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It's awards season, y'all. This morning we swung by The Beverly Hilton to get a sneak peek at the official 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards menu and tabletop setting. As expected, the scene was all kinds of fancy, complete with a cooking demo by the hotel's top chefs and a Q&A with celebrity florist, Mark Held of Mark's Garden.
When funny ladies Tina Fey and Amy Poehler take the stage as hosts next Sunday, Executive Chef Suki Sugiura and his trusty crew of 50 chefs, 110 culinary staff, 50 bartenders and 250 servers will roll out a three-course dinner menu. The hotel's Executive Pastry Chef and world-class chocolatier Thomas Henzi will then present a super-fancy, super-complex dessert trio of cappuccino mousse, orange sanguine and chocolate salted caramel. (Note to celeb stylists: dress your gals in something roomy because the grub looks good.)
We checked in with Held to hear more about his floral centerpieces. "The Golden Globes committee really wanted to use the color red this year, so this is what we developed," he explains. "The arrangement is made up of roses in mixed shades that were imported from Holland and South America, as well as a hint of amaryllis." The roses also come with clever names, such as Black Magic, Black Beauty and—aptly named for Hollywood—Forever Young.
Tune in to the Golden Globes next Sunday, January 13 at 5pm on NBC.
· Golden Globes [Official Site]
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