What to Eat at The Emmy Awards Governors Ball

After the curtain falls on the Emmy Awards ceremony on Sunday, the nation’s largest annual formal dinner begins: The Emmy Awards Governor’s Ball. The task of feeding 3,600 high-profile guests rests on the shoulders of The Patina Group this year, as it has since 1995. Patina’s founding chef Joachim Splichal and catering chef Alec Lestr have taken nearly a year to create the menu, experimenting with 50 dishes and ultimately submitting 20 for consideration by event organizers from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. For this year’s Xanadu-themed soiree, the duo sprinkled dates, peppers, and smoked mushrooms throughout the three-course menu, centered on a filet mignon with roasted zucchini blossoms and vadouvan butter. Once the stars call dinner a wrap, the menu will be available at Studio City’s Pinot Bistro through September 26th for $60. Below, the complete menu.

61st Primetime Emmy Awards GOVERNORS BALL MENU

Flavors from the Farmers Market
Sweet peppers, eggplant caviar and chips, a few petite red mustard leaves
Layered multicolored potato salad, olives, smoked mushrooms and medjool dates
Toybox tomatoes and sweet melons, lemon basil

Filet mignon, polenta ravioli with cauliflower and vadouvan butter,
whole roasted zucchini blossoms, Bloomsdale spinach, pinot noir sauce

DOVE® Silky Smooth Milk Chocolate infused with raspberry crème,
paired with yuzu gelée and a mint lollipop

September 21 - 26, 2009 at Pinot Bistro
$60 per person
Pinot Bistro
12969 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604-2235

Sneak Peak of the 61st Emmy Awards Governor Ball 2009 [Gourmet Food]

What to Eat at The Emmy Awards Governors Ball