golden globes 2012 menu dessert
by Ali Berman
Categories: Entertainment, Events, Film/TV.

Last year the menu at the Golden Globes had an emphasis on local and organic ingredients. This year, with a theme of “global harmony,” if you’re looking for the same kind of attention paid to eco-friendly ingredients, you’ll be sadly disappointed.

The dishes were inspired from regions around the world. While one dish is made up of ingredients from California, most of the foods have no green qualities whatsoever and were imported from various countries.

Global Green told the Guardian, “Flying in ingredients from around the world is unsustainable and only adds to growing greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming.”

Here is what the stars will be dining on at the Golden Globes.

Appetizer: pistachio crusted pistou ravioli with wild arugula, smoked tomato, kabocha compote and burrata

Entree: a combination entree of miso and sake lees marinated pacific sea bass with grilled king oyster mushroom and braised prime short rib of beef with porcini pine nut herb ragout in a light cream of sherry wine ginger tamari sauce with roasted fingerling potatoes, candy striped beets, baby bok choy and yellow baby carrots

Dessert: trio of chocolate delice almond crunch terrine and acacia honey, caramel and fresh berries

Breaking down the dessert, the chocolate will be brought in from Switzerland, the hazelnuts from Italy, the acacia honey caramel from France, and the Valencia almond paste from Spain. That’s a dessert with a hefty footprint. In addition, the dish is drawing some criticism because of the edible gold flakes that will be sprinkled on top. Is that kind of decadence really necessary in a country that has been suffering through financial hardship?

While we’re all for global harmony, if they really wanted the earth to be at peace, they would have focused on a more earth friendly menu. We wonder what some of the environmentally minded celebs will think of the food.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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  • Anonymous

    Wow. Almonds grow in CALIFORNIA too. Just wow. Also, I sincerely hope the chocolate they will be consuming will not have been produced with slave labor. Global harmony, indeed.

  • Evan

    Addressing the carbon footprint statement/greenhouse gas comment, loads of food are imported into the US 24 hours a day! These little berries/chocolate are nothing compared to the fuel it takes to import US products from international US facilities. Focus on something larger than a dessert rather than writing a bratty article.