We believe all occasions can be honored with a great meal, and the Oscars are no exception. Here are eight ways to celebrate this year’s Best Picture nominees — a feast for each film.
THE BIG SHORT
We were tempted to toast this tale of greed with caviar three ways, but instead we decided to keep a few dollars in the bank and indulge with this Trout ‘n’ Hash: tender fish, runny yolk, browned Brussels, and crispy bacon.
BRIDGE OF SPIES
Dig into a hearty plate of Sauerbraten (a German pot roast) with cabbage and dumplings in honor of this Cold War thriller. The movies title is a reference to Berlin’s Glienicke Bridge, where the spy exchange negotiated in the film took place.
A young Irish immigrant falls for an Italian plumber in 1950s Brooklyn. Our ode to this melting pot is the Steak & Beet Panzanella, a modern, New York deli twist on a classic Italian salad. Think: marble rye croutons and horseradish crème fraiche. Consider the steak fries on the side a nod to Ireland.
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
Milk is what keeps the elite fueled in the post-apocalyptic tale, but the real gold is greens (and the water needed to grow them). Think victorious, Green Place thoughts with this nourishing Green Power Plate.
Potatoes are the bread ‘n’ butter of life on Mars for Mark Watney. They’re also the real star in our Cumin-Spiced Steak, mixed with homemade cream of mushrooms and topped with corn flakes and fontina for the ultimate cheesy potatoes.
If we were real mountain men we’d eat our bison raw. But we’re no Hugh Glass, so we’ll tuck into some paleo Bison Sloppy Joes instead.
It’s impossible to capture the sensation of discovering a world outside of everything you know and understand exists, as young Jack did in this emotionally trying film. But it’s easy to capture the wonder of childhood, and the comfort of mom’s care, with this Pesto Grilled Cheese.
For a film about the investigation of abuse in the Catholic Church and a decades-long cover-up, we’re breaking bread with chicken, cheddar drop biscuits, and “fauxtato” salad — a potato salad imposter (but a delicious one at that).