While watching the 2011 Golden Globes tonight, you’ll see leisurely walks down the red carpet, dazzling gowns, the lively laughter of 1,300 guests as they sip wine, slide their forks back and forth over buttery meat, and clap daintily for tonight’s winners. What you won’t see is what’s going on behind the scenes. Sure, there are camera men and tech guys. But, the most intense job for tonight’s ceremony may belong to two men–Beverly Hilton Executive Chef, Suki Sugiura and Executive Pastry Chef, Thomas Henzi. For them, the Golden Globes isn’t a relaxing sit-down occasion. It’s their opportunity to shine. With careful attention to every detail, they’ve created a menu fit for the brightest Hollywood stars. Tonight, the menu will be made and served by 40 chefs and 110 members of the Beverly Hilton culinary team.
Last week, in a menu preview at the Beverly Hills Hilton, the two chef’s unveiled tonight’s Golden Globe menu. Here’s what you’ll see the guests enjoying tonight.
Appetizer: Grilled Eggplant with Edamame and Red Pepper, Hummus with Marinated Artichoke and Arugula
Entree: Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Caramelized Fennel Marmalade & a Sautéed Mild Chili Sesame Crusted Filet of Pacific Sea Bass with a light cream of fine Herb Turmeric Lemon Grass Sauce, Black Risotto Parmesan, and Young Bok Choy, Haricot Vert and Baby Carrots.
Dessert: Henzi then demonstrated how the awards show’s desserts were prepared, pairing a California Almond Cake & Chocolate Royaltine Crunch Triangle & Fresh Berry Tart with Raspberry Coulis, Orange & Vanilla Chantilly Crème topped with a Chocolate Butterfly Silhouette. He added decorative gold almond pearls for a fittingly decadent finish.
Catch the Golden Globes tonight, Sunday January 16 at 6 p.m. on NBC.
See more photos of the Golden Globes menu preview at Zimbio.com