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Apr14

Enjoy Mother’s Day at Terranea Resort

Terranea Resort, Los Angeles’ oceanfront resort, is excited to celebrate Mother’s Day!
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Jan20

Valentine’s Day Romance in Los Angeles at Terranea

Celebrate the Month of Romance with a Southern California getaway.
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Jan10

Coastal Harvest: Using Fresh Ingredients from Terranea’s Ocean View Backyard

Chef Bernard Ibarra shares his personal recipes
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Dec11

Terranea Resort Launches Holiday Instagram Contest

Enter to win prizes on Terranea Resort’s Instagram page
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Nov15

Celebrate the Holidays in Southern California with Terranea Traditions

Enjoy Los Angeles holiday activities at Terranea Resort.
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Nov05

Thanksgiving and Hanukkah Events at Terranea Resort

Celebrate Traditions at Terranea Resort.
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Jul03

Top 4 on the 4th! Independence Day Activities in Los Angeles

We are enjoying the California summer months here at Terranea Resort and looking forward to celebrating the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend. Between lounging at the pool, walking the trails, enjoying drink specials at Cielo Point, searching for dolphins, kayaking, horseback riding, playing a round of golf, lunching at Catalina Kitchen, shopping at marea, and relaxing at the spa it sure was hard to pick our top 4 favorite things to do at Terranea on the Fourth of July - but somehow, we did it!  See below for our top 4 selections of fun activities happening at Terranea Resort on Thursday, July 4th. To see more details on our top 4 events for Fourth of July at Terranea, please visit our resort events calendar.
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Jun24

dineLA Restaurant Week in Los Angeles at Terranea Resort: menus are now online!

We are pleased to participate in Discover Los Angeles’ annual summer dineLA Restaurant Week in Los Angeles, California from July 15th to July 26th. From the dineLA website: dineLA's Restaurant Week is a 12-day dining event (July 15-26) showcasing Los Angeles as a premier dining destination, highlighting the diversity of culinary experiences LA has to offer. Locals and visitors have the opportunity to enjoy a selection of specially priced prix fixe lunch and dinner menus from some of LA’s best restaurants. Visit Discover Los Angeles to view menus for the participating restaurants at Terranea Resort – bashi (lunch & dinner), Catalina Kitchen (lunch & dinner), and mar’sel (dinner). For reservations please call: (310) 265-2836 or visit Terranea Resort online.  Pictured: Grilled Wagyu Meatballs, Stewed Tomatoes, Ciabatta Toast, & Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Aioli from the mar’sel dineLA Restaurant Week menu (July 15-26, 2013).
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May24

Things To Do: Memorial Day Weekend Activities at Terranea Resort in Los Angeles

What better way to celebrate your Memorial Day Holiday Weekend, than at Terranea Resort in Los Angeles? With a variety of family-fun activities, restaurants, spa treatments, shopping and outdoor adventures, Terranea has something for everyone. See below for a round-up of our Memorial Day Holiday Weekend activities.
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Apr18

Honor Moms on Mother’s Day at Terranea Resort in Los Angeles

Terranea, Los Angeles’ oceanfront resort, is celebrating mom this Mother’s Day. Set for Sunday, May 12th, families can honor moms at several resort activities including lunch, brunch, dinner, spa treatments, shopping excursions, outdoor hiking and more. See below for Terranea Resort’s Mother’s Day 2013 activities and we hope you will plan to spend the day at Terranea exploring and relaxing with your family!  
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Mar28

Springtime at mar'sel!

Spring is here and our local Southern California farmer’s markets are filled with wonderful, fresh produce! mar’sel is currently featuring a starter of Fresh Gioa Burrata Cheese served with Fresh English Peas and their Tendrils with Parmesan Cheese and Grilled Focaccia Bread. This makes for a wonderful and delicious springtime dish, a promise of the even warmer months that are just around the corner. As of the first of this year, mar’sel in Los Angeles is now open 7 nights a week and starting Saturday, March 30 will be open for new Brunch service on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-2:30pm. Please call 310-265-2701 for reservations. Come and explore our changing seasonal menu and Chef Rebecca Merhej’s interpretation of springtime. (photo: fruit at mar'sel Brunch)  
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Mar15

New! mar’sel at Terranea Resort to Launch Brand New Brunch Service on Easter 2013 Weekend

Brunch is coming to mar'sel!! Just in time for the spring season, Chef Rebecca Merhej has announced a new weekend brunch service at mar’sel set to begin this Easter weekend. Keeping with the restaurant’s values, Merhej has created a brunch menu inspired by seasonal and handcrafted ingredients including house made breads, pastries, meats, and vegetables fresh from the garden. See below for more details and menu items!
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Mar08

Rainy Day Activities Near Los Angeles

We are lucky that being located on the coast of beautiful Southern California makes rain or cold weather a very rare occurrence for us at Terranea. However, there are a few days when Mother Nature decides to water the beautiful land of Terranea. In those few cases, our Terranea Concierge and Activities teams have put together some fun rainy day options. See below for the list!
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Mar06

Easter Sunday Festivities at Los Angeles’ Terranea Resort: Brunch, Egg Hunt, Petting Zoo, and More

Easter comes early this year (March 31, 2013) and we are getting all of our chicks and bunnies in a row for the big holiday! Join us at Terranea for a fun filled Easter on March 31, 2013. Terranea Resort in Los Angeles will offer a Ballroom Easter Brunch (with an Omelet & Egg Station, Carving Station, a Dessert Buffet and more). Included in the price of brunch (or free for all resort guests!) will be Terranea’s Easter Egg Hunt, A Petting Zoo with bunnies, lambs, and chicks, and a Family Activity Station. See below for a round-up of our oceanfront Easter activities, including information, tickets, and menus:
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Feb18

Gourmet Oscars Viewing Party in Los Angeles at mar’sel

The 85th Academy Awards are near! For a fun twist on Oscars evening, please join us at mar’sel’s 3rd annual Oscars Viewing Party. The party will begin with red carpet arrivals at 4pm and the awards ceremony starting at 5pm on Sunday, February 24th at mar’sel.
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Feb07

Valentine’s Day in Los Angeles: Celebrate Love & Romance at Terranea Resort in Your Own Way

We are one week away from the most romantic day of the year! We invite you to celebrate your romance in your own unique way at Terranea Resort. Whether you are looking for dessert and cocktails, special dinner menus, spa packages, overnight accommodations, outdoor activities, time together on the golf course or more – Terranea Resort in Los Angeles has it all. View below to see a round-up of our Valentine’s Day offerings. There is bound to be something to suit your individual "love personality"!
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Jan23

From the mar’sel Menu: New Chef du Cuisine Rebecca Merhej Shares her Personal Recipe

Chef Rebecca Merhej has taken over as the new Chef du Cuisine at Terranea Resort's signature fine dining establishment, mar’sel. Here she shares her personal recipe from the mar'sel menu for Grape & Fresh Thyme Focaccia. Make this recipe at home or visit mar’sel during their new Monday to Sunday hours to try Chef Rebecca's Handmade Focaccia for yourself. View the recipe below:
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Jan17

Celebrate Romance this Valentine’s Day at Los Angeles’ Terranea Resort

This February, couples can enjoy a classic Southern California retreat along the coast with special offers on accommodations, luxury romance packages, intimate dining options, and blissful spa treatments at Terranea Resort. Located along Southern California’s stunning coastline, atop a bluff on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Terranea Resort provides the perfect backdrop for couples looking to escape this Valentine’s Day.  Spend the days enjoying the resort’s unparalleled ocean views, hiking along the coastal preserve or indulging at the award-winning spa. At night, enjoy romantic dining under the stars and snuggle up by one of 228 fireplaces and fire pits found throughout the property. Read below to discover Terranea Resort’s Valentine’s Day Romance Packages and activities: All packages are available Feb. 1-28, 2013. For more information and reservations call 1-866-802-8000.
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Jan09

Terranea Introduces Changes at Signature Fine Dining Restaurant, mar’sel

New Year, new mar’sel! We are excited to announce some wonderful changes happening at Terranea’s signature fine dining restaurant, mar’sel. To begin, we have listened to your requests to open mar’sel on Monday and Tuesday evenings. In response, we have opened our doors and you can now dine at mar’sel seven nights a week. The new mar’sel dining hours are Monday-Sunday, from 5:30pm to 10:00pm. To learn more about our approachable Los Angeles fine dining restaurant with a romantic ocean view setting, you can click HERE. In addition to the new dining hours at mar’sel, we have also announced a change-up in the kitchen…with a new chef! Chef Michael Fiorelli remains an integral part of Terranea’s dining scene, and has been promoted to the position of Executive Sous Chef at Terranea Resort. In Chef Fiorelli's new role he will continue to oversee operations at mar’sel, as well as all other dining options at Terranea (including Nelson’s, Catalina Kitchen, bashi, Spa Café, The Lobby Bar, and more). Stepping in to his daily role as Chef de Cuisine at mar’sel is Chef Rebecca Merhej. Read all about Chef Rebecca, including her new role at mar’sel and her past chef experiences below (click on view details). We hope you are excited about the changes at mar’sel and we look forward to welcoming you to Terranea in the New Year!
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Dec17

Dress in Style for New Year’s Eve 2012: Fashion Lookbook from marea Boutique at Terranea Resort

2013 is just around the corner and we can’t wait to ring in the new year! Whether you are heading to a romantic dinner for two, celebrating with friends and family, or dancing the night away - marea has your New Year’s Eve fashion covered. See below for six unique New Year’s Eve looks from our luxury resort boutique, marea. Looking for 2012 New Year’s Eve plans in Los Angeles? Join us for Terranea’s New Year’s Eve Club Celebration, Terranea’s New Year’s Eve Family Celebration, Catalina Kitchen’s New Year’s Eve Buffet, mar’sel: Special New Year’s Menu, Dj & New Year’s Eve Countdown at Nelson’s or New Year’s Day Breakfast Buffet at Catalina Kitchen.  Visit our events calendar for all information and additional details on New Year’s activities at Terranea. Click "View Details" to see marea's New Year's Eve fashion lookbook.
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Dec05

Christmas & New Year’s Events at Terranea Resort

The holiday season is upon us! We have been celebrating the season in style in Southern California with Thanksgiving meals, Black Friday shopping deals, and our annual Celebration of the Season & Tree Lighting Ceremony. You can find a round up all of our holiday activities happening at the resort throughout the season in our “Terranea Traditions” brochure located: HERE. To learn more about our special Christmas and New Year’s Eve events, please read below.
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Dec04

Eating Local, What’s in Season at mar’sel

As the signature fine dining restaurant at Terranea, mar’sel features a seasonally rotating menu that uses locally-sourced ingredients. Located in Southern California, mar’sel benefits from having several year-round farmer’s markets to select the very best ingredients from. One of the hottest ingredients right now is winter squash. Read below to find out more about this ingredient and how it is used at mar’sel…
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Dec03

Terranea Resort's Destination Dish of the Month: Black Lentil Soup

Terranea Resort's Destination Dish of the Month: December Black Lentil Soup with Lamb Sausage, Parmesan and Escarole This Month’s Featured Ingredient: Lentils Posted by Chef Michael Fiorelli Destination® Hotels & Resorts has challenged our chefs across the country to take part in The Destination Dish. Each month Destination Hotels & Resorts will select one ingredient; each chef must create a recipe around the chosen ingredient and incorporate it into their restaurant menu that month. The ingredient changes every month, so do the menu items. Explore our featured recipe of the month for Terranea Resort. Make it yourself or dine at mar’sel to taste our Chef’s dish
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Nov30

Los Angeles Job Fair: Culinary and Banquet Casting Call at Terranea Resort

Are you job searching for a hospitality position in Los Angeles? If so, bring your talents to our culinary and banquet resort job fair on December 4, 2012 from 10am-3pm. See below for more information and visit our career website at www.terranea.com/careers to view open positions and find additional details:
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Oct17

Celebrate Thanksgiving in Los Angeles at Terranea

The holiday season has arrived! We have been busy planning Terranea’s holiday season TRADITIONS and we are excited to share our upcoming Thanksgiving events. Whether you are a permanent Los Angeles resident, or you are planning to visit the city of angels for the holidays, Terranea Resort offers holiday food and fun for all. See below for additional details on the Thanksgiving holiday festivities at Terranea. You can also contact the resort at (310) 265-2800 for information and to make your holiday reservations. Check back soon for Terranea TRADITIONS updates, and follow Terranea on Facebook & Twitter for the most up-to-date resort information. We hope to celebrate the holiday season with you!
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Sep05

Our Weekend at the Los Angeles Times’ The Taste

Over Labor Day weekend, Terranea participated in all 5 events at The Los Angeles Times’ The Taste!  The Taste is Los Angeles Times’ annual celebration of the Southern California culinary scene and features food and drinks from restaurants across LA. Events this year included Field to Fork, Cocktail Confidential, Flavors of L.A, Dinner & Drinks, and Labor Day Picnic. See below for photos from our weekend at The Taste. You can also download PDF versions of our recipes from The Taste below.
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Aug31

Celebrate Labor Day in Southern California

Here is a round-up of activities happening at Terranea over the Labor Day holiday weekend. Hope to see you here…  
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Aug01

Terranea's Destination Dish of The Month: Grilled Sugarlip Peaches from Chef Fiorelli

Terranea Resort's Destination Dish of the Month: Grilled Sugarlip Peaches with Duck Salami, Crushed Almonds, Manchego Cheese and Dandelion Greens from Chef Fiorelli of mar’sel Destination Hotels & Resorts has challenged our chefs across the country to take part in The Destination Dish. Each month Destination Hotels & Resorts will select one ingredient and each chef must create a recipe around the chosen ingredient and incorporate it into their restaurant menu that month. The ingredient changes every month, so do the menu items. Explore our featured recipe of the month for Terranea Resort. Make it yourself or dine at mar’sel to taste our Chef’s dish. This month's featured ingredient: PEACHES
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Jul23

Celebrate National Tequila Day in Los Angeles {cocktail recipe}

In honor of National Tequila Day, Chef Michael Fiorelli and Resort Beverage Director, Steven Ashworth collaborated on a tasty tequila recipe. See the ingredients below and mix up your own cocktail at home or visit mar'sel to give it a try!
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Jul17

dineLA’s Summer Restaurant Week in Los Angeles

We are excited to participate in dineLA’s Summer Restaurant Week from July 16th to July 27th. Restaurants mar’sel, Catalina Kitchen, and bashi will all have special dineLA menus. See below for more details on each of the dineLA menus:
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Jul17

Find us Pinning on Pinterest!

Terranea is on Pinterest! Visit the Terranea Pinterest Page for pins from the restaurants at Terranea, the wedding team at Terranea, friends of the resort, and more. See below for a few of our favorite pins:
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Jul13

Chefs’ Summer Cooking Series

Want to cook with the chefs at Terranea? Now you can! Join Chef Andrew Smith of Nelson’s, mar'sel Chef de Cuisine Michael Fiorelli, Executive Pastry Chef Pierino Jermonti, or Chef David Tarrin of Catalina Kitchen at one of the five cooking courses offered during Terranea’s Chefs’ Summer Cooking Series. During each cooking class, guests will receive a signature cocktail or glass of wine, and watch as the chef demonstrates and prepares themed dishes. After the demonstration, guests will be led into the dining room where they will sample the dishes they have just learned to cook! Cooking class participants will engage in a Q&A session with the chef and will receive a take-home recipe card and shopping list. Each class is limited to just 12 participants, so the teaching experience is one of a kind! See below for more detailed descriptions of each of the classes...
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Jun27

Discover 4th of July Happenings in Southern California: Spa, Pools, Dining, Activities & More

The 4th of July holiday is almost here. Discover what is happening at Terranea:
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Jun21

mar’sel Chef de cuisine, Michael Fiorelli, attends the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen

This past weekend, Chef Fiorelli headed to Aspen, Colorado to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the legendary Food & Wine Classic. While in Aspen, Chef Fiorelli joined with Executive Chef Jim Butchart and master sommelier Sabato Sagaria to participate in the “Mary HAD a Little Lamb” industry party at Aspen’s Herron Park. The party, held for those who worked during the weekend of the Food & Wine Classic, included carving a whole lamb and creating succulent dishes using the entire lamb. The "Mary HAD a Little Lamb" party was attended by over two hundred people and was a great success!
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Feb27

Terranea's Destination Dish of the Month - Roasted Beet Salad with Delta Asparagus, Toasted Hazelnuts, Goat Cheese, Dried Cranberries and California Orange Vinaigrette

Destination Hotels & Resorts has challenged our chefs across the country to take part in The Destination Dish. Each month Destination Hotels & Resorts will select one ingredient; each chef must create a recipe around the chosen ingredient and incorporate it into their restaurant menu that month. The ingredient changes every month, so do the menu items. Explore our featured recipe of the month for Terranea Resort! Make it yourself or dine at mar'sel to taste our Chef's dish! THIS MONTH'S Featured Ingredient: ROOT VEGETABLE We chose beets!
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Nov17

Terranea Resort Has All the Trimmings this Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is one of the best holidays. Giving thanks, crisp fall air, delicious scented candles, family, friends, the bottle of wine you have been waiting to open…but what about the food? According to the National Restaurant Association, this year an estimated 14 million Americans will dine out for Thanksgiving, and an additional 16 million Americans will order take-out to supplement their Thanksgiving feast. 
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Jul16

#24 @ Mar'sel

Once again we enjoyed a beautiful evening at mar'sel that fed all of our senses. Starting off with a slightly tart but exquisite kumquat cocktail (no alcohol), we moved into a wonderful hearts of palm salad that was fresh, tender and full of flavor. For our entrees, my husband chose an incredible NY steak and I selected the superb oregon mushroom/morel dish. These mushrooms had a woodsy/rich flavor and I'm already wishing I'd ordered a second plate to go. On the side, we had the potato fingerlings with creme fraiche (we certainly indulged!). There was lots of oo'ing and ah'ing taking place at our table. Never to be missed, we completed our meal with cherries and mint ice cream and the melt in your mouth brown butter blueberry crisp. Being at Terranea is a wonder in itself - the graceful pelicans above, the dolphins playing in the water and the mesmerizing gently lilting waves of the ocean. Top that off with another magnificent meal at Mar'sel and we feel incredibly grateful. A big thank you to Jessica who helped us with our selections. She added her warm personality to the ambience of the evening.
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Jul14

mar’sel at Terranea Introduces New Moon Rise Tasting Menu and Wine Pairing

Terranea Resort's signature restaurant, mar'sel, further enhances the breathtaking ocean views by highlighting another unique element, the moon.  On select nights each month, guests are able to view the moon rise from the restaurant’s outdoor patio.  Chef Michael Fiorelli has created a special five-course tasting menu to coincide with the lunar calendar and wine pairing is also available...
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Mar10

mar'sel was amazing!

mar'sel was amazing! I was visiting friends for a couple of days, and having dinner right on the coast was spectacular. Food was delicious and the most welcoming staff I have ever met, Jerry or Terry(I'm not good with names) was very helpful and did a fantastic job. Thank you all for a wonderful evening, cant wait to go back.
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Jul29

Terranea Resort Joins LA’S Top Chefs In Support of Cart for a Cause

Chef Michael Fiorelli of mar’sel restaurant Featured Chef in August For the next two weeks, August 3 and August 10, Chef Michael Fiorelli of mar’sel restaurant at Terranea Resort will be on the streets of LA – cooking that is. Chef Fiorelli joins other top chefs of Los Angeles in support of Cart for A Cause...
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Jul17

Marsel: La crème de la crème

Exquisite setting/view ~ Excellent service ~ Wonderful dinner menu selections These are things you can expect when you have the pleasure of dining at Mar'sel. We celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary tonight and...
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