening.


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