Hollywood Royalty Treated to an Organic Culinary Feast!

Wolfgang Puck, a name synonymous with fine dining and delicious and decadent food, was selected for the 17th consecutive year by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences to create the menu that would tantalize and indulge the palates of Hollywood insiders attending this year’s 83rd annual Oscar’s Governor’s Ball. Though this aspect has garnered little press, the menu did feature sustainable seafood and organic produce and included the following:

Appetizers featuring sushi variations such as
Maki Rolls – Spicy Tuna, Sweet Shrimp, Crab, Vegetable
Nigiri – Tuna, Sweet Shrimp, Yellowtail, Salmon, Snapper
Sashimi – Tuna, Yellowtail, Salmon, Snapper
Cucumber Salad, Edamame, Wasabi, Soy and Pickled Ginger

As well as many trays filled with
Smoked Salmon on Oscar® Flatbread with Caviar and Crème Fraiche
Spicy Tuna Tartare in Sesame Miso Cones with Masago
Mini Kobe Cheeseburger with Remoulade and Aged Cheddar
Taro Root Taco with Smoked Lobster, Avocado and Pickled Jalapeno
Crispy Rice with Hamachi, Yuzu Aioli, Soy and Edamame
Quince Truffle Crisp
Black Truffle Pizza with Ricotta and Thyme

First Course
Trio of Wolfgang’s Signature Salads…
Artichoke Salad with Confit Tomato, Shaved Parmesan, Arugula, Lemon
Heirloom Beets with Oranges, Almonds, Goat Cheese, Citrus Shallot Vinaigrette
Asparagus with Iberico Ham, Black Truffle Aioli and Mizuna Leaves

The Entrée…
Pan Roasted Dover Sole with Fennel, Olives, Haricot Vert, Tomatoes, Lemon, Sherry,and Olive Oil
Butler-served Vegetable Paella with Saffron, White Wine, Chili, Parsley

Layers of Lemon Cheesecake,
Raspberry Cremieux,
Cassis Gelee,
Valrhona Ivoire 24 Karat Chocolate Oscar®

While many have heard of Wolfgang’s many and varied culinary accomplishments, including one of only two, 2 michelin starred restaurants in Los Angeles, little reference has been made to his fervent advocacy for Organic foods and ingredients, including a line of ready made Organic gourmet soups.

His Eat, Love and Live Well philosophy has created a new standard for food production, that celebrates local farmers, sustainable seafood, humanely treated animals and combines this with innovative and superb flavors to create true gastronomic experiences.

Wolfgang talks about his 9 Point Eat, Love and Live Well Philosophy

Green Glamour on the Oscars Red Carpet

photo from eco-age.com

Well Livia Firth has done it again. In what will hopefully be an annual “Green Carpet Challenge” taken on by many, Olivia Firth accompanied her husband Colin to the Oscars for the 2nd consecutive year in yet another beautiful sustainable gown proving, yet again that green and sustainable can be as glamorous as conventional fashions.

This should come as no surprise really because Green Fashion, after all, has little to do with the designs and more to do with the fabrics used to create them. Fabrics used in sustainable fashion can include anything from recycled fabrics, to organic cotton, to sustainable silk with a number of other options in between. Conventional fashion on the other hand tend to be made with pesticide laden fabrics or artificial manmade chemically laden fabrics.

Livia’s dress was designed by English designer Gary Harvey using recycled and upcycled fabrics from 11 different vintage dresses that reflected the time period of The King’s Speech. The end result was a breathtaking showpiece that had a modern look with an ethereal quality. Perfect for a magical night at the Oscars! Oh, and did I mention the fair traded jewels?

Can’t wait to see next year’s!
You can follow Livia Firth Green Carpet Challenge at her Vogue UK blog here