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The 61st annual Grammy Awards is upon us.
‘Music’s biggest night’ is happening this Monday, Feb 11th and while Australia might feel a million miles away from the Los Angeles’ Staples Centre red carpet, you can still celebrate the industry’s most respected names with a glamorous event at home.
Firstly, this year’s female forward list of nominees has got us excited. Five of the eight noms for album of the year are women, with rapper Cardi B the favourite for ‘Invasion of Privacy.’ Lady Gaga is also set to take home trophies for ‘A Star Is Born.’
To celebrate, we’ve put together a glamourous list of party hacks so you can host your own Grammys-watching party in style.
Kim Crawford Rosé
Toast the winners of the red carpet with a glass of Kim Crawford Rosé from Hawkes Bay, an aromatic wine from a brand that has won a string of awards including the number one New Zealand wine in the United States. If you want to look as stylish as possible while serving drinks to your friends, pop this vibrant drop.
Japanese pastry chef Yasumasa Takagi is the brains behind the Ruby KitKat bar – a treat made from ruby cocoa beans. The pretty-as-a-picture wafer bar tastes a lot like white chocolate with slight notes of berry. Certainly worth expanding the palette for.
In a perfect world, all dips should be luminous shade of pink. Greek favourite taramasalata can be made by zapping bread, olive oil, fish roe, lemon, onion and garlic in a food processor. Top with salmon caviar and serve with Kim Crawford Rosé.
Grazing on a cheese board and dips platter while watching Diana Ross and Miley Cyrus perform on stage is a no brainer but what will really make your spread spectacular is a delicately placed pomegranate. Either cut it in half and position on your platter or sprinkle the squishy-yet-tangy bursts over a dip. The fruit also pairs well with a soft triple-cream brie.
Nothing brightens up your gram’ feed like pink salad makings which is why culinary circles are obsessed with pink lettuce AKA Radicchio del Veneto or La Rosa del Veneto. The photogenic leaf is imported from Verona, Italy and the South of France and is slightly sweet with packs of crunch. Don’t forget to tag #saladsofinstagram
An obvious and easy choice for the sweet tooths in the room. Decorate your own donuts with marshmallows and almond flakes.
OK, we’re teetering on the edge of blushed-coloured orange here but smoked trout or salmon blinis are always a hit when it comes to canapes. The herbed crème fraîche and caviar marry perfectly with the Kim Crawford Rosé.
How to watch the Grammys:
The Grammys begin Monday February 11 at 12:00pm AEDT on Foxtel’s FOX8 and will be available to stream on Foxtel as well as encore screenings on FOX8 at 6:00pm and Channel [V] at 9:30pm AEDT.
Plus, catch all the red carpet coverage from 9:30am AEDT with E!’s Live From the Red Carpet.