Thursday, February 26, 2009

It Was A Grand Night For Oscar

Even our cupcakes were glamourous as we celebrated the Academy Awards with a Ladies' Night Oscar Party. The Oscars are the Super Bowl for women and we all pulled out our very best bridesmaid/prom/ last fancy dress we owned and walked the Red Carpet.

And of course, the food had to be equally wonderful to match the event. I prepared the following:

Savory Bites
  • Stuffed Dates: dates filled with mascarpone cheese and Marcona almonds, wrapped in prosciutto and broiled until slightly crisp
  • Point Reyes Blue Cheese Dip with vegetables
  • Hummus and Vegetables
  • Fromage D'Affinois with Fig Spread
Sweet Treats
Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Chocolate Dipped Raspberries

Oscarworthy Vanilla Vanilla Cupcakes

The attendees also brought wonderful dishes as well! As not to overwhelm this post, I will follow up with separate posts for the dates, the Fromage D'Affinois, peanut butter chocolate bars and cupcakes.

For beverages we had:
  • Sparkling Pinot Grigio with Pomegranate Juice

and thanks to Des:
  • Veuve Clicquot Champagne
  • Dutch Henry Cabernet Franc 2006
  • BV Reserve Dulcet 2004 (Cabernet Sauvignon- 74%, Syrah- 26%)

The Oscars were marvelous- until next year!