Academy Awards 2019

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As the official caterers for the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party for the 15 th year, Chef Wayne Elias will create a unparalleled five-course dining experience at West Hollywood Park on Sunday, February 24, 2019.

This one-thousand-meal massive undertaking will be seamlessly executed in three hours by a team of over 150 Crumble Catering staffers tasked with serving Hollywood’s biggest A-listers.
When it comes to a mouth-watering and inspiring cuisine, Chef Wayne and his business partner of 28 years Chris Diamond, co-owners of Crumble Catering and the Los Feliz restaurant Rockwell: Table & Stage, are truly Hollywood’s “go-to” team. Diamond remarked, “We love creating a magical experience for the Foundation guests – as it is not only a celebratory night for Hollywood, but a vital cause-driven night for raising funds!”
The planning for this year’s party literally commences at the conclusion of the previous year. Chef Wayne works hand-in-hand with Diamond and his team of sous-chefs and the Foundation to create a one-of-a-kind-menu for the festive gathering of VIPs and donors.
As in the past, this sumptuous five-course dinner will be served on-site with mammoth digital screens
broadcasting the Oscar telecast live, while fund-raising activities happen during commercial-breaks.
West Hollywood Park is literally transformed into fantasy city-within-a-city, with a sprawling array of
custom-built connecting pavilions featuring sparkling custom one-night-only décor, state of the art
lighting, projection, and displays. The army of 150 servers and bartenders are supplemented by a kitchen
staff of 70 to make the split-second timing and execution for the night simply flawless.
Elias commented, “We are excited to lead the way this year with a menu that will delight the senses and please the palates of this discerning and generous group of patrons.” Adding, “It truly is one of the most exciting moments for my team and always a night to remember, knowing that so many individuals are benefiting around the globe.”
Since 1992, the Elton John AIDS Foundation has raised over $400 million for people affected by the epidemic, helping prevent infections, provide treatment and services, and motivate governments to end AIDS.
Crumble Catering has catered hundreds of A-list events from Harry Potter to Criminal Minds Beyond Borders, to Creed, Live By Night; along with cast and crew screenings for Argo, Coat of Many Colors, and Cloud Atlas. Most recently Crumble Catering has provided services to major events and premieres for Blade Runner 2049, CHIPs, Jumanji, Paddington 2, Spider-Man Homecoming, Steven Tyler Grammy Viewing Party for Janie’s Fund, John Varvatos, Maxfields, and more! Whether it’s an elegant dinner for
10, or a major corporate party for 5,000, Crumble Catering can make it effortless and fun.

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Looking for a lively New York spot to enjoy a celebratory cocktail in honor of this year’s Academy Awards? Check out the Lower East Side’s newest rum bar, Las’ Lap, offering an exclusive cocktail inspired by and co-created with Black Panther star – Michael B. Jordan.

The King Cuatro,made with BACARDÍ Añejo Cuatro rum is the perfect cocktail to celebrate Black Panther’s seven Oscar nominations – and the first-ever superhero movie to be nominated for Best Picture! Having made its public debut on February 13 during a BACARDÍMixology Lab with Michael B. Jordan, The King Cuatro will be available exclusively on the Las’ Lap cocktail menu until March 14.

As a self-professed rum guy, Mike grew up with his grandmother’s famous rum cakes made exclusively with BACARDÍ rum. It’s only fitting that the star’s signature cocktail contains BACARDÍ Añejo Cuatro, a premium rum aged four years under the Caribbean sun with delicious notes of honey, vanilla and oak spices.

Mixed with fragrant St. Germain Liqueur, muddled blackberries, honey, fresh lemon juice, and topped with MARTINI & ROSSI Prosecco, The King Cuatro is sure to keep you coming back to thisrum-filled bar!  

Join the Las’ Lap family in raising a glass to their supporter Michael B. Jordan and the incredible cast of Black Panther with BACARDÍ – Wakanda Forever!

Please see cocktail recipe below and a link to high-res imagery HERE.



  • 1.5 parts BACARDÍ Añejo Cuatro
  • 0.75 part Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 0.5 part St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • 0.25 part Honey
  • 2 Blackberries
  • MARTINI & ROSSI Prosecco

Method: Muddle blackberries in a tin, and pour all cocktail ingredients in. Shake and strain into coupe glass. Top with MARTINI & ROSSI Prosecco and garnish with a Blackberry-speared purple orchid.

The Oscars are quickly approaching on February 24, and there’s no better way to honor one of the film industry’s biggest nights than with a hard cider twist on a classic French 75! Angry Orchard partnered with mixologist Jeremy Oertel to create a red carpet-ready cocktail that will give you and your guests a true taste of The Academy Awards, no matter where in the world you’re tuning in from.

Dubbed the Award Winning Orchard, this bubbly cocktail mixes Angry Orchard’s flagship Crisp Apple cider with St. Germain and, of course, a celebratory splash of champagne.

Award Winning Orchard


  • 2 oz. Angry Orchard Crisp Apple
  • 1 oz. St. Germain
  • 2 oz. Champagne


  • Build in a champagne flute and garnish with a lemon twist.

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