Drinking in the Past: The Intoxicating Art of Impressionism

Wednesday 1/8 at 6:00pm; repeats Friday 1/10

The Getty Center

French café and bar culture inspired discourse, drinking, and the subject matter for many Impressionist works of art. Join Maite Gomez-Rejon in an exploration of the multilayered history of Édouard Manet’s late-19th-century Paris. Then, raise a glass to Manet and discover four fabulous champagnes curated by Ian Blackburn of WineLA at the wine tasting to follow in the Getty Restaurant following the talk (includes hearty appetizers). Complements the exhibition Manet and Modern Beauty. (Tickets $75; ages 21 and over. Complimentary parking.)

Menu
Seasonal fruit and Cheese Platter:  Selection of cheeses to include Saint André, Saint Nectaire, French emmenthaler, accompanied by pear mostarda, dried fuits, toasted nuts, sliced baguette

Salade Muguette:  Endives, wild greens, celery hearts, local apples, toasted and pickled walnuts, champagne vinaigrette

Croquettes de Morue:  Salt cod fritters with lemon aioli

Potato and Mushroom Gratin: Layered potatoes and mushrooms with cream cheese and herbs

Chicken Brochettes: Skewered with plumped figs and a fig-verjus glaze

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Image credit: The Cafe-Concert, 1878–79, Édouard Manet. Oil on canvas. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland