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Stars to enjoy classic snacks 'with a twist' at Oscars after-party

Oscar nominees Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Meryl Streep will tuck into lobster corn dogs, spicy tuna tartare and baked potatoes with caviar at the ceremony's official after-party.

Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck unveiled the luxury food to be served at this year's Governors Ball in Hollywood, where the menu includes gold dusted truffle popcorn, spiced Wagyu short rib and smoked salmon in the shape of Oscar statuettes.

Some 1,500 guests will attend the event after the awards show, where the winners can get their statues engraved and the losers can drown their sorrows with wine produced by film-maker Francis Ford Coppola's company.

Puck, who is cooking for the Governors Ball for his 23rd consecutive year, said stars had demanded he return with some of his signature dishes including his chicken pot pie with shaved black truffles and baked macaroni and cheese.

He told the Press Association: "When we do the Oscar menu we have so many people saying: 'Are you going to do this? Are you going to do that?'

"Barbra Streisand, I saw her at the Bel-Air hotel, and she said: 'Are you going to make your chicken pot pie because this is my favourite?'

"I saw Viola Davis the other day and she said: 'I love the macaroni and cheese you make.' So I said: 'For sure we're going to make it.'

"This year we have lobster corn dogs. We make our own lobster mousse and then make little sausages and then put them in batter and fry them. We serve them with a little jalapeno sauce, so it's really tasty. It's a good snack.

"A twist on a classic English dish."

Davis is nominated for best supporting actress for her role in Fences.

Guests will be served 10 kilos of farm-raised caviar, 250 Maine lobsters, 6,500 Oscar-shaped flatbreads and 2,400 bottles of Piper Heidsieck champagne.

Stars with a sweet tooth can enjoy caramel cappuccino Oscar lollipops, mini eclair gianduja mousse and caramel banofee pie.

The Governors Ball immediately follows the Oscars ceremony and invited guests include the winners and nominees, as well as the presenters and performers.

British singer and actress Cynthia Erivo, the star of Broadway's The Color Purple, will perform at this year's ball.

:: The 89th Oscars will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on February 26.

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