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Terranea Resort Launches Chef’s Cooking Series

A Portion of Proceeds from Each Seasonally Themed Dinner to Benefit Charity

Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. (November 11, 2013)Terranea Resort will launch a Chef’s Cooking Series beginning on Thursday, November 21, led by Executive Chef Bernard Ibarra. The farm-to-table dinners will feature an interactive evening with Terranea’s chefs with the first event to celebrate an Autumn Coastal Harvest. Each evening in the bi-monthly series will begin with a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception followed by an interactive chef cooking demonstration and a three-course dinner with wine pairing. Guests will receive recipe cards and special gift items to recreate the experience at home.

Each course of the Autumn Coastal Harvest dinner will be paired with wines from local vineyard Villa Oniero. Dimitri Bizoumis, who lives and grows his grapes in neighboring Rolling Hills, will present Villa Oniero’s 2010 Chardonnay, the notably well-balanced 2011 Chardonnay, the 2012 Pinot Noir, which is his personal favorite, and a 2009 late harvest wine for dessert.

For each dinner event, Terranea will partner with a non-profit organization. November’s Autumn Coastal Harvest dinner will benefit The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, a patient-based advocacy organization that aims to fulfill its mission to advance research, support patients, and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.

The Chef’s Cooking Series dinners are limited to 30 guests. Tickets are $250 per person and are available to purchase through November 18, via http://www.terranea.com/cooking-classes-california. For more information, call Terranea Resort at 310-265-2836.

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About Terranea Resort

Terranea, Los Angeles’ premier oceanfront resort, is located on California’s Palos Verdes Peninsula. Amid unparalleled Pacific Ocean views, guests enjoy world-class accommodations with 582 rooms that range from hotel suites to bungalows, oceanfront casitas and spacious villas, which are also available for purchase as seaside second homes through Terranea Real Estate. Amenities include The Links at Terranea, a nine-hole par three golf course; award-winning 50,000 sq. ft. oceanfront spa and fitness center; three swimming pools and a 140-foot waterslide; marea luxury boutique; 135,000 sq. ft. of conference and meeting space; and eight dining venues, including signature restaurant mar'sel; Nelson's, a cliff-side spot ideal for whale watching; and Asian-inspired bashi. The resort’s innovative activity center and adventure concierge, Pointe Discovery, lets guests discover and explore Terranea’s rich terrain with miles of scenic coastal trails, secluded beach cove and ocean environment. Fun, enriching programs and activities such as habitat photography, falconry, kayorkle and paddle boarding also abound. Terranea Resort is owned by a joint venture comprised of Lowe Enterprises and JC Resorts and managed by Destination® Hotels & Resorts.

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