It was a joyful night celebrating the 94th Annual Academy Awards this past Sunday at the Academy Museum. This Oscars viewing party was like none other, with guests treated to a tasting of our caviar paired with Louis XIII Cognac in the beautiful dining room of Fanny's Restaurant and Cafe. We typically enjoy our caviar with Champagne, but we love the Cognac with each of our varieties. We can't wait for another great event at Fanny's!
Fanny’s, the museum’s restaurant and café, was brought to life by restaurateurs Bill Chait and Carl Schuster, with support from philanthropist Wendy Stark. Named after Fanny Brice—the legendary movie, vaudeville, theater, and radio star portrayed by Barbra Streisand in her Oscar®-winning role in Funny Girl (1968)—the striking two-story, 10,000-square-foot space, conceptualized by the late architect Osvaldo Maiozzi, features a chef-designed open kitchen, elegant bar, and captain-based service style that nods to a bygone era, and offers diners cuisine and cocktails by Chef Raphael Francois and Julian Cox, respectively.