When The Social Network was up for Best Picture, I read an article suggesting items for an Oscar-themed menu, with “Mark Zuckerburgers” on the list. That particular ceremony was my first of two all-nighter UK Oscar viewings. I do not intend to repeat such misery this year.
However. I refuse to let the awards season pass me by, so instead we hosted an Oscars-themed lunch the week before. [I’ll watch highlights on post-Oscar Monday and that will be beyond okay.]
Behold, the menu inspired by 2016’s nominees. I am so proud of this.
– Red wine (Joy)
– Pure drinking water (Mad Max: Fury Road)
– “CDO” seafood stew crisps (The Big Short)
– English marmalade from London (Bridge of Spies)
– Raw bison meat crisps (The Revenant)
[Because the omnivores in attendance didn’t want actual bison OR seafood stew. Come on guys.]
– Broccoli pizza (Inside Out)
– Spaghetti (Brooklyn)
– Potatoes (The Martian)
[I haven’t actually seen The Martian, but I hear that potatoes are a safe bet.]
– Jack’s birthday cake, no candles (Room)
– 2 muffins (Spotlight)
It was quite a starchy year for the Oscars. I’m hoping for some significant cinematic salads in 2016.
P.S. I posted my personal top 10 films of 2015 on Facebook – what do you think?