Ariane’s Oscar Party Recipes

Are you having an Academy Awards viewing party? Ariane’s easy finger food recipe will bring a swanky element to your gathering. Even if you’re going to enjoy the big show in your pajamas at home, you can enjoy these simple snacks. Tiara and black tie optional.

Black Truffle Popcorn




Follow package instructions to prepare popcorn. Meanwhile, microwave the contents of 1 D’Artagnan Black Truffle Butter container until butter is liquid. Place warm popped popcorn in individual cups, drizzle with D’Artagnan Black Truffle Butter, then sprinkle with coarse salt. Add edible gold glitter for an elegant touch. Serve immediately.

Duck Tacos


Servings: 15


Salsa Ingredients:

  • 3 medium-sized fresh tomatoes, stems removed
  • ½ red onion
  • 1 jalapeño chile (stems, ribs, and seeds removed)
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • Salt, to taste

Salsa Preparation:

Chop fresh tomatoes, red onion, jalapeno, lime juice, chopped cilantro and salt together. Combine thoroughly and serve.

 Duck Taco Preparation:

Warm up the duck either in a microwave for the D’Artagnan Duck Rillettes or gently in a saucepan on top of the stove with a tbsp of broth if using the D’Artagnan Duck Confit. Warm up the tortillas, either wrapped in a wet towel in the microwave oven or directly on a griddle at low heat. Layer 2 tbsps of warm duck, 1 tbsp of sour cream, 1 tbsp of salsa and add chopped cilantro, to taste on top of a warm tortilla. Roll the tortilla. Cut each taco into 5 pieces and hold each with a toothpick. Serve immediately.

Slow-Cooked Short Ribs and Foie Gras Sliders


Servings: 15


  • 4 ½ lbs, 3-inch D’Artagnan Boneless Beef Short Ribs
  • 1, 1 lb D’Artagnan Foie Gras Torchon, sliced into 15 medallions
  • 2 cups dry red wine
  • 1, 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes in juice
  • 1, 6 oz package button mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ cup onion, finely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 6 fresh Italian parsley sprigs
  • 15 slider buns, brioche or potato rolls
  • Balsamic vinegar glaze, to taste
  • Coarse kosher salt and pepper, to taste


Sprinkle D’Artagnan Boneless Beef Short Ribs with coarse salt and pepper. Place in an even layer in a slow cooker. Then add dry red wine, diced tomatoes, mushrooms, onion, garlic cloves, and parsley sprigs. Cover and cook on low heat for about 8 hours until meat is tender.

Warm up the buns. Assemble the sliders in the following order: bottom bun, D’Artagnan Boneless Short Ribs, one D’Artagnan Foie Gras Torchon medallion, and add balsamic vinegar glaze, to taste. Top with the other half of the bun and serve immediately.

Mini Chorizo Pancakes with Pan-Seared Quail Egg


Servings: 15



In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and ½ tsp salt. In another bowl, whisk together milk, D’Artagnan Black Truffle Butter and 1 large egg. Add dry ingredients and whisk to combine. Add D’Artagnan Chorizo Sausage to mixture and whisk again (do not over whisk; a few small lumps are fine). Let the batter rest for up to 2 hours. Rub or brush D’Artagnan Jean Reno Olive Oil on a large skillet then heat the skillet over a medium flame.

For each pancake, spoon 2 tbsp of batter onto the hot skillet. For extra glamour use a star-shaped cookie cutter and fill it to about 1/8 high.

Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes or until surface of the pancake has bubbles. Flip and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a baking sheet or platter and cover loosely with aluminum foil. Store in a warm oven until ready to eat. Continue with more olive oil and remaining batter until all pancakes have been cooked.

Heat 2 tbsp of D’Artagnan Jean Reno Olive Oil in a medium-sized nonstick sauté pan. Crack 3 or 4 quail eggs into a ramekin and carefully slide into the heated pan. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and cook for about 2 minutes or until the white has set and the yolk is slightly firm.

Put one quail egg on top of each star-shaped chorizo pancake. Garnish with chopped chive and serve immediately.

Ariane made these Oscar snacks for CBS News, and you can watch the video on the CBS website.

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