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Truffles, Caviar & Cupcakes: 2011 Oscar Food Preview Photo Gallery

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Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 2:17 PM

click to enlarge GUZZLE & NOSH

1,800 pounds of dover sole.

1,200 Kumamoto oysters.

1,000 spiny lobsters.

500 pounds of smoked salmon.

40 pounds of caviar.

10 pounds of black truffles.

6 Spanish hams.

In case you didn't indulge in enough food porn yesterday with Nikita's insane Russian music video, here's a preview of the food that will be served at the Governor's Ball, the official Oscars after-party.

Wolfgang Puck may be the hardest working chef in Hollywood. In fact, he was so busy overseeing major events for last weekend's Super Bowl and this Friday's Grammy ceremony, he still hadn't determined his Oscar menu late last week.

He's got it locked down now. Working with chef Matt Bencivenga, Puck created an opulent spread focused on seafood. The main dish is Dover sole with a vegetable paella, but it's the appetizers that have us drooling. They include a heaping platter of fruits de mer; a smoked lobster spring roll with taro root, avocado and pickled jalapeno; black truffle pizza with ricotta and thyme. And much more, including plenty of Moët & Chandon champagne.

Pastry chef Sherry Yard created several desserts including petite macarons, mini-cupcakes, dark chocolate lollipops crusted with candied ginger, lemon cheesecake layered with raspberry cremieux, cassis gelee and Valrhona white chocolate as well as 4,000 mini-chocolate Oscar statuettes.

[See how the other 1% live -- after the jump.]

2011 Oscar Food: Smoked Salmon on Oscar Flatbread with Caviar and Creme Fraiche
Smoked Salmon on Oscar Flatbread with Caviar and Crème Fraiche.

2011 Oscar Food: Heirloom Beets

Heirloom Beets to be used in a Salad with Oranges, Almonds, Goat Cheese, Citrus Shallot Vinaigrette.

2011 Oscar Food: Salad of Heirloom Beets with Oranges, Almonds, Goat Cheese, Citrus Shallot Vinaigrette

Salad of Heirloom Beets with Oranges, Almonds, Goat Cheese, Citrus Shallot Vinaigrette.

2011 Oscar Food: Black Truffles

Black Truffles.

2011 Oscar Food: Black Truffle Pizza with Ricotta and Thyme

Black Truffle Pizza with Ricotta and Thyme.

2011 Oscar Food: Citrus

Citrus on Display.

2011 Oscar Food: Green Bean + Tomato Salad

Green Bean and Tomato Salad.

2011 Oscar Food: Sushi

Assorted sushi.

2011 Oscar Food: Caviar + Smoked Salmon

Caviar and Smoked Salmon.

2011 Oscar Food: Crab + Sea Urchin

Crab and Sea Urchin.

2011 Oscar Food: Lobster

Lobster.

2011 Oscar Food: Baby Squid among Fruits de Mer

Baby Squid among Fruits de Mer.

2011 Oscar Food: Fruits de Mer

Fruits de Mer.

2011 Oscar Food: Pan Roasted Dover Sole with Fennel, Olives, Haricot Vert, Tomatoes, Lemon, Sherry and Olive Oil.

Pan Roasted Dover Sole to be served with Fennel, Olives, Haricot Vert, Tomatoes, Lemon, Sherry and Olive Oil.

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