11 food and drink shows for the Oscars weekend party

The Oscars show is one of the most anticipated events of the year, especially here in Southern California. And reason enough to have a party at home. Invite friends and family to a night of glamour, red carpet fashion and awards announcements. Set up a good viewing spot, dim the lights and serve delicious food and drinks. With the right ambiance and company, watching the Oscars from home on Sunday can be just as entertaining as attending the event. And certainly, if not more, delicious.

Finger food is definitely the way to go on Oscar night. The show almost requires grass all night. Strategically place a plate of snacks like honey sesame seeds or sizzle dates with za’atar, thyme and feta so guests can easily grab them from their seats while sipping a glass of sparkling lemonade. , sparkling bissap, brandy au cassis or GCT (gin, coffee, tonic).

Pack some tasty snacks that are quick and easy to prepare so you can relax and enjoy the evening too.

Here are some tips:
Asian beef short ribs can be prepared the day before and if you don’t want to fire up the grill, you can cook them on the stove top in a cast iron skillet. Bake the vegetarian mushroom strudel in the morning and cook it before the guests arrive. It is very hot from the oven and is good at room temperature. Shrimp Artichoke Salad Cups can be prepared ahead of time – the day before or the day before. They will add color, taste and structure to the table. The recipe for nori with tofu (vegan) fried spicy peanuts says it takes an hour, but 45 minutes of that is oven time, when you can do other things, like prepare carciofi alla romana tart vegan. It takes 30 minutes in the oven. Delicious served warm or at room temperature, so you can make it in the afternoon if you like.

These crackly caramelized walnuts are baked in the oven with sweet and spicy honey, sesame, and baking powder for an easy party treat.

Time1 hour 15 minutes, mostly unattended

LEADMakes about 7 cups

Soy marinade is made with brown sugar, red wine, ginger, garlic and sesame oil. Beef ribs are seared over a hot grill and served with a sweet and spicy sauce.

Time25 minutes

LEADServes 6 to 8

This bubbly lemonade comes with a hint of heat from chile lemon syrup.

Time5 minutes

LEADMake a drink 1

Caramelized, warm dates pair well with cold, sweet feta – drizzled with olive oil and za’atar – in this easy meal.

Time15 minutes

LEADServing 4

Filled with meaty mushrooms and gooey Gruyere cheese for a hearty meal or vegetarian strudel.

Time1 hour 30 minutes

LEADServing 6

Crème de cassis adds a floral sweetness to the classic brandy cocktail.

Time5 minutes, plus chill overnight

LEADServes 4 to 6

The tender shrimp gets a lemony flavor and a little crunch from the blanched artichoke hearts, which makes a nice modern stand-in for bamboo shoots or juice.

Time45 minutes

LEAD4 as a supplement

Hibiscus tea, fresh ginger and lemon juice add flavor to this bubbly drink, inspired by a traditional Senegalese drink.

Time25 minutes

LEADMakes 2 cups syrup (enough for 16 servings)

Peanut butter and crisp chilies make a delicious marinade for fried tofu with rice and herbs.

Time1 hour

LEADServing 4

Inspired by a classic Roman dish, the artichokes are mixed with fresh herbs then placed in clusters on a steamed pastry until golden brown and crisp.

Time1 hour 15 minutes

LEADServes 8 to 12

Coffee adds a dark bitterness to the classic pairing of gin and tonic, both of which are made with plenty of lime.

Time5 minutes

LEADMake a drink 1