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Getty's Celebrity Chef Series to Spice Up Fall and Holiday Season

Julia Child, Colman Andrews, Anne Willan, Patric Kuh, Mark Bittman, Russ Parsons and Paula Wolfert to appear for special meals inspired by their books

October 8, 2001

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Lunch and Book Signing with Paula Wolfert - Getty chefs Teri Buzzard and Helene Kennan prepare a special three-course lunch featuring recipes from the award-winning cookbook Mediterranean Grains and Greens by Paula Wolfert. For over 30 years, her books have celebrated the sensuous pleasures of the Mediterranean kitchen and introduced an American audience to an exciting new way of cooking and eating. Lunch is $35 or $50 paired with wines. Limited seating; for reservations call 310/440-7300.
Wednesday, March 20, 10:30 a.m. (book signing) and 11:30 a.m. (lunch), Restaurant at the Getty Center

Lunch and Book Signing with Russ Parsons - Getty Chefs Terri Buzzard and Helene Kennan will prepare a special three-course lunch featuring recipes from his most recent book How to Read a French Fry and Other Stories of Intriguing Kitchen Science, Houghton Mifflin 2001. Parsons is the highly regarded food editor of the Los Angeles Times, the nation's largest metropolitan daily. He has won many awards for his journalism, included the distinguished Bert Greene Award and two James Beard Awards. His hundreds of cooking tips, provocative trivia, and touches of wit make this a wonderful addition to your cookbook shelf. Lunch is $35, or $50 paired with wines, tax and gratuity not included. Limited seating; for reservations call 310-440-7300.
Wednesday, February 27, 10:30 a.m. (book signing) Restaurant Grove and 11:30 a.m. (lunch) Restaurant at the Getty Center

Lunch and Book Signing with Mark Bittman - Getty Chefs Terri Buzzard and Helene Kennan prepare a special three-course lunch featuring recipes from Mark Bittman's most recent cookbooks: The Minimalist Cooks Dinner and, written with Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Simple to Spectacular. Best selling cookbook author Bittman is the creator and author of the popular New York Times weekly column, The Minimalist, and one of the country's best-known and widely admired food writers. His cookbook How to Cook Everything won both the Julia Child general cookbook award and the James Beard general cookbook award for 1998--one of the few in history to accomplish that feat. Lunch is $35, or $50 paired with wines. Limited seating; for reservations call 310-440-7300.
Wednesday, January 23, 10:30 a.m. (book signing) and 11:30 a.m. (lunch) Restaurant at the Getty Center

Los Angeles--The Restaurant at the Getty Center kicks off the second year of its popular Celebrity Chef Series this fall with book signings by a slate of preeminent guest chefs and special meals inspired by their most recent books. A highlight of the series will be an appearance by culinary legend Julia Child, who will return to the Getty on Wednesday, December 5 for a lunch and signing of the 40th-anniversary edition of her classic book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. (Child's first Getty appearance in February, 2001 was sold out.)

Other chefs to appear this fall and holiday season are Colman Andrews, editor-in-chief of Saveur magazine and author of Saveur Cooks Authentic Italian, on Thursday, October 18; Anne Willan, president of cooking school La Varenne and author of Cooking with Wine, on Wednesday, November 7; and Patric Kuh, restaurant critic for Los Angeles magazine and author of The Last Days of Haute Cuisine: America's Culinary Revolution, on Saturday, November 17.

Each Celebrity Chef Series event includes a book signing by the author, with books and related holiday gifts on sale, followed by a sumptuous meal prepared by Getty chefs Terri Buzzard and Helene Kennan, with optional wine pairings.

Jim Dodge, general manager of Bon Appétit Management Company, which provides food services for the Getty, said, "We are delighted to be continuing this series that has proved so popular with visitors. Pairing culinary arts with visual arts richly enhances the overall Getty Center experience."

The Celebrity Chef Series began in the fall of 2000, and guests to date have included--in addition to Julia Child--John Ash, Bruce Cass, Carol Field, Diana Kennedy, Ruth Reichl, and Jancis Robinson.

The Restaurant also occasionally offers special meals in conjunction with Getty public programs. To complement a conversation with artist Alexis Smith hosted by Getty visiting lecturer and Los Angeles Times contributor Barbara Isenberg on Thursday, October 18, part of the Getty Research Institute's Art Matters series, the Restaurant is offering a special prix-fixe dinner. Smith is noted for her conceptual art, collages, and assemblages, and created the installation Taste that is on view in the Restaurant.

FALL AND HOLIDAY SEASON RESTAURANT EVENTS AT A GLANCE

Note to editors: Advance reservations are required for lecture and all meals. Prices do not include tax and gratuity. Seating is limited. For reservations, the public should call 310-440-7300 or visit www.getty.edu.

Photographs of the Restaurant and guest chefs available upon request.


Celebrity Chef Series

Lunch and Book Signing with Colman Andrews
Thursday, October 18, 2001
10:30 a.m. - Book signing at the Restaurant
11:30 a.m. - Lunch at the Restaurant
$35 for three-course lunch; $50 for three-course lunch paired with wines

Lunch and Book Signing with Anne Willan
Wednesday, November 7, 2001
10:30 a.m. - Book signing at the Restaurant
11:30 a.m. - Lunch at the Restaurant
$35 for three-course lunch; $50 for three-course lunch paired with wines

Wine Dinner and Book Signing with Patric Kuh
Saturday, November 17, 2001
5:00 p.m. - Book signing at the Restaurant
6:00 p.m. - Wine dinner at the Restaurant
$85 for five-course dinner; $125 for five-course dinner paired with wines

Lunch and Book Signing with Julia Child
Wednesday, December 5, 2001
10:30 a.m. - Book signing at the Restaurant
11:30 a.m. - Lunch at the Restaurant
$35 for three-course lunch; $50 for three-course lunch paired with wines

Alexis Smith Lecture
Thursday, October 18, 2001
7:30 p.m. - Art Matters series conversation with artist Alexis Smith hosted by Getty visiting lecturer and Los Angeles Times contributor Barbara Isenberg, in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Admission is free, but reservations are required.

October is National Arts and Humanities Month.

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