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Golden Grandeur ~ Emmys® Governors Ball

Friday 08 September 2017 - 17:30:45
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Following the Emmys® celebrities like Tracee Ellis Ross, Lily Tomlin, Elisabet Moss, Tituss Burgess, John Lithgow, and Denis O'Hare will gather at the Governors Ball. This year the top in the food, pastry, and design gather to showcase their talents over three evenings at the Governors Ball. This year's theme is “Golden Grandeur.”
“The 2017 Governors Ball and Creative Arts Governors Ball events will set the gold standard in terms of elegance and environmental sustainability – verifying the two concepts can be compatible,” said Governors Ball Committee Co-Chair, Barbara Cassel. The evening decor will be contemporary and dazzling. The elements of the evening include recycled, repurposed or bio-degradable.
The decor will use eco-friendly paint, all plants turned into mulch after the event, and the linens, tables, and equipment reused for future events. Sequoia Productions will make sure this is a zero waste evening.
Chef Joachim Splichal and Patina Catering (22nd consecutive year) serving a three-course meal. Executive Pastry Chef Frania Mendivil, brings the Golden Grandeur theme to the pastries masterfully. They will showcase produce at the peak of the season while using culinary sustainability. Patina Catering partners with L.A. Kitchen, a local nonprofit that believes no food go to waste, as well as donating food waste from the celebrations to local farms as compost for the next season of crops.
The menu includes:

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First Course
Last of the Heirlooms Local heirloom tomatoes, dinosaur plum, red quinoa, charred leek vinaigrette, balsamic jelly, basils, and sea salt.
Main Course
Pan Roasted Filet Mignon Mission figs, asparagus, purple marble potatoes, roasted red flame grapes, creamy horseradish puree, and whole grain mustard sauce.
Dessert
Alunga Brownie Bar Dulce de leche, roasted cherries, and cherry gel
Main course recipe for your evening glamorous party:
For the Beef:
Season the beef with salt and pepper, and sear in a pan with 2 ounces olive oil, until caramelized on all sides. Place in oven, and cook to an internal temperature of 128 degrees. Remove from oven cover with foil and let rest 5 minutes. For the Red Wine Sauce: Sauté the 4 tbsp finely chopped onion over low heat for 2 minutes, then pour in the red wine. Add the smashed garlic and thyme, raise the heat, and cook until the wine is reduced by half. Remove the pan from heat and stir in butter, followed by the mustard. Season with salt and pepper.
For the Grapes:
Arrange grape clusters on a baking sheet. Drizzle with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast in a 450-degree oven about 15 minutes, until skins are crisp, and grapes are slightly softened. For the potato puree: Bake the potatoes until cooked through, peel and pass through a strainer or food mill, and place in a saucepot. Add cream, then add just enough milk to achieve a loose potato puree, then add butter, horseradish, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
For the Garnish:
Coat asparagus with olive oil and grill the asparagus over high heat for 5 to 8 minutes and cut into thirds. Wrap the purple potatoes in aluminum foil with a light coating of olive oil, salt and a branch of fresh thyme, then bake in a 325-degree oven until cooked, about 20 minutes.
To serve:
Spoon the horseradish potato puree onto the center of the plate. Slice the beef, and place 2 slices on each plate. Pour some red wine sauce over the beef. Garnish each plate with figs, purple potatoes, asparagus and a cluster of grapes. Sprinkle parsley on top.
The evening will have exclusive drinks, wines, and a custom bottle of Sterling Vineyards’ new luxury Cabernet Sauvignon, IRIDIUM. Fuji water will keep the guest hydrated through the evening with their exceptional water and custom straws.
Sterling Vineyards presents Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, and Napa Valley Chardonnay. The Guests entering the Governors Ball will enjoy flutes of Ferrari Brut Trentodoc. Ferrari Trento Vineyards is organic certification awarded, keeping with the eco-friendly dinner. Charles Joly designed a signature Emmy cocktail featuring The Hilhaven Lodge Blended Straight American Whiskey. The signature Emmy® cocktail, Created in partnership with renowned director and producer Brett Ratner,  is a balanced combination of Hilhaven Lodge Fireside Whiskey, Absinthe, spiced pear liqueur, and fresh lemon juice. Throughout the evening, attendees will enjoy the Diageo Luxury Brands collection.
This is the country's largest sit-down dinner for 4,000 Emmy winners, nominees and entertainment luminaries. The evening will be glamorous after the Creative Arts and Primetime Emmys®.The 69th Emmy Awards will telecast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Sunday, September 17 (8:00-11:00 PM ET/5:00-8:00 PM PT) on CBS. Stephen Colbert will serve as host.
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