updated 01/28/2010 AT 12:40 PM ET
•originally published 01/28/2010 AT 12:55 PM ET
Orlando Bloom screened his indie comic-drama Sympathy for Delicious at the Sundance Film Festival – and then faced a truly delicious situation: a multi-course private dinner prepared for his castmates by celebrity chefs Katsuya Uechi (of the Hollywood-favorite Katsuya restaurants in L.A.) and Steven Fretz (of XIV by Michael Mina).
The actor and his costars Juliette Lewis and Mark Ruffalo, who also directed the flick, headed to the Bing Supper Club at House of Hype for the East-meets-West-themed extravaganza in chilly Park City, Utah.
“I chose [to make] the traditional Japanese winter dish Oden to keep them warm,” Chef Katsuya tells PEOPLE about what inspired his seafood-heavy menu, which also included sushi. (Oden is a Japanese stew, traditionally consisting of ingredients like boiled eggs, fish cakes and a dashi broth.)
Chef Fretz, meanwhile, offered a Western counterpoint, preparing chilled king crab with pomegranate, pecan and black truffle foam for the first course, alongside Katsuya’s sashimi of king crab and toro, or fatty tuna. His strategy for the large group: picking ingredients that “you know a majority of them will enjoy,” like tasty Kobe shortribs, he tells PEOPLE. The meal wrapped up with a decadent note, topping off with Fretz’s milk chocolate panna cotta and Katsuya’s seasonal verrine.
And the treats didn’t end there for the cast: The night before stuffing themselves at dinner they were spotted partying … like it was 1987! Bloom and pals caught a performance by Constantine Maroulis and the cast of his Broadway hit Rock of Ages, based on ’80s hairband hits, at the Village at the Yard. The actor sang along and danced to Whitesnake’s “Here I Go Again” while other Sundance stars like Michelle Williams joined in on the fun.