Oscar themed wedding nibbles for the star in your life


The cuties from Moet & Chandon – 4-pack

Champagne is a perfect drink anytime as far as I’m concerned. One of my favorite brands Moët & Chandon, will be serving the cocktail on the red carpet for the Academy Awards as well as inside of the Governor’s Ball. These adorable mini-bottles were a big hit during fashion week and I’m sure they will go over just as well with Oscar. If you are thinking of having an Oscar-themed party, or how about your engagement party, rehearsal dinner, or celebrating your first dinner party as an engaged couple, these are some quick and easy cocktails and snacks.

Moët’s “Golden Glamour” signature cocktail will be served on the red carpet and inside of the Governor’s Ball. It’s simple and delicious, made with a bit of passion fruit juice, a splash of vanilla liqueur for an exotic flavor, topped with Moët & Chandon Imperial, and finished with a sprig of mint.

Renowned author of “The Comfort Table,” culinary personality and Moët & Chandon’s entertaining ambassador, Katie Lee, is really a sweetheart to share some of her Oscar entertaining ideas with all of you. Thanks Katie. We hope you enjoy them.

Golden Glamour

4 oz. Moët & Chandon Imperial Champagne

0.25 oz. Navan
1.5 oz. Passion Fruit Juice

Combine all ingredients in a champagne coupe. Top with fresh sprig of mint for garnish.

The party pack features four Moët Imperial mini bottles and four mini flutes, which screw directly into the mini bottles, carried in a decorative tribute to cinema ice bucket. This is the perfect starter kit for a home viewing party and five-spice Kettle popcorn.

What goes better with the movies – popcorn. Make this Chinese Five-Spice Kettle Corn to enjoy with cocktails and also package it up in take out boxes for a party favor for your guests.”

¾ cup popcorn
¼ cup canola oil
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons Chinese 5 Spice powder
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

In a pot with a tight-fitting lid over medium heat, combine popcorn, oil, sugar, 5 Spice powder, and salt. Shake constantly. When popcorn begins to pop, lower heat to medium-low. Continue to shake until popping begins to slow and transfer to a bowl. Drizzle with melted butter.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes

Katie’s Shrimp Pot-stickers with Ginger Lemon Dipping Sauce

Katie says, “Making homemade pot-stickers is much easier than it sounds and the little extra effort is well worth it in the end. Store-bought wonton wrappers are very easy to work with and once assembled, these pot-stickers can be refrigerated or frozen until you are ready to use them. I like to take any uncooked potstickers and drop them in boiling chicken broth combined with the leftover dipping sauce for an instant wonton soup.”

For the pot-stickers

½ pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
¼ cup thinly sliced scallions
1 large egg, lightly beaten
½ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
24 to 30 round wonton (or goyza) wrappers
4 tablespoons canola oil
¼ cup water

For the dipping sauce

2 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 scallion, thinly sliced

For the pot-stickers

In a food processor, pulse shrimp until ground. Transfer to a mixing bowl. Add scallions, egg, salt, and pepper.

Place 1 level teaspoon shrimp mixture onto each wonton. Brush edge with water and fold into a half moon to seal.

In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium high heat. Add half of the dumplings seam side up and cook 2 minutes. Add ¼ cup water, cover and let steam 3 to 4 minutes. Cook the dumpling a few minutes longer with the lid off if they are sticking to the pan. Repeat with other half of dumplings.

For the dipping sauce

Whisk soy sauce, lemon juice, ginger, barbecue sauce, and sesame oil. Stir in scallion.
Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes

No matter how you spend your weekend, or who your favorite movie is, I’m sure these quick and really easy recipies will be an Oscar winner. If you are looking for other great drinks that can be used for a variety of your wedding themed events click here and here and here.

And the winner is… YOU!

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