The Oscars are this Sunday and every year I like to invite friends over to watch the show with me. It's easy to get creative with an Oscars viewing menu — you could do modern movie foods (like truffled popcorn and goat cheese nachos) or a spread of upscale appetizers (delicious enough to feed the celebrities!). Then there's always Wolfgang Puck's recipes (he is the chef for the Oscars afterparty) or a meal inspired by one of the nominated movies.
While these are fun options, I've decided to take a tip from Puck and serve the signature dish he created in 1982, the gourmet pizza. A pizza menu is not only easy to prepare in advance, but it's also ideal for eating; no utensils required.
I'll be making three crispy, thin-crusted pies: sausage, red onion, and wild mushroom; herbed mascarpone, smoked salmon, and asparagus; and artichoke and fontina. To take a look at the recipes, read more