The BAFTA Film Awards are fast approaching, and while fans are getting ready to enjoy the host of A-list talent descending on the UK's biggest night in film on 12 February, the stars themselves will be getting an extra treat when the trophies are handed out – a three-course feast at the Grosvenor House Hotel. Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling are among the 2000 international names expected to be served on the night at the tables decorated in the theme of nominated films, while an extra 200 meat-free meals will be created for vegetarian nominees such as Jessica Chastain, Natalie Portman and Casey Affleck.
Grosvenor House’s Executive Chef Nigel Boschetti has teamed up with Anton Mangaaro, Head Chef of BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, to create the delicious menu, which will feature 200kg of organically sourced venison and 250kg of spud. Meanwhile, celebrities with a sweet tooth will no doubt indulge in the decadent dessert from BAFTA partner Hotel Chocolat, which is made from a one-of-a-kind blend of St Lucian chocolate.
"We’re thrilled to be hosting the official BAFTA dinner and after party again this year,” said Grosvenor House’s director of public relations Nick Barrington-Wells. "It’s an honour for the hotel to be involved in the biggest night in film!"
Scroll down to discover what’s on the menu for the stars…
Cornish Crab salad with celery and apple jelly and a burnt celeriac mayonnaise
Vegetarian option: mixed grain salad with pickled vegetables, beetroot relish and pea shoots
Venison Denham Estate Wellingston, Juniper berry jus, potato gratin, glazed red cabbage, buttered swede and stem broccoli
Vegetarian option: puff pastry parcel with buttered spinach, wild mushrooms, goat’s cheese, roasted winter vegetables, red cabbage and watercress sauce.
Velvet 65 per cent Buffalo Supermilk Chocolate with Blueberry and Raspberry White Cremeux, with a Pumpkin seeds Granola
Guests will be able to wet their appetites with Taittinger champagne, which has partnered with BAFTA for 15 years. "Taittinger Brut Réserve is a wonderfully light champagne with a great chardonnay depth," said brand manager Lynn Murray. "It pairs perfectly with fish, veal, pork, chicken and vegetarian dishes. One of the Taittinger family favourite matches is fish and chips."
Attendees will also have a choice of wine from New Zealand’s most awarded winery, Villa Maria, from its Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2016 or Private Bin Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2014. Evian and Badoit provide water, and guests can also sip on Nespresso coffee if they need an energy-boost ahead of the glitzy afterparties.
The EE British Academy Film Awards will take place on 12th February on BBC One. For further informastion please visit bafta.org