A few weeks ago was my annual tea outing with my mom, Debbie and Kim (see previous tea outings: Queen Mary, Beverly Hills Hotel Polo Lounge and Millennium Biltmore Hotel). Kim found another spectacular location which was The Getty Villa, not to be confused with The Getty Center. They have a Tea by the Sea which I have to say is a little misleading. We were above the cafe on the 2nd floor with lots of windows but no view of the ocean. They have a set menu and tea and only one tea time at 1pm.
At 2:30pm, we had a culinary-inspired garden tour led by a gentleman named Robert who was very informative. He talked about the ancient Romans and how they used herbs for cooking and medicine. After our tour we were free to explore the museum on our own.
The Tea by the Sea is a tribute to the Villa’s past. The Villa is modeled after a first-century Roman country house and the tea menus are inspired by what would have grown in those times.
It was another fabulous tea outing spent with great company. As Kim said, “Beautiful property, beautiful view and beautiful weather!”