These Are the Foods Celebs Request at the Oscars
By Billie Cohen, CNTraveler.com
When the Oscars roll around every year, we take you behind the scenes at the Governors Ball—because, let’s be honest, there are some L.A. experiences we’re just never going to have first-hand. As always, our guide is Wolfgang Puck, who this year reveals his celebrity friends’ favorite dishes (Barbra Streisand loves his mushroom risotto with black truffles), as well as details behind his 20th anniversary as the caterer of the big bash. “I remember last year Jennifer Lawrence came up to me and said, ‘I know you, I’ve seen your picture on my soup at home!’” Enjoy the rest of this Oscar deliciousness as we revisit some food faves of the past 20 years…
SMOKED SALMON OSCAR MATZO
"We’ve made this for many years, and it has become popular—they all love them. I remember the first time Michael Caine had one, he came to Spago a few days later and I made him a smoked salmon pizza and he said, ‘No, I want the smoked salmon Oscars!’"
VEGETABLE SPRING ROLL, CHINESE MUSTARD
"Anthony Hopkins is sometimes a vegetarian and he loves these spring rolls from Chinois."
SPICY TUNA TARTARE IN A SESAME SEED CONE
"This could’ve been on the menu since ‘97 or ‘98. It’s a perennial favorite. People love it when they come to the restaurant, from Martin Scorsese to John Travolta and Michael Douglas. At the restaurant, they order it specifically."