by Refinery 29
on March 1, 2018
Recently, we discovered that every person nominated in the acting and directing Academy Award categories will leave the ceremony with swag bags worth over $100,000.
Today, we took a look at the menu for 2018’s Oscars Governors Ball and realized even those who aren’t nominated at all are still getting a grand prize. Every one of the 1,500 invited guests who attend this year’s official Oscars after-party will be able to try over 60 different fine-dining dishes, both large and small, hot and cold, sweet and savory, made by Wolfgang Puck and his team. For food lovers, this is almost better than almost any swag bag, no matter how much it’s worth.
Any nominee, presenter, or other guests who have attended an Oscars Governors Ball in the past 20 years will be no stranger to an extravagant meal crafted by Wolfgang Puck: He has long been the official caterer of the event. However, this year there is an extra offering that no one in the room will have ever tried. At the 90th annual Oscars Governors Ball, attendees will be offered Ruby Chocolate Strawberry and Cream as one of the several dessert options. The treat contains strawberry-hibiscus mousse, strawberry compote, vanilla sponge, mascarpone cream, and most importantly, Callebaut Ruby chocolate.
Though this chocolate that has never before been served in the U.S. probably the cake as the most exciting part of this year’s menu, there are several other mind-boggling statistics that have us wishing we could attend. Just ten elements in the feast come together to equal a price tag of almost $300,000, which kind of takes those $100,000 gift bags down a notch. Take a look: