Grosvenor House to host official Awards dinner and after-party
London, 5 February 2015: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has today unveiled the menu for the official dinner to be served to almost 2,000 guests at Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, London on Sunday, following the EE British Academy Film Awards.
Grosvenor House Head Chef, Nigel Boschetti, and BAFTA 195 Piccadilly Head Chef, Anton Manganaro, have collaborated to design and prepare the special menu. Official BAFTA partner Hotel Chocolat has designed and created the dessert. In addition to the menu, all special dietary requirements are being catered for.
Hosted by Stephen Fry, the ceremony will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC One HD at 21.00 on Sunday 8 February and will feature a live performance from award-winning band Kasabian. A special red carpet show will be broadcast by the BBC Three, hosted by Edith Bowman, at 20.30. BAFTA and EE will host a multi-camera live-stream red carpet show on www.bafta.org from 17.00 to 19.00, presented by Zoë Ball and Rachel Riley.
Nominees confirmed to attend the ceremony to date include Amy Adams, Patricia Arquette, Steve Carell, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ralph Fiennes, Ethan Hawke, Felicity Jones, Michael Keaton, Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Julianne Moore, Edward Norton, Jack O’Connell, Rosamund Pike, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Ruffalo, Rene Russo, JK Simmons, Imelda Staunton and Reese Witherspoon.
Official EE British Academy Film Awards Menu
Terrine of roasted and smoked salmon with avocado and crab
Smoked cheese arancini, celeriac and Granny Smith apple salad, port wine glaze, walnut oil dressing (V)
Braised short rib, beef shin with a herb crust, beef fillet, green beans, baby carrots, gratin Dauphinoise
Vegetarian Main Course
Roast sweet potato, red onion and Taleggio tart, smoked garlic and chive butter sauce, gratin Dauphinoise, green beans and baby carrots (V)
Iced cacao nib parfait with 90% hacienda chocolate mousse milk purée and kirsch soaked cherries
Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Villa Maria Private Bin Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2012
For further information on the awards campaign, please contact freuds:
Kerry Porter Emma Micklewright
020 3003 6648 020 3003 6353
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public. In addition to its awards ceremonies, BAFTA has a year-round, international programme of learning events and initiatives that offers unique access to some of the world’s most inspiring talent through workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes, connecting with audiences of all ages and backgrounds across the UK, Los Angeles and New York. BAFTA relies on income from membership subscriptions, individual donations, trusts, foundations and corporate partnerships to support its ongoing outreach work. To access the best creative minds in film, TV and games production, visit www.bafta.org/guru. For more information, visit www.bafta.org.
About BAFTA 195 Piccadilly
BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, the home of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, is situated in the heart of London’s historic West End. Ideal for conferences, exhibitions, celebrations, Bar Mitzvahs and weddings combining all the prestige and glamour of the movies, BAFTA 195 Piccadilly offers understated elegance as well as a number of spaces, which can be transformed for any requirement or theme. Event spaces include a state of the art cinema with 227 seats, an intimate screening room, mezzanine space and gallery as well as an option for a whole venue buy-out at weekends. BAFTA 195 Piccadilly holds a full wedding licence for the Princess Anne Theatre, the David Lean Room and the Run Run Shaw Theatre, catering for weddings and receptions from 12 to 350. For more information, visit www.bafta.org/195-piccadilly.