2020 Oscars: Nom nom nom! Here's what celebrities will eat after the awards

By Heather Cichowski

As the 2020 Oscars approaches, we all can't wait to find out which Academy Awards nominees will pick up prizes and what dazzling looks will they wear on the red carpet on Feb. 9. Another big question is what will stars eat at the Governors Ball, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' official post-Oscars celebration. Chef Wolfgang Puck and his son, chef Byron Puck, have come up with a mostly plant-based menu that sounds delicious!

Chef Wolfgang Puck with Dawn Hudson, Chief Executive Officer of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, at the 2020 Governors Ball preview on Jan. 31, 2020. Photo: © Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

This marks the 26th year the Austrian-American chef is catering the Academy Awards celebration. This time around, Wolfgang has developed a menu for the Governors Ball that is approximately 70 per cent plant-based. Vegetarian, fish and meat dishes make up the final 30 per cent of the menu.

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For the 2020 awards season, there has been a trend for caters to embrace plant-based menus in an effort for sustainability. (The 2020 Golden Globes kicked things off with a full vegan menu, followed by the 2020 Critics' Choice Awards and the 2020 SAG Awards.)

Wolfgang explained that the 2020 Governors Ball menu isn't necessarily the result of a trend or something new for his team.

Happy 25 years! At the 2019 Oscars, (L-R) Chef Eric Klein, Chef Byron Puck, Chef Wolfgang Puck and Pastry Chef Kamel Guechida celebrated their milestone of catering the event with some mouth-watering displays. Photo: © Dan MacMedan/Getty Images

"We always had plant-based menu items, we always had great pasta dishes, great vegetarian dishes. We just never said, ‘Okay, this is vegan, this is vegetarian,'” the 70-year-old chef said, according to People. "So, we’ve always been very concerned about the environment, and we always support the local farmers."

Chocolate Oscar statues finished in gold are one of Wolfgang's signatures! Here he is holding a plate of them at the 77th Annual Academy Awards in 2005. Photo: © Frank Micelotta/Getty Images

"They bring us the best vegetables. They just pick them out of the earth the day before, so they taste really delicious.

"So to me, vegan is not something where you say, ‘Oh my God, I have to cook vegan!’ For me, I want to do it. I love it.”

Some of the delectable dishes on offer will be vegetarian couscous, homemade tofu with roasted vegetables and eggplant with forbidden rice.

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One of the classic items that will still be on the menu is Wolfgang's iconic smoked salmon "Oscar statues," which feature caviar and salmon, according to E!'s Daily Pop. There will also be black truffle chicken pot pies and caviar.

The signature smoked salmon Oscars have long been on the menu. Photo: © Frank Micelotta/Getty Images

And we can't forget about dessert! Wolfgang Puck's pastry chef Garry Larduinat is in charge of the sweets. The dessert menu is also mostly vegan, and there is a focus on organic and environmentally friendly offerings as well as having a variety.

The busy team will make 6,000 of their signature chocolate Oscar statues along with macarons and candy lollipops. (Drooling yet?)

Countless chocolate Oscar desserts waiting to be gold-coated by Wolfgang Puck during a 2003 Governors Ball preview. Photo: © David McNew/Getty Images

Oscars attendees can wash everything down with Tequila Don Julio specialty cocktails curated by mixologist Charles Joly, reports Us Weekly.

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