We’ll all be watching the Awards Show– from the parade of gowns on the red carpet, to the swelling music following the evening’s final speech – but most of us will be watching from the comfort of our living rooms. This year, serve up something great for your guests on the food and wine menu. Only problem-they may come back next year, too!
American Hustle: Serve up Clams Oreganata as an Italian-American inspired appetizer or this recipe for spicy clam pizza. It reminds us of characters Irving Rosenfield and Mayor Polito and their shared love of spicy clams.
Wine Pairing: Sokol Blosser’s Willamette Valley Pinot Gris ($19) exhibits flavors of apricot, apple and fig and pairs well with a spicy seafood starter.
Captain Phillips: Popular in Somalia, native country of the film’s pirates, samosas are a delicious pan-African dish with endless options for the meat and spice filling.
Wine Pairing: Evolution White ($15) has intense tropical fruit notes up front and a crisp, clean finish. It pairs well with spicy dishes making it perfect for the spice-filled samosas.
Gravity: With a small star-shaped cookie cutter, cut your favorite cheeses, salamis, prosciuttos and more into space-inspired shapes for a Gravity-themed charcuterie plate.
Wine Pairing: Sokol Blosser’s 2011 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir ($38) starts smooth in the palate with the red fruits and cherry carrying through and notes of cola, root beer and cassis in the finish to create a wine perfect for pairing with delicious cured meats and cheeses.
Wine Pairing: Evolution Sparkling Wine ($22) has aromatics of apricot, green apple, and Bosc pear, with hints of white peach and citrus. Never had popcorn with bubbly? Try it, it’s delicious. Available in select retail locations or online for shipment nationwide.
Dallas Buyers Club: Remembering Ron Woodruff’s steak house dinner date in the film, serve up bacon-wrapped steak bites for those carnivorous party goers.
Wine Pairing: Evolution Red ($15) is a complex, red wine created from an unexpected blend of varietals – syrah, montepulciano, sangiovese – and the secret ingredient, a splash of Evolution White. It’s a wonderful wine to sip with a tender steak.
Philomena: Judi Dench’s character, Philomena, shows enthusiasm for food throughout the film, including croutons at a salad bar. Salad is a great option for a crowd with a mixture of dietary preferences, but don’t forget the croutons.
Wine Pairing: Evolution White ($15) is a smooth, layered white wine that can hold its own or stand up to just about any food pairing. It is extraordinarily food-friendly, from light salads to the hottest fusion-style cuisine.
Her: Don’t want to lift a finger? Order some of your favorite pizza, as inspired by Her characters Samantha and Theodore’s carnival date.
Wine Pairing: Evolution Red ($15) has notes of dark berries and cloves with a velvety finish making it an excellent pair for gourmet pizzas.
Wine Pairing: Sokol Blosser’s Willamette Valley Pinot Gris ($19) has a subtle sweetness that pairs nicely with a tart after dinner delight.
Wine Pairing: Evolution Sparkling Wine ($22) is dry on the palate, with a crisp and clean finish. This brut will pair perfectly with a light seafood starter. Available in select retail locations or online for shipment nationwide.