The chance of winning a shiny trophy isn't necessarily what always draws the stars to the Golden Globes ceremony. Nor is it the chance to possibly see Jim Carrey talk out of his rear end.
In many cases, it's the fine grub. And this year's ceremony is no exception. At the Oscars, the stars have to wait until after the ceremony to fill their bellies. But at the Globes, they eat during the ceremony -- which makes acceptance speeches very interesting if someone like Kevin Spacey or Julianne Moore has a piece of cilantro stuck between his/her teeth.
The Globes ceremony is a fiesta in and of itself, with multiple entrees on the menu and an open bar. (Now you know why Jack Nicholson didn't mind whippersnapper Matt Damon getting a better seat, and telling everyone so on live TV.
Here's what's on the menu.
They'll start with a traditional salad, which includes the usual greens, mushrooms, mini-lobsters (3 to be exact) and something called "edible flowers." Given the length of the telecast (three hours), one can expect the appetizer to last a good half-hour to forty-five minutes.
The entrees follow with the drinks flowing at the no-host bar. It's a typical selection: mixed grill, a "medallion" (the banquet catch phrase) of beef and grilled chicken. Adding color to the fare is the Beverly Hills Hilton's inclusion of "purple potatoes."
As the stars begin to make their mad dash for the restrooms toward the end of the ceremony, the dessert should be on their way out. This year's creme de la creme is a lemon souffle, served with white chocolate cylinder and topped with berries and garnished with the requisite chocolate movie strip -- emblazoned with the words: "57th Golden Globe Awards."
Cheap? Maybe. Filling? Even for movie stars.
Here's a complete rundown of the menu. Lucky for them, no cilantro.
57th Annual Golden Globe Awards Dinner Menu
SALAD Seasonal Field Greens Grilled Asparagus Spears, Grilled Yellow and Red Pepper Sliced White Garden Mushrooms Three Lobster Medallions Decorated with Edible Flowers Champagne Dressing
ENTRES Mixed Grill Trio Medallion of Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Sauce Grilled Boneless Breast of Chicken and Grilled Sea Bass With Lemon Pepper Sauce Purple Potatoes and a Variety of Fresh Seasonal Vegetables
DESSERT Lemon Souffle; Light Lemon Souffle Served in a White Chocolate Cylinder Decorated with Fresh Berries and Black Berry Sauce Garnished with Chocolate Movie Strip "57th Golden Globe Awards"