Gee, I kind of liked that movie: At the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Oscars demand nausea-inducing cocktails

And to think that I used to growl at publicists. Why, I love them. Love them! When they send me gems like this:

With writers striking and television re-runs clogging up prime time America has turned to the movies for the ultimate in entertainment this year. And this year, The Beverly Hills Hotel is rolling out the red carpet like never before to celebrate the film industry.   Extraordinary menus and specialty cocktails representing each of the “Best Picture” nominees allows celebrities and movie-goers to experience the true meaning of each Oscar-nominated film.

Recognizing that each film is a “Best Picture” winner in its own right, the Hotel’s Executive Chef Robert Allen gives each film the spotlight in the various selections for lunch. Head Bartender Matt Martinez adds to the excitement with cocktails pegged to the contenders. Sip an innocent “Blue Slushee” reminiscent of Juno or a gruesomely masculine “Texas Tea” emblematic of There Will Be Blood.  At least you don’t have to worry about what to wear, only which character you want to be.

The Oscar menus feature stellar cuisine and cocktails selections including:

§  “Blue Slushee” ­– Stoli Raspberry, Blue Curacao, Simple Syrup, Splash of Lemonade

§  “Peas in the Pod” Velouté – Crispy Bacon, Chervil Crème

§  Grilled Boneless “Baby” Chicken – Yukon Gold Potatoes, Haricot Vert, Tarragon Scented Jus

§  Salad of “Tender Young” Spinach – Baby Quail’s Egg, Crispy Shallot, Walnut Vinaigrette

Michael Clayton
§  “Fixer” – Amaretto, Cognac, Cherry Brandy, Half & Half

§  Manhattan Clam Chowder – Sea Salt Biscuit

§  New York Cheese Cake – Strawberry Compote

There Will Be Blood
§  “Texas Tea” – Gin, Vodka, Rum, Tequila, Triple Sec, Orange Juice, Sour Mix, Splash of Coke

§  Carmelized Sable Fish ­– Blood Orange & Shaved Fennel Salad, Watermelon Radish, Micro Celery

§  “Little Boston” Crème Pie

No Country for Old Men
§  “Blood and Sand” – Red Scotch, Cherry Brandy, Sweet Vermouth, Orange Juice

§  Vietnamese Shrimp Salad Roll – Sweet & Spicy Dipping Sauce

§  Texas Dry Rubbed Rib Eye Steak – Fire Roasted Cipolini Onions, Corn Break Pudding

§  Chocolate Crème “Brolin”

§  “Bound by Love” – Sloe Gin, Chambord, Lemon Juice, Pasteurized Egg White

§  British Style Fish ‘n Chips – Hand Cut Chips, Malt Vinegar

§  “Fountain Café” – Chocolate Coconut Cake



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2 responses to “Gee, I kind of liked that movie: At the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Oscars demand nausea-inducing cocktails

  1. Dining News Elsewhere: Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs, Oscar Food

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  2. Andrew

    Cute for the most part, although the phrase “chocolate creme Brolin” doesn’t exactly make me hungry.

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