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mar'sel Hosts Wine Dinner Featuring Cain Vineyards & Winery on Sept. 15

Chef Michael Fiorelli and Sommelier Steven Ashworth Cultivate Five-Course Tasting Menu for Exclusive Wine Dinner and Unveiling of Cain Five 2007 at Terranea Resort

WHAT:                                  mar’sel teams up with Cain Vineyards & Winery, an eco-friendly winery located in the Napa Valley, for a one-night only wine dinner hosted by Chef de Cuisine Michael Fiorelli, Cain Winemaker Christopher Howell and Terranea Wine Director and Sommelier Steven Ashworth. The five-course feast will be paired with five of Cain’s Old World-style wines and will offer diners the first tasting opportunity for the 2007 Cain Five, a complex blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. Cost of the dinner is $200 per person plus tax and gratuity. Space is limited.  Reservations for the 7 p.m. dinner can be made by calling 310.265.2780.


WHO:                                    Steven Ashworth, Wine Director and Sommelier, Terranea Resort

Christopher Howell, Winemaker, Cain Vineyards & Winery

Michael Fiorelli, Chef de Cuisine, mar’sel


MENU:                                         Wild Alaskan Halibut Cheeks, Hot & Sour Peppers, Chorizo, Preserved Lemon, Salsa Verde

2009 Cain Chardonnay, Dutton Ranch, Russian River Valley


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Prosciutto-wrapped Big Eye Tuna, Crispy Sweetbread, Caponata, Ricotta Pudding, Natural Jus

Cain Cuvee NV7


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Roasted Shelton Farms Duck Breast, Fried Potato, Hen of the Woods Mushroom, Dandeloin Greens, Crème Fraiche

2002 Cain Concept – Library Edition


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Grilled Wagyu Ribeye Cap, Creamed Chard Tortelloni, Alex’s Baby Carrots “Sicilian Lifeguard-Style”

2006 Cain Five, Spring Mountain District and

2007 Cain Five, Spring Mountain District

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Dark Chocolate and Hazelnut Cremieux, Santa Barbara Pistachio Pudding, Twenty-Year-Old Balsamic, Harry’s Strawberry Ice Cream

2007 Cain Concept – The Benchland


WHEN:                                  Thursday, Sept. 15  

                                                        7:00 p.m.


WHERE:                                mar’sel

                                                Terranea Resort

                                                100 Terranea Way

                                                Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275


RESERVATIONS:                310.265.2780


About Cain Vineyards & Winery

Cain Vineyard & Winery is cradled in a spectacular bowl overlooking the Napa Valley from the crest of the Spring Mountain District. The estate vineyard is planted to the classic set of five varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. Dedicated to the creation of three Cabernet blends, each wine is drawn from its own unique Napa Valley vineyard sources and each has its own distinctive signature: Cain Cuvée— a blend of two vintages and a selection of vineyards, Cain Concept—representing the classic benchlands of the Napa Valley, and Cain Five— the product of the incomparable Cain Estate Vineyard. For additional information, please visit


About mar’sel

mar’sel, the signature resort at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, features modern interpretations of classic California cuisine served in a picturesque seaside setting. The name mar’sel is derived from the Spanish terms for sea, mar,and French for salt, sel. For additional information, please visit or call 310.265.2780.

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

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