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Oscar menu gets red carpet treatment

posted 23 Feb 2012, 15:53 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 23 Feb 2012, 15:54 ]

Chef Wolfgang Puck previews the food to be served to guests at the Academy Awards.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FEBRUARY 23, 2012) (REUTERS - The menu for the official Oscars after-party was rolled out on the red carpet Thursday (February 23) for a sneak peak by reporters, cameramen and photographers.

It's going to be the best buffet in town: the annual Governors Ball is switching from formal dining to a more lounge-like experience with 50 different dishes prepared by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck.

This will be Puck's 18th year creating the menu for the party, where more than 1500 guests from the Oscar ceremony will mingle before heading off to various parties around Los Angeles.

Since celebrities will have to eat and circulate at the same time, this year's plates are little in size, ranging from one-bite hors d'oeuvres to small-plate entrees that will be passed throughout the evening.

The food and desserts were on display for media to get s sneak peek and taste test. Puck said he always like feeding a hungry crowd.

"You are only on a diet two weeks before the Academy Awards. Once the ceremony is over, everybody is hungry and hunger make every chef look good," said Puck. "And I think it's really a lot of fun to see these people really eat!"

The Governors Ball will welcome Hollywood's A-list immediately after the Oscars are handed out on February 26.