Get Your Pre-Theater Grub On at The Getty Villa

At the Getty Villa
At the Getty Villa Photo: Tatiana Arbogast

The Getty Villa’s recent Roman feast went off so well that the museum is expanding its dining options with seasonal pre-fixe theater menus that correspond to performances taking place here. Chef Mayet Cristobal’s first inspiration will be The Trojan Women (After Euripides), a new play by New York’s SITI Company that was commissioned by the Getty and premieres tomorrow night. So, what’s for dinner?

Before the show starts, Cristobal will prepare a 6:15 P.M., $55 sit-down dinner ($70 with paired wines) in the private dining room that overlooks the amphitheater, with a starter of burrata with heirloom tomatoes, a choice of Alaskan halibut, Chianti-braised short ribs, or herbed ricotta cannelloni, and a cookie course with coffee. Cristobal also plans a selection of boxed dinners with sandwiches and charcuterie for the guy who’s rushing to his seat. See the menu online and make reservations on The Getty’s website.