What: Who knew the Oscars could be just as delicious to eat as they are to watch? Chef de cuisine Rebecca Merhej of Mar’sel has created a menu for the restaurant’s annual Oscar viewing dinner with dishes that celebrate the eleven nominees. Crood lovers can munch on roasted bone marrow with garlic confit and pickled vegetables or chow down on Wolf of Wallstreet inspired potato blinis with caviar, crème fraiche, and truffle oil. Additional menu items include cowboy chili beans with sour cream, sharp cheddar, and green onion (Dallas Buyers Club) berry cobbler with sweet whipped cream (12 Years a Slave) and homemade saltwater taffy (Captain Phillips). See the sommelier for pours of Dom Perignon, Oenotheque, and themed craft cocktails.
When: Sunday, March 2. Viewing party begins at 4 p.m.; Oscars broadcast follows at 5 p.m.
Where: Mar’sel at Terranea Resort, 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes.
How: Prices vary on menu items. Reservations are required; guests may call 310-265-2836 or book online.
Bonus: Guests have the chance to win a $250 dinner for two at Mar’sel by filling out their own Oscar ballots. Score the ballot with the most wins and your dinner is on the house.