The Magic of the Oscars
This year’s Oscars marked the ninth year my husband has been throwing Oscar parties. I joined the fun back in 2003. We serve food inspired by the five best picture nominees.
We served pakoras and samosas (Slumdog Millionaire) as the appetizers, cheeseburgers (Frost/Nixon) with German potato salad (The Reader) and maque choux (Benjamin Button) as the main course, and for dessert, milk and cookies (Milk). I ate way too much.
We also served a German hefeweissen, southern whiskey, American beer, English beer, and sparkling white wine from California (to celebrate Hollywood). I had a bit of each and man does my stomach hurt this morning.
My husband made witty signage to explain the significance of each dish – a detail that tickled the guests. I would feel pretty safe saying that a fun time was had by all!