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Interesting Food Facts of the 15th Annual SAG Awards

January 25, 2009

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Chef Alan Jackson

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The more than 1,000 guests of the Screen Actors Guild Awards will dine on an antipasto plate created by Chef Alan Jackson (of Jackson Catering, Los Angeles) consisting of:
  • Dungeness Crab and Grapefruit Salad with Sriracha citrus emulsion
  • Sugar Cane Lacquered Chicken with crispy corn grits cake, Seckle pear and ginger
  • Short Rib and Sweet Corn Flan with wild mushroom ragout
  • Heirloom Tomato and Borrata Salad, Basil oil, balsamic and Parmesan
  • Hand-made freshly baked bread sticks

Food for a thousand people makes for a big ingredient list. By the numbers:

  • 225 pounds Crab
  • 16 cups Sriracha Sauce
  • 3 gallons Orange Juice
  • 5 pounds Chopped Chives
  • 5 pounds Chopped Shallot
  • 6 gallons Grapeseed Oil
  • 600 Pink Grapefruits
  • 300 Whole Endive
  • 4 gallon Cider Vinegar
  • 300 bunches of Frisée
  • 5 pounds Fresh Dill
  • 700 Poussin Chicken
  • 40 gallons Pomegranate Juice
  • 50 pounds white Polenta
  • 20 gallon Vegetable Stock
  • 400 Seckle Pears
  • 8 gallons Roasted Chicken Stock
  • 20 pounds Dried Apricot
  • 20 pounds Dried Figs
  • 20 bunches Cilantro
  • 10 pounds Fresh Ginger
  • 225 Short Ribs Braised & Pulled
  • 3 gallons Sweet Corn
  • 10 gallons Cream
  • 75 pounds Wild Mushroom Ragout
  • 20 gallons Red Wine
  • 30 bunches Parsley
  • 40 gallons Assorted Baby Tomatoes
  • 75 pounds Bocaccinni Mozzarella
  • 6 gallons Olive Oil
  • 20 pounds Basil
  • 6 gallons Balsamic
  • 40 pounds Shaved Parmesan
  • 4 pounds Fleur De Sel
  • 20 pounds Dried Black Olives

Beverages for guests include:

For the tables: 204 bottles of Dry Creek Vineyard’s 2004 Endeavor Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and 204 bottles of Dry Creek Vineyard’s 2006 Russian River Valley Chardonnay.

Dry Creek Vineyard’s wine-tasting bars will offer a selection that includes their 2006 Russian River Valley Chardonnay, the 2006 Dry Creek Sonoma County Old Vine Zinfandel, the 2007 Sonoma County Fumé Blanc and the 2004 Endeavor Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. A total of 192 bottles will be available for tasting.

234 magnums of Champagne Taittinger Brut La Française served in the showroom, 144 magnums of Champagne Taittinger Brut La Française served in at the post-Awards gala, 1548 glass decanters of Voss sparkling and still water served in the showroom, another 6,720 unbreakable half-liters of Voss still water for the more than 700 media and 300 fans in the bleachers.

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