Chef Puck Cooking with Staff for Oscars in previous year.  Brandon Clark/ABImages
Chef Puck Cooking with Staff for Oscars in previous year.
Brandon Clark/ABImages


Get Oscar bash tips and a sneak peek into what the biggest stars will be noshing on after the Academy Awards. Wolfgang Puck, who has catered the Governor’s Ball for more than 20 years, talks to Fox News Radio’s Lilian Huang Woo about plans for the big night as well as easy chocolate mousse, mac and cheese with truffles and red-carpet worthy bites for your audience at home.


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(recipe courtesy Wolfgang Puck)


(recipe courtesy Wolfgang Puck)


Yield:  Serves 4


8 ounces elbow macaroni

3 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons flour

3-1/2 cups milk

1/2 medium white onion

1 bay leaf

1 teaspoon Kosher salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

Pinch cayenne

3 tablespoons finely chopped black truffles

10 ounces sharp aged white cheddar, grated

3 ounces Gruyère cheese, grated

1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated

2 drops black winter truffle oil

3 tablespoons butter

1 cup brioche bread crumbs

2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Sliced fresh black truffles for garnish


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.


In large pot of boiling salted water, cook the macaroni to al dente (approximately 7 minutes).  Strain and place on a lightly oiled sheet pan.


While the macaroni is cooking, in a separate pot, melt the butter and whisk in the flour.  Continue to cook over low heat for 4 minutes stirring constantly.  Add the milk, chopped truffles, onion and bay leaf.  Simmer for 10 minutes.  Remove onion and bay leaf.


Turn off the heat and add 3/4 of the aged cheddar and all of the other cheeses.  Season with salt and black pepper and fold in macaroni.  Pour into a 2-quart casserole dish.  Top with remaining cheddar.


Melt the butter in a sauté pan and toss bread crumbs and parsley to coat.  Top the macaroni with bread crumb mixture.  Bake for 30 minutes.  Remove from the oven let stand for about 5 minutes.  Serve with fresh shaved black truffles.


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Governors Ball Menu

February 22, 2015

Menu created by Chef Wolfgang Puck with Matt Bencivenga

Pastry Team: Kamel Guechida, Della Gossett, Jason Lemonnier


Tray-Passed Hors D’Oeuvres

Spicy Tuna Tartare, Sesame Miso Cone

Mini American Wagyu Burgers, Aged Cheddar, Remoulade

Smoked Salmon Oscar Matzo

Assorted Pizzas

Lobster “BLT” with Bacon, Tomato, Chive Aioli and Brioche

Aged Cheddar Grilled Cheese with Roasted Tomato

Smoked Hominy Toasts, Avocado, Salsa Verde

Crispy Artichokes, Citrus-Chili Gremolata

Beet Latkes, Pastrami Duck, Apple Mustard

Parsnip Chips, Caponata, Capers


Cocktail Bites

Homemade Pretzels, Pimento Cheese

Five-Year Aged Gouda & Parmesan Reggiano

Deviled Eggs with Spiced Crab

Roasted Nuts with Rosemary, Cayenne, Sea Salt and Brown Sugar

Breadsticks & Seeded Lavosh


Sushi & Shellfish Station

Passed Small Plates – Served Hot

Baked Potato with Caviar

Chicken Pot Pie, Black Truffles

Parsnip Soup with White Chocolate, Pears, Rosemary and 24k Gold

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Crispy Potato Galette with Smoked Salmon and Caviar

Wagyu Shortrib, Hay-Smoked Kabocha Squash Puree

Celery Root Agnolotti, Black Winter Truffles

Dover Sole, Fennel, Chili, Orange Miso Vinaigrette


Passed Small Plates – Served Chilled

Lobster Salad with Artichokes, Asparagus, Fava Beans, Baby Beets and Citrus


(Artichoke Salad with Asparagus, Fava Beans, Baby Beets and Citrus Vinaigrette)

Chinois Chicken Salad

Chilled Sweet Pea Soup with Black Truffles


Chocolates & Sweets

Coffee Oscar Lollipops

Peanut Butter Strawberry Jelly Lollipop

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Mint Truffles

Strawberry Marshmallow Rocher

Vanilla Caramel

Nougat Gianduja

WP Artisanal Chocolate Truffles and Bon Bons

Truffle Coconut Macaron

Violet Crème Brûlée, Blackcurrant Jelly

Passion Fruit Pate de Fruits

Milk Chocolate Panna Cotta, Raspberry, Cherry

Bittersweet Chocolate Cupcake, Marshmallow Frosting

Assorted Chocolate Barks and Bars

White Chocolate Cream, Wild Strawberry Push Pops

Hollywood Chocolate Mousse, Citrus Crème Brûlée

Assorted Mini Cookies

Dark Chocolate Brownie


Small Plate Sweets

Mexican Spiced Chocolate Brownie, Earl Grey Ice Cream, Cocoa Crumbs

Apple Millefeuille, Brown Butter Sauce, Apple Cider Jelly

Tiny Vanilla Bean and Hot Fudge Sundae