What to expect from the official Oscars 2017 following-celebration

Soon after the Academy Awards on Sunday night, hundreds of hungry attendees will make their way to the official following-celebration: the Governors Ball. Held on the premises in Hollywood and hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Board...

What to expect from the official Oscars 2017 following-celebration

Soon after the Academy Awards on Sunday night, hundreds of hungry attendees will make their way to the official following-celebration: the Governors Ball.

Held on the premises in Hollywood and hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Board of Governors, the Governors Ball is generally the very first stop for the stars after the the ceremony ends.

This year, the theme of the event will be "transformations" and the color palette will be red and white with gold accents.

Chef Wolfgang Puck will cater the occasion for the 23rd consecutive year -- and he's nonetheless introducing new dishes. For the 1st time, he'll be serving pasta made with carrot juice made with mushrooms and olive oil.

"The Oscars is definitely the biggest celebration likely in America, not just in Hollywood," Puck told ABC News. "[But] everybody [there] sits for hours and hours with no meals, so they come hungry!"

The rest of the menu is a mix of comfort meals (chicken pot pie is one particular of Barbra Streisand's favorites, Puck dished), quick bites (mini-burgers are a preferred) and dishes with high-finish touches (feel baked potatoes with caviar.) There will also be a bevy of desserts, with the stand-out becoming Puck's team's take on black forest cake, produced with liquid nitrogen. Guests will be capable to wash down the food with specialty wines from Francis Ford Coppola Winery, whiskey cocktails created by Hilhaven Lodge, and Piper-Heidsieck champagne.

California-based florist Mark Held of Mark's Garden will be supplying flowers, such as anemones, ranunculus, and roses, which, in keeping with the all round appear of the space, will be red and white. Held told ABC News that planning for the event began late final year.

"It takes a few months to basically get the look that we want!" he explained.

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