The Golden Globes Are Serving Plant-Based Meals This Year, and Leonardo DiCaprio Approves

Looks like 2020 is the year the Golden Globes are going meatless! 

Yup, as part of their sustainability efforts, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will be serving a plant-based meal at the Golden Globes on January, 5. 

So, what exactly is on the menu? According to the Associated Press, the appetizer during the gala’s pre-show dinner will be a chilled golden beet soup, while the entree will include king oyster mushroom “scallops” and wild mushroom risotto, with roasted baby purple and green Brussels sprouts and carrots on the side. Um, yum. 

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“If there’s a way we can, not change the world, but save the planet, maybe we can get the Golden Globes to send a signal and draw attention to the issue about climate change,” HFPA president Lorenzo Soria said. “The food we eat, the way we grow the food we eat, the way we dispose of the food is one of the large contributors to the climate crisis.”

HFPA also partnered with Icelandic Glacial, a naturally alkaline and sustainably-sourced natural spring water. The water will be served in glass bottles to eliminate plastic waste in the ballroom and on the red carpet, and they will be reused at other events throughout the year.

Actor (and environmental activist) Leonardo DiCaprio praised the Globes for their choice on Twitter. 

“Thank you HFPA,” DiCaprio wrote in a tweet. 

The idea comes as a last-minute change (the original menu submitted in December, per the Hollywood Reporterincluded fish). Way to go, Golden Globes. This is an initiative we can totally get behind.