Oscars 2014 Menu // Wolfgang Puck’s Governors Ball Menu

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Oscars 2014 Menu // Wolfgang Puck’s Governors Ball Menu

Take a sneak peek at what the A-listers will be eating at the 86th Annual Academy Awards Governors Ball. Celebrity Chef, Wolfgang Puck will be whipping up about 50 different dishes in a lavish spread under the starry lights of the ‘Stars under the Stars’ themed reception.

Governors Ball Menu
March 2, 2014
Menu created by Wolfgang Puck
With Chef Matt Bencivenga

Tray Passed Hors D’Oeuvres
Spicy Tuna Tartare, Sesame Miso Cone
Mini Burgers, Aged Cheddar, Remoulade
Smoked Salmon Oscar® Matzo
Assorted Wolfgang Puck Signature Pizzas (some Vegetarian, Vegan)
Taro Root Taco, Avocado (Vegan)
Vegetable Spring Roll, Chinese Mustard (Vegetarian)
Crispy Lobster Shrimp Dumpling, 5 Spice
Aged Cheddar Grilled Cheese (Vegetarian)
White Bean Quinoa Cake, Roasted Pepper (Vegan)
Bolognese Stuffed Arancini

Sushi & Shellfish Station

Table Platters
Homemade Pretzels, Pimento Cheese (Vegetarian)
5 Year Aged Gouda (Vegetarian)
Chilled Spanish Shrimp
Cauliflowers, Smoked Paprika (Vegan)
Parmesan Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates
Smoked Almonds
Seeded Lavosh

Passed Cold Small Plates
Chopped Vegetable Salad (Vegetarian)
Chinois Chicken Salad
Beets, Goat Cheese, Citrus (Vegetarian)
Butternut Squash, Farro, Wild Rice (Vegan)

Passed Hot Small Plates
Baked Potato with Caviar
Chicken Pot Pie, Black Truffles
Hand Formed Pasta, Roasted Chestnut and Truffles (Vegetarian)
Shanghai Lobster, Jasmine Rice
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Wild Salmon, Ginger & Almonds
Short Rib, Goulash, Spätzle
Wiener Schnitzel, Red Cabbage

Passed Dessert Small Plates
Licorice and Chocolate Parfait, Caramelized Tobacco Leaves (Gluten Free)
Yuzu Semifreddo, Green Tea Meringue and Sake Blueberries
Strawberry Consommé, Angel Food Cake, Olive Oil Sorbet
Carrot Cake, Raisins, Cinnamon Gel (Vegan)
Caramel Garden, Coffee Soil, Chocolate Malted Tree, Fleur de Sel

Chocolate Station
Jars of Candies and Truffles, Rocher, Nougat, Marshmallow
Raspberry Ganache and Lemon Ganache Mini Oscar Lollipops
Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Cheesecake Pops
Warm Cinnamon Pretzels and Homemade Chocolate Spread
Milk Chocolate Crème Brûlée, Spicy Whipped Cream
Citrus Panna Cotta, Funky Chunky Chocolate Pop Corn
Chocolate Cupcake, Almond Cream (Vegan, Gluten Free)
White Chocolate and Lemon Cream Push Up Pops
Assorted Chocolate Barks (Seeds, Nuts, Dried Fruits)

.wolfgang-puck-smoked-salmon-oscarsSmoked Salmon Oscar® Matzo

chicken-pot-pieChicken Pot Pie, Black Truffles

gazpacho-and-power-smoothieGazpacho and Power Smoothie

peanut-butter-chocolate-pop-rock-sticks Peanut Butter Chocolate Pop Rock Sticks

wolfgang-puck-mac-and-cheeseBaked Macaroni and Cheese

wolfgang-puck-oscars-caviar-potatoBaked Potato with Caviar

wolfgang-puck-spicy-tuna-tartareSpicy Tuna Tartare, Sesame Miso Cone

wolfgang-puck-spring-rollsVegetable Spring Roll, Chinese Mustard (Vegetarian) wolgang-puck-mini-burgersMini Burgers, Aged Cheddar, Remoulade

Oscar’s Viewing Party // Printables

The Oscars Logo

Oscar’s Viewing Party // Printables

Black History at The Academy Awards Trivia Game
Test your knowledge and learn more about those who have paved the way.
Click on the link below for our printable Oscars Trivia Game. Enjoy!

Black History Academy Awards Trivia Quiz

Oscars Ballot
Predict the winners and challenge your guests.
Click on the image below for our printable Oscars ballot. Good luck!

2014 Oscars Nominee Ballot

Oscars Viewing Party // Arise 360 TV Segment

Yaz Quiles pop! by YAZ - Arise 360

Oscars Viewing Party // Arise 360 TV Segment
86th Annual Academy Awards


This year’s Academy Awards take place on Sunday, March 2nd. Just in time for the star-studded affair I have put together everything you need to host an Award Worthy-Oscar Viewing Party! Click my photo below to see my segment on Arise 360 where I give tips on making your party a real-winner! Decor ideas, menu planning, cocktails, Oscar ballot printables, games and much more!

Thanks to Lola, Shannon and the entire Arise Team for welcoming me into their home away from home. It’s always a party filled with dancing,  singing, toasting and most of all… lots of pop!



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{Click on the photo to view the segment}


  • Event Production: pop! by YAZ
  • Production Assistant: Adonis Frank
  • Decor: pop! by YAZ
  • Network: Arise 360 on Arise TV // http://www.arise.tv
  • SKYY Cocktails:  Mixologist John deBary
  • Lupita Cocktail: Yaz Quiles + Adonis Frank
  • Make-up: Make-up by Denise
  • Dress: Badgley Mischka
  • TV Segment Link: http://youtu.be/FuD9FL5BppA

Dominican Indepence Day // La Dominicana Cocktail

La Dominicana

Dominican Independence Day // La Dominicana Cocktail

When people first meet me, generally, one of the first questions they ask is “Where are you from?” After responding “New York” which, undoubtedly NEVER answers the question, they then say “No… I mean your background.” Ah-ha! Well, I am Dominican and Puerto Rican. Mi mama es Dominicana y mi papa es Puertorriqueño.

In honor of my Dominican side and to celebrate Dominican Independence Day I concocted a sexy little number called La Dominicana!

Layered cocktails like this one taste good, look amazing and impress anyone who sees you successfully pouring them.

(Insert El Teke Teke HERE)  sip, shake your hips and enjoy! You know you want to dance! lol

¡Feliz Día de la Independencia República Dominicana!


  • 1.5 oz Brugal Añejo Rum
  • .5 oz Grenadine
  • 4 oz Mango Nectar
  • .5 oz Lime Juice


  1. Pour Grenadine first into a martini glass
  2. Use a spoon  to pour the chilled Mango Nectar as slowly as possible over the back of the spoon, moving the spoon up as the level of ingredients rises (keep it above the ingredients).
  3. Next do the same to the rum so it floats above the other ingredients.
  4. If the ingredients mix up a little bit, give them a few seconds to settle, and they should separate nicely.
  5. Splash with a squeeze of lime.
  6. Garnish with a flower.

Minus the pretty layering but, equally as good…

  1. Add all the ingredients to an ice-filled shaker.
  2. Shake vigorously.
  3. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.
  4. Garnish with lime wedge.

Oscar’s Viewing Party // Cocktails

Oscar’s Viewing Party // Cocktails

Tune in today as I show you how to create these Oscar nominee inspired cocktails made with SKYY Vodka’s newly unveiled Infusions flavors Vanilla Bean and Georgia Peach. They will be featured on my award worthy Oscar’s Viewing Party segment on Arise 360, TODAY Wednesday, February 26th at 2PM EST or 7PM EST on www.arise.tv

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Prescription Peach
Inspired by // Dallas Buyers Club
Created by Mixologist John deBary

2 oz. SKYY Infusions Georgia Peach
2 oz. Ginger Kombucha
2 oz. Green Tea
¾ oz. Lime Juice
3 Cucumber Wheels
2 pieces Candied Ginger
Cucumber and Sliced Peaches for garnish

Combine ginger and cucumber in a shaker and muddle thoroughly. Add lime juice and SKYY Infusions Georgia Peach. Fill shaker with ice and shake for 10-15 seconds. Strain into a double old fashioned glass. Add Ginger Kombucha and chilled green tea. Garnish with cucumber sticks and sliced peaches.

SKYY Vanilla Bean - Spiked Root Bear Float_edited-1Spiked Root Beer Float
Inspired by // Gravity
Created by Mixologist Adam Wilson

2 oz. SKYY Infusions Vanilla Bean
4-6 oz. Root Beer
1 scoop Vanilla Ice Cream
Chocolate Syrup
Carmel Syrup
2 Ginger Snaps

In float glass, combine SKYY Infusions Vanilla Bean and root beer. Add vanilla ice cream. Drizzle syrups in crisscross pattern. Chop one snap and sprinkle over ice cream. Garnish with whole ginger snap.

LupitaThe Lupita
Inspired by //Lupita Nyong’s Red Ralph Lauren Cape Dress
Created by Yaz


  • To be released today LIVE on air!

AKOO’s 5th Anniversary Celebration at Agenda // featuring T.I., B.o.B. & Jonathan Mannion

T.I. and the Akoo Models

I know I have been M.I.A., but know that I have been a busy little bee. I’m currently nursing a flu that I caught while out in Vegas producing this amazing event for Akoo Clothing. In  between medication cocktails, I figured I’d share some of the photos from the event. Grateful for having such great clients! Thanks to everyone involved in making this big night happen including Akoo Clothing, Hustle Gang, Johnathan Mannion, Lavo, Best Reps, ColorEdge, Standard & Co., Boost, DJ Franzen and everyone else who participated.

AKOO Clothing Co. celebrated their 5th year anniversary in style during Agenda in Las Vegas last night! This private affair took place at the new Lavo Lounge and was hosted by Grammy Award winning Recording Artist and Actor, T.I., alongside Jason Geter, both of which are founders of this burgeoning brand. Guests were treated to cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres, music by Las Vegas’ own DJ Franzen, go-go dancers as well as a fashion presentation of the exclusive AKOO x MANNION Collaboration and the Spring Collections of AKOO and Hustle Gang, which are in stores now. Special guests Recording Artist B.o.B., Photographer/Director Jonathan Mannion and Artist Sue Tsai were in attendance to celebrate the brand’s 5 years of success with T.I. and toasted to the many more years to come!

Check out the details!


  • Event Production: pop! by YAZ
  • Venue: Lavo Lounge, Las Vegas
  • Photography: Joe Durkin
  • Decor: pop! by Yaz, ColorEdge, Standard & Co. and Boost
  • Models: Best Reps

T.I., Sabai Burnett, Jonathan Mannion, Mel Testamark and B.o.B.T.I., Sabai Burnett, Jonathan Mannion, Mel Testamark and B.o.B.

Yaz Quiles pop by YAZ Akoo Models
Yaz Quiles, pop! by Yaz // Akoo, AKOO x MANNION Collaboration and Hustle Gang Models

Jonathan Mannion & B.o.B.Jonathan Mannion and B.o.B.

B.o.B. and T.I. B.o.B. and T.I.

T.I. entering the Akoo 5 Year Anniversary Party  T.I. making his grand entranceB.o.B.B.o.B.

Grand Hustle CEO and AKOO’s co-founder, Jason Geter, Kirsten Daniels of Grand Hustle, and AKOO’s VP of Marketing, Sabai Burnett.Grand Hustle CEO and AKOO’s co-founder, Jason Geter, Kirsten Daniels of Grand Hustle, and AKOO’s VP of Marketing, Sabai Burnett.

Team Akoo Sabai Burnett, Yaz Quiles, Eileen Arias, Isis Arias   Yaz Quiles, Eileen Arias & Isis Arias aka #5FootCrew with Sabai Burnett – He knows he loves us!Shawn Solomon, Yaz Quiles, Charlie MuffLaShunda Davis, Shawn Solomon, Yaz Quiles and Charlie Muff

DJ Franzen - Akoo DJ Franzen

Sue Tsai AkooArtist and Akoo Book of Kings honoree, Sue Tsai

Akoo ModelAKOO x MANNION Collaboration T-Shirt, Akoo JeansAkoo Hustle Gang  ModelHustle Gang HatAkoo Hustle Gang  ModelAkoo and AKOO x MANNION Collaboration

Akoo Hustle Gang  ModelAkoo, Akoo Women, AKOO x MANNION Collaboration and Hustle Gang

Akoo  ModelAkoo Women

Akoo ModelAkoo and Akoo Women

Akoo Go-Go DancersGo-Go Dancers

Molly Sito & Yaz Quiles Akoo 5 Year Anniversary Party
Molly Sito & Yaz Quiles