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By Paul Zahn | February 24, 2017 | Food & Drink
The 54th Annual Academy Awards are just a couple days away, so we caught up with some of LA’s top chefs to find out what they have created for the best viewing parties in town that will hopefully inspire your own watching experience.
Chef Wayne Elias has been helming the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party for the past 13 years. The event, which was started in 1992 and has raised over $350 million, will see more than 1,000 dishes served to Hollywood’s elite attendees. This year, the menu features a savory sea bass entrée with sweet cherry tomatoes, white bean purée, olive tapenade, and artichoke.
James Beard Award-winning Chef Sherry Yard crafted a delectable menu inspired by this year’s nominees for The Tuck Room’s four-course pre-fixe dinner and VIP viewing party. For dessert, Chef Sherry created the Red Velvet Carpet Pavlova, a delectable marriage of crispy vanilla meringue, red velvet raspberry, chunk ice cream, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce. For tickets, click here.
Mikkeller in Downtown Los Angeles is offering a more casual approach to view the Academy Awards. The newly opened venue will be playing the show on a 160-inch screen so attendees won't miss a beat. With 50 beers on tap and a wonderful selection of craft cocktails, the menu here is not to be missed. Try The Knackwurst, a veal and pork smoked sausage on a bun that's topped with cabbage and apple.