Los Angeles-based Patina Catering, the official caterer of the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, has put together an amazing menu aimed at pleasing the stars.
What's in store? Among the delicacies for the February 15th awards you'll find different stations highlighting California specialties, from Santa Monica and Napa to Beverly Hills. Some fun menu items include blue chocolate popcorn, cotton candy trees and liquid chocolate s'mores.
The folks at Patina Catering also created five stellar cocktails honoring the nominees for Record of the Year, which are being sold at Patina Restaurant Group locations.
Take a look at the mouthwatering menu that has us wishing we could rub elbows with the likes of Adele, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars and Justin Bieber:
2016 Grammy Awards Menu
Baja Taco Stand
Street Taco performance station with Pollo Asada and crispy Pacific Rock Cod served on mini corn and flour tortillas with pico de gallo, onion, cilantro, avocado crema and Arbol chile sauce.
Pepita Caesar Salad with crumbled Cotija cheese and crispy blue corn tortilla strips
Smoked Bacon Refried Beans
Lime Scented Spanish Long Grain Rice
Napa Wine Country
Mustard Roasted Free Range Chicken with Chardonnay-mustard jus
Red Wine Braised Short Rib Grilled Cheese with cave-aged Gruyere
Weiser Farm Marble Potatoes
Red and Gold Beet Salad with baby arugula, fresh goat cheese, and walnut oil vinaigrette
Santa Monica Farmer’s Market
Caramelized Rainbow Cauliflower “Steaks” with creamy parsnip and vaduvan-golden raisin relish
Mashed Kabocha Squash with Vermont maple syrup and toasted pecans
Roasted Brussel Sprouts with smoked tomatoes and farro
Winter Citrus Salad with shaved baby fennel, fronds and pollen
Cavatelli pasta, pumpkin broth, delicate squash, kohlrabi, hazelnut brown butter, and shaved Pepato cheese
Beverly Hills “No Gluten Here”
Grilled Flat Iron Steak with red onion marmalade
Agave Lime Salmon
Yukon Potato Gratin
Little Gem Wedge Salad with crumbled blue cheese, hard cooked egg, cherry tomatoes and housemade buttermilk ranch Blue Lake Bean Salad with slivered almond garnish and lemon vinaigrette
Hollywood Grammy Land
Blue Chocolate Popcorn
Pop Rocks Shooters
Liquid Chocolate S’mores
Bombolinies served with bourbon caramel, chocolate coriander and bubblegum sauces
Cotton Candy Trees
She'll Be The Death of Me (vodka, Ancho Reyes Chile Liquor, lemon, honey, mint)
Drunk on Jealousy (rye, lemon, blackberries, honey)
All The Love (Mezcal, Aperol, bitters, lime)
Say It Loud (rum, strawberry, basil, lemon, simple, sparkling wine)
Gon' Give It to You (gin, lemon, apple, ginger, soda)
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