A ‘Golden’ Night for the SacFoodies

Two members of the SacFoodies team (Julie and Vanessa) got golden tickets to the FOX Golden Globes party this past Sunday on behalf of Black Swan Wines (client), the official wine sponsor for the evening’s festivities. Talk about giddy with excitement – we still have perma-grins! Not only were we thrilled about the wine’s role in the evening, we couldn’t wait to check out the celebs, the fashion and, of course, the food!

At The Bar: The four bars in the organza-draped, roof-top tent were fully stocked with an ample supply of four Black Swan varietals – Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot and Shiraz – to toast this year’s nominees and winners. Celebrating with Black Swan wine was the perfect pairing for the evening in every way … even the wine bottle labels matched the rooms’ lighting and décor!

The Guests: The evening’s top celebs flocked to the soiree, like Natalie Portman with her award for best actress for her role in Black Swan, and Jane Lynch with her best supporting actress award for Glee. Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Carrie Underwood, Katey Segal, and most of the Glee and Modern Family casts made appearances as well.

The Food: Waiters warmly greeted each guest with libations and comfort fare from the moment we stepped inside. From Triple Decker Chili Cheese Quesadillas to Shitake Mushroom Tempura and Roasted Duck Empanadas with Candied Kumquat and Grand Marnier, you couldn’t escape the delectable offerings on hand-passed trays. The hors d’oeuvres and dinner buffets were created by Alan Jackson, executive chef and owner of Lemonade with four LA-area locations. Jackson is also known for his foray serving guests at the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards, Directors Guild of America, and TV Land Award show, among other clients.

Top Three Menu Sensations:
Vanessa’s Picks: the Mini Lobster and Shrimp “Corn Dogs” with Meyer Lemon Tartar Sauce; the Watermelon Radish, Ahi Tuna and Sesame Salad; and the Boysenberry-filled Donut Holes.

Julie’s Picks: the selection of cheeses including the Sierra Nevada Organic White Cheddar and the Cyprus Grove midnight moon Goat cheese; the Mombai Veggie Burger with Red Tomato Chutney and Nigellal-spiked Buns; and Cotton Candy Wrapped Frozen Chocolate Mousse!

Best ‘Golden’ Moment:
Vanessa: Anne Hathaway walked right by me and I must say she is absolutely stunning in person. And, by the way, her dress looked must better in person than it appeared on TV.

Julie: A “Gleeful” photo opp with Cory Monteith (Finn) and Mark Salling (Puck) of one of my favorite TV shows – Glee!

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