We already told you about the Viceroy Santa Monica's $1,500 cabana Oscar viewing parties. The latest to hop aboard the menu-themed-after-Best-Picture-nominees craze is the Beverly Hills Hotel, who is offering a weekly Oscar-themed lunch and cocktail menus at The Polo Lounge.
Some notable highlights:
Show your support for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by delighting in “Button” mushroom soup with New Orleans-style sausage with Creole mustard crème fraiche. Sip the steely tension of Frost/Nixon with an “ImPeach” cocktail. Settle into The Reader with Chicken and German noodle soup with “alphabet noodles” and “young” vegetables. Toast the tragedy of Milk with a Milky Way Martini. And wrap things up with a Slum Dog Millionaire-inspired “Rags to Riches” rice pudding topped with toasted coconut, almonds and cardamom, and 23-Karrot Gold.
Ah, always so creative, those hotel chefs. The Oscar-themed menus at the Beverly Hills Hotel run throughout February, and we're guessing prices are somewhere along the lines of what items on the Polo Lounge's regular menu cost: apps starting at $19.00, entrees starting around $30.00.