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Puck's party: What the stars will eat on Oscar night

After the Academy Awards ceremony, 1,500 lucky guests get to feast on gourmet delights at the Governors Ball. Chef Wolfgang Puck reveals what will be served

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Apparently cupcakes are still a big deal. Although it's hard to imagine any of the starlets digging into these. Except maybe the ones who lost.

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Chef Wolfgang Puck's classic dish: smoked salmon on Oscar-shaped fatbread with caviar. Bite the head or feet first?

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Chef Wolfgang Puck takes a bite of a 24-karat Oscar-shaped chocolate dessert. Do not try to do this with the real thing.

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Pot pie? Macaroni and cheese? Mashed potatoes? I guess the Oscar night is a holiday from carbs.

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How many stars do you think take these chocolates home and tearfully recite the acceptance speeches they never got to say into the bathroom mirror?

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Strawberry champagne cocktails. Yum.

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Chocolate mousse desserts in golden egg cups.

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Behold: a chocolate dessert printed in 3D.

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Yes, 3D. See Wolfgang Puck's glasses? We couldn't make this stuff up.

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Here's a better view of the high-tech dessert. No word on whether the stars will be forced to don goofy glasses before they are allowed to eat it.

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No, this isn't food. But it is a presentation envelope identical to those used to name the winners during the ceremony. So that's what they look like.

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Who let the riff-raff into the party? Oh wait, it's just journalists getting a taste of the good life at a food and wine preview. Enjoy it while it lasts.

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