Fun Oscar Night Menus

oscarspapergoodsTip of the Week:  Fun Oscar Night Menus!

The Academy Awards are right around the corner and I just love what All Recipes has done to make celebrating both thematic and easy!  Using the setting, characters and memorable quotes from the five films nominated for Best Picture as their inspiration, All Recipes has created five delicious and unique menus.  Here’s a sampling of the dishes and themes that you’ll find at All Recipes:

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The New Orleans setting inspired a Big Easy menu including Louisiana Crawfish Etouffee and Red Beans & Rice.

The Reader

This gripping film’s suggested menu is a terrific assortment of traditional TV viewing snacks including 7 Layer Dip and Spicy Corn Dip!


Million Dollar Fudge (to represent Nixon’s paycheck for the famous Frost interview), Three Bean Slow Burn Chili (begging the question, why didn’t Nixon burn those infamous tapes?) and Watergate Cake (Nixon wanted no questions asked about Watergate during the interview) are featured dishes on this menu.


in this movie, Sean Penn plays Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to public office.  The movie, set in San Francisco, inspired a menu that includes Bodega Bay Cioppino and San Francisco Sourdough Bread.

Slumdog Millionaire

An 18 year old boy from the slums of Mumbai is one question away from winning millions in a game show.  The menu includes classic Indian dishes like Beef Samosas, Eggplant Curry and Curry Couscous.

If you’re planning to entertain guests at an Oscar’s Viewing Party, perhaps one of these menus will fit the bill and even if you’re not having company, these recipes are still an entertaining read!

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