Southern Lady Magazine

Set to Serve: Starry Night

Pull out all the stops for a grand Oscar-viewing gala that exudes Old Hollywood glamour on the starry night.


Cinema Inspired
Roll out the red carpet to welcome a parade of special guests—Oscar night has arrived! Set a celebratory mood with a crisp black-and-white color scheme that evokes the golden age of cinema, as well as shimmering gilt notes in tribute to those iconic statuettes.

A luxurious bouquet of white roses, anemones, and tulips, plus a handful of vintage film reels sprinkled about, lends a dash of drama. The most classic of theater snacks, tops a silken Popcorn Soup that pairs beautifully with peach-and-raspberry-kissed Prosecco Sparklers.  

For the main course, what could be more on point than Steak Oscar, crowned with a duo of dill-flecked crab cakes and roasted shrimp?


And as the onscreen ceremony builds to its crescendo, a luscious Black Bottom Chocolate Tart—decked out with a billow of torched meringue and a dusting of edible gold—might well earn you Best Hostess honors.

Styling by  
Tracey MacMillan Runnion
Recipe Development and Food Styling by  Rebecca Treadwell Spradling
Photography by  Stephanie Melbourne Steele

Discover more seasonal recipes by ordering your copy of Southern Lady’s January/February 2017  issue.