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Oscar Themed Food

mbsmem Feb 11, 2008 05:57 PM

I'm having an oscar party and would like to serve food and drinks that tie-in with nominated movies. I read the posts on this topic from the 07 oscars and there were some great ideas! I like both play on words as well as "theme" foods. Thanks for the help-

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    pamiam RE: mbsmem Feb 12, 2008 07:13 AM

    Milkshakes, definitely ("I drink your milkshake! I drink it up!" from There Will Be Blood)
    OJ by the gallon, a la Juno
    Ratatouille (too easy?)
    Empanadas or pasties or other meat pies a la Sweeney Todd (not the most appetizing...)

    I'll keep thinking.

    1. BobB RE: mbsmem Feb 12, 2008 09:18 AM

      I've been known to serve veal Oscar for a sit-down dinner preceding an Oscar party. (Seriously!) ;-)

      But to stick with your movie title theme:
      Anything in too much oil for There Will Be Blood.
      Lox in honor of all the locks blown out in No Country for Old Men? (groan...)
      Baby vegetables for Juno? (and everyone has to give theirs to someone else)

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        BlueHerons RE: mbsmem Feb 12, 2008 10:47 AM

        Oscar Myer Pigs In The Blanket?

        1. trentyzan RE: mbsmem Feb 12, 2008 01:15 PM

          No Country for Old Men - chocolate coins to flip, followed by a mini-keg "cattlegun".

          There Will Be Blood - steak w/o utensils and bottles of gin w/o glasses, served with a bowling pin.

          Juno - Gallon of Sunny D, hamburgers decorated like phones.

          Ratatouille - Any French dessert, w/chocolate truffle droppings and dusted paw prints.

          Sweeney Todd - injector disposable straight razors fitted with Jolly Rancher blades, to serve whipped cream followed by strawberry jam.

          Diving Bell & The Butterfly - You cook anything to order, but they must ask for it by blinking as you recite the alphabet repeatedly.

          Into The Wild - Guest chooses to fast.

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            perk RE: trentyzan Feb 12, 2008 01:46 PM

            or take their chances with mushrooms!

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              rHairing RE: trentyzan Feb 12, 2008 01:55 PM

              In Ratatouille the wines featured are real French wines....

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              cyberroo RE: mbsmem Feb 12, 2008 03:41 PM

              my immediate thought was baked Alaska for juno... I'd probably go with chicken pot pie for sweeny todd, even though its a little off. Or Alton Brown did an episode on hand pies, so that would work.

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                mbsmem RE: mbsmem Feb 18, 2008 04:56 PM

                Thanks for all the great ideas...the menu is still in the works but I appreciated the great suggestions!

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                  SeaSide Tomato RE: mbsmem Feb 19, 2008 06:57 PM

                  an armful of baguettes a la Micheal Clayton

                2. Carrie 218 RE: mbsmem Feb 19, 2008 07:34 PM

                  Eastern Promises - tons of Russian food! Borscht, blini, dumplings, etc...
                  La Vie en Rose & Ratatouille - French Food! Lots of it!
                  American Gangster - Powdered sugar-dusted donuts (think cocaine)
                  Sweeney Todd - Meat Pies, of course! So cool...
                  There Will Be Blood - Steak with whiskey and milkshakes
                  Elizabeth - Renaissance food could be really interesting, but difficult (I used to cook RenFair)

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                    Amy Rhodes RE: mbsmem Feb 22, 2008 10:47 AM

                    I do an Oscar themed dinner every year, using the best picture nominees as a guide. I'm starting with Juno pregnapolitans - Sunny D and vodka martinis - and the swizzle sticks will have a big plus sign on them. (You see where I'm going here -). For "There Will Be Blood" - a movie I thought was terrible, with over-the-top scenery-chewing by Daniel Day-Lewis - I'm just making a big ol' ham.

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                      fruglescot RE: Amy Rhodes Feb 22, 2008 01:09 PM

                      For "There Will Be Blood" - a movie I thought was terrible, with over-the-top scenery-chewing by Daniel Day-Lewis - I'm just making a big ol' ham."

                      I couldn't agree with you.......................................more, Amy Rh. However
                      I'm thinking an 'overdone' turkey might be more representative of the movie.
                      Btw, whose invited?

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                      sarah gerlach RE: mbsmem Feb 23, 2008 04:48 PM

                      There Will Be Blood Orange Soda...(Trader Joe's has blood orange Italian soda)
                      Have fun!

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