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With the 90th Academy Awards this weekend, we know a lot of you are going to be attending or hosting viewing parties.  On Hollywood’s biggest night, it’s time to step up your game and celebrate like an A-Lister!  We’ve compiled a list of different foods and drinks inspired by the nine different “Best Picture” nominations to turn your gathering into a red carpet event.



Arancini Balls


The coming of age story is set in the beautiful backdrop of Lombard, Italy, known for rice, maize, beef, pork, and lard.  Why not impress your guests with a savory arancini ball?


  • Aracini Ball | Arborio Rice| Chicken Stock | Mozzarella Cheese| Fontina Cheese | Parmesan Cheese | Parsley | Bread Crumbs | Eggs | Salt | Pepper
  • Vegetable Oil


  1. Bring Chicken Stock and Salt to a Boil, then add Arborio Rice and simmer until tender
  2. Combine Mozzarella, Fontina, and Parsley in a bowl
  3. Beat Eggs and add into cooled Rice mixture with Parmesan and Breadcrumbs
  4. Create rice ball and put in cheese mixture to middle, using your thumb to create a cavity
  5. Roll completed ball in remaining breadcrumbs and refrigerate overnight
  6. Deep fry for about 4 minutes, serve, and enjoy


Chicken Fingers

Lady Bird and Chicken Fingers?  It’s a no brainer.  Pair these crispy baked chicken fingers with any of your favorite dipping sauces, including our Smoked Paprika Aioli. 


Chicken Strips  | Panko Bread Crumbs  | Oil Spray | Dijon Mustard | Mayonnaise | Eggs | Flour | Salt | Pepper


  1. Using the oil spray, lightly toast Panko Bread Crumbs in oven until they are golden
  2. Combine Egg, Mustard, Mayonnaise, Salt, and Pepper to make a thicker batter
  3. Coat chicken strips in batter and then cover in your Panko Breadcrumbs
  4. Bake at 375 degrees, serve and enjoy


Salmon Canape

This stunning film obviously makes us think of the amazing flavors you can get from the Ocean. This simple canapé is delicious and easy to make.


  • Salmon Lox | Pumpernickel Toast | Créme Fraîche | Pickled Beets | Dill


  1. On the Pumpernickel Toast, spread a thin layer of Crème Fraiche
  2. Top with Salmon Lox, slivers of Picked Beets, a small dollop of Crème Crème Fraiche, and fresh dill


Toasted ravioli

Don’t let this powerful, dramatic movie steer you away enjoying this fun treat, a Missouri favorite!


  • Small Fresh Ravioli | Eggs | Milk | Breadcrumbs | Parsley | Rosemary | Vegetable Oil | Salt | Pepper
  • Parmesan
  • Marinara Sauce


  1. Spread Ravioli on baking sheet and freeze
  2. Make Egg Mixture by beating Eggs and Milk 
  3. Combine Breadcrumbs, Parsley, and Rosemary
  4. Dip Ravioli in Egg mixture, coast in Breadcrumb mixture, and return to freezer
  5. Deep Fry Ravioli until golden brown and sprinkle with Parmesan
  6. Use the Marinara for dipping and enjoy!



Tea Cardamom Cookies

I think we can agree that this thriller made us all look at grandma’s tea set a little differently.  For something a little sweet, try out these amazing cookies that will have your guests coming in, not getting out.


  • All-Purpose Flour | Black Tea Bags | Baking Soda | Baking Powder | Salt | Sugar | Ground Cinnamon | All Spice | Black Pepper | Unsalted Butter, Softened | Egg | Vanilla Extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Sift together Flour, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Salt, and the tea inside the tea bags
  3. Combine Sugar, Cinnamon, Ginger, Cardamom, All Spice and Black Pepper
  4. Beat together Butter and Sugar Mix, adding in the Egg and Vanilla Extract
  5. Gradually blend in Flour mixture
  6. Ball up and place on cookie sheet, baking for 17-20 minutes
  7. Let cool and enjoy!                                


English trifle

This play on a traditional dessert will pair perfectly British backdrop of Phantom Thread.  Using colorful berries, your finished delicacy will be fashionable enough for even Reynolds Woodcock.


  • Lady Fingers | Sherry | Raspberries | Strawberries | Blackberries | Vanilla Pudding | Fresh Whipped Cream | Almond Slices


  1. Soak the Lady Fingers in the Sherry
  2. Layer the Lady Fingers in the bottom of a glass container
  3. Layer with Fresh Berries
  4. Layer with Vanilla Pudding
  5. Start over with Lady Fingers and continue layering
  6. Top the Trifle with the Fresh Whipped Cream and garnish with Almond Slices


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French 75


This Wartime cocktail was created during WWI, but didn’t gain popularity until the 1930s, cementing itself by WWII. 


  • Gin | Champagne | Simple Syrup | Lemon Juice


  1. Shake together Gin, Simple Syrup, and Lemon Juice
  2. Fill half of your glass and float the Champagne on the top


Beer & cider

No War epic would be complete without a hefty amount of ale!  Make sure to stock up on some of your favorite English beers and Ciders to set the stage.

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"Agent orange"

Uncovering the truth behind what was happening during the Vietnam War sets the perfect setting for our last cocktail. 


  • Vodka | Grand Marnier | Cointreau | Orange Juice | Orange slide for garnish


  1. May be served neat in a chilled glass or on the rocks.