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September 03, 2013

A Sunset Celebration and Mediterranean Cuisine Sets the Stage for Prometheus Bound 

A new exclusive dining experience before Thursday evening performances will include sunset views overlooking the Getty Villa's Outer Peristyle garden

At the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Villa
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, September 5–28, 2013


MEDIA CONTACT:                 
Desiree Zenowich
Getty Communications
(310) 440-7304

Purslane, Peach, and Manouri Salad with Honey-Lemon Vinaigrette, Candied Almonds, and Wild Arugula

LOS ANGELES—Enhance the experience of this year’s outdoor theater production at the Getty Villa with the new Thursday evening Nectar of the Gods Sunset Celebration on the South Balcony featuring light Mediterranean fare and cocktails. On Friday and Saturday evenings, a prix fixe dinner with wine pairings will continue to be offered.         

Chef Mayet Cristobal has created a seasonal menu providing a perfect way to set the stage for
Prometheus Bound—a new production by CalArts Center for New Performance in association with Trans Arts—presented Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings September 5–28.        

A new dining experience before Thursday evening performances is the Nectar of the Gods Sunset Celebration on the South Balcony. From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., guests can enjoy light Mediterranean fare, wine, and beer on the Museum's south balcony, overlooking the Outer Peristyle garden. The menu will include goat cheese-filled black mission figs, summer melon and peaches and charcuterie paired with imported white and red wines, Mionetto Prosecco and Peroni beer. For dessert, Cantucci and passion fruit dark chocolate truffles complete the celebration.

The sit-down dinner menu, served Friday and Saturday evenings in the private dining room overlooking the outdoor theater, begins with a black mission figs and ricotta salata, followed by your choice of three entrées, Barolo beef with Weiser Farms potatoes and baby vegetables, pan seared scallops and sweet corn risotto, or a vegetarian option. Wine is available by the glass, and Chef Mayet suggests wine pairings to go with your menu selections. Enjoy coffee and dessert at the table—or take it with you to the theater.

Gourmet boxed dinners are also available, including a selection of fresh local salads, handcrafted sandwiches and wraps, a hot
entrée and an artisan cheese box. House-baked desserts, which include petit cookies and Mrs. Garrett's Carrot Cake, and a variety of beers and wines will also be available for purchase onsite.

The sunset celebration on Thursday evenings is $35 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 at To ensure a relaxing dinner experience, theater seats will be reserved in advance for all sunset celebration and prix fixe dinner guests.

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The J. Paul Getty Museum collects in seven distinct areas, including Greek and Roman antiquities, European paintings, drawings, manuscripts, sculpture and decorative arts, and photographs gathered internationally. The Museum's mission is to make the collection meaningful and attractive to a broad audience by presenting and interpreting the works of art through educational programs, special exhibitions, publications, conservation, and research.

Visiting the Getty Villa
The Getty Villa is open Wednesday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed Tuesday and major holidays. However, in preparation for the 2013 outdoor theater production, the Getty Villa will be CLOSED on the following Wednesdays: September 4, 18, 25. Admission to the Getty Villa is always free. A ticket is required for admission. Tickets can be ordered in advance, or on the day of your visit, at or at (310) 440-7300. Parking is $15 per car. Groups of 15 or more must make reservations by phone. For more information, call (310) 440-7300 (English or Spanish); (310) 440-7305 (TTY line for the deaf or hearing impaired). The Getty Villa is at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, California. Additional information is available at

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