Oscar News: The Guardian
A look at how Wolfgang Puck pulls together the feast, and Piper-Heidsieck’s role:
In addition to all the guests, Puck feeds all the workers too: “All of the security, all of the waiters, all of the musicians … that’s 3,000 people!” The shopping required 50 tractor trailers. The are 30 gallons of cocktail sauce; 350lb of smoked salmon; 200lb of brussels sprouts, 250lb parmesan cheese; 3,600 eggs; 6,000 mini-brioche buns; five gallons of hot fudge; 20lb pickled ginger; 30lb edible gold dust; 7,000 miniature chocolate Oscars. There are 1,400 bottles of Piper-Heidsieck champagne and 2,200 bottles from Francis Ford Coppola’s winery. This will be served in and upon 13,000 glasses, 4,500 bamboo skewers, 4,800 ramekins and 6,000 cocktail forks.
See the story here.