By Lauren Matthews Posted February 20, 2013, 2:53 PM EST
The splashy, post-Oscars Governors Ball gets all the attention, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also throws a viewing party in New York each year—the only East Coast event officially hosted by the Academy. For this year’s 85th Academy Awards, New York program director Patrick Harrison tapped Daniel Boulud and his Upper East Side restaurant Daniel to host 130 Academy members, film industry insiders, and friends for canapés, cocktails, and a three-course dinner.
The Tuesday menu preview for the press saw Boulud showcase some of the special hors d’oeuvres he will serve on Sunday: a menu largely inspired by this year’s nominated foreign films. “I always envy Wolfgang [Puck] in Los Angeles, so I’m happy to be doing my share here in New York,” said Boulud.