Then a Midnight in Paris formal dining table, set with your best china and crystal. Or if space is tight, the main dining table could serve both vignettes — simply divide the table down the center, like a split-screen, and do one movie on each side.
This year, there's plenty from which to choose, with nine movies up for best picture. To keep it simple, we've zeroed in on five that can be easily reinterpreted in the kitchen.
Set in the South in the 1960s, this film lends itself to a fun, retro menu. "There are so many hors d'oeuvres that would've been at the height of fashion at this time — and in fact, they're still timeless," says Willis, a Georgia native. "The Junior League ladies of that era would've done something fancy like curried chicken salad, rumaki or angels on horseback (oysters wrapped in bacon)." Other Southern fare might include pimento cheese (aka "the pâté of the South," a mix of cream cheese, pimentos and shredded cheddar), served with crackers, celery sticks or stuffed inside cherry tomatoes. Read More