The 90th Academy Awards will be followed by an exorbitant amount of snacks. 

Maria Yagoda
February 26, 2018

Every year for the past twenty-four years, Wolfgang Puck has prepared the most prestigious meal in Hollywood. At Governors Ball, the notorious after-party following the Academy Awards, the iconic Los Angeles chef serves an oppulent menu for hoards of hungry, tipsy A-listers who just made it through a very tense evening. This year, Piper-Heidsieck expects to serve about 800 magnums of Champagne over the course of the whole night. 

The 2018 Governors Ball menu is as lavish as ever. To pull the whole thing off, 300 culinary staffers work in tandem to serve roughly 1,500 guests food and drinks. That means 13,000 glasses, 12,000 cocktail forks and spoons, 4,800 small plates, 7,000 mini chocolate Oscars, 300 pounds of Miyazaki wagyu beef, 30 gallons of house-made cocktail sauce and so many more quantities of so many more things, but we'll stop there because we're getting overwhlemed. 

We tasted a sample of what the stars will be eating on Sunday, and we can confirm that the dishes are as over-the-top as the event itself. (For example: There will be a 2,600-pound-sculpted-ice raw bar filled with more sushi, claws and crudo than we can even wrap our minds around.) Small plates, sweet and savory, will make the rounds as stars commiserate and congratulate. There will be comfort foods aplenty for those in need of cheering up: the black truffle chicken pot pie and caviar-topped potatoes are stand-outs. 

As for drinks, Piper-Heidsieck's Cuvée Brut will be poured throughout the evening (even during the ceremony itself, by the bar) and Francis Ford Coppola Winery has unveiled two limited edition wines to be poured as well: "Director's Cut Oscars 90th Edition Cabernet Sauvignon & Chardonnay." At the Governors Ball after-party, tequila-seekers can find Don Julio cocktails crafted exclusively for the evening.

Below, the full menu of everything the stars will be eating at the 90th Annual Academy Awards Governors Ball. 

Amuse Bouche Platter:

Parmesan Bread Sticks, Everything Bagel Pretzel Bite, Scamorza Cream Cheese, Tomato Confit

Aged Vermont Cheddar Cheese, Aged Parmesan Cheese

Candied Spiced Mixed Nuts, Pineapple

Dried Fruit

Apricot Macadamia Nut Lavosh

Raw Bar, served on hand-carved ice bar. 

Spicy Tuna, California, and Vegetable Rolls

Assorted Nigiri

Scallop Crudo with Blood Orange, Finger Lime, Lovage

Sea Urchin, Egg, Dashi Ikura

Caviar Parfait with 24k Gold

Oysters on the Half Shell

Snow Crab Claws, King Crab Legs, Lobster, Mussels, Clams, Shrimp

Passed Small Plates

Crispy Brussels Sprouts, Pea Shoots, Mezze Flavors (V)

Frozen Beets, Ginger Milk Curd, Yuzu, Ice Lettuce

Asparagus, Shiro Miso, Watercress, Cherry Tomatoes, Sancho Pepper (V) SERVED HOT

White Asparagus Soup, Caviar, Yukon Potato Croutons

Potato Caviar 2.0

Black Truffle Chicken Pot Pie

Winter Truffle Baked Cavatappi and Cheese

Mini Pea and Carrot Ravioli, Black Truffle, Cipollini Onions

Miyazaki Wagyu Beef, Forbidden Black Rice, Crunchy Red Beets, Char Siu Cabbage

Black Bass, Eggplant, Salsa Verde, Teardrop Peppers

Housemade Spinach Campanelle , English Peas, Cipollini Onions, Roasted Tomatoes (V)

Desserts

Caramel-Passion Fruit Oscars Lollipops

Mango-Lime Pate a Fruit with Tajin Pop

Marjolaine Cake Pop

Passion Fruit Meringue Lollipop

Pistachio Raspberry Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dark Chocolate Brownies

Lychee-Rose-Raspberry Tart

Coconut Macaroons

Cocktail Inspired Macarons:

Negroni-Orange, Campari, Vermouth, Gin; Mojito-Lime, White Rum;
Piña Colada-Pineapple, Malibu Rum

Individual Blueberry-Violet Entremets Cake

Vegan Carrot Cupcake with Vegan Cream Cheese, Gianduja Cupcake

Pineapple Upside-Down Verrine

Housemade Chocolate Bonbons:

Lemon Cheesecake; Pecan Pie; Raspberry Pate a Fruit, Vanilla Ganache; York Peppermint; Kumquat Pimm’s

Dessert Action Station

Mille Crepe Cake, Caramel, Chocolate, Raspberry Filling

Cinnamon Sugar Beignets Topped with Caramel

Hibiscus Kombucha Carbonated to Order

The 90th Academy Awards ceremony will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California at 8:00 p.m. EST on March 4, 2018.