Wolfgang Puck is trying something new for the 2012 Governors Ball.
Instead of a formal sit-down dinner, the celebrity chef (who has helmed the Governors Ball menu for the past 18 years) is creating over fifty dishes for a buffet and serving it lounge-style.
In the video above, event producer Cheryl Cecchetto says that Sunday night's atmosphere will be "a museum of comfort." Puck's doing his part by dishing up homey favorites like macaroni and cheese, chicken pot pies and braised short ribs.
Of course, Hollywood's particular brand of "comfort" is studded with glamour and luxury. The 1,500 expected guests will be scarfing 1,450 pounds of Maine lobster and washing it down with 1,000 bottles of Moet & Chandon champagne, notes Reuters. Throw in some gold-dusted chocolate Oscars and the Academy Awards may be flirting with controversy similar to what the Golden Globes faced earlier this year.