July 28, 2015

Latin Cuisine Sets The Stage For Mojada: A Medea In Los Angeles At The Getty Villa

Enjoy an Exclusive Dining Experience with Sunset Views before Thursday Evening Performances or a Prix-Fixe Sit-Down Dinner before Friday and Saturday Performances
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Desiree Zenowich
Getty Communications
(310) 440-7304

Cumin and Garlic Rubbed Beef Tenderloin Filet, Sweet Gem Salad, Pan Roasted Corvina Bass

LOS ANGELES - Enhance the experience of this year’s outdoor theater production at the Getty Villa with several Latin cuisine dining options. On Thursday evenings, Nectar of the Gods Sunset Celebration will offer light hors d’oeuvres and cocktails on the Villa’s South Balcony, and on Friday and Saturday evenings a prix-fixe dinner with wine pairings will be offered in the private dining room. Each evening will also include gourmet boxed dinners, dessert items, and drinks available for purchase at the Café.

Chef Mayet Cristobal and Chef Fernando Cayanan have created a Latin fare menu to set the stage for Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles—a new production by Pasadena-based The Theatre @ Boston Court, directed by co-artistic director Jessica Kubzansky, and adapted by Luis Alfaro, MacArthur Fellow and critically acclaimed author of Electricidad and Oedipus el Rey. The menu will be presented Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings September 10–October 3.

Before Thursday evening performances, join the Nectar of the Gods Sunset Celebration on the South Balcony. From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., guests can enjoy a selection of light hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beer on the Museum’s south balcony, overlooking the Outer Peristyle garden. The menu includes cocktail de camarones, crispy potato tacos, Mexican cheese and charcuterie and other fresh delicacies, topped off with warm churros with star anise and cinnamon sugar for dessert. The specialty cocktail, a la carte, will be tamarind and grapefruit sangrita with tequila blanco.

The sit-down dinner menu, served Friday and Saturday evenings in the Private Founders Room overlooking the outdoor theater, begins with classic guacamole and tortilla chips and a sweet gem salad followed by your choice of entrées: cumin and garlic-rubbed beef tenderloin filet, pan roasted corvina bass or a vegetarian option. Guests may choose selected wine pairings or purchase wine by the glass. Coffee and dessert, wedding cookies, bite-size churros and Mexican chocolate truffles can be enjoyed at the table or taken to the theater to enjoy during the performance.

Gourmet boxed dinners are also available at the Café, as are guacamole or salsa fresca with tortilla chips and Mexican street corn with chili-lime butter and parmesan cheese. For dessert, warm churros, Abuelita chocolate cake and caramel flan will be available. Beer, white wine, specialty coffee drinks and other beverages will also be available for purchase, prior to the performance, at the Cafe and the Coffee Kiosk.

The sunset celebration on Thursday evenings is $40 per person. Prix fixe dinners on Friday and Saturday evenings are $70 ($90 with wine pairing) and are served at 6:15 p.m., before the 8:00 p.m. curtain time. Advance reservations are required for both and can be made by calling (310) 440-6033. To ensure a relaxing dinner experience, theater seats will be reserved in advance for all sunset celebration and prix fixe dinner guests. Gourmet boxed dinner are between $8.95 and $14.95 and are not available for pre-order.
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