The Golden Globes Menu is Now Completely Vegan

Published on January 3, 2020

For the first time ever, the Golden Globes menu will be 100% vegan.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is making efforts to better the environment. Instead of your average chicken or steak dinner, the Jan. 5 event is going completely plant-based.

According to Variety, executive chef Matthew Morgan, along with 11 other chefs and 120 culinary staff, will make around 10,000 meals on the night of the event. This year’s menu includes a chilled golden beet soup as the appetizer. Then the main dish will be king oyster mushroom “scallops” with wild mushroom risotto and vegetables. Executive pastry chef Thomas Henzi is creating a vegan opera dome as the dessert.

The original menu for the event included a Chilean Sea bass dish, but President of HPA Lorenzo Soria told the Associated Press that this sudden change came after reflecting on the decade ahead.

“The climate crisis is impossible to ignore and after speaking with our peers, and friends in the community, we felt challenged to do better,” Soria said in a statement. “By partnering with Icelandic Glacial to hydrate guests via glass bottles, eliminating single-use plastic, and serving a 100% plant-based meal, we’re hoping to raise awareness around small changes that can have a greater impact. We know awards shows have a long way to go, and we all can do better.”

The Drinks

Moet & Chandon will, once again, be the Golden Globes’ drink of choice. According to Variety, the partnership between the champagne brand and the star-studded event has lasted over 25 years. 1,500 Moet Imperial minis will be available to guests on the red carpet. Another 125 cases of Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage 2009 and Moet Rose Imperial magnum bottles will be on the tables during the actual event. If that wasn’t enough, bartenders will also be mixing 500 Moet Golden Hour cocktails.

Fashion designer LaQuan Smith told Variety the cocktail will consist of Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut champagne, Belvedere pink grapefruit vodka and pineapple. The event’s glamour and Smith’s love for “Old Hollywood” films inspired the drink.

“I’m thinking of all these incredible intimate moments that we don’t get a chance to see when a woman is preparing for a very fabulous evening — when she’s in her hotel room or at her house and she has her cocktail and the music is blasting and the dress is laid out on the bed,” Smith said. “[It’s these] really glamorous moments that we don’t get a chance to see prior to hitting the red carpet prior to coming out of the SUV and lights, camera, action.”

The 77th Golden Globe Award Show will air live from the Beverly Hilton on Sunday, Jan. 5 at 8 p.m. ET. Ricky Gervais will host the event.

Ashli Ellerman is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily. A graduate of University of Missouri's Columbia School of Journalism, she's a former editor at Vox. She covers music brands and breaking consumer news at Grit Daily.

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