It was reported by the Christian Post on Feb. 25, 2013 that two time film director Ang Lee wanted to celebrate his Oscar win his way with a juicy burger from In-N-Out Burger.
Ang Lee is a real fan of In-N-Out and decided he just wanted something simple and tasty from his favorite burger joint. Lee decided to skip out on the Governors Ball; Vanity Fair and Elton Johns’ parties. The parties held that night have top chefs preparing foods to tantalize the actors, actresses and their guest palates.
The Taiwanese born director won his second Oscar for directing “Life of Pi”. The Life of Pi is a novel written by Yann Martel and was published in 2001. His first Academy Award was for Brokeback Mountain in 2005.
Ang Lee directed the “Life of Pi” which is about simplicity. Lee skipping out on all the elite parties with all the who’s who in Hollywood was for a reason sources close to Lee say he was tried from posing for pictures, and giving interviews. He just wanted to relax with his comfort food of choice which was a big burger from In-N-Out burger.
In-Out-Burger is owned by Lynsi Torres who is the youngest female billionaire according to the Bloomberg report on Feb. 4, 2013. Torres who is just 30 years old owns 280 In-N-Out burger places in five states.
Although Torres has no college degree and very little business training, she managed to grow the burger chain to a worth estimated to 1.1 billion dollars.
Lee has a video that went viral of him eating a big In-N-Out burger with one hand, and holding tight to the Oscar he just won for the “Life of Pi” in the other hand.
The film Lee directed is about Piscine Molitor Patel known as “Pi” who is an Indian boy that survived being shipwrecked for 227 days while he explores his spirituality and practicality. He is stranded with a Bengal tiger who is named is Richard Parker.
The 85th Academy Awards is a night planned with many festivities and the Governors Ball is one of the main parties to attend. The food preparation for the before and after party, of this annual event is none other than celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck.
This is Chef Puck’s 19th year preparing delicious food for the Academy Awards. Chef Puck has a catering kitchen adjacent to Hollywood & Highlands ballroom where the ball is held.
The Academy decided to move the Oscars from the Shrine Auditorium in 2002 which immensely helped Chef Puck build two kitchens on the malls fifth floor which is close to the ballroom.
Chef Puck and his team prepared food for over 1,600 guests. Since the 2002 move things have been a little easier for Chef Puck regarding transporting food and keeping it warm.
Perhaps Ang Lee could be starting a new trend, skipping out on the fancy dinner parties to take in simple comfort foods and favorite places like In-N-Out Burger to celebrate.