Rosewe Latest outwear, up to 66% off

Ads by Rosewe

Food Shopping Top Ingredients

Amazon Food List 4chion lifestyle

Cyber Monday Deals and Steals Here!! Ads By Amazon

Cyber Monday Steals and Deal 4chion Lifestyle Fit Bit
Cyber Monday Steals and Deal Fit Bit

Category: FOOD, WINE, AND ENTERTAINING

4Chion Lifestyle brings the latest in food, wine, and entertainment for completing your best lifestyle. You will find the latest in food trends, drinks, and entertaining ideas for your lifestyle.

Oscar® Is Throwing A Party

Oscar® Is Throwing A Party

Oscars® is throwing a party. The 92nd Oscars’® biggest party will be the Governor’s Ball. The theme of this year’s Governor’s Ball is ‘Magical Transformation’.

Oscar's Party Governors Ball
The Governors Ball Press Preview

Oscar® Party Planning

The inspired design for the evening’s party is harmony and relaxation. The color palette will be a soothing mix of copper and bronze metallics with accents of eggplant and amethyst.

Wolfgang Puck

Wolfgang Puck is again preparing the evening meal for this celebrity Oscar® party. He has revolutionized the dining landscape with a singular focus: to exceed expectations whenever our guests gather for a meal.

Mark’s Garden

Mark’s Graden will bring 400 arrangements that will be hand-crafted with white roses, radiant vanda orchids, purple anemones, and more for beauty at this Oscar® party. “For this year’s floral design, we really wanted to keep the spotlight on the stars of the show,” said Michael Uncapher. “With clean, modern design as the focus for this year’s Governor’s Ball.

Oscar® Party Governor's Ball 4chion lifestyle
The Governors Ball Press Preview

Oscars Governor’s Party Menu

Amuse Bouche

• Compressed Watermelon, Housemade Cashew Ricotta, Mint Agave Syrup (V) • Avocado Tostadas with Crunch Cabbage and Chipotle Glaze (V)
• Mini Taro Root Taco with Braised Hibiscus and Tomatillo Salsa (V)
• Cucumber Roll, Green Chickpeas, Avocado, Citrus Confit (V)

• Roasted Cauliflower Toast, Agrodolce Shallots, Golden Raisins, Sumac (V) • Eggplant Caponata on Grilled Crostini (V)
• Tajin Spiced Popcorn (V)
• Housemade Potato Chips (V)

Tray-Passed Hors d ’Oeuvre

• Duck Carnitas, Mini Blue Corn Taco, Pomegranate Mole, Pear Pico De Gallo

  • Watermelon, Hamachi, Yuzu Kosho
  • Smoked Salmon Oscars Matzah
  • Miniature Wagyu Burger, Sharp Cheddar, Remoulade
  • Assorted Signature Pizzas
  • Spicy Tuna Tartare in Sesame Miso Cones
  • Beet Macaron, Herb Goat Cheese, Citrus
  • Winter Spice French Toast with Pumpkin Crème Brulee
  • Puffed Air Bread, Aquafaba Mousse, Bell Pepper Caviar (V)
  • Root Vegetable Potsticker, Carrot Ponzu (V)
  • Wild Mushroom Cigar, Truffle Aioli, Truffle Ash, Cigar Box (V)
  • Vegetable Rice Paper Roll, Mango, Papaya, Mint, Thai Basil (V/AG)
  • Sweet Potato Tempura with Mint Cilantro Aioli (V)
Passed Small Plates
SERVED COLD
  • Maitake Mushroom Salad, Eggplant Baba Ghanoush, Tahini, Burnt Onion Syrup, Sumac Spiced Pita Crumbs (V)
  • “Frozen” Tangerine, Gooseberry, Avocado, Mint, Cucumber, Aji Amarillo Vinaigrette (V)
  • Baby Little Gem Lettuce, Crispy Quinoa, Pomegranate, Wild Herbs, Green Goddess Vinaigrette (V)
SERVED HOT
  • Potato Tots, Herb Crème Fraiche, Caviar
  • Black Truffle Chicken Pot Pie
  • Cacio e Pepe Macaroni and Cheese
  • Miyazaki Wagyu Beef, NY Yukon Gold Potato Puree with Creme Fraiche, Braised Celery and Spring Onion
  • California Sand Dabs Grenobloise, Lemon, Capers, Cauliflower Purée, Crispy Cauliflower Chips
  • Jidori Poussin Chicken and Waffles, Bourbon Maple Syrup
  • Forbidden Black Rice, Miso Glazed Baby Eggplant, Hunan Sauce, Crispy Wild Rice (V)
  • Wild Mushroom Bolognese, Rigatoncini Pasta (V)
  • Housemade Tofu, Hijiki Seaweed Rice, Carrot Greens, Edamame, Ginger Ponzu (V)
  • Moroccan Spiced Vegetable Tagine with Cauliflower Couscous, Dried Fruit, Harissa (V)
  • Housemade Campanelle Pasta with Preserved Meyer Lemon, Artichokes, English Pea, Pea Tendrils (V)
  • Braised Leeks, Fennel Sunchoke Puree, Cipollini Onion, Haricot Verts, Tomato Herb Pistou (V)
Chef Action Station

• Made to Order Mozzarella and Burrata

  • Vegan Cheeses (V)
  • Preserved Persimmon, Pickled Mustard Seeds
  • Tartine Breads
  • Housemade Pesto, Romesco, Tapenade, Anchovies in Olive Oil, Assorted Olive Oils, Assorted Vinegars, Mostarda
Sweets
  • Parfait of Boba – Compressed Honeydew,
  • Green Tea Almond Milk Mousse and Coffee Gelée (V) Kumquat Eton Mess Verrine – Pavlova, Kumquat Jam, Tangerine Cream, Meringue and Kumquat Tuile (V)
  • Bottomless Vertical Tart – Yuzu and Blueberry
  • Blackberry Spiced Layered Cake
  • Raspberry-Lemonade Cookie (V)
  • Salted Caramel Brownie Cookie (V)
  • Double Chocolate Chip Cookie (V)
  • Red Velvet Brownie (V)
  • Margarita Push Pop (V)
  • Chocolate Pizzelle Wafer with Vanilla Cream and WP Chocolate Stamp
  • Raspberry Marshmallow, Pistachio Sable Dipped in Dark Chocolate
  • Dark Chocolate and Yuzu Ravioli (V)
  • Red Wine Winter Spice Pate de Fruit in Dark Chocolate (V)
  • Cranberry Honey Macaron
  • Grapefruit Ginger Macaron
  • Translucent Candy Lollipop with Gold Leaf, Edible Flower with Elderflower Essence (V)
  • Translucent Candy Lollipop with Silver Leaf, Edible Petals with Mango and Jalapeno Essence (V)
  • Ube and Coconut Cream Pillow Tart (V)
  • Peppermint Patty Pillow Cake with Vanilla Sable
Boozy Milkshakes

• Bailey’s Irish Cream Milkshake
• Banana, Oat Milk, Salted Caramel, and Bourbon (V)
• Orange Sorbet Old Fashioned with Bitters Granita (V)

Housemade Valrhona Chocolate Bars
  • Dark Chocolate Horchata (V)
  • Dark Chocolate Turmeric, Lemon and Ginger (V)
  • Dark Chocolate Cookies & Cream (V)
  • White Chocolate and Lavender
Chef Action Station SCOOPED TO ORDER SORBETS ON CHINESE DONUTS
  • Chocolate Sorbet (V)
  • Coconut and Lychee Sorbet (V)
  • Mandarin Sorbet (V)
Behind the Scenes

Menu Created by
WOLFGANG PUCK and ERIC KLEIN VP of Culinary, Wolfgang Puck Catering

Pastry Design by
KAMEL GUECHIDA, GARRY LARDUINAT, and JASON LEMONNIER

Restaurant-Style Service Directed by
CARL SCHUSTER, CEO Wolfgang Puck Catering

Recipes For Your Oscar’s Party

Dinner Party
Oscars Governor Ball 2020 4chion Lifestyle
Cacio e Pepe Macaroni and Cheese
Cacio e Pepe Macaroni and Cheese

Recipe courtesy Wolfgang Puck
Serves 1
8oz Cavatelli Pasta
2 Tbsp Salt
2 Tbsp Butter
2 Tbsp Flour
1 ¼ cup Whole Milk
¼ cup shredded Aged Vermont White Cheddar
1 Tbsp Parmesan
¼ tsp Pink Peppercorns, toasted and ground
½ tsp Black Peppercorns, toasted and ground
¼ tsp Green Peppercorns

  1. Bring 2-3 quarts of water to a boil in a pot. Add 2 Tbsp of salt to the water and then the
    pasta. Cook for about 8 minutes or to al dente. Strain.
  2. In a heavy bottom pot, melt butter and then whisk flour into the melted butter.
    Continue to whisk for two minutes on low heat avoiding any color.
  3. Add milk to the butter and flour mixture continuing to stir until the milk thickens to a creamy consistency and coats the back of a spoon.
  4. Add white cheddar, stirring to melt the cheese into the milk. Add ground pink and black
    peppercorns.
  5. Add the pasta to the pot and stir in the Parmesan. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve!
Vegetable Rice Paper Roll
Spring rolls  Oscars Governor Ball 2020 4chion Lifestyle
Spring Rolls

Recipe courtesy Wolfgang Puck
Serves one
1 8” rice paper wrap
1/2 mango peeled, julienned into 3 inch sticks
½ tsp togarashi (shichimi)
4 mint, leaves picked
3 thai basil, leaves picked
1 whole fuyu persimmon, julienned
1 whole jalapeno, seeded and julienned
1whole cucumber, julienned into 3 inch sticks (Discard the seeds)
1 tbsp sweet chili sauce (recipe below)
1 whole fresh lime zest
3 shiso leaves
¼ c micro shiso
Sweet Chili Sauce
2 Tablespoons of Agave
1 Tablespoon of Sriracha
1 Teaspoon chopped garlic
½ teaspoon of minced ginger
1 lime, juiced
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon sweet soy sauce
1 teaspoon chopped mint
1 teaspoon of cilantro chopped

  1. Combine ingredients and bring to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until it begins to boil and remove from heat.
  2. Take off heat and cool using an ice bath.
    Directions:
  3. Take a bowl with hot water and place one rice paper round in until it is softens and is malleable, about 15 -20 seconds. Be sure to use to large enough bowl for the rice paper to fit without bending or folding.
  4. Place the now rehydrated rice paper on a dry cutting board or flat clean surface.
  5. Place towards a quarter of the way down the rice paper: 4 julienned strips of mango, 3 to 4 pieces of
    persimmon, 4 strips of cucumber, 3-4 strips of jalapeno, tablespoon of sweet chili sauce, zest a teaspoon
    of lime, ½ teaspoon of Togarashi, 3 mint leaves, 2 Thai basil leaves, shingle the shiso leaves on tip
  6. Take the sides of the rice paper roll and fold inward, then bring the bottom of the rice paper and fold
    over the ingredients and gently roll upward.
  7. Cutting the rice paper roll into desired pieces and garnish with micro shiso leaves.
Cocktails
Oscars Governor Ball 2020 4chion Lifestyle
Cocktails
Garden Party Martini (Non-Alcoholic Cocktail)

2 1/2 oz Seedlip Garden 108

1/2 oz Olive Brine

Dash of Celery Bitters

5 Drops Giardiniera Oil

Combine seedlip garden, olive brine, and celery bitters into a mixing glass over ice. Stir well. Strain contents into a chilled martini glass. Use an eyedropper to place 5 drops of Giardiniera oil onto the top of the cocktail.

When You Have Passion

1 1/2 oz Tequila Don Julio Blanco

1 oz Fresh Lime Juice

3/4 oz Agave Nectar

1/2 oz Passion Fruit Liqueur

Dash of fresh ginger juice.

Combine Tequila Don Julio Blanco, fresh lime juice, agave nectar, passion fruit liqueur, and fresh ginger juice into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain content into a 50 ml Tequila Don Julio Blanco bottle and serve with a mini paper straw.

The 92nd Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.  “The Oscars Red Carpet Show” will air at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.  The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Glamorous Golden Globes

Glamorous Golden Globes

Glamorous hits the Golden Globes. The celebrities bring forward the award season with glamour, fashion, and great memes to be around a long time.

Tom Hanks Golden Globes
Tom Hanks accepts the Cecil B. DeMille Award

Glamorous Memes

The greatest night to watch Tom Hanks. Not for his speech when receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award or anticipating if he would win for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture. He has the viral video of the night. Check out this moment here.

Glamorous Red Carpet

The first night of award season did not disappoint. The larger than life red carpet was not just celebrities, but large puffy sleeves, giant bows that missed their Christmas gifts, and long trains. This sets to tone for the upcoming season. Bright colors, beautiful androgynous styling, and glamorous accessories. See #4chionstyle for all things Golden Globe styling and fashion.

Glamorous Night

The evening host Ricky Gervais took on the celebrities to the core from the hostless Oscars, sexual predators, to Felicity Huffman and more. The evening was filled with Ellen DeGeneres getting the Carol Burnett Award and a few our favorite shows took home awards:

  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
    • Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture Brad Pitt
    • Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
    • Best Screenplay – Motion Picture Quentin Tarantino
  • Joker
    • Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama Joaquin Phoenix
    • Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama Joaquin Phoenix
    • Best Original Score – Motion Picture Hildur Guðnadóttir
  • Rocketman
    • Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Taron Egerton
    • Best Original Song – Motion Picture I’m Gonna Love Me Again, Elton John and Bernie Taupin
  • The Act
    • Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Patricia Arquette

The celebrities enjoyed a glamorous vegan dinner and many after-parties hosted by production companies and networks.

See the full list of recipients here.

Gia Klilmes Makeup Artist
Gia Klimes

Glamorous Make-Up

L’Oréal Glamourous

L’Oréal make-up has been a staple on the red carpet for so many years. Being in this industry and working with so many other pros we have known that the quality of L’Oréal make-up is superb.
We all own and use so many of these products for our Hollywood celebrity clients. The key to our clients and the red carpet are as follows. It’s all about the first foundation that looks like skin, but covers imperfections, and does not make the skin crack or look aged, or dry. Tough one right?
 Well here enters L’Oréal True Match Lumi. Problem no more, 40 percent of water and vitamin C, they know how to make it happen ladies. My clients, I work with for fashion shows and the red carpet will tell you I create magic. The magic is in the foundation and this foundation is outstanding. 5-star red carpet worthy. Hollywood glowing healthy skin, that’s what I create with this must-have product. The shades are so beautiful, colors are available for all skin types. Never pulls orange after it’s been on the skin, and never settles into fine lines. 

Red carpet Beauty Tip
Glowing on the Red Carpet
Glamourous Skin

It literally melts into the skin mimicking your own skin but better. Giving you that coverage but not sacrificing the look you are trying to achieve on the red carpet, which is healthy fresh flawless skin. The consistency of this foundation is fabulous and deserves its own Golden Globe. 
My celebrity clients think I have the magic, but the magic is in this product. It’s a definite must for everyone. Affordable for all which is even better. Like icing on the cake.
The next favorite I used for my clients at the Golden Globes show is L’Oréal Pro Glo corrector and concealer, another 5-star red carpet Golden Globe worthy must-have product. Now, you are probably thinking how is that possible for something at such a low price point? Ok this one everyone can relate to. The under-eye area is a very delicate area that is the first to see the signs of aging, dark circles, puffiness, and crepey loose skin. Well, that cannot happen on awards night.

Red Carpet Glamourous

Celebrity queens in front of the cameras, pictures, press, interviews. No time for those annoying imperfection. Here enters, my hero. Saves the day, it is 14-hour to wear, and buildable. L’Oréal Pro Glo correcting and concealer. It’s so hydrating and the texture is so superb that it never looks heavy and dry under the eye. It also photographs beautiful, matching the rest of the skin. My clients do not have the dreaded raccoon eyes. It is so hard to find a product to do this without settling again into lines, especially under the eye. Well, look no further. I am bringing Hollywood looks to all of you beautiful ladies out there, by sharing my tips on things I use on the shows. Oh yes, the best part, price. Anyone can have this item as well. Major affordable, but the quality is impeccable.  Use this product with a flat concealer brush, and don’t tug. Press outward gently as you apply. Because if you have puffiness And you press outward only, you will help to move that fluid out of the area it likes to hang out in.  Key point guys. Oh yes, my queens, this product is also great to highlight cheekbones, inner corner of eyes and tip of the nose. For the real Hollywood glam glow. These are my choices and must-haves to start out your 2020 to a new younger-looking you. P.S. This is what I’m wearing in my photo featured here. God bless, your all-stars your all beautiful. The Golden Globe goes to All of us. Until my next review, be the beautiful best you are. Best always.  Gia Klime.

What was your favorite make-up, style, or fashion? Post @4Chionlifestyle on social media. Check out #4chionstyle for all the photos and details about celebrity fashion and styling for your best lifestyle.

@4chionLifestyle

Connect with us here:

Follow us for the best in your lifestyle here:

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

Google+

Pinterest

Flickr

Tumblr

Snapchat

Vegan Dinner for the 77th Golden Globes

Vegan Dinner for the 77th Golden Globes

Vegan Dinner for the 77th Golden Globes. Setting a dynamic dinner for the elite of Hollywood is always a challenge. This year for the first time the Golden Globes has asked the Beverly Hilton chefs to create a completely plant-based menu.

Vegan Golden Globes Dinner 4chion Lifestyle
Menu Golden Globe Awards

Vegan Menu Decision

The last year we have seen an increase in plant-based food from the Impossible and Awesome Burger. “For the first time the meal served to our guests will be entirely plant-based, a way to focus awareness on the need to countenance sustainable lifestyles as our world moves towards climate and environmental insecurity.” The menu has no meat or dairy in any dish. The Golden Globes takes the challenge and brings a star-studded menu.

scallops” made from king oyster mushrooms 4chion lifestyle golden globes 4chion lifestyle
King Oyster Mushrooms Vegan Dinner

Vegan Menu

The celebrities attending the Golden Globes this year will find a glamourous filling dinner. The menu includes:

  • The appetizer is chilled golden beet soup. This is prepared with shaved candy-striped beets, citrus oil, pistachio, micro chervil, and amaranth
  • The entrée will be “scallops” made from king oyster mushrooms, served with wild-mushroom risotto, roasted baby purple, and green brussels sprouts, globe carrots, and pea tendrils.
  • The dessert is a “Vegan Opera Dome,” with choco brilliance, praline gunaja crumble, caramelized hazelnuts, and passion crispy. 

Vegan Menu Changes

Executive pastry chef Thomas Henzi discusses making a beautiful cake without the use of gelatin, eggs, milk, or butter. This is a completely plant-based pastry. “It is a bit different when coming to pastries. You have to always learn new things,” Henzi states.

Executive chef Matthew Morgan says, “It is exciting to be a part of it. The statement that it is making is extremely important.” The menu looks to be as fancy as years past and the celebrities should have plenty to eat and drink.

Golden Globes 2020 Plate Up
Menu Golden Globe Awards

Vegan Drink Menu

Moet is here again with mini champaign bottles for the red carpet arrivals (1500 in total). The official drink is the Moet Golden Hour. This cocktail (500 will be served) is created with Belvedere vodka, Moet, pineapple juice, and simple syrup. 125 bottles finish off the Moet champaign at the Golden Globes.

Vegan Dinner Table Settings

Mark’s Garden is decorating the table with over 10,000 flowers. Vibrant and full boutiques will grace each table on the evening of the Golden Globes.

Golden Globes 2020 Plate Up
Menu Golden Globe Awards

Vegan Recipe

Golden Beet Soup

2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
2 ½ lbs. golden beets, peeled and chopped into 1/2-in. pieces (6 cups), green tops reserved
1 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped (2 cups)
2 medium carrots, peeled and roughly chopped (1 1/2 cups)
4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
½ cup dry white wine
1 (48-oz.) container vegetable stock
1 cup water
1 tsp. orange zest plus ½ cup fresh juice (from 2 oranges)
1½ tsp. kosher salt
¼ cup chopped roasted salted pistachios

1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium. Add beets, onion, and carrots. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion starts to caramelize, 15 to 18 minutes. Add garlic; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 1 minute. Add wine, and use a wooden spoon to scrape up browned bits from the bottom. Add stock and water. bring to a boil over medium; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook until the beets are very tender, about 1 hour. Remove from heat; let cool 20 minutes.
2. Puree cooled soup in a blender until smooth; water can be added for desired consistency. Return puree to pot. Stir in orange zest, juice and salt. Chill 30 minutes or until ready to serve.
3. Thinly slice beet green tops. Ladle soup into bowls, and sprinkle with greens and pistachios. Drizzle with more olive oil, if desired.

Serves: 4
Active time: 40 minutes
Total time: 2 hours, 10 minutes

The Golden Hour Cocktail

1 cup ice
¾ oz. grapefruit vodka
1 oz. fresh pineapple juice
⅓ oz. simple syrup
1½ oz. chilled champagne
Fresh pineapple chunk
Pinch of smoked salt

1. Fill a shaker with ice, grapefruit vodka, pineapple juice, and simple syrup. Shake and strain into a coupe glass.
2. Top with champagne. Garnish with a fresh pineapple chunk sprinkled with a pinch of smoked salt.

Makes: 1

Ricky Gervais will host the high-profile ceremony airing live coast to coast on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 from 5-8 p.m. PT/8-11 p.m. ET on NBC from The Beverly Hilton.

Stay tuned here and on our social media for exclusive coverage of the Golden Globes. #4chionstyle.

@4chionLifestyle

Connect with us here:

Follow us for the best in your lifestyle here:

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

Google+

Pinterest

Flickr

Tumblr

Snapchat

Emmys’® Governors Ball ~ Brilliance in Motion

Emmys’® Governors Ball ~ Brilliance in Motion

Sunday is the 71st Emmys® Prime Time hostless award ceremony. The nominees and winners will be honored with an after-party, Brilliance in Motion, at the L.A. LIVE Event Deck. This will be an evening of exceptional food, talent, and drinks. You can even enjoy a glamourous evening at home.

Home Entertaining for the Emmys®

Emmys® Brilliance Party At Home

Entertaining is such always fun. There is no better time than the Emmys®. Celebrate your favorite actor/actress, streaming shows, and mini-series.

Create a great time that involves your senses. This will engage your guests. The food is one way to really bring this to light. You can create great courses that bring all five senses to the table (recipes at the end).

Decorating is always a lot of fun. The Governors Ball is using a rich palette of eggplant purple, magenta, coral, red, and Emmy gold! These are great colors for your invitations, table accents, and backdrops use scarfs or sheer fabrics.

Add fountains for just an added touch of sound. Crystals are a perfect addition to the table setting and capture the light from candles. Farmers’ Markets have beautiful flowers to use as a nice pop of color around the room. Add extra large pillows that can be used as sitting for the guest to sit while enjoying the show.

Have the evening be the formal attire. Then make a budget for the amount one can spend on the purchase of formal evening wear. Then have a golden trophy for the winner.

Gift bags for your guests as they leave is a nice surprise. You can include a personalized label bottle of wine (in Chandler AZ Down Time Wines creates personal labels), Fuji water, Lindt chocolates, and an Emmy® of their own.

Emmys® Governors Ball Theme

This event is one big celebration covering three evenings of Emmys® nominees and winners. This menu, decor, and drinks set with the theme. “The theme of Brilliance in Motion reflects both the extraordinary talent and creativity of the people and productions we honor at the Emmys®, and the vibrant experience we’ve designed for this year’s Governors Ball,” said Governors Ball Committee Co-Chair Halina Siwolop.

Emmys® Brilliance Governors’ Menu

This year’s menu will be one worth waiting to eat until after the prime time show for the celebrities. You can create a nice dinner party with the recipes included below.

TRAY PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES
  • Mango rice paper roll
    • Rice noodles, mango, mint, basil, and sweet chili dipping sauce
  • Maine lobster, burrata, crisp capers, savory basil waffle cup
  • Yellowtail sashimi, yuzu ponzu, red plum relish, crispy wonton
  • Red wine braised short rib
    • Horseradish cream, herb crostini
  • Tomato “tartare”
    • Basil vinaigrette, savory tomato cone V VEGAN
  • Chicken croquette, smoked paprika aioli
TRAY PASSED SMALL PLATES
  • Kobe Meatball (recipe below)
    • American Wagyu beef, roasted heirloom tomato sauce, béchamel, aged parmesan, crispy basil
  • Crab Cake Slider
    • Jumbo lump crab, Martins potato roll, Old Bay remoulade
  • “Street Corn” Ravioli
    • Sweet corn polenta, lime aioli, Arbol chili tajin
  • Brussels Sprout “Frites”
  • Balsamic syrup, aged parmesan
  • Candy Striped Beet “Poke”
  • Marinated seaweed, red quinoa, white soy ponzu, pickled ginger
  • Caramelized Japanese Eggplant
  • scallion, cilantro, toasted sesame
  • Green Goddess Chop
  • Baby zucchini, asparagus, English peas, edamame, Romanesco, broccolini
STATIONS
NICK & STEFS inspired station
  • Chefs carving/
    • composing bite-sized meat onto small plates. Attendants plating/serving salad onto a small plate
  • Hand Carved Cape Grim Grass-Fed Tenderloin of Beef (recipe below)
    • Red wine sauce
    • Horseradish cream
  • White Cheddar Potato Gratin (recipe below)
    • Lots of cream, lots of butter
  • Little Gem Chopped Wedge Salad (recipe below)
    • Sweet 100 tomatoes, red onion, shaved radish, smoked bacon lardons, creamy blue cheese dressing Bacon on the side
SLIDERS N’ CHIPS
  • Chefs assembling gourmet versions of slider burgers
    • Farmers Market Pesto Chicken Slider herb grilled free-range chicken, local heirloom figs, fresh mozzarella, pesto aioli
    • So-Cal Slider Beyond Meat patty, oven-roasted tomato, dill pickle, grilled onions, “vegan island” sauce, Martin’s potato roll
  • Lettuce wrap available upon request
  • Sweet Potato Chips
  • Russet Potato Chips
  • Creamy French onion dip
  • Ginger aioli

Chef and Founder of Patina Catering Joachim Splichal returns to the Governors Ball. This is the 24th year for the catering company. This menu is a lavish tasting menu of chef-driven small plates and reinterpretations of classic dishes.

Emmys® Governors’ Dessert Menu

Why not start with dessert! This year’s dessert menu created by Frania Mendivil. She has a passion for pastry. She began in her family’s humble bakery in Mexico. The official chocolate is Lindt.

DECADENT DESSERTS
  • Mini Milk Shakes
  • Chocolate and vanilla whipped Chantilly
    • maraschino cherry tray-passed
  • Mini Verrines
    • raspberry chia seed tapioca, Lindt chocolate pot de crème
  • Butterscotch budino (recipe below)
  • Mini Chocolate Cup Tarts
    • mango passion, pistachio chocolate
  • Homemade Cookies and Warm Brownies
  • Snickerdoodle Blondie
    • caramelized popcorn, sea salt
  • Double Chocolate S’more Brownies
  • Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookie

Emmys® Governors Ball Drinks

  • Every celebration needs a good set of drinks. The Emmys® Governors Ball brings Sterling Vineyards back. The selection of wine includes
  • Vineyards Napa Valley Chardonnay
  • 2017 Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley Sauvignon
  • Blanc and 2016 Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2015 Sterling Vineyards Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Blanc and 2016 Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • 2015 Sterling Vineyards Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2015 Sterling Vineyards Iridium Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Ferrari Trento Champagne & Sparkling Wine
  • Blanc de Blancs Ferrari Brut, the Ferrari Brut Rosé, a delicately harmonious blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and a glorious array of vintage offerings.
  • FIJI Water
  • Ketel One Family-Made Vodka
    • The Marvelous Mule – An unexpected global twist to the classic ginger mule that incorporates turmeric and lemongrass
    • The Dapper Dragon – A delightful sipping experience highlighted by vibrant dragon fruit, papaya nectar, and cardamom-spiced coconut water
    • The Moonlighter (recipe below) – A playful riff on the classic espresso martini with surprising notes of pineapple and banana
    • The Helmsman – An alcohol-free option with papaya, coconut and tangy citrus to please any palate
  • Don Francisco’s Coffee

Food & Beverage Facts


There is a lot of food that goes into the three-night event. Here is just a little insight into what it takes to celebrate the celebrities on Emmys® nights.
Service
20 executive chefs on-site in the kitchen each night
250 chefs each night
15 production managers each night
50 bartenders each night
600 servers each night
9 convection ovens
6 stoves
15 fryers
100 wine buckets

Food
Plated dishes, in miniature form 126,000
Single-bite size hors d’oeuvres 61,000
Maine Lobster 175 lbs
Braised Short Rib 175 lbs
Yellowtail Sashimi 175 lbs
Wagyu Beef 700 lbs
Local Fresh Heirloom Tomatoes 525 lbs
Golden Potatoes 3,500
Aged White Cheddar Cheese 630 lbs
Sweet Corn 540 lbs
Gruyere Cheese 410 lbs
Jumbo Crab 250 lbs
Organic Mangos 1,500 lbs
Chocolate Chip Cookies 7,040
Local Fresh Strawberries 525 lbs
Wine glasses 12,761
Sparkling wine flutes 11,185
Bamboo plates/boats 78,960
Bamboo forks 60,240
Bamboo spoons 19,200
Ice 17,920 lbs
Dry ice 11,500 lbs

Emmys® Recipes

Hor d’oeuvres
KOBE BEEF MEATBALLS WITH ROASTED TOMATO SAUCE AND
CREAMY BECHAMEL

Serves 16
2# Ground Kobe Beef
1# Ground Veal (can be substituted with ground pork as needed)
3 C Toasted Ciabatta bread
1 C Whole milk
2 T Ground Fennel Seed
2 T Ground Caraway Seed
2 T Garlic Powder
1 T Onion Powder
¼ C Salt
¼ C Chopped Parsley
¼ C Chopped Basil
METHOD: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. With a knife, remove the crust of ciabatta bread and tear the
remaining bread into small pieces. Drizzle the torn beard with olive oil and toast in oven until lightly
golden brown. While the bread toasts, mix the ground beef, veal, and all the dry spices in a large bowl.
When the bread is toasted and dry, remove from oven and allow to cool. Once the bread is cool enough to handle, crumble the bread into a separate bowl and cover with the whole milk; set aside until milk has been fully absorbed by the ciabatta. When the bread is fully hydrated, combine the bread mixture with the beef mixture, and add the fresh parsley and basil. Mix well by hand until fully incorporated. Form the mixture into 2oz balls and place onto a baking tray. Bake the meatballs in a hot oven until dark golden brown and fully caramelized, about 10 minutes. Once baked, immerse the meatballs into the tomato sauce completely and allow to simmer until fully cooked. Once cooked through the meatballs are ready to
eat but can be left in the simmer sauce to be served later. Serve warm with an ample drizzle of the bechamel sauce.
TOMATO SAUCE:
¼ C Extra Virgin olive oil
8 cloves Garlic, finely sliced for minced
½ EA White onion, finely diced
½ C Dry white wine
12 Leaves basil, chiffonade
1 can San Marzano tomatoes, crushed
1 t ground black Pepper
1 T Kosher salt
½ T Chili flake
METHOD: In a heavy-bottomed cooking pot, warm olive oil over low heat. Once the oil is warm add the
sliced garlic and diced onion and allow to cook for 5 minutes, stirring often to ensure the onion and garlic
does not burn. When the onion and garlic are soft and fragrant, carefully add the white wine and reduce
to ¼. After the wine is reduced add the remaining ingredients and allow to simmer, stirring often, until the
sauce is thickened and smooth, approximately 1 hour. Keep the heat on low and allow the sauce to simmer
slowly for best results.
BECHAMEL:
1 C Dry white wine
4 EA Thyme sprigs
2 EA Bay leaves, fresh if available
4 EA Garlic cloves, crushed
1 EA Shallot, sliced
1 tsp black peppercorn
¼ C All-purpose flour
¼ C Unsalted butter
½ C Whole milk
½ C Heavy cream
METHOD: In a heavy-bottomed saucepot place wine, thyme, bay leaves, garlic, shallot, and black
peppercorns, and simmer on low. Reduce the mixture to ¼ of the original volume. Once reduced, strain
the mixture and place the wine back into the cooking pot. Allow the wine to continue to reduce until
almost evaporated. Roughly chop the butter and add to the wine. Keeping the heat on low, allow butter to
fully melt and then whisk the flour into the butter and wine mixture to start the roux. Continue to whisk and
cook the roux until the smell of raw flour is gone, approximately ten minutes. Combine the whole milk and
heavy cream and slowly whisk into the roux watching for any lumps that may form. Allow to simmer for another 10 minutes, adding more milk if bechamel becomes too thick.

Main Course
PRIME BEEF TENDERLOIN

Serves 12
1 EA Prime beef tenderloin
2 oz Unsalted butter
6 EA Thyme sprigs
4 EA Garlic cloves
Kosher salt
Ground black pepper
METHOD: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Season beef tenderloin with salt and pepper on all sides. Over medium-high heat in a cast-iron pan, sear beef tenderloin until golden and caramelized on all sides. Add
butter, thyme and crushed garlic to the pan and baste the beef with the frothy melted butter. Once basted
place in oven and cook until medium-rare, approximately 15 minutes. The internal temperature should be roughly 125 degrees if using a meat thermometer. Remove from oven and allow the beef to rest for at least
10 minutes before cutting and serving.

WHITE CHEDDAR POTATO GRATIN

4# Russet potato, peeled and finely sliced
6 EA Shallot, finely sliced
6 EA Garlic cloves, chopped
2 C Whole milk
4 C Heavy cream
2 T Kosher salt
2 T Thyme leaves, chopped
6 oz White cheddar, grated
4 oz Parmesan cheese, grated
METHOD: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a heavy-bottomed pot, sweat garlic and shallots until soft and fragrant. Add cream, milk, salt, and thyme leaves and reduce by half. While the milk and cream mixture is reducing, peel and slice the potatoes as thinly as possible and cover in cold water to prevent browning. Prepare an 8×10 inch heavy-bottomed casserole dish with cooking spray or butter. Arrange one layer of the sliced potatoes into the bottom of the casserole dish. Carefully cover the potatoes with the reduced cream. Sprinkle with the white cheddar and parmesan. Place the second layer of potatoes and again cover with cream mixture and grated cheeses. Continue this process the casserole dish is completely full. Add one final layer of the grated cheeses and cover the casserole dish with aluminum foil. Bake the gratin for 1 hour at 350 degrees, remove foil and bake for an additional 20 minutes to brown the top of the gratin.
Remove from oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes before serving.

Green Goddes Chop Salad

Serves 8
1 C Baby zucchini, blanched
1 C Asparagus tips, blanched
½ C English peas, blanched
½ C Edamame, blanched
½ C Green Romanesco florets, blanched
½ C Shishito peppers, lightly grilled
8 EA Broccolini, blanched
2 heads Baby artisan lettuce, leaves picked washed
½ C Green Goddess dressing
METHOD: Prepare the vegetables as stated and cut all into bite-size pieces. Wash and dry the lettuce leaves and cut into a bowl. Combine with cut vegetables and drizzle with the green goddess dressing. Carefully toss and serve. Garnish with fresh tarragon leaves and fennel frond.
GREEN GODDESS DRESSING
2 C Watercress, picked leaves, washed
½ C Basil, leaves
2 T Chives, chopped
2 T Tarragon leaves
1 EA Lemon zest and juice
½ C Mayonnaise
2 T Crème Fraiche
1 EA Anchovy
½ T Dijon mustard
2 EA Garlic cloves
METHOD: In a blender mix lemon juice, mayonnaise, crème fraiche, anchovy, Dijon mustard, and garlic cloves. Puree until smooth adding a small amount of water if the mixture becomes too thick. Add the fresh
herbs and lemon zest to the blender cup and carefully pulse to combine and fully mix the herbs and the pureed base.

Dessert
BUTTERSCOTCH BUDINO

Yield: 10 portions
1 cup Dark brown sugar
½ cup water
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3 cup heavy cream
1.5 cup whole milk
8 ea. large egg yolks
4 tablespoon cornstarch
4 tablespoon unsalted butter
Method

  1. Combine the brown sugar, water, and salt in a heavy-bottomed saucepan, place the pan on the stove over medium heat, cook until the caramel is dark, takes about 14 minutes.
  2. Standing back with caution add the cream and milk to the caramel. This will make the mixture seize up at first, but if you keep whisking and let it heat back up, it will combine. Bring the mixture back to boil, then turn down the heat to medium.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and cornstarch.
  4. Temper the caramel mixture with eggs yolks and cornstarch by adding a cup caramel mix to the eggs mixture, whisking constantly, then pour the egg mixture back into the pan.
  5. Increase the heat to bring this mixture to a boil and keep whisking as the custard thickens from the cornstarch, should take two minutes.
    6 Remove the pan from the heat and add the butter.
  6. Strain the custard through a fine strainer to remove any big lumps that might have formed and portion the custard into ramekins.
  7. Cover the ramekins with plastic wrap and chill the custard for a least 4 hours…it’s best when you make a day ahead
Cocktail
Moonlighter
Ingredients:
  • 1 ½ oz  Ketel One Vodka
  • ¾  oz Chamomile-Lavender Syrup**
  • ½ oz Cocchi Americano
  • ¾ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 oz Soda Water
  • Lemon Twist
  • Lavender Sprigs
Barware:

Instructions:

  1. Combine Ketel One, Chamomile Lavender Syrup, Fresh Lemon Juice, and Cocchi Americano in a shaker.
  2. Add ice and shake lightly. Over shaking will cause the drink to water down; do not over dilute, as we will be adding additional Soda Water.
  3. Roll in Soda Water and strain over fresh ice into a glass.
  4. Garnish with a manicured lemon twist and fresh lavender sprigs.
** Easy Chamomile-Lavender Syrup

Ingredients:

  • Strong Chamomile and Lavender Tea
  • Sugar

Instructions:

  1. Brew 1 cup of strong chamomile and lavender tea; allow to steep for 20 minutes.
  2. Remove tea bags or herbs.
  3. Measure remaining amount of brewed tea, stir in an equal volume of sugar (I have reduced sugar without much change in taste) until dissolved.
  4. Chill

What is your favorite nomination this year? Post your answer on social media using #4chionstyle.

The Livings Space furnishings will be donated to Habitat For Humanity after the event. The 71st Emmy Awards will air LIVE coast-to-coast from the Microsoft Theater at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 22 (8:00-11:00 PM ET /5:00-8:00 PM PT) on FOX.

4ChionLifestyle

Connect With us here for your best lifestyle:

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

Google+

Flickr

Snapchat

#4chionstyle

Photos by Eric Reed/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images

Barbecue Time

Barbecue Time

There is nothing like a great barbecue with family, friends, and neighbors. Barbecuing techniques include smoking, roasting or baking, braising and grilling. We traveled across the US looking for the best.

Sugarfire Smokehouse Barbecue

St. Louis is known for its arch and barbecue. Today I enjoy the meal with my sister Cherie. This being a late Sunday afternoon we realize that many locations are not open, but find one near the ball field, SugarFire SmokeHouse BBQ!

This is an award-winning restaurant under Chef Mike Johnson has studied with Myron Mixon, cooked with Emeril Lagasse and Charlie Trotter. It was a great experience of community, exceptional food (sweet potatoes the best) and BBQ pork and salmon.

St. Louis BBQ is grilled then sauced instead of dry rubbing, slow cooking over indirect heat. St. Louis is the top consumer of bar-be-cue sauce. The sauce is tomato-based and sweeter. The coffee BBQ sauce is tangy and sweet. This is the top area for pork steaks.

Mission Barbecue

Williamington NC Vacation 4Chion Lifestyle d
Mission BBQ Wilmington NC

Always looking for good BBQ traveling across the country. Each area has its own special BBQ. Wilmington’s Mission BBQ is American and traditional to the area. This place brings the flavors of the region to dinner. Enjoying collard greens made with tomatoes, mac-n-cheese, and green beans with bacon, brisket and NC Style pulled pork with the vinegar BBQ (this food tradition is from original settlers, African slaves on plantations and modern ones). This is an Eastern-style sauce that is vinegar and pepper, no tomatoes. Barbecue is serious here making it all the way to state Congress to declare the official bar-b-q.

Mission BBQ opened 09/11/11 ten years after 911. There is a tradition in the 52 restaurants stops at noon on Fridays to honor the military members and stars and stripes. The decor follows this continued theme with a patriotic dining room full of tributes to those who make our country great. There is really nothing more American than a barbeque.

The staff is exceptional and gives a lot of insight into food and history.  The food is a delicious find.

Smokey D’s Barbecue

Lunch with my dad is at Smokey D’s BBQ in Des Moines, Iowa. The year of BBQ adventures and the history of each region is fun. My dad enjoys a half rack of ribs; I go for a lighter side with a veggie wrap. The menu includes great home comfort foods. The fries are crispy and seasoned. The ribs fall right off the bone. Next time I want to try the potato casserole. The BBQ meat and sauce are award-winning. The BBQ founded by Darren and Sherry Warth in a trailer in their driveway.

Bobby-Q Barbecue

I enjoy a late evening dinner with my daughter, granddaughter Ellie, son-in-law, niece, and sister-in-law in Phoenix. It is a great location with exceptional decor. The bathroom sink is in the hallway near the restroom. The ceiling is worth looking up.

The menu is extensive and a nice variety of choices. The meat is slow smoked and topped with a sweet-savory bbq sauce. The mac-n-cheese is exceptional (Ellie loved this the best) and fries perfection. It is a great evening out.

The restaurant owned by Bob Sikora, a famous Phoenician restaurateur. He brings a Memphis approach to his bbq. The meat is smoked with almond and mesquite wood and dried rubbed.

Barbecue is a tradition in this country that is thousands of years old. It is a great way to spend with loved ones.

@4ChionLifestyle

Connect With us here for your best lifestyle:

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

Google+

Flickr

Snapchat

Oscars® 91st Film Celebration

Oscars® 91st Film Celebration

The Oscars® celebration is 91 years old. This year is the year without a host. Award season closes out with the top fashion, talent, and entertainment.

Red Carpet Fashion Oscars® Celebration

The best in talent and fashion hit the red carpet for a few interviews and photos. Style and fashion are colorful. Big bows on the back are in with long trains. The tulle and feminity appear to be an honor to Karl Lagerfeld. Men step up the color and look fabulous.

Lady Gaga arrives understated wearing an Alexander McQueen black gown. Audrey Hepburn last wears her $30 million diamond from Tiffany Co. that Lady Gaga is wearing.

Constance Wu is wearing a flowing yellow Versace gown with jewels by Neil J. Rodgers Swarovski.

Spike Lee brought a little bit of “Do The Right Thing” to the Oscars He posts on Instagram “Brother Prince Is Watching Tonight, Singin’ “IT’S GONNA BE A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT’ Ozwald Boateng designer of his purple suit. Congrats on the Oscar.

Billy Porter is wearing custom Christian Siriano couture. The jewels created by Oscar Heyman.

Regina King slays in a white Oscar De La Renta with Chopard jewels and Christian Louboutin shoes for accessories.

Glenn Close styling is a beautiful gold Carolina Herrea with a long train. The gown has 4 Million Beads and Weighs 42 Pounds.

Ashley Graham at the 2019 Oscars is wearing a Zac Posen gown. Accessories include Martin Katz jewels, Gianvito Rossi shoes, and a Roger Vivier clutch.

Michelle Yeoh at the 2019 Oscars Wearing an Elie Saab dress with Chopard jewels.

Richard E. Grant Suit by Brunell Ocucinelli. The touch of color down the front of the shirt is nice.

Laura Harrier at the 2019 Oscars Wearing a sustainably sourced Louis Vuitton dress as part of the green carpet initiative and Bulgari jewels.

Amandla Stenberg at the 2019 Oscars Wearing a fringed column dress.

Awkwafina is wearing a DSquared2 suit with Chopard jewels.

Danielle Macdonald is wearing a sustainable Christian Siriano dress made with cotton crepe vegetable dyed fabric and recycled tulle with Stella Luna shoes.

Brad Goreski is wearing a Brunello Cucinelli suit with Garrett Leight glasses, Cartier jewels, and Christian Louboutin shoe.

Stephan James is wearing an Etro suit with David Yurman jewels.

Adam Lambert is very traditional by wearing Tom Ford with a beautiful white flower on the jacket. Great performance.

See the full red carpet coverage here.

Entertainment Oscars® Celebration

Presenters Oscars® Celebration

This year the star-studded presenters include Elsie Fisher, Danai Gurira, Brian Tyree Henry, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Keaton,
Helen Mirren, John Mulaney, Tyler Perry, Pharrell Williams, Krysten Ritter,
Paul Rudd and Michelle YeohAwkwafina, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Tina Fey, Allison Janney, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lopez, Frances McDormand, Gary Oldman, Amy Poehler, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph, Amandla Stenberg, Charlize Theron, Tessa Thompson, Constance Wu, Javier Bardem, Angela Bassett, Chadwick Boseman, Emilia Clarke, Laura Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Stephan James, Keegan-Michael Key, KiKi Layne, James McAvoy, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Momoa and Sarah Paulson.

Performances Oscars® Celebration

Queen opens the Oscars® with Adam Lambert. The performance of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper much anticipated left the audience breathless. They perform Shallow from A Star Is Born. Other performances: Jennifer Hudson, I’ll Fight from RBG; nominees Gillian Welch and David Rawlings welcomed to the stage to sing When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs; Oscar nominee Bette Midler is a special guest performing The Place Where Lost Things Go from Mary Poppins Returns.

Oscars’ Week Celebration

The week prior to Oscars is a celebration of the nominees and preparations for the Sunday event.

The symposiums present makeup and hairstyling, foreign film directors, shorts, documentaries, and animation nominees. This is a great time to get the insight to the creation of the top films.

The red carpet and Dolby Theatre undergo a creation to welcome the nominees and press for this night. The Hollywood Blvd. transforms into an elegant reception.

Recipients Oscars® Celebration

Best Picture
  • Black Panther Kevin Feige, Producer
  • BlacKkKlansman  Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele, and Spike Lee, Producers.
  • Bohemian Rhapsody Graham King, Producer
  • The Favourite Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, and Yorgos Lanthimos, Producers.
  • Green Book Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, and Nick Vallelonga, Producers Winner
  • Roma Gabriela Rodríguez and Alfonso Cuarón, Producers
  • A Star is Born  Bill Gerber, Bradley Cooper, and Lynette Howell Taylor, Producers
  • VICE Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adam McKay, and Kevin Messick, Producers.
Directing
  • Cold War Paweł Pawlikowski
  • BlacKkKlansman Spike Lee
  • The Favourite Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Roma Alfonso Cuarón Winner
  • Vice Adam McKay
Actor in a Leading Role
  • Christian Bale Vice
  • Bradley Cooper A Star Is Born
  • Willem Dafoe  At Eternity’s Gate
  • Rami Makek Bohemian Rhapsody Winner
  • Viggo Mortensen Green Book
Actress in a Leading Role
  • Yalitza Aparicio Roma
  • Glenn Close The Wife
  • Olivia Colman The Favourite Winner
  • Lady Gaga A Star Is Born
  • Melissa McCarthy Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Mahershala Ali Green Book Winner
  • Adam Driver BlacKkKlansman
  • Sam Elliott  A Star Is Born
  • Richard E. Grant Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Sam Rockwell Vice
Actress in a Supporting Rold
  • Amy Adams Vice
  • Marina De Tavira Roma
  • Regina King If Beale Street Could Talk Winner
  • Emma Stone The Favourite
  • Rachel Weisz The Favourite
Animated Featured Film
  • Incredibles 2  Brad Bird, John Walker, and Nicole Paradis Grindle
  • Isle of Dogs  Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson
  • Mirai Mamoru Hosoda and Yuichiro Saito
  • Ralph Breaks The Internet ALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET Rich Moore, Phil Johnston, and Clark Spencer
  • SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord, and Christopher Miller Winner
Cinematography
  •  Cold War  Łukasz Żal
  • The Favourite Robbie Ryan
  • Never Look Away  Caleb Deschanel
  • Roma Alfonso Cuarón Winner
  • A Star is Born Matthew Libatique
Adapted Screenplay
  • The Ballad of Buster ScruggsJoel Coen & Ethan Coen
  • BlacKkKlansman Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee Wnner
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me? Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty
  • If Beale Street Could Talk Barry Jenkins
  • A Star Is Born Eric Roth and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters
Costume Design
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Mary Zophres
  • BLACK PANTHER Ruth Carter Winnter
  • The Favourite  Sandy Powell
  • Mary Poppins Returns Sandy Powell
  • Mary Queen Of Scots Alexandra Byrne
Musical Orignal Score
  • Black Panther Ludwig Goransson Winner
  • BlacKkKlansman Terence Blanchard
  • If Beale Street Could Talk Nicholas Britell
  • Isle of Dogs Alexandre Desplat
  • Mary Poppins Returns Marc Shaiman
Musical Orignal Song
  • All The Stars Black Panther Music By Ludwig Goransson
  • I’ll Fight RBG Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
  • The Place Where Lost Thing Go Mary Poppins Returns
  • Music by Marc Shaiman; Lyric by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman Shallow A Star Is Born Winner
  • Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt
  • When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Winges The Ballad of Buster Scruggs “
  • Music and Lyric by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
Sound Editing
  • Black Panther Benjamin A. Burtt and Steve Boeddeker
  • Bohemian Rhapsody John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone Winner
  • First Man Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan
  • A Quiet Place Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl
  • Roma Sergio Díaz and Skip Lievsay

Other Winners

Sound Mixing Bohemian Rhapsody

Film Editing Bohemian Rhapsody

Production Design Black Panther

Animated Short Film Bao

Documentary Short Subject Period. End of Sentence.

Visual Effects First Man

Live Action Short Film Skin

Original Screenplay Green Book

What is your favorite from the 91st Oscars? Post on social media with #4ChionStyle.

@4ChionLifestyle

Connect With us here for your best lifestyle:

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

Google+

Flickr

Photo credit The Academy. Thank you.

Breakfast Time

Breakfast Time

Breakfast is the best meal of the day. You can enjoy it all day savory or sweet. Breatkfast time is a great time to gather and enjoy.

Cameron Trading Post

The food made from scratch daily and is a fusion of the three food cultures. This place is perfect for travelers with their lodging, restaurant, art gallery, garden with fountains, and a massive gift shop. The trading post opened in 1916 and welcomes everyone like a guest in their homes. Prior to being a trading post, the place served as an apothecary.

  • Navajo pancake this is a blue corn pancake
  • Prickly pear stuffed french toast this is French toast served sandwich style with a prickly pear jam and cream cheese
  • Warrior Surprise is a mini-Navajo Taco topped with one egg
89 highway Page AZ 4chion Lifestyle
Ranch House Grille

Ranch House Grille

This is a great place to meet with a high school friend and his beautiful wife. We enjoyed breakfast at Ranch House Grille. It is a very local place. Many entering the grill knew other patrons and shared stories of their families and community. It is a wonderful meal. Large portions, good café coffee, and great hash browns are found here.

Joes Cafe Orem UT Breakfast 4chion Lifestyle
Joe’s Cafe Breakfast

Orem Utah Reunion Breakfast

Meeting up with my dear friend Lisa Sherman is like we never missed even one day, even though it had been a few decades. Lisa and I have known each other since we were three. We ran the neighborhood streets as two determined little girls could. We enjoy breakfast at Joe’s Cafe. The food is so delish. Lisa even enjoyed the grits. A dish she is convinced she did not like. Joe said, “You will love them. Nothing comes between your lips and my grits.” It is so wonderful catching up with Lisa after all these years.

3 Sisters Cafe Road Trip Travel 4Chion Lifestyle f
3 Sisters Cafe Breakfast

3 Sisters Cafe

The first food stop of the trip is 3 Sisters Cafe in Indianapolis, Indiana, in business for 20 years. They serve a large choice of elegant breakfasts from sweet to savory and great lunch menu as well.

They have great beverages (no alcohol) with flair. I enjoyed the turmeric and ginger iced tea. It is a great flavor not too sweet or sugary. The brunch is perfect a great hollandaise sauce over Scottish lox, poached eggs, fresh tomato, and locally made English muffins with caviar on top. The English muffin is fresh with a nice sourdough flavor. The hollandaise sauce is perfect with just a little heat. The porridge is a new experience. It is creamy with a hint of cinnamon.

"<yoastmark
Courier Café

The Courier Café Urbana

The Courier Café brings Champaign history and old Victorian styling in the decor. The main dining room has:

  • A large palace chandelier from the Opera House in Erie Pennsylvania
  • The cash register is  the first electric cash register
  •  The courier clock pendulum filled with mercury makes the time keeping right
  • The stained glass comes from a Danville church predating the Civil War
  • The Pullman lamps light the aisle for passengers on the Pullman railroad cars
  • The brass chimes a gift from George Malford, a Nickelodeon Maker, they are steamed powered

The Café’s name is for the Courier newspaper that operated for decades in the building. The building is almost lost to fire and remained empty for decades. In 1980, the current owners began remodeling and opened for business on November 10, 1980. They are a farm to table restaurant with the garden and bees on the property for the freshest ingredients.

The menu is a hearty all American menu with breakfast served daily until 11 AM then lunch and dinner menu until closing. The breakfast is traditional eggs, omelets, fantastic pancakes, and hash browns. Their coffee is fresh ground daily and they have special blends. The lunch/dinner menu is hearty with a ribeye sandwich, fries, soups, and steak. The food has that home cooked look and feel. They do have a few items for vegetarians including breakfast sausage. They do have one special treat “Courier water this is sparkling water from deep below the café. It is a great place for large parties and a sense of the community in Champaign.

Scone City

"<yoastmark

Scone City located in Wicker Park is wonderful for a morning after bar hopping or late night in Chicago. Jessica and Tim Canning along with chef Laurie McNamara took on the endeavor in a specialized sweet and savory scone menu. This place is a perfect stop as my sister Cherie is heading to the airport to return to her family in Idaho. It is so wonderful sharing this experience with here. Seeing places and enjoying the cross-country journey. I truly miss her every day. She enjoyed a sweet blueberry w/ lemon glaze scone she says, “It is delicious!! Sweet. Soft. Perfection!!! Soooo tasty.” They have savory scones as well. I enjoyed a hot Vanilla Bean Latte with the house-made vanilla syrup. It is a perfect start to a day of exploring Chicago..

Kanela Chicago Foodie Road Trip 4Chion Lifestyle

Kanela Breakfast in Chicago

The last morning of the road trip in the Midwest is brunch at Kanela, the Greek name for Cinnamon. This restaurant place is Wicker Park neighborhood on a street with many older shops. It is a great place, voted best in Chicago by USA Today,  for a Sunday morning brunch. The coffee tops and wonderful after an evening at Bangers and Lace.

Brunch includes California Benedict and Fried Egg Sandwich this is an exceptional meal. The hollandaise sauce perfection with a nice touch of heat, the poach egg picture perfect. The sandwich is fabulous with the chili aioli brings the flavors together. The seasoned potatoes nicely cooked not too soft or undercooked. It is a nice brunch with my sister. We do agree that this is a great place for brunch.

Milk Bar NYC
MIlk Bar NYC Road Trip 4Chion Lifestyle 1
Milk Bar NYC

Super excited to try crack pie and coffee for breakfast. This is a planned find in NYC. Watching Chef’s Table on Netflix. I knew I needed to try Milk Bar. This is Christine Tosi’s and is part of the Manhattan-based Momofuku restaurant. This is my first stop in the morning. The little shop has great cookies, cakes, pies, and bagel bombs. I order an iced coffee, bagel bomb with spinach, and crack pie. The bagel bomb is warm and filled with spinach and cheese. It is a nice bite for the start of touring NYC.  I save the crack pie for a little later, but it is delicious. The filling is something like a custard, but buttery. The oat crust is light and flaky. This is a must stop and see.

What is your favorite breakfast? Share on social media using #4chionfoodie

@4chionlifestyle

Connect With us here for your best lifestyle:

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

Google+

Flickr

Snapchat

What are the Elite Eating at Governor’s Ball

What are the Elite Eating at Governor’s Ball

This year the Governor’s Ball is the after party for the elite. They will enjoy an evening at The Ray Dolby Ballroom Hollywood & Highland Center®. The evening is shaping up to be a magical transformation.

Oscars Governor's Bars 4chion Lifestyle
Oscars® Governor’s Bars Menu

Governor’s Ball Menu

Wolfgang Puck Catering is preparing the Governor’s Ball. They will set the stage for Hollywood’s biggest night with a menu pairing glamour with innovation. The menu includes some of the classics and a few new dishes. There are vegan gluten-free desserts.

Governor’s Ball Amuse Bouche
  • Crostini of Compressed Watermelon with Citrus Feta Cheese
  • Crab Deviled Eggs
  • Avocado Tostadas with Crunch Cabbage and Chipotle Glaze (V)
  • Mini Taro Root Taco with Miso Glazed Eggplant and Smoked Soy Mushrooms (V)
  • Crostini with New York Steak, Classic Chimichurri
  • Spicy Ranch Popcorn
  • Housemade Potato Chips
90th Oscars®, Governors Ball Preview
The Academy’s® Governors Ball will be held in the Ray Dolby Ballroom
Governor’s Ball Tray Passed Hors d’Oeuvres
Governor’s Ball Small Plates
  • Caramelized Cauliflower, Golden Raisin, Lime, Labneh, Pinenut, Shiso-Za’atar
  • Frozen Golden Beets, Almond Custard, Meyer Lemon, Ice Lettuce (V)
  • Snap Peas, Asian Pear, Pomelo Salad, Cacik Cheese, Mint, Walnut
  • Compressed Persimmon, Cinco Jotas Jamón Ibérico, Burrata, Wild Arugula
  • Sunchoke and Fennel Soup, Chips, Truffle Gremolata
  • Potato and Caviar 2.0
  • Black Truffle Chicken Pot Pie
  • Winter Truffle Baked Cavatappi and Cheese
  • Pea Agnolotti, Black Truffle, Peas Shoot, Parmesan Reggiano Brittle
  • Miyazaki Wagyu Beef Ny, Carrot Vichy, Spigarello, Yuzu Kotcho Ponzu
  • Loup De Mer, Calçot Onions, Artichokes, Fennel, Romesco Salsa, Espelette
  • Nashville Hot Fried Quail, House Made Pickles, Red Velvet Waffle
  • Torchio Pasta, Arugula, Tomato, Caper Berries, Aleppo Pepper, Black Olive Oil, Basil Flower (V)
  • Austrian Ricotta Dumpling, Watercress-Pea Pesto, Lemon Brown Butter
Governor’s Ball Raw Bar

  • Served on Hand Carved Ice Bar
  • Spicy Tuna Rolls
  • California Rolls
  • Vegetable Rolls
  • Made To Order Nigiri
  • Scallop Ceviche, Black Garlic, Satsuma Tangerine Miso, Micro Herbs
  • Sea Urchin with Eggless Custard, Dashi, Unagi Glaze, Finger Lime
  • Albacore Tataki, Sweet Onions, Ginger, Momiji Chili, Ponzu
  • Oysters
  • Snow Crab Claws
  • King Crab Legs
  • Lobster
  • Shrimp
Governor’s Ball Individual & Plated Sweets
  • 24 Karat Dusted Valrhona Illanka Chocolate Oscars®
  • Ombre Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
  • Pillow Cake with Coconut Mango and Passion Fruit
  • Coconut – Chocolate Bar (V)
  • Yuzu Religieuse
  • Passion Fruit Cookie with Chocolate Chunks
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies.
  • Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Milk Chocolate and Caramelized Pecan Cookies
  • Strawberry Cookies
  • Hazelnut and Almond Brownies
  • Espresso Macaron
  • Matcha Cherry Macaron
  • Hibiscus Orange Pate De Fruit
  • Piper Heidsieck Golden Champagne Strawberry Push Pop
  • Mini Wolfgang Puck Dark Chocolate Bars
90th Oscars®, Governors Ball Preview 4Chion Lifestyle
The Academy’s® Governors Ball will be held in the Ray Dolby Ballroom
Governor’s Ball Passed Small Plates
  • Black Forest “Cherry”
  • Butterscotch Verrine with Dark Chocolate Nest
  • Tropical Pavlova with Macerated Jackfruit and Dragon Fruit (V)
  • Strawberry Ginger Cheesecake with Jasmine Gelee
Governor’s Ball Lollipops
  • Passion Fruit Cheesecake
  • Praline Almond Chocolate
  • Chocolate Oscars® with Strawberry Valrhona Chocolate
Governor’s Ball Chocolate Bon Bons
  • Chai Latte
  • Thai Tea with Young Coconut
  • Honey Jasmine
  • Earl Grey Tea Biscuit
  • Espresso Triple Shot
  • Praline Roasted Coffee Bean
Governor’s Ball Chef Stations
  • Air Bread “Sea Urchin” with Passion Fruit Caviar
  • Affogato with Housemade Ice Creams and Stumptown Nitro Cold-Brew
Governor’s Ball Vegan Sweets (made without gluten)
  • Hawaiian Superfood Spheres
  • Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
  • Cashew Vanilla Tiramisu
  • Tropical Halo-Halo
  • Sunflower Raspberry Macaron
  • Chocolate and Sea Salt Cookies
Governor’s Ball Local, ORganic AND Sustainablty

• Babe Farms
• Rising C Ranch
• County Line
• J Marchini
• Coke Farms
• Weiser Family Farms
• Pudwill Farms
Polito Family Farms
• Troy Regier
• DiStefano Cheese
• Laura Chenel
• Marin French Cheese
• Rustic Bakery
• La Quercia
• Cremenelli
• Garcia Organics
• Cuyama Farms
Heriloom Organics

Governor’s Ball By the Numbers

Governor’s Ball Numbers in the Kitchen
  • 100 pounds housemade bread and butter pickles
  • 6,500 wood-fired Oscar®-shaped flatbread
  • 3,500 sesame miso cones
  • 350 pounds Atlantic bigeye tuna
  • 300 pounds eggplant
Governor’s Ball Numbers in the Dinning Room
  • 1,500 guests
  • Team of 10 maitre d’ staff
  • 850 service and support staff
  • 13,000 glasses for beverages
  • 2,000 yards of Wine Royal Velvet and sleek Wine Satins, Textured Gold and Champagne Gold fabrics
  • • Beautiful Black and Gold Deco Dot with Black Velvet Border
  • • Ten thousand blooms from all over the world

Governor’s Ball Decor

Mark’s Garden will be overseeing the floral arrangements this year. Mark Held is creating a room of deep color and elegance for the elite diners at the event.

Held’s designs this year will feature unique floral compositions in saturated shades of deep red accented with bright gold, evoking memories of the grand movie palaces of the past. Thousands of brilliant red tulips, velvety burgundy roses, mauve orchids and dark purple calla lilies packed into a medley of mixed gold containers will line the guest tables.

MIXOLOGIST CHARLES JOLY alcoholic drink Oscars 4Chion Lifestyle b
Ancho Old FashAncho

Governor’s Ball Recipes

Eat and drink like the celebrities for you Oscar’s viewing party with these recipes.

Ancho Old Fashioned – Created by Mixologist Charles Joly

Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz Tequila Don Julio Reposado
Barspoon of Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur
3 drops Bittered Sling Arabica Coffee Bitters
1/3 oz Rich Demerara Syrup (2 parts sugar:1 part water)
Orange Oil for Mist
Orange Twist for Garnish

Preparation:
1. Stir Tequila Don Julio Reposado, chile liqueur, coffee bitters, and demerara syrup over ice.
2. Pour into an Old Fashioned glass over one large cube.
3. Mist with orange oil and place orange twist decoratively.

Smoked Salmon Oscar with Iranian Osetra Caviar on Brioche

1 loaf brioche
1 cup dill cream (recipe below)
1 lb. smoked salmon
2 oz. Iranian Osetra caviar

  1. Cut the brioche into the shape of an Oscar statuette and toast until golden.
  2. Spoon small amount of dill cream on the brioche.
  3. Layer smoked salmon on top and garnish with caviar.

Dill Cream
1 cup sour cream
1 T lemon juice
2 T shallots, chopped
1 T fresh dill, chopped

Whisk ingredients together thoroughly. Pinch of salt and white ground pepper

What is your favorite part of the Oscars®? Post your comments on social media using #4ChionStyle.

The 91st Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 5:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

@4ChionLifestyle

Follow us for all thing fashion, celebrity, and beauty. 

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

Google+

Pinterest

Flickr

Snapchat

Lunch is Served 85th Oscar Nominee Luncheon

Lunch is Served 85th Oscar Nominee Luncheon

Oscar nominees gather for the annual lunch and class photo. The day fills with nominees reminiscing, meeting new people (seating is not by film or category), and enjoying an elegant lunch.

Oscar Luncheon Group Photo 4chion Lifestyle
Oscar Luncheon Class Photo

Luncheon Red Carpet and Connecting

Luncheon Red Carpet

The Oscar® luncheon starts with a great red carpet moment for the nominees to show off their great fashion.

Lady Gaga arrival is much anticipated. She arrives in her great personal style. She is wearing a custom Louis Vuitton floor-length, statement sleeves, and high-neck gown. She accessroes with Giuseppe Zanotti lace-up booties and a sparkling engagement ring (she is engaged to Christian Carino).

Regina King looks stunning for the afternoon lunch. She is wearing a pink satin mid-length embellished Parda dress. She adds a pair of silver sandals.

Luncheon Connecting

Amy Adams and Spike Lee are seen hugging during the afternoon. Lee is wearing a great pair of custom gold Air Jordans. The shoes had “Truth to Power,” “Speak on It,” “Resist,” and the 40 Acres & A Mule Flimworks logo on them. Adams is wearing an Oscar De La Renta dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, and Azza Fahmy jewelry.

Amy Adams, Richard E. Grant, and Regina King enjoy taking a selfie together. Bradley Cooper and Sam Elliot are seen connecting during the lunch.  Lady Gaga gives Sam Elliot a family size hug. Glenn Weiss and Donna Gigliotti stop for a photo with Oscar® nominee Diane Warren. The luncheon is a warm and wonderful tradition to connect with friends.

Luncheon Menu

The luncheon at the Beverly Hilton is a conscious menu. It includes the produce from farms close to the Los Angeles area and local fish. The menu includes:

  • Cocktails
    • Chambord Kir Royale Piper Sonoma Brut with a splash of Chambord, raspberry garnish.
    • Ultimat Blue Sunrise Ultra-premium Ultimat vodka, Patrón Citronge Orange Liqueur, fresh blueberry and mango juices, blueberry garnish, silver sugar rim.
  • Tray Passed Hors D’Oeuvres
    • Cilantro Chili Gravlax with Avacado Fritto
    • Burrata with Wild Arugula and Honey Date on Herb Canapé
    • Sesame Beef with Horseradish-Chive Mousse and Cucumber Salsa on French Bread.
  • Entrée
    • Orange Olive Miso Marinated, Pistachio-Crusted Pacific Fillet of Sea Bass with Rhubarb Fennel Ragout and Yellow Beets.
  • Desserts California -Themed Desserts Served on Platters
    • Redwood tree slab and sugar crystal Oscar® logo cheesecake pops, fudge pops, orange sanguine tart, Viennese Transchen confections, assorted truffles and pralines, Almond Cake (chocolate and vanilla).
    • Mini fruit tart, mini ganache cones, tuxedo strawberries, and macaroons.

What are your prediction for the 91st Oscars®?

91st Oscars® will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST.

@4ChionLifestyle

Connect With us here for your best lifestyle:

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

Google+

Flickr

Snapchat

FOLLOW THE ACADEMY

www.oscars.org
www.facebook.com/TheAcademy
www.youtube.com/Oscars
www.twitter.com/TheAcademy

Elevate Your New Year’s Party with a Crowd-Pleasing Grazing Table

Elevate Your New Year’s Party with a Crowd-Pleasing Grazing Table

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and the last holiday party. What a great time of the year. The best New Year’s Eve celebration is perfect for a grazing table with little work. This will be a great way to let the chef enjoy the evening events too. Kristen Seymour presents a step-by-step guide to the perfect party.

If you want the food at your holiday party or corporate event to be opulent and impressive—but still inviting—a grazing table just might be the answer to your culinary conundrum. And as a bonus, you probably won’t even have to cook.

This hot trend in entertaining isn’t exactly new. In medieval times, palace feasts often featured tables piled high with layers of food for guests to sample at their leisure. These days, grazing tables are more likely to feature local cheeses than, say, roasted peacock. But a year or two ago, a modern take on the grazing table began to take hold in Australia and New Zealand. Now it’s taking the U.S. by storm.

What, exactly, is a grazing table?

Typically, it’s a table (although it can also be a platter, a counter, a board, or any large, flat surface) with lots of visually appealing and accessible food. Most items aren’t contained within bowls or baskets but are instead arranged in piles that lavishly spill into each other. It’s artfully disheveled. Decadent, but relaxed. It’s a really flexible concept that can work for a wide variety of events, numbers of guests, locations, themes, and budgets. In a work setting, for instance, a grazing table is a great way to incorporate office snacks you already have on hand without the need to bring in or buy a ton of serveware and utensils.

Grazing Table New Year's Menu
New Year’s Grazing Table Menu

And if all that isn’t enough, one of the best aspects of a grazing table is the low maintenance set up, which allows the host to spend time with their guests. After all, parties are much more fun to throw when you actually get to join them. Interested in giving a grazing table a go? Here’s how to build your own for your next office party or gathering at home.

Planning for Your Party

The first decision to make is the shape and size of the table. Will it be large enough to hold everything you want to include? According to New Zealand caterer Sarah Jones, who was at the forefront of this trend, you can expect a table that’s one square meter (which is about three feet by three feet) to fully feed around 15 people and allow around 30 to graze. However, you can use layers to fit more food or add decorative elements to take up more surface area if the table you have is too large.

And don’t forget about location. Your grazing table should be situated in a way that makes it easy for multiple guests to access it at once, encouraging mingling while snacking. But you don’t want it to be in the way of traffic (or dancing!). If you’ll have small children or pets at the party, you might also want to use an elevated surface to keep snacks away from little hands and curious noses.

Now, onto the food!

With a grazing table, you don’t want to choose food only for its tastiness, although, that’s an important factor. You should also think about the aesthetics. Brightly colored fruit and veggies, breads and crackers with different textures and shapes, meat slices that can be folded artfully, and vibrant dips and sauces all add to the visual appeal of the table.

Be sure to pick up a variety of each type of food. For instance, when it comes to cheese, consider a soft Brie, a hard and nutty Manchego, and a sharp Cheddar—and then think about what would pair well with each type. This planning isn’t just for your shopping list, but also for your layout because you will want to make it easy for your guests to distinguish which cracker and spread complements the cheese they just sliced.

How To Create A Grazing Table New Year's
New Year’s Grazing Table Creation

And remember, this can be whatever you want it to be, so although the cheese, charcuterie, and crudités route is a common one, you can branch out in any way you’d like. Make big, brightly hued exotic fruits the main feature, layer your table with cakes and candies, or pick a sampling of easy-to-eat snacks from your favorite tapas restaurant. Living a healthy life? You can keep it vegan, paleo, or sugar-free, no problem. As long as you fill the space with food your guests can easily enjoy, the sky is the limit.

Creating Your Grazing Table

While it may look haphazard, a well-curated grazing table is anything but. It’s vital that you leave yourself plenty of time for the set-up process alone. Rushing to add the finishing touches as your guests arrive is no way to enhance that effortlessly chic atmosphere that a grazing table provides.

Step 1: Write out a list of all the foods you want to put out

You’d be surprised at how easy it is to forget what you’ve purchased until the party is over. A list will help you in step two. Consider whether you’ll be buying and preparing each item, or if you’ll go the corporate catering route instead.

Step 2: Plot your table

Time to decide what platters and other surfaces to put your food on. In keeping with the casually decadent feel, leave your linen tablecloth in the closet and, instead, stick with the surface of a nice, clean table, or cover it with kraft or butcher-block paper.

You can use baskets and cutting boards to organize more unruly foods, and of course, you’ll need bowls for dips or spreads. Adding a big, beautiful bowl of punch is a great way to take up space and add a pop of color, and now is the time to decide where any larger containers will go. That said, resist the urge to separate everything too precisely. You’re going for organized chaos, so just this once go ahead and let the grapes mingle with the prosciutto.

If you opt to decorate with non-food items, this is also a good opportunity to set out larger embellishments. Get creative with greenery and flowers, fresh herbs, whole fruits and veggies, unscented candles, framed art or signs, vases—anything that works with your theme and adds a bit of visual interest will increase the appeal of your grazing table.

Step 3: Use layers to create height

You can use cake stands, wine boxes, or just about anything else you have handy to add dimension to your table, but don’t use everything you have. Just a couple elements should do the trick. Place larger, more eye-catching foods—such as large cheese wheels or a pile of big brownies—on raised surfaces, and spread them out around your table. If you have large amounts of one item, such as salami slices, arrange them in two or three places around the table to break things up.

Step 4: Fill it in

Add your remaining foods to the empty spaces, making a point to separate similar items from one another. Place foods people may want to pair in close proximity (you could surround a wheel of Brie with pear slices, a crusty baguette, and a jar of fig jam, for example). The ideal grazing table will encourage people to move from one end to the other, sampling bits and bites from all areas.

Once you add your main foods, fill in the remaining spaces with handfuls of nuts, dried fruit, berries, pieces of dark chocolate, or any other small foods you’d like to sprinkle throughout. You can also scatter flowers or other decorations if you have room. Though the design is completely up to you, a traditional grazing table leaves very little bare space, so don’t be shy about adding more. Abundance is a theme that’s hard to overdo.

Step 5: Take a tour

Approach the table as if you were a guest and make sure everything is accessible (can you reach for that biscuit behind the candle without burning your hand?) and inviting. Slice a corner of each block of cheese and tear off a few chunks of the baguette to encourage guests to dig right in.

Step 6: Snap a picture before your guests dig in!

The photogenic nature of the grazing table is inversely proportional to the amount of noshing that’s been done, so ‘gram it for posterity’s sake right away.

How To Save Time And Money On Your Grazing Table New Year's
New Year’s Grazing Table Savings

Happy New Year! May you have a wonderful celebration and year filled with the best lifestyle. Thank you to ZeroCater for the collaboration and exceptional article.

@4ChionLifestyle

Connect With us here for your best lifestyle:

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

Google+

Flickr

Snapchat

Connect with ZeroCater here:

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook