On January 15, 2012, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will help celebrate the best in film and television for the previous year at the Golden Globes. Below is a video of what A-listers at the ceremony will have for dessert.
Putting the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Angelina Jolie in the same room (to name just two of the countless stars in film and TV invited) means preparing a menu fit for a king and queen.
This is something that Thomas Henzi, executive pastry chef at the Beverly Hilton is more than aware of: for that one night, no one is allowed to count calories or, as the video below will confirm, pennies.
The dessert he devised is made of ingredients flown in from all over the world specifically for this occasion – read, it's incredibly expensive. And very taxing on our planet.
It's called a chocolate almond crunch terrine with acacia honey, caramel and fresh berries and, as you will see with your own eyes, it contains edible gold flakes and a globe rolled in edible gold dust.
The globe stands for the Globes, while the gold... well, you probably got this one already.
“There's a lot of questions about the ingredients and obviously a lot of times they are asking about calorie counts and we say we don't really measure calories here, especially on a day like this,” Chef Henzi says.
He jokes that “the ladies are already in their dresses” so they probably have no reason anymore to count calories, because they've already “passed” the big test of the night: the red carpet ceremony.
Chef Hanzi also notes that the ingredients for the dessert will be flown from locations all over Europe, which will undoubtedly only make it all the more appealing.
The chocolate comes from Switzerland, while the acacia honey caramel will be flown in from France, the almond paste from Spain and the hazelnuts from Italy.