The menu is every bit as glamorous as you would expect. 

By 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 prepares an extensive, oppulent menu for hoards of hungry, tipsy A-listers who just made it through a very tense evening.

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. That means 13,000 glasses for beverages, 12,000 cocktail forks and spoons, 4,800 small plates and 7,000 mini chocolate Oscars, 300 pounds Miyazaki wagyu beef, 30 gallons of house-made cocktail sauce and so many more quantities of so many more things.

We had a sample of what the stars will be eating on Sunday, and we can confirm it is as over-the-top as the event itself. From a drinks perspective,

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

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)


  • 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