There is no denying the fact that the first few weeks of the year are the most glamorous and star studded ones, given all the highly coveted award functions that happen around this time. And following up after the SAG Awards and the Golden Globes is the music industry’s most sought after Grammy Awards. And this year is going to be extra (X1000) special with Beyoncé shaking a leg on stage in her mommy-to-be avatar. But that’s for us Beyhive dwellers, what about the celebs? What will be their highlight of the evening on 12th February? In one word, food.
The dinner menu for the Grammys just dropped and it looks delicious! Put together by Chef Joseph Martin and his team at Levy Restaurants, the dinner will see two exquisite set menus apart from a lavish a la carte menu as well. As Refinery29 reports, the team has ordered 990 pounds of tenderloin, 350 pounds of ahi tuna, 865 pounds of New York strip and 1,200 oysters to feed over 2,250 guests. The cooks will also put together 6,900 pieces of sushi and 1,800 desserts!
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Song Of The Year Menu
The first set menu, christened “Song of the Year Menu”, will start with Lemon Heaven popcorn, house-made pickled vegetables, and something called “The Dream Mix,” which comes with peanut butter pretzels, sugar gumdrops, mint malt balls, JellyBelly’s, Australian red licorice, and gummy cherries. A grilled flatbread sampler, Thai shrimp spring rolls, rotisserie chicken salad, and the chef’s selection of sushi and sashimi will follow the saccharine-lad appetizers.
The third course will see farmer’s salads, grilled steak sandwiches, and Moroccan chicken skewers, which will be trailed by the highlight of this menu: braised short ribs with seasonal squash ravioli, caramelized cauliflower, and red wine tarragon pesto.
To top the lavish dinner, the dessert will be an assortment of cookies including cinnamon brûlée, chocolate mint, kimchi peanut butter sriracha, and lavender shortbread. Sweet.
Album Of The Year Menu
Yes, after all the aforementioned paraphernalia, there is also a second menu called the “Album of the Year Menu”, which starts with house-made potato chips, red velvet popcorn, and mini bacon cheddar scones. Next up, the guests will be served burrata on toasted sourdough with heirloom tomatoes, arugula, micro basil, and sea salt.
The main course will serve what has been named the “Earth and Turf”, which will consist of prime tenderloin served with roasted chanterelle mushrooms, grilled onions, and a roasted Poblano sauce. Following the tenderloin will be a shrimp and lobster escabeche, rotisserie chicken sandwich, tortilla Espanola, char siu chicken salad, and chimichurri chicken.
This second menu will have an interlude of a Wine Country Board with award-winning California cheeses, local meats, and picked vegetables followed by another prime tenderloin, though this time served with truffle mac and cheese, English peas, and Parmesan cheese.
Wrapping up the dinner, the guests will get a series of Cake Monkey Desserts including inside out s’mores, gingerbread cookies sandwiches, maple glazed huckleberry donuts, chocolate malt cake, and carrot cake.
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And then there is the a la carte option for guests looking to down a lighter meal. The a la carte menu will feature wine, cheese, and charcuterie; colossal shrimp and king crab legs; and an assortment of sushi and sashimi.