The 2014 Academy Award Show, aired here in Cleveland on local ABC affiliate WEWS (Channel 5), is over. But people are talking about it. The clothes (estimated cost of an Oscar-appropriate gown: $10,000) are destined to be lunchtime discussions, the question of "What did Bette Midler say when she finished singing?" will be answered with "I feel like I just won the Olympics!" and John Travolta's mispronunciation of Idina Menzel (he said Adele Dizam) will be double-checked on YouTube.
But it is what happens after the presentations that foodies are most curious about. The Governors Ball is the after-awards party where 1,500 guests will be served by 950 waitstaff serving 50 different menu items prepared by 350 culinary staffers. The 2014 Governors Ball is the project of Chef Wolfgang Puck who has had this honor for the last 20 years.
Parade Magazine, which arrives at our doorsteps Sunday mornings with both The Cleveland Plain Dealer and The News Herald, offers a link to twelve of the recipes prepared for The Governors Ball, including a few cocktail recipes. All featured recipes include a full-color picture of the finished product and a link to the full recipe (to download click on the upper right-hand recipe link next to the picture).
Wondering what happens to any leftover food? Any safe, unused food will be donated to L.A. Specialty Chefs to End Hunger. As for some of the floral decorations - they too will be donated to area homes for the aging.