THE ACADEMY TO CELEBRATE OSCAR NIGHT® NEW YORK AT DANIEL BOULUD’S ICONIC RESTAURANT DANIEL

For the third consecutive year, Chef Daniel Boulud’s highly acclaimed restaurant DANIEL will once again bring Hollywood to New York hosting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  As the only East Coast event officially hosted by The Academy, Oscar Night at DANIEL has become one of the most prestigious viewing parties in New York.

After 21 years in business, DANIEL remains a pivotal fixture in the New York restaurant scene.  Chef Boulud, who hails from Lyon, France, is considered one of America’s leading culinary connoisseurs and is one of the most revered chefs in New York City.

Boulud and his team of chefs – helmed by Executive Chef Jean François Bruel and Pastry Chef Ghaya Oliveira – will leverage their culinary creativity to present a special menu inspired by Best Picture Nominees. Exquisite canapés will reflect the themes of Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Boyhood, American Sniper and Selma, while pastries will channel Whiplash, The Theory of Everything, The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Imitation Game. The menu will be paired with a dramatic cocktail by Head Bartender Arnaud Dissais called, “And The Winner Is…”, served in a martini glass with an “edible envelope” garnish.

“Oscar Night New York is an opportunity for the local film community to come together and celebrate a year of outstanding achievements in cinema. We are delighted to be returning to DANIEL for what will undoubtedly be an unforgettable evening with Chef Boulud,” said Patrick Harrison, the Academy’s Director of New York Programs and Membership.

“The team here at DANIEL is thrilled to be hosting Oscar Night New York for a third consecutive year. We have planned a special menu for this glamorous event and look forward to providing the East Coast Academy members with a memorable evening for the 87th broadcast,” said Chef Boulud.

High-definition, large-screen LCD monitors augmented by Dolby® sound equipment throughout the dining room will create an immersive experience for guests.

Two 7.5-foot Oscar® statues will greet the New York partygoers as they enter the restaurant on Oscar Night.  These golden sentinels are identical to the larger-than-life Oscars that will greet the ceremony’s attendees in Hollywood.

The 87th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.  The Oscars, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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