Skip navigation
Entrée - King Oyster Mushroom _Scallops_.jpg Photo courtesy Beverly Hilton Hotel
Scallops not scallops: The Beverly Hilton team turns to king oyster mushrooms to replace scallops.

Golden Globes Dinner for Nearly 1,300 Goes Vegan

With a scant two weeks' notice, the team at the Beverly Hilton turns out a vegan menu for the nearly 1,300 guests at the Golden Globes.

Turning on a dime, the culinary team at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles created an all-plant-based menu for the Golden Globes party on Sunday for nearly 1,300 guests.

The request from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the group behind the event, to go all-meatless came only two weeks before the big party.

Photo courtesy Beverly Hilton HotelHilton_Globes_ Chilled_GoldenBeet_Soup.jpg

Chilled Golden Beet Soup

“Over the holidays, we took time to reflect on the last year and began thinking about the new year and the decade ahead,” Lorenzo Soria, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., said in a statement to the Los Angeles Times on Thursday. “The climate crisis is impossible to ignore and after speaking with our peers, and friends in the community, we felt challenged to do better. “The decision to serve an entirely plant-based meal was embraced by our partners at the Beverly Hilton, and represents a small step in response to a big problem,” he continued.

“As long-term partners of the HFPA, we are pleased to support their decision to offer an entirely plant-based menu for the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards,” Beverly Hilton executive chef Matthew Morgan tells Special Events. “Our talented culinary team is excited to create dynamic plant-based offerings for Hollywood’s best of the best.”

Photo courtesy Beverly Hilton HotelHilton_Globes_Entree_King_Oyster_Mushroom_Scallops_.jpg

King Oyster Mushroom 'Scallops'

This year’s menu included a chilled golden beet soup appetizer followed by a main course of king oyster mushrooms “scallops” and wild mushroom risotto, along with carrots and roasted baby purple and green Brussels sprouts.

To reduce plastic waste, the HFPA teamed with Icelandic Glacial to offer guests water in glass bottles, and offered only paper—not plastic—straws.

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.