For the second consecutive year, chef Daniel Boulud's iconic, landmark restaurant Daniel will roll out the red carpet for local members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, entertainment industry executives and several hometown luminaries to celebrate the 86th Oscars with an exclusive viewing party and dinner. This is the only East Coast event officially hosted by the Academy.
Coming off its 20th anniversary celebration this past May, Daniel remains a fixture in the New York restaurant scene. Boulud, who hails from Lyon, France, is considered one of America's leading culinary authorities, and is one of the most revered chefs in New York City - his home since 1982.
In addition to Boulud's award-winning contemporary French cuisine, the "Oscar Night" menu will feature a signature "Red Carpet Cocktail" created by head bartender Arnaud Dissais, and desserts by executive pastry chef Ghaya Oliveira that will pay homage to this year's Best Picture nominees.
" 'Oscar Night' New York brings together the local film community to celebrate outstanding achievements in cinema, and we are thrilled to return to Daniel for another memorable evening with chef Boulud," said Patrick Harrison, the Academy's director of New York programs and membership.
High-definition, large-screen LCD monitors augmented by Dolby sound equipment throughout the dining room will create an immersive experience for guests.
"It is with great excitement that I and the Daniel team prepare to host 'Oscar Night' New York for a second year. We take great pleasure in providing the East Coast Academy members a venue to enjoy the Oscars together, and infusing a bit of glamour into the evening," Boulud said.
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.
Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on "Oscar Sunday," March 2, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscars, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.