Experience Elliot Grover’s British-themed Oscars menu at 45 Park Lane
Dine like a movie star with the CUT creator Wolfgang Puck’s delicious collaboration with chef Elliott Grover
The glamour of Hollywood descended on London’s Park Lane on Tuesday 23 January, as CUT at 45 Park Lane Hotel hosted its inaugural Oscars event. Coinciding with the Oscar nominations announcements — which saw Oppenheimer as the frontrunner with 13 nominations — the event celebrated chef Wolfgang Puck’s 30th anniversary cooking at the prestigious film awards.
Wolfgang, creator of fine dining steakhouse CUT at 45 Park Lane, collaborated with his London restaurant’s chef Elliot Grover to create four British dishes for the Academy Awards’ Governors Ball. The Ball is an invite-only event held after the big night to celebrate Oscar winners and special guests.
Chef Elliot has brought a London flavour to this year’s cuisine, with dishes including roast beef with a wagyu roasted Yorkshire pudding, creamed horseradish and watercress, prawn cocktail roll with beluga caviar and Marie Rose sauce, as well as native lobster ‘fish and chips’ with a spicy tartare sauce and triple cooked chips. Speaking about creating the Governors Ball dishes alongside Wolfgang Puck, Elliot said, “I am incredibly honoured to be bringing classic British dishes to Hollywood for a second year with Wolfgang, especially celebrating his 30th year cooking for the awards. And to present the dishes here at 45 Park Lane from January alongside Andy’s incredible photography will be sure to bring a taste of LA to London.”
For those wishing to dine like a movie star, the dishes will be served as small plates at the hotel’s Bar 45 until the end of March. The menu is complemented by a film-themed exhibition of Andy Gotts’s photography, titled “And the winner is…” The exhibition includes some of the photographer’s best-known portraits of celebrated actors including Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts and Robin Williams, and will run in Bar 45 until 16 May.
This year’s Oscars ceremony will be held on 12 March, with Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer going head-to-head for the Best Picture gong against blockbusters including Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, Bradley Cooper’s Maestro, Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, and Yorgos Lanthimos’s Poor Things.