Dine like Elton John at Vermont Restaurant after Oscar Sunday
Eat what the celebrities will eat on Oscar Sunday by heading to Vermont Restaurant on March 8, the day after the Oscars air. That's when Crumble Catering, which is set to cater the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 18th annual Academy Awards Viewing Party and is co-owned by Vermont chef Wayne Elias and Chris Diamond, will serve a four-course menu featuring items that were served at John's actual party.
The special menu costs $45, with $5 of each order going to the EJAF. Dishes on offer include: Spring vegetable compote with red pepper coulis and arugula pesto; risotto Carnaroli with saffron licorice and king prawns; Tagliata New York steak with candied green celery and Amarone wine sauce; and crispy milk chocolate bar with bitter chocolate glaze, meringue sticks and apricot.
Wine pairings are available through Sterling Wines (which is the official wine of the EJAF Academy Awards Viewing Party) and cost $25 per person, with $5 going toward the EJAF. Reservations are recommended.
Vermont Restaurant, 1714 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. (323) 661-6163; www.vermontrestaurantonline.com.
-- Jessica Gelt
Photo: Marion Cotillard, winner of the best actress Oscar for "La Vie en Rose," and Elton John at the 16th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation party in 2008. Credit: Stefanie Keenan / WireImage.com