DiningIn's "Best Picture" Inspired Foods for Your Oscar Party
As we draw towards the end of movie marathons and long-winded debates on the contenders, we’re also just days away from the anticipated 86th Academy Awards, along with a weekend full of Oscar viewing parties in honor of the most glamorous night on television.
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Whether you’re hosting a party or watching solo, celebrate Hollywood’s annual ceremony with Oscars-inspired food suggestions for the 2014 ‘Best Picture’ nominees. All available for delivery via DiningIn.
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The Wolf of Wall Street
This Martin Scorsese film is based on the real-life happenings of former wealthy, New York stockbrocker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his fraud crimes at Wall Street with the help of his corrupt brokerage firm. Indulge in a night of luxury with sushi and sashimi delivery from your favorite local restaurants.
Chicago: Sunda New Asian’s Seared Crab Crusted Ahi Tuna Sashimi
Boston: Basho Japanese Brasserie’s Sushi Sashimi Platter
Credit: Basho Japanese Brasserie in Boston
After becoming pregnant at a young age, Philomena Lee (Judi Dench) is sent to live in a convent in Ireland, where the nuns give up her son Anthony for adoption without any warning. Fifty years later, she embarks on a journey to America with a British journalist in hope of reuniting with her long lost son. Cheer on this comedic-plot-turns-into-drama film with fresh pancakes in reminiscence of Philomena’s fondness of hotel breakfast buffets.
Chicago: Stax Café’s White Chocolate Chip Raspberry Pancakes
Dallas: Garden Cafe’s Buttermilk Pancakes
Philadelphia: Sabrina’s Café’s Whole Wheat Pancakes
Image: Sabrina's Cafe
The road trip film centers on Woody Grant (Bruce Dern), and his mission to redeem what he believes is his winning $1 million dollar magazine sweepstakes ticket. Celebrate the “Cornhusker State” with your favorite corn dishes from your favorite restaurants.
Dallas: East Hampton Sandwich Co.’s Roasted Corn Chowder Soup
Philadelphia: El Vez’s Crab and Corn Omelet
Minneapolis: Famous Dave’s Corn Bread Muffins
Image: Famous Dave's, Corn Bread Muffins
Living in the year 2025, Joaquin Phoenix plays soon to be divorcee Theodore Twombly, whose loneliness is alleviated by his female voice-activated operating system named Samantha. Commemorate this sci-fi meets romance film with a slice of pizza, which Theodore eats while on a make believe stroll around the city with Samantha.
Minneapolis: American Pie Pizza’s Veggie Special Pizza
Boston: California Pizza Kitchen's Spicy Chipotle Chicken Pizza
Image: California Pizza Kitchen, Spicy Chipotle Chicken Pizza
Astronauts Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) and Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) push to stay alive on the way back to Earth after falling satellite debris cause them to abort a space shuttle mission. Commemorate the outerspace sci-fi film with a gravity-defying dish available for delivery in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia: Pod’s Yuzy-Miso Chocolate Cake with Sake Foam and Vanilla Ice Cream.
Image: Pod, Yuzy-Miso Chocolate Cake with Sake Foam and Vanilla Ice Cream.
Two scam artists and an FBI agent collaborate to setup Camden, New Jersey’s mayor Carmine Polito and corrupt politicians with a fake investment scheme. During dinner, Polito’s wife enjoys what she calls “the piccata of the gods.” To prevent any microwave-related blowups, order your favorite Italian piccata dish in honor of this year’s comedy-drama.
Boston: Not Your Average Joe’s Chicken Piccata with Fettuccine
Chicago: Vivo’s Piccata di Pollo alla Pizzaiola
Minneapolis: Parma 8200’s Pan Seared Sea Bass Piccata
Image: Parma 8200, Pan Seared Sea Bass Piccata
12 Years of Slave
This film retells the true story of the 1841 kidnapping and enslavement of free man Solomon Northup, resilience helps him stay alive, including using blackberry juice as ink to to communicate in attempts to regain his freedom. In honor of Solomon's courage and determination, order you favorite blackberry dishes from DiningIn.
Dallas: Dixie House Lakewood's Blackberry Spinach Grilled Chicken Salad
Chicago: Linz and Vail's Blackberry Gelato Pan
Philadelphia: Buddakan's Dip Sum Doughnuts with Blackberry Jam and Chocolate Sauce
Image Buddakan, Dip Sum Doughnuts with Blackberry Jam and Chocolate Sauce
Dallas Buyers Club
A Texas rodeo rider Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) takes his illness into his own hands, and begins selling it’s unapproved drugs to other sufferers. Applaud McConaughey’s performance with Texas-style favorites available for delivery through DiningIn.
Dallas: Dickey's BBQ's all off the Bone Pork Ribs
Boston: Patron’s Mexican Kitchen’s Rodeo Cowboy Tacos
Chicago: Chicago q's Baby Back Ribs
Image: Chicago q, Baby Back Ribs
Based on the true story of Captain Richard Phillips, Somali pirates hijack an American commercial cargo ship in Indian Ocean waters, where Captain Phillips (Tom Hanks) and his team attemps to survive in this 2013 gripping thriller. Root for this contender with the fusion of East African, Italian, Arab, and Indian influences that inspired Somali cuisine.
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