The NoMad’s Milk and Honey popcorn
Makes 8 to 9 cups
3⁄4 tsp. canola oil
2 tbsp. mushroom popcorn kernels
7 tsp. sugar
4 tsp. honey
1 tsp. glucose syrup
1 tbsp. water
1 tbsp. butter
1⁄4 tsp. kosher salt
1. Spray a mixing bowl and a baking sheet lined with parchment paper with non-stick baking spray.
2. Heat the canola oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the popcorn kernels, cover, and continue to cook, shaking frequently until the kernels are mostly popped. There should be about 3 seconds between each pop. Transfer the popped corn to the prepared mixing bowl.
3. Separately, cook the sugar, honey, glucose syrup, water and butter in a pan over medium heat, without stirring, until a deep amber color. Add the salt.
4. Pour the honey caramel over the popcorn and stir to coat. Pour the honey corn out onto the prepared tray. Gently and quickly separate the popcorn while still warm.
3 tsp. clarified butter
4 tbsp. white popcorn kernels
3 1⁄2 tsp. sugar
Fine sea salt to taste
Non-fat milk powder to taste
1. Heat the clarified butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
2. Add the popcorn kernels, cover, and cook shaking frequently, until the kernels start to pop. Add the sugar and continue to cook, while shaking, until the kernels are mostly popped. There should be about 3 seconds between each pop.
3. Pour the kettle corn out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and season with sea salt and milk powder.
Combine the honey popcorn and kettle corn together and mix. Store in a dry, airtight container for up to 24 hours.
Oscars viewing parties in NYC: Where to watch the award show
It’s the Sunday movie-lovers have been waiting for: Oscars night.
Meryl Streep and food-obsessed Instagram account, Taste of Streep, is hosting its very own viewing party at Australian bar and restaurant Northern Territory. Enjoy both the red carpet and main event during the free admission event, with a chance to win Taste of Streep-themed goodies throughout the night. (12 Franklin St., Brooklyn, 7 p.m., northernterritorybk.com)
Mexican restaurant Salvation Taco is celebrating the Oscars with $8 glasses of cava. The eatery’s full menu, which includes shareable taco plates and margaritas, will be available. Plus, patrons can munch on free popcorn while watching the ceremony. (145 E. 39th St., Manhattan, 5:30 p.m.-midnight, salvationtaco.com)
You’ll want to head to this Williamsburg spot early — space in its parlor room will be limited. Brooklyn Winery is hosting an intimate viewing party, featuring its very own wine, as well as craft beer and appetizers. The event has a two-drink minimum, and seating is first-come, first-served. (213 N. Eighth St., Brooklyn, 6 p.m., bkwinery.com
Pair the ceremony with a game of Academy Awards bingo at Professor Thom’s. The East Village bar will be serving up Oscars-themed cocktails throughout the night. (219 Second Ave., Manhattan, 11 a.m.-midnight, professorthoms.com)
Boulton & Watt
Head to this Alphabet City gastropub to enjoy the Oscars with a pint and a hearty meal. Boulton & Watt will also be serving up free popcorn in a variety of flavors for patrons watching the show. (5 Avenue A, Manhattan, doors open at 10 a.m., boultonandwattnyc.com)
If you’re looking to sip on some bubbly during the Academy Awards, The VNYL is focusing on all things Champagne for its viewing party. Deals on all sizes of Moët & Chandon bottles will be offered to guests watching the award show. Pair your Champagne with complimentary popcorn and chocolate-covered strawberries. (100 Third Ave., Manhattan, 5 p.m.-2 a.m., thevnyl.com)
Viceroy Central Park’s luxe lounge The Roof is going all out for the Oscars. Enjoy nominee-inspired cocktails and appetizers while watching the winners take the stage. Head to The Roof before the Academy Awards get underway for free beauty services to get you red carpet-ready. (124 W. 57th St., Manhattan, 6:30 to 11:30 p.m., eventbrite.com)
Want to walk the red carpet? This Flatiron restaurant is rolling out its own for attendees of its Oscars viewing party. The award show will be played in shay&ivy’s garden room, where guests can enjoy homemade popcorn while watching the event. Sip on Oscars-themed cocktails, including The Winner Is and The Red Carpet (pictured). (39 W. 24th St., Manhattan, shayandivyny.com)
Ocean Prime New York
Head to Ocean Prime New York’s lounge for its Oscars viewing party. The restaurant is offering a slew of “red carpet cocktails,” including the Fences Gin Fizz, Manhattan by the Sea and My Life as a Cucumber Gimlet (pictured). Fill out an Oscars prediction ballot before the show for a chance to win a $150 gift card to Ocean Prime New York. (123 W. 52nd St., Manhattan, 4 to 10 p.m., ocean-prime.com)
Videology Bar & Cinema
The Williamsburg film-obsessed bar and theater space will be screening the Oscars in its back room as well as at the bar. Head to Videology early for a spot in its screening room, as seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis. (308 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, 5:30 p.m., videologybarandcinema.com)
Nothing says “viewing party” quite like an open bar. Village Pourhouse is hosting a two-hour, $40 open bar for the Oscars, offering a free drink to all guests who RSVP’d to its Facebook event. (64 Third Ave., Manhattan, 8 to midnight, facebook.com/events)
Head upstairs at the iconic Stonewall Inn for the bar’s annual Oscar Party. Your hosts Lavinia Draper and Chocolatina will be keeping the party going with games, prizes and special guests throughout the award show. Sip on happy hour-priced drinks until 8 p.m. (53 Christopher St., Manhattan, 6 to 11 p.m., facebook.com/events)
The Bushwick theater, bar and restaurant will be playing the Oscars in all three of its spaces. Syndicated is offering tickets for its dining room and theater, with free seating on a first-come, first-serve basis in its bar. Splurge on a $150, five-person VIP booth, which includes a bottle of champagne and snacks. (40 Bogart St., Brooklyn, 8:30 p.m., free to $150, syndicatedbk.com)
Go high-end for Oscars night at rooftop bar 230 Fifth. A ticket to this party includes a two-hour champagne, beer and wine open bar as well as an hors d’oeuvres station. Be sure to look Academy Awards ready for this event; 230 Fifth will be enforcing a “dress to impress” policy. (230 Fifth Ave., Manhattan, 7 to 11 p.m., $35, 230-fifth.com
This craft beer hall will be playing the Academy Awards on its projector screen, featuring drink specials throughout the night. (899 Bergen St., Brooklyn, 7 p.m., Brooklyn, bergn.com)
Head to this Gowanus performance space for an Oscars party filled with freebies. Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne with an RSVP, as well as a photo booth and plenty of giveaways. (622 Degraw St., Brooklyn, 6:45 p.m., littlefieldnyc.com)