Beverly Hills Attractions, Hotels and Restaurants Partner with the Getty Center in Celebration of Paris: Life & Luxury

RELEASE DATE: Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau and the J. Paul Getty Museum are partnering to extend the glamour and opulence of life in 18th century Paris to Beverly Hills. The Paris: Life & Luxury exhibition, on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles through August 7, 2011, allows visitors to envision Paris life in the 1800's through the interpretation of actual artifacts, paintings and treasures from that period. After perusing the Parisian objects and enjoying the splendor of the Getty Center, museum goers are invited to visit participating Beverly Hills attractions to continue their Francophile pursuits.   Activities and offers include culinary offerings, unique entertainment and exclusive hotel rates all compiled in honor of the installation.

The following is offered in conjunction with Paris: Life and Luxury:

The Beverly Hilton - This hotel has combined the excitement and entertainment of Hollywood events like the Golden Globe Awards® for decades. This luxury legendary property is entertaining "dive-in and dine-in" movies poolside on select weeknights through August 3rd to coincide with the Getty Paris: Life & Luxury Exhibition.   Accompanying the films will be French-inspired wines and specialty cocktails and menu items for purchase at CIRCA 55 Restaurant at The Beverly Hilton.  Visit the hotel website for movie listings and dates. In addition, the hotel is offering an overnight package called "Joie de Vivre" (Joy of Life).  Stay in after the film nights with rates starting at $299.00.  Subject to availability (exclusive of tax/gratuity).  Learn more at www.beverlyhilton.com / 9876 Wilshire Boulevard / (310) 274-7777

Bouchon - Ceci n'est pas un bistro typique. Continue your immersion in the luxurious Parisian lifestyle at Chef Thomas Keller's iconic bistro Bouchon in Beverly Hills.  Take part in French café-culture while unwinding on a terrace overlooking the Beverly Cañon Gardens or relax at the bistro's pewter bar and enjoy wines from both the old world and the new.  Inside, marvel at Bouchon's Magritte-inspired murals by French artist Paulin Paris before indulging in authentic bistro fare crafted with unfailing attention to detail in both ingredients and presentation. Bouchon is offering a set menu created for the Getty Center's exhibition. Priced at $50 per person, feast on classic dishes such as Escargots à la Bourguignonne, Boudin Blanc, and finish with Crème Caramel, Profiteroles or Ile Flottante.  Complement the meal with a French wine pairing for an additional $25.  http://www.bouchonbistro.com / 235 N Canon Dr / (310) 271-9910

Ingrids Café - This French-influenced Mediterranean restaurant in Beverly Hills is offering patrons of the Getty Center, who show proof of their same day visit, 50% off on Ingrid's Platter (regularly $42).  The platter offers a hearty combination of humus, babaganoush, tabouli, labneh, mouhammara, dolma, kibbeh balls and quails.  www.ingridscafe.com / 9861 Santa Monica Boulevard / (310) 277-9377

Maison 140 Beverly Hills - To celebrate its Parisian Art and Lifestyle, Maison 140 Beverly Hills is offering a Getty Package.  With rates starting at $185/night, the package includes complimentary European-style continental breakfast for two; overnight parking; and two glasses of champagne. Recently re-imagined by style icon, Kelly Wearstler, Maison 140 is a pied-de-terre designed with the Parisian aesthetic in mind. To book the package, visit www.maison140beverlyhills.com and use the PROMO code, GETTY. 140 Lasky Drive / (310) 281-4000

Nic's Martini Lounge - Larry Nicola, Chef and Owner of Nic's Beverly Hills opens his doors every Sunday for a special French-themed evening called Salon Dimanche. Salon Dimanche is inspired by Nicola's true love of French culture and French cuisine. Nicola introduces a special French-inspired menu every Sunday to include such dishes as Steak Tartare, French Onion Soup, Escargot en Croute, Pommery Crusted Free Range Chicken and Petite Steak & Frites. Special guest, Maître Écailler, Chef Christophe Happillon who is known as The Oyster Gourmet (www.oystergourmet.com) will join the restaurant on Sunday evenings to offer two to three different types of oysters along with accompaniments (cocktail sauce and shallot and vinegar mignonette).  Oysters are freshly shucked from Happillon's specially designed Oyster Bar.  A votre santé! For details, visit www.nicsbeverlyhills. 453 North Canon Drive / (310) 550-5707

The Paley Center for Media - At 3:00 pm each day during the exhibit's run, The Paley Center for Media will offer programming themed around its French collections.  Visitors can stop by during opening hours to catch programs featuring French entertainers like Maurice Chevalier, Edith Piaf and Yves Montand; classic sitcoms with storylines set in Paris like "I Love Lucy, "The Honeymooners," and "Jack Benny"; and famous literature made into TV movies and films like "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," "Phantom of the Opera," "A Tale of Two Cities," and "Camille."  For a complete schedule, visit www.paleycenter.org. 465 North Beverly Drive / (310) 786-1091

Porta Via - Receive a complementary glass of Rosé from Porta Via restaurant with proof of same day Getty Center visit.  Porta Via is a lively casual bistro featuring, Italian, American and French cuisine.  Situated on Beverly Hills' charming Cañon Drive, Porta Via is a neighborhood favorite.  www.portaviabh.com / 424 North Canon Drive / (310) 274-6534

Offers subject to change.  Contact listed businesses for availability.

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