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.
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.