What Did Golden Globes' (Vegetarian) Celebs Eat for Dinner?

What Did Golden Globes' (Vegetarian) Celebs Eat for Dinner?(Source: Jason Kempin/Getty Images North America, Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images North America)

They're primped and primed by the industry's top stylists, buffed and Botoxed to perfection, and poured into the most gorgeous gowns designers have to offer. But onto more important things: what did the trendsetters attending the Golden Globes eat for dinner?

Certainly, in addition to being the anticipated precursor to the Oscars, and a champagne-fueled, awards season favorite, the Golden Globes are also Hollywood's down-home dinner party, where guests enjoy a full sit-down dinner (with hot cater waiters, to boot), much in the manner of a wedding or Bar Mitzvah––except unlike my cousin Ronnie's affair, there were no knishes. Rather, Golden Globe invitees were served a delectable dinner prepared by the executive chefs of LA's Beverly Hilton, where the televised ceremony was held.

The Beverly Hilton Hosts Golden Globe Menu Preview
The table setting for the 2014 Golden Globe Award Show at the 71st Golden Globe Awards Show Menu Unveiling at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 3, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)more pics »Obviously, A-list stars are a health-conscious bunch. Many of our favorite role models earn their enviable healthy glows through an overall regime of wellness, exercise, and eating raw, macrobiotic, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or all of the above. Famously stylish herbivores in attendance last night included Jessica Chastain, Jared Leto, and Joaquin Phoenix.

And while, according to The Today Show, executive sous chef Chris O'Connell's entrée consisted of "Mediterranean spice-crusted braised beef short rib and sautéed smoked filet of Atlantic trout, with spinach, sweet corn ragout and a light cream of tomato dill sauce," the default appetizer certainly appealed to the meat-free palate, with "grilled eggplant with sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, and hummus on seared tomato; a mini sweet pepper with feta cheese, pomegranate, herbs and California olive oil on grilled pita; and a grilled artichoke on multigrain tabbouleh and tahini." (Even Ecorazzi.com gave the menu two thumbs up.)

The Beverly Hilton Hosts Golden Globe Menu Preview
The appetizer course at the 71st Golden Globe Awards Show Menu Unveiling at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 3, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)more pics »
Of course, there were several gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options, in fact, the chef told Today, for a group of 1300 people, the kitchen prepares 150 to 160 veg dishes. Not a bad ratio, if––as StyleBistro's token "almost-vegan"–– I may say so myself. O'Connell's vegan masterpiece was a vegan moussaka, made with grilled eggplant, and coconut milk thickened with corn starch or soy almond milk, and layered with vegetables. Yum... And for dessert? Gusto Mango on almond sponge cake with creme Anglaise.

The Beverly Hilton Hosts Golden Globe Menu Preview
The dessert course at the 71st Golden Globe Awards Show Menu Unveiling at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 3, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)more pics
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