Flash! Lights! Oscar Sunday Parties: Los Angeles Edition

Come on, folks, don’t be lame and stay in on Oscar Sunday. You’re in the city of lights! So get dressed up, revel in the glamor, and celebrate what this city has in store for you when it comes to Oscar themed menus. To ring in the winners, the UGs will be getting all dolled up (unlike last year where we made it a point to look homeless) and will be at the the new JW Marriott at LA Live. However, if you can’t join us then here’s a list of other alternatives:

The Andaz: Carina and I could not believe we waited so long to see Meryl Streep in Julie and Julia and boy were we charmed. Equally charming is the Andaz’s amazing rooftop, which was home to Blogger Prom 2009, and the Yelp Elite Bond Party. The view overlooks the beautiful city and the restaurant atop will be serving a Julie and Julia themed menu and cocktails for two. The price is $90 for two.

Perigourdine Poached Egg (field mushrooms, foie gras, black truffle)
Lompoc Farm Leeks Vinaigrette (black truffle, fresh goat cheese, crispy applewood bacon)
Boothbay Harbor Lobster Open Ravioli
Beef Bourguignonne
Dessert: Dillon Rum Baba Jar

RH at Andaz West Hollywood, 8401 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

The Vermont: It’s in our favorite hipster neighborhood, Los Feliz. Jessica Gelt reports that Crumble Catering will be doing the 18th Annual AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party. The cost is $45 and $5 of the proceeds will go the charity. The four course will include four of the items served at Elton John’s actual Oscar party. Make ressies. Wine pairing is extra.

1714 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. 323.661.6163

Elements Kitchen – Pasadena: I haven’t been, but I hope to go very soon. Sounds like a fantastic menu and is reasonably priced at $35 a head.

Eat! Drink! Sunday!
Sunday, March 7th
$35 per person

First Course
(choice of one)

Celeriac & Roasted Corn Potage

Seven Layer Salad
Green peas * Red bell pepper * Celery
Carrots * Scallions * Bacon * Cheddar * Aïoli

Main Course
(choice of one)

Braised Pork Shoulder
Bacon & chipotle baked beans
* Honey glazed corn bread
Spicy mustard greens

Olive Oil Poached Black Cod
Chive spätzle * Caraway brown butter

Butternut Ravioli
Late winter vegetables
* Beurre noisette

Dessert
(choice of one)

Citrus Pavlova
Blood orange sabayon

Chocolate Lava Cake
White chocolate & pistachio filling

The London: A swanky place like The London could only serve swanky Oscar cocktails on a weekend like this. They will be pouring and shaking specialty cocktails which are named and inspired by nominated movies. They are $16 a pop.

Wherever you end up on Oscar Sunday, please know that the UG Girls love you and we don’t care that Mo’nique doesn’t shave her legs (although I can’t wait to see it in a dress).

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