These Are the Vegan Foods Celebs Ate at the Golden Globes
A lot happened at last night's Golden Globes. Tom Hanks finally nabbed the Cecil B. DeMille award; Awkwafina won Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, for her performance in The Farewell (the first time a woman of Asian descent has won the award); and Michelle Williams, who won for her role in FX's Fosse/Verdon, used her acceptance speech to urge American women to get out and vote.
But the was another, non-celebrity way in which the Globes broke new ground. As you may have heard, the chefs at The Beverly Hilton—where the famously raucous awards show is hosted—served up an entirely vegan menu. No meat. No dairy. Just great plant-based meals prepared by some of the best culinary talent in Tinseltown.
As a first course, Hollywood's A-list enjoyed bowls of chilled golden beet soup. (Same color as the statuettes. Get it?) For the main meal, revelers were served King Oyster Mushroom "scallops" over a bed of mushroom risotto with Brussels sprouts, globe carrots, and pea tendrils. Finally, for dessert, vegan chocolate opera domes topped with a praline Gunaja crumble and caramelized hazelnuts graced tables.
According to Variety, all of the finger food at the backstage bar was vegan, too. Even though Variety reportedly overheard one guest complain about their hunger, not all attendees were upset. In fact, when Joaquin Phoenix delivered his acceptance speech (Phoenix earned top honors for his lead role in Joker), he drew attention to the novel food options.
"I would like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press for recognizing and acknowledging the link between animal agriculture and climate change," he said. "It's a very bold move, making tonight plant-based."