Celebrities attending the Golden Globe Awards will be getting a meal that will fit right in with the glitz and glamor of the event. Chef Suki Sugiura will be preparing the meal which will involve foods flown in from all over the world. The three-course meal is being described as a "global food harmony" that includes an entree of braised prime short rib of beef as well as sea bass marinated in miso straight from Sendai, Japan.
"They produce some of the best miso in Japan," said Sugiura. "We bring it here to share with each other, to appreciate each other and to enjoy it together. It's East meets West -- one world -- at the Golden Globes."
Pastry chef, Thomas Henzi, will be serving a chocolate almond crunch terrine with acacia honey, caramel and fresh berries. The chocolate will be flown in from Switzerland specially for the event. The acacia home caramel is coming in from France, the Terragon hazelnuts are being flown in from Italy and Spain will be providing the Valencia almond paste. Each dessert plate will be topped with a sprinkle of 23-carat edible gold flakes and a white chocolate ball that will be covered in gold dust.
"In today's market, gold costs $1600, $1700 for an ounce, sometimes up to $2000, so it's expensive," Henzi said. "We're looking at $1.20 per plate just for the gold flakes. And we're preparing 1500 plates!"
The Golden Globe Awards are taking place on January 15 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.