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Oscar Party Menu: Recipes Inspired by The 2014 Best Picture Nominees

Margherita Pizza

We’re so excited for the 86th Academy Awards, we decided to create the ultimate Oscar party menu. Each recipe is below is inspired by one of the Best Picture nominees. Whether you base your menu on your favorite nominees, or pick the recipes you’d like to try, serving these dishes at your own Oscar-themed party is a win-win!

Haven’t seen all of the films nominated? Take it easy on movie night and just enjoy the paired recipe as you catch up.

Fried Olives

American Hustle – We’re throwing our fake British accent out the window in favor of these Fried Olives Stuffed with Sweet Italian Sausage. They’re so simple to make; you won’t even need to know how to use a microwave.

Nebraska – Strike it rich with this delicious introduction to the Cornhusker State. We’re talking Cornbread Tartlets. The fresh Ricotta and Tomatoes are just the cherry heirlooms on top.

SamosasCaptain Phillips – Somalian Samosas typically have minced meat in them, but you can just pirate some… Enjoy these Vegetable Samosas with your afternoon tea, and we guarantee a more relaxing experience than Captain Philips had.

The Wolf Of Wall Street – Take advantage of your new-found wealth and go big with this rich Mac n Cheese recipe. Lobster and crab are sure to make this a better meal than your favorite blue box.

Asparagus StrataPhilomena – If you think omelets are great, you’ll flip over this eggy dish. With more substance than your average omelet, possibly because it’s not an omelet, our recipe for Asparagus Strata with Leeks makes the perfect breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner (if you’re bold).

Her – On the cutest date involving an OS we’ve ever seen, Theodore closes his eyes and asks for “cheese, please.” Upgrade your slice with our Margherita Pizza Recipe.

Steak RecipeDallas Buyers Club – When we think of Texas, we think steak, and Ron’s dinner date with Dr. Eve doesn’t disappoint. This T-bone Steak recipe is the perfect way to live rich and eat well while you can.

12 Years A Slave – Grab some berries (make sure they’re juicy!) and whip up a fantastic Seasonal Fruit Potpie. This sweet treat will be something to write home about.

Banana SoufflesGravity – Defy gravity with this light and fluffy Banana Soufflé recipe. Should you ever find yourself lost in space, this delicious dish might just haunt your dreams.

Oscar Party Menu: Recipes Inspired by The 2013 Best Picture Nominees

This Sunday, February 24th, brings the 85th Academy Awards – also known as The Oscars. Be excited.

This glamorous awards ceremony featuring iconic gold statues celebrates all things cinema. Along with the highly anticipated Red Carpet, a crucial component of any Oscar night is the assortment of extravagant after parties. But why let celebrities have all the fun? Host your own Oscar party! Whether you invite 3 friends or 300 strangers, (hey, it can happen, right?) this Oscar-worthy menu will make your bash the talk of the town. Paparazzi not invited.

These recipes can be scaled to feed a movie theater full of hungry cinephiles.
The fun part: each dish is inspired by one of the Best Picture nominees.

Amour – Go ahead, fall in love with our mini Smoked Salmon Croque Monsieur Sandwiches. You don’t need subtitles to understand that these crunchy little sandwiches are delicious! We foresee a long, happy life together.

Argo – We bet the “Canadian film crew” would’ve loved these Middle East Nachos made of Baharat Spiced Beef on Pita Chips with Tahini Sauce. You know, if they didn’t have bigger issues on their plates.

Beasts of the Southern Wild – Breakthrough actress Quvenzhané Wallis was just 5 years old during filming. Her feisty character, Hushpuppy, deserves a dish that packs a punch: Cornmeal Hushpuppies with Jalapeno Marmalade.

Django Unchained – While a Southern dish may have seemed like the clear choice here, we thought we’d mix things up with a German nod to Django’s bounty hunting partner in crime (or justice?), Dr. Schultz. Staying true to German tradition, these Sweet Pea and Mint Pancakes are best served with Smoked Salmon and Sour Cream.

Les Misérables – They probably would’ve titled this film Less Misérables had the characters been fortunate enough to stumble upon this recipe for Petites Pissaladieres: Miniature Onion and Black Olive Tartlets. YUM.

Life of Pi – While I probably wouldn’t enjoy being trapped on a tiny boat with a giant tiger, I would love to live a life of pies. Go savory with Mini Apple, Roquefort and Onion or satisfy your sweet tooth with Seasonal Fruit Potpies with Soft Whipped Cream.

Lincoln – Let’s take it back to the South with Crab and Roasted Red Pepper Beignets with Herbed Aioli. Consider these the perfect excuse to yell, “Procure me those beignets!!” You’re welcome.

Silver Linings Playbook – Don’t wake up your parents in the middle of the night. Don’t fall prey to panic attacks. Don’t become a grieving floozy. Do watch some football. Do take a dance class. Do make these deliciously saucy Philly Cheese Steak Bites.

Zero Dark Thirty – Where we found this tasty recipe for Meatballs with Coconut-Mint Chutney is Top Secret. Access classified information by saying the code words: PARSI KOFTA, or just clicking the link above.