At the 77th Golden Globes awards dinner, guests enjoyed an entirely plant-based feast which included chilled golden beet soup, wild mushroom risotto, and roasted Brussels sprouts, but some attendees reportedly found the dessert, a vegan "opera cake," a little dry.
"It didn't look that different from regular cake," said awards show guest, Holly Richards, "but once I tasted it, I could tell it was vegan. Nothing I could put my finger on, but you could just tell it wasn't normal."
Fellow guest, Mark Hudson, agreed. "I'm open to trying new things, but to me, it was a little dry."
Hudson's wife, Lake Belle, said, "I didn't think it was dry, but I thought the ganache was overly sweet. I think they have to do that to cover up the taste of the vegan ingredients."
Still, overall, most guests seemed to consider the four-course gourmet vegan dinner a culinary - and environmental - success.
"So what if the opera cake didn't taste exactly like the kind of opera cake I'm used to?" said Britney O'Neil, who'd flown in from Bermuda to attend the awards dinner in Los Angeles. "I'm willing to sacrifice if it means helping the environment. That's what it's going to take to save the planet."