Oscar-Worthy Snack Ideas

Roll out the red carpet and get ready for the big night! The Oscars are just around the corner, and we’ve got some Oscar-worthy snack ideas that are perfect for hosting a fabulous party or cozying up on the couch! Awards night is Sunday, March 4th, and while you’re watching stars walk the red carpet in their gorgeous gowns and tailored tuxes, enjoy these sophisticated spins on a classic movie treat!

Meet Movie Theater Popcorn’s Very Mature Cousins: Parmesan-Rosemary Popcorn & Truffle Popcorn

Parmesan-Rosemary Popcorn

Ingredients:

  • 16 cups of hot popcorn
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped, fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

Truffle Popcorn

Ingredients:

  • 16 cups of hot popcorn
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons truffle oil
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

  • Toss all of these ingredients together with the popcorn and voila!

You can modify the recipes based on party size–whether you’re hosting 20 of your closest friends or cuddling up with that special someone.

Villeroy & Boch BBQ Passion

For a cute way to serve this savory snack at your Oscar gathering, we recommend using the French Fry Cups from our BBQ Passion collection. Though obviously intended for french fries, we think these cups would make cute individual popcorn buckets!

The Perfect Recipe for Your Big Game Celebration: Buffalo Chicken Dip

Big Game party

The Big Game is this weekend and whether you watch for the game itself, the commercials, or the half-time show, gathering with friends and family around the TV and serving up some fan-favorite snacks is a MUST! Nothing says “game day” quite like chips, dip, and buffalo wings. We’ve got a recipe that incorporates these game day favorites into one! This buffalo chicken dip recipe is the perfect snack, whether you’re throwing a party or just making the game special for your family. It’s easy to make, satisfying, and is a great accompaniment for almost everything–from your favorite chips to crunchy celery sticks to toasty baguette slices.

Ready, Set, Dip!

Ingredients:

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup cooked chicken breast, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite Buffalo wing sauce
  • 1/2 cup ranch or blue cheese salad dressing
  • 2 cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • Whatever you choose as the vehicle for your scrumptious dip!

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350-degrees F
  • Mix together the cream cheese, shredded chicken, wing sauce, and salad dressing
  • Place into an ungreased, shallow baking dish
  • Sprinkle with cheese
  • Bake 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted

We suggest serving this scrumptious dip in our New Wave Chip & Dip bowl. It’s as eye-catching as it is functional, offering the perfect compartment to store whatever you choose to dip in this delicious buffalo chicken dip!

Villeroy & Boch chip and dip bowl

At-Home Date Ideas for Your Valentine’s Day

Enjoying a night out on Valentine’s Day may seem like the thing to do, but the truth is going out to dinner on Valentine’s Day can be a bit of a hassle. In addition to most couples having the same idea–causing long waits and making it nearly impossible to score reservations at your favorite restaurant, eateries often offer prix fixe menus for the holiday. Rather than having to settle for one of four meal options (if you’re lucky to get that much variety), why not spend the night in with your special someone?

Valentine's Day

Invoke Nostalgia

Do you remember the first meal you made for your love? What about the first meal she or he made for you that really sealed the deal? Invoke the nostalgia by recreating that meal at home. You can make the evening truly special by setting a beautiful table for your romantic dinner. Bring back those memories and dress them up on this special night. With so many dinnerware patterns to choose from, including a variety of glassware and flatware patterns, Villeroy & Boch can help make your Valentine’s Day meal one for the books. And because our dinnerware is dishwasher safe, you’ll have more time to spend with the one you love once the meal is over!

Pizza Passion collection by Villeroy & Boch

Make Your Own Pizza

Skip ordering out. Making your own pizza at home is great activity for you and your loved one. You can add your favorite toppings, cook it just the way you both like it, or even shape the dough into a heart for the holiday! Our Pizza Passion collection has everything you need to make your pizzalicious V-Day celebration a great one. Our Pizza Passion collection includes plates that are specially-designed with certain types of pizza in mind (from grandma slices to regular, triangular pieces), bowls to hold your toppings, pizza stones, wooden pizza peels, and more.

Villeroy & Boch sushi set

Sushi for Two

Not feeling like pizza? That’s okay! You can order from your favorite sushi place or, if you’re adventurous, you can try your hand at making your favorite sushi roll at home. No matter which option you go with, our New Wave Sushi for Two set is perfect. This modern set will take your special Valentine’s Day sushi night to a whole other level. The premium porcelain will make your night in elegant and special. The eight-piece set includes two sushi plates, two dipping bowls, two wooden chopsticks sets, and two chopstick rests.