Terranea Resort Brings New Flavor to L.A. Coast’s Culinary Landscape
With Debut of Asian-Inspired Dining Experience, bashi
Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. (June 6, 2012) – Southern California travelers and epicurean explorers will discover a new and vibrant dining destination set against a Pacific Ocean backdrop with the debut of bashi at Terranea Resort. The latest eatery at Los Angeles’ premier oceanfront resort, bashi joins Terranea’s award-winning culinary landscape, offering a contemporary blend of Asian cuisine and local flavors in a spectacular setting on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Embracing the rich heritage of Terranea’s surroundings, bashi is inspired by the Japanese farming families who first settled in Palos Verdes in the early 1900s. Today, bashi pays tribute to the historic agricultural community, with a menu that celebrates fresh Asian fare and emphasizes the use of seasonal and locally harvested ingredients. The Japanese term “bashi” means bridge, and is not only a nod to the Japanese farming families but also a celebration of the restaurant’s distinctive mix of Eastern cuisines and its home at Terranea.
Guests enjoy a casual, yet lively setting at bashi, with a vibrant lunch and dinner menu from Chef Bruce Nguyen – whose esteemed career includes a list of celebrated Asian restaurants such as Nobu, China Grill and San Francisco’s acclaimed Butterfly, which Nguyen opened alongside Chef Robert Lam. At bashi, Nguyen draws upon his Vietnamese heritage and fond memories of traditional dishes made by his mother to weave simple, fresh ingredients into flavorful creations. Signature offerings include versions of his mother’s special spring rolls and a secret marinade for roasted chicken.
bashi’s contemporary ‘wok’ prepared dishes are served flow-style, presented immediately to the table from the pan. Honoring Asia’s diverse regional cuisines, specialties range from Shanghai-Style Garlic Noodles and Five-Spice Roasted Duck Salad, to Crispy Fried Pacific Snapper and Chef Nguyen’s signature Lemongrass-Chili Roasted Chicken. Small plates include Shrimp and Taro Spring Rolls and Hoisin-Glazed Ribs. Catering to families, bashi’s one-of-a-kind kid’s menu includes an option for children to create their own Bento Boxes.
The exceptional bashi bar fuses Old World ingredients with craft mixology, showcasing an extensive selection of artisanal, small batch spirits, to create a number of distinct and delectable drinks. Signature cocktails play upon unique flavor profiles – blending spicy, sour, sweet and savory – and include creations like the “Bashi Hot & Sour,” which features Whistle Pig Rye, TY KU Citrus Liqueur, fresh squeezed lime & lemon juices, Sriracha Chili and bacon. Other featured signature drinks include the White Dragon and Midnight in Tokyo. Sake connoisseurs will find more than 17 selections of rice wine including varieties infused with Coconut-Lemongrass and Asian Pear, along with the Korean spirit soju and an unrivaled array of Asian beers.
Located adjacent to Terranea Resort’s main pool, bashi offers seating for 106 guests in an inviting setting accented by modern furnishings and a subtle blend of Asian design influences. Deep turquoise and bold ocean hues complement natural wood elements, highlighted by an intricate mosaic of light and dark wood floor tiles. Star-shaped, blue glass lanterns and bronze sconces cast soft lighting above bistro-style seating. Diners can also unwind at the stylish bar or outdoors where bashi serves up breathtaking views of the Pacific coastline alongside its stellar cuisine.
With the debut of bashi, Terranea’s dining experiences now offer tastes for every palate – from Asian to coastal California and Mediterranean cuisine, healthful spa fare and more. bashi is open daily for lunch and dinner, from 10:00am to 11:00pm. Seating is offered on a walk-in basis.
For more information about bashi and other unique dining experiences at Terranea, visit www.terranea.com.
About Terranea Resort
Terranea, L.A.’s Oceanfront Resort, is magnificently poised above the Pacific Ocean on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and located 20 miles south of Los Angeles International Airport. Terranea Resort is owned by a joint venture comprised of Lowe Enterprises and JC Resorts and managed by Destination® Hotels & Resorts. The property boasts 582 rooms including a 360-room hotel with 32 suites, and 20 bungalows and features 50 oceanfront three-bedroom casitas and 32 ocean view three-bedroom villas, offering a residential setting with rental or Resort real estate opportunities for guests to purchase a second home. Resort amenities include The Links at Terranea, a nine-hole par three golf course; The Spa at Terranea, a 50,000 square-foot oceanfront spa, fitness center and Café; 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 Catalina Kitchen for casual, all-day dining; mar'sel, the free-standing signature restaurant; and Nelson's, a cliff-side restaurant and bar with spectacular vantage points for whale watching. 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 marea, a luxury retail boutique; children’s center with interactive programs; Pointe Discovery, an “active-living” store and adventure concierge for activities that explore the rich local terrain and ocean environment. Several miles of scenic bluff-top trails connect miles of off-property coastal trails, and a secluded beach cove also adds to the unique experiences at Terranea Resort. For more information, visit www.terranea.com or call 866-802-8000. Please follow Terranea Resort on Facebook and Twitter.
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