US Celebrity Blog
Feb 242013
 

Oscars Governors Ball

Oscars Governors Ball

Ball Production by Cheryl Cecchetto / Sequoia Productions
Menu Created by Wolfgang Puck with Chef Partner Matt Bencivenga and Pastry Chef Sherry Yard
Fun Ballroom Facts

  • 1,500 guests
  •  950 event staff
  •  350 culinary staff
  • 12,000 glasses for beverages
  • 1,500 bottles of Thienot Champagne
  •  4,000 small plates
  •  4,500 ramekins and verrines
  •  6,000 cocktail forks
  • 4,500 bamboo skewers
  •  4 different waiter uniforms totaling 344 specialty costumes designed for the ball
  •  1.78 million beads in the chandelier rings
  •  .45 miles of rope and tape light in the chandelier
  • CNC Router has spent more than 530 hours cutting the curved shapes used on the décor elements including; laminate flooring, partitions, riser walls, stage plugs and the chandelier
  •  18,000 LED points of light in the chandelier
  •  More than 100 suspension points to hang the chandelier
  • 1,000 sheets of 4’ x 8’ of plywood
  •  28,000 square feet of ceiling fabric
  •  12,000 square feet of wall fabric
  •  Approximately 1,500 yards of assorted metallic damask, metallic silk with velvet trim, peau de soi and hand-embroidered confetti organza with metallic threads for table linens and pillows
  •  423 furniture pieces
  •  1,935 yards of fabric to recover furniture
  •  6.072 feet of metal used to fabricate 302 barstools
  •  60 feet glass creating custom round, square, rectangle and oval tables
  • 38 gallons of environmentally friendly custom paint
  •  2,100 man hours
  • Fun Food Facts
  •  6,500 wood fired Oscar shaped flat bread
  •  3,500 miso cones
  •  250 pounds troll-caught Atlantic bigeye
  •  17 whole us wild caught yellowtail
  •  1300 farmed oysters
  •  5 kilos American farm raised caviar
  •  600 Maine lobsters
  • 7,500 individual us shrimp
  •  250 pounds sticky rice
  • 30 gallons cocktail sauce
  •  50 whole yellowtail snapper
  •  25 gallons spicy mustard
  •  1,250 stone crab claws
  •  1,200 yukon gold potatoes
  •  200 pounds beluga lentils
  •  300 whole jidori chickens
  •  6,000 chestnut tortellini
  •  400 pounds Snake River Farms New York steak
  •  10 pounds white truffles from Alba, Italy
  •  10 pounds winter black truffles from Burgundy, France
  • 3,500 kombu chips (seaweed chips)
  •  2,500 caprese cones
  •  2,750 bacon wrapped dates
  • 4,500 pieces of truffle and parmesan grissini
  •  20,000 pieces of California grown micro greens
  •  6,000 pieces housemade mini brioche buns
  •  5,000 cage-free eggs
  •  200 quarts heavy cream
  •  200 quarts milk
  •  150 pounds organic sugar
  •  1,000 pounds of Guittard bittersweet chocolate
  •  10 pounds edible gold dust
  • 5,000 mini chocolate Oscars
  •  200 pounds McGrath Farm strawberries
  •  300 pounds Pudwil Farm blackberries
  • 1600 pounds unsalted butter
  •  20 pounds crème fraiche
  •  More than 80 local farmers for fruits and vegetables
  •  All fish and seafood SeafoodWatch compliant
  •  540 bottles 2007 Sterling Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
  •  540 bottles 2009 Sterling Vineyards Reserve Chardonnay
  •  2,280 Total bottles of Sterling Vineyards wine
  •  13,680 Total glasses of Sterling Vineyards wine
  • 1,824,000 – number of premium Sterling grapes to create the spectacular wines for the Oscar celebrations
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