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Sneak peek at Emmys Governors Ball menu

September 15, 2011 | 11:45 am

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The Los Angeles Convention Center's West Hall has been completely transformed for the Primetime Emmy Awards Governors Ball on Sunday. The theme is mod illusions -- the entire space decorated in black and white with a touch of gold to represent the Emmy, with large iridescent chandeliers mimickimg sea anenomes. 

And for dinner? Patina Catering of Patina Restaurant Group has been creating and cooking the menu for the Governors Ball for 13 consecutive years. With 3,800 guests, it might be the largest sit-down dinner in the United States. Chef and founder Joachim Splichal says his menu is inspired by the season. The first course is composed of Windrose Farm heirloom tomatoes, rosemary, cherry-wood-grilled asparagus and fried golden potatoes. 

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For the second course, filet mignon with gratin of macaroni with white Vermont cheddar, rainbow baby carrots, cipollini onion, caramelized broccoli emulsion and oxtail bordalaise. 

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For dessert: milk chocolate brownie, chocolate blackberry cream, blackberry macaron and chocolate rice crisp with honey sauce. 

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In addition, Splichal and his team are offering fish, vegetarian and vegan menu options. If celebrities are on a special diet, Splichal has runners at local markets and the main office to bring the ingredients to the site in less than 15 minutes. Now that's service.


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Photo Credit: Leah Rodrigues