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Oscars Week: Elton John foundation taps Gordon Ramsay for Academy Awards menu

February 22, 2013|By Jenn Harris
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Gordon Ramsay. (Philip Hollis / Channel )

Gordon Ramsay -- "Hell's Kitchen" star and the name behind Gordon Ramsay at The London in Los Angeles -- has designed the menu for the Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Awards Viewing Party Sunday at West Hollywood Park. Sir Elton John and partner David Furnish will host the fête now in its 21st year.

Each year, a celebrity chef is tapped to create the party menu, which for the past nine years has been executed by Crumble Catering. Ramsay's menu will include chilled Dungeness crab, cauliflower celeriac soup, beef short ribs, roasted red snapper with jasmine fruit rice, roasted beet and goat cheese salad and for dessert sticky toffee sweet pudding cake. Guests can also munch on passed grilled cheese sandwiches and Gorgonzola mac 'n' cheese BBQ chicken bites. There will also be a post viewing reception with lobster-stuffed deviled eggs, steak frites and a sweets station with peanut butter pretzel cookies, chocolate mini ding-a-lings and more.

The viewing party, sponsored by Chopard, Neuro Drinks and Wells Fargo, has raised nearly $34 million to help the foudation support initiatives including direct treatment, care, support services for people living with HIV/AIDS, sexual health education and more. After dinner is served, Jamie Niven from Sotheby's will conduct a live auction and Scottish artist Emeli Sandé will perform. 

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