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Gourmet Editor-in-Chief Ruth Reichl Kicks Off Celebrity Chef Series at the Restaurant at the Getty

Other Spring Events Include a Visit from Author John Ash and a Mother's Day Parisian High Tea

April 13, 2001

Los Angeles--The Restaurant at the Getty Center is alive with activity this spring. Special guest Ruth Reichl kicks off the Getty's Celebrity Chef Series on April 27, joining Getty chefs Terri Buzzard and Helene Kennan in preparing a special three-course lunch featuring recipes from Reichl's new book Comfort Me with Apples. A book signing by Reichl precedes the lunch. Reichl is the editor-in-chief of Gourmet and author of the best selling Tender at the Bone, a James Beard Award finalist. She has been the restaurant critic at The New York Times and the food editor and restaurant critic at The Los Angeles Times.

Jim Dodge, new general manager of Bon Appétit Management Company, which provides food services for the Getty, said, "We are thrilled to be offering these exciting and meaningful ways to connect culinary arts with visual arts at the Getty."

The Celebrity Chef Series began last fall, and guests to date have included Julia Child, Diana Kennedy, Bruce Cass, and Jancis Robinson. The series continues on May 16 with a visit from internationally recognized culinary expert John Ash. Getty chefs Buzzard and Kennan will prepare a special three-course lunch featuring recipes from Ash's book From Earth to the Table.

Restaurant events have proven enormously popular, and a Mother's Day Parisian high tea on Sunday, May 13 has already sold out. However, there are still seats available for a related lecture on the same day by Alexandra Leaf, writer and culinary historian. Leaf will speak on the French food culture of the 19th century with a focus on the world of cafes, picnics, and restaurants and their significance to Impressionist and other 19th-century artists. The Parisian high tea features recipes inspired by Leaf's cookbook The Impressionist Table.

Upcoming Restaurant Events at a Glance

Note to editors: Advance reservations are required for all events except the book signings. Prices do not include tax and gratuity. Seating is limited. For reservations, the public should call 310-440-7300.

Celebrity Chef Series


Lunch and Book Signing with Ruth Reichl
Friday, April 27, 2001

10:30 a.m. - Book signing at the Restaurant
11:30 a.m. - Lunch at the Restaurant
$35 for three-course lunch; $55 for three-course lunch paired with wine

Lunch and Book Signing with John Ash
Wednesday, May 16, 2001

10:30 a.m. - Book signing at the Restaurant
11:30 a.m. - Lunch at the Restaurant
$35 for three-course lunch; $55 for three-course lunch paired with wine

Lunch and Book Signing with Carol Field
Wednesday, June 13th

10:30 a.m. - Book signing at the Restaurant
11:30 a.m. - Lunch at the Restaurant
$35 for three-course lunch; $55 for three-course lunch paired with wine

Mother's Day Parisian High Tea

Sunday, May 13, 2001

3:00 p.m. - Lecture by culinary historian Alexandra Leaf in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium Admission is free, but reservations are required.

4:00 p.m. - Tea at the Restaurant - SOLD OUT
$25 per person

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