Yesterday, the International Ballroom opened its backstage doors and numerous – mostly locally hired – crews will start its transformation into one of the most glamorous venues Hollywood has ever seen.
It has taken six months of meticulous planning for the chefs at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to prepare for the Golden Globe ceremony on January 15. Executive chefs Suki Sugiura and pastry chef Thomas Henzi have created an elegant and mouth-watering menu reflecting the global nature of the Golden Globes and it will take a team of 40 chefs and 110 kitchen staff members to prepare it on show day.
Chef Sugiura has combined local produce with an ensemble of cuisines from around the world to create a globally harmonised menu. It will include an appetiser of pistachio crusted pistou ravioli with wild arugula, smoked tomato, kabocha compote and burrata; a combination entree of miso and sake lees marinated pacific sea bass with grilled king oyster musroom and braised prime short rib of beef with porcini pine nut herb ragout in a light cream of sherry wine ginger tamari sauce with roasted fingerling potatoes, candy striped beets, baby bok choy and yellow baby carrots.
For dessert Chef Henzi will be serving a trio of chocolate delice almond crunch terrine and acacia honey, caramel and fresh berries, which will pair ideally with the Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage 2002 magnums specially created for the show.
More than 1,000 mini bottles and 500 magnums of Grand Vintage 2002 Moet & Chandon champagne —-more than 9,000 glasses—-will be served on the red carpet and inside the ballroom at this year;s glittering Golden Globes awards ceremony on January 15.
For 21 years Moet & Chandon has provided the champagne for the 1,500 guests and this year will be celebrating its anniversary with its specially-created, award-winning 2002 Grand Vintage.
The champagne, which sells at a retail price of $84.95 a bottle, was introduced by Moet’s new home entertaining expert, Aida Mollenkamp (left) at a preview at the Beverly Hilton the week before the show.
“Once again we’re happy to have Moet & Chandon on board with us as the official champagne of the Golden Globes,” said HFPA president Dr. Aida Takla-O’Reilly. “This year marks a special year for us as our partnershi8p enters its 21st year.”Read More »