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Cheers to Cocktails, Cheese and Cabernet on the Coast

Terranea Resort Introduces New Lobby Bar Menu and Beverage Manager

Luxurious Lobby Bar Menu Offers Gourmet Bar Bites to Pair with

New Resort Beverage Manager Steven Ashworth’s Eclectic Selections   


RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA (Aug. 15, 2011) – Revered for its picturesque seaside location and breathtaking ocean views, Terranea Resort is offering local residents and guests a new reason to seek out the sanctuary by the sea. The resort’s extensive new Lobby Bar menu features classic cocktails with an intricate twist, specialty spirits, and domestic and international wines by the bottle and glass that are perfect for pairing with the menu’s customizable cheese and charcuterie plates. New Resort Beverage Manager and Sommelier Steven Ashworth, who joins Terranea with 30 years of experience in the Food & Beverage industry, is chaperoning the sipping selections.

Ashworth is a member of the Guild of Sommeliers and the Association of Italian Sommeliers and has been acknowledged as one of the top sommeliers in Southern California. In his current position at Terranea, Ashworth oversees all aspects of the wine and beverage program including the selection of fine wines and the creation of signature cocktails at all the resort’s food and beverage properties, including the Lobby Bar. Ashworth, a former elite athlete and member of the United States Track & Field team, was most recently the General Manager of Andrea, the signature restaurant at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, and was also the Resort Sommelier and Wine Director.

From the Basil Grape Cosmo with Ketel One Citroen, Cointreau, Basil, Grapes, and Cranberry, to the Cucumber Bliss with Hendrick’s Gin, Cucumber, Basil, and Soda, the Lobby Bar’s exotic cocktails are concocted with the finest and freshest ingredients available – including gold. Indulgent palates can surrender to the $100 Agave Gold cocktail with Deleón Reposado Tequila, Grand Marnier Cuvée du Cent Cinquantenaire, Cointreau, Lime Juice, Agave Syrup, Australian “Murray River” Pink Sea Salt Rim, and a 24-Carat Gold Leaf Garnish.  Those looking to savor simpler sips can find refuge in the expansive spirit list that features Whiskey, Cognac, Brandy, Gin, Rum, Tequila, and Vodka. All menu items can be enjoyed on the Lobby Bar’s prime patio location overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Bar bites include Cheese Plates with customizable selections such as Coach Farm Triple Crème Goat Cheese and Marin French Cheese Company Camembert that are accompanied by fig-strawberry jam, quince paste, dried fruits, nuts, and baguette. Charcuterie Plates find inspiration in La Quercia Proscuitto and Fabrique Delices Duck Rillette and are outfitted with balsamic onions, gherkins, and baguette.  Lighter appetites can indulge in Mixed Olives, a Roasted Duo of Tomatoes, Gigandes Beans, and Peppadew Sweet Peppers, before signing off for the night with Executive Pastry Chef Pierino Jermonti’s Praline Trio, Cheesecake Crème Brulee or Chocolate Strata.

Terranea Resort is located at 100 Terranea Way in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.  The Lobby Bar is open from noon to midnight, Friday and Saturday; 12noon to 11:00 p.m. on Sunday; and 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday.  For more information, please call 310.265.2836 or visit  Follow Terranea Resort on Twitter @TerraneaResort  and “Like” them on Facebook at Terranea Resort.

About Terranea Resort

Just 20 miles from Los Angeles International Airport, Terranea is magnificently poised above the Pacific Ocean on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  Managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the property boasts a 582-room resort including a 360-room hotel with 32 suites, plus 20 bungalows.  Also available are 50 oceanfront casitas and 32 ocean view villas tailored specifically to individuals looking for a more residential setting. Resort amenities include The Spa at Terranea, a 50,000 square foot spa experience, The Links at Terranea, a 9-hole par3 golf course, and three unique swimming pools, one with children’s play area and a 140-foot waterslide.  Three ocean view restaurants offer a variety of food and beverage experiences including mar'sel, the free-standing signature restaurant, Nelson's, a cliff-side restaurant and bar with spectacular vantage points for whale watching and Catalina Kitchen, for casual, all-day dining, designed to reveal the Resort’s dramatic outdoor vistas.  Terranea's conference and meeting facilities include 135,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space.  Other amenities include a children’s center with interactive programs and several miles of scenic bluff-top trails that connect miles of off-property coastal trails.  A secluded beach cove also adds to the unique experiences at Terranea Resort.  For more information, visit or call 866-802-8000.


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Katie Conway                                                 Diana Hossfeld                 

213.739.7985                                                 213.739.7985

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