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Terranea Serves Up a Tasty Toast to the New Year

Ring in 2012 with Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams at mar’sel, Catalina Kitchen and Ballroom at Terranea Resort

Dining destinations mar’sel, Catalina Kitchen and a dedicated Ballroom at L.A.’s oceanfront resort Terranea in Rancho Palos Verdes.

Whether it’s a rockin’ New Year’s Eve party, intimate dinner overlooking the ocean or bountiful buffet, Terranea is the place to be when the big ball drops this year! Those in search of a quiet fete can tuck into signature restaurant mar’sel for Chef de Cuisine Michael Fiorelli’s seasonally-inspired prix fixe menu with tantalizing selections like Truffle Poached Pacific Oysters, Terrine of Sonoma Foie Gras and Prime New York Steak Rossini for Two. For a more spirited affair, revelers can head to a dedicated ballroom to ring in the new year with music, dancing, champagne, and cash food and bar stations. Families can toast and taste together with an expansive buffet at Catalina Kitchen on New Year’s Eve on New Year’s Day. Whatever the age or palate, Terranea has the perfect way for guests and locals to say good bye to 2011 in style. For reservations and more information, please call (310) 265-2836.



Amuse Bouche
Silky Cauliflower Soup, Crispy Heirloom Potato, California Ossetra Caviar


 Choice of:

 Truffle Poached Pacific Oysters
Ciabatta Croutons, Creamy Sunchoke Puree

Terrine of Sonoma Foie Gras
Pistachio Puree, Persimmon Jam, Warm Pumpkin Bread

Roasted Diver Scallops
Chanterelle Mushrooms, Uni Risotto

Tartare of Wagyu Beef
Caviar, Quail Egg, Roasted Garlic Aioli

Chilled Maine Lobster Salad
Ruby Grapefruit, Fresh Palm Hearts, Little Gem Lettuce, Champagne-Truffle Vinaigrette


Choice of:

Sautéed Dover Sole
Black Grapes, Crushed Almonds, Lemon, Wild Arugula

Marcho Farm’s Veal Loin “Oscar”
Dungeness Crab, Delta Asparagus, Fried Potatoes, Béarnaise

Roasted California Poussin
Buttered Potatoes, Porcini Mushroom, Black Truffle Jus

Prime New York Steak Rossini for Two
Seared Foie Gras, Roasted Brussels Sprouts,
Creamed Morels, Madiera Toast


Choice of:

 Warm Melting Chocolate Cake
Crumbled Toffee Brittle, Santa Barbara Pistachio Pudding,
Whipped Kendall Farm’s Crème Fraiche

Meyer Lemon “Baked Alaska”
Lemon Curd, Burnt Meringue, Graham Cracker Ice Cream

“Forever Layered” Crepe Cake
Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse, Banana Pastry Cream,
Grand Marnier Ice Cream

Seating 1: $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity
Seating 2: $145 per person, plus tax and gratuity
(Seating 2 for overnight resort guests only)

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Ballroom New Year’s Eve Celebration

Sushi Rolls

Choice of
Spicy Tuna Roll
California Roll
Vegetarian Roll

Cheese Platter
Assorted Cheeses, Crackers, Grapes 

Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Cocktail Sauce

Hoagie Sausages
Bratwurst – pork sausage
Duck Sausage
Medium Sweet Italian sausage
Vegetarian Italian sausage

Choice of:

Caramelized Onions,
Sweet Peppers,
Spicy Peppers

Bavarian Pretzels
Sweet Mustard & Cheese Sauce

Cotton Candy
Chocolate Chip, Macadamia Crunch,
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Red Velvet, Raspberry, Chocolate Cupcakes

$50 cover includes:
Champagne toast, club music, dancing,
cash food stations and a cash bar

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Catalina Kitchen New Year’s Eve Buffet

One Pound Butter Poached Maine Lobster
(One per person, additional lobster, $25)

Carolina She Crab Soup
Spicy Thai Lobster Soup

From the Pizza Kitchen
Medallion of Beef “Diane,” Cognac, Mushrooms, Potato Gratin
Miso Jumbo Scallops, Lemongrass Skewers, “Tempura” Soba Noodles
Vegetable Pie, Avocado-Mango Relish, Ginger Soy Glaze
Roasted Rack of Lamb “Dijonnaise,” Rosemary Jus Lie, Mint Jelly

Hot Buffet
Pacific Salmon “Japonaise,” Wilted Spinach
Steamed Clams, Mussels, Savory White Wine Vegetable Broth
Seared Chicken Breast, Corn-Pearl Onion Fricassee, Sautéed Watercress
Potato Gnocchi, Artichokes, Fennel, Tomato Chutney, Mushroom, Pesto
Mélange of Roasted Winter Vegetables
Singapore-style Fried Vegetable Basmati Rice

From the Ice Bar
Chilled Jumbo Shrimp
Oysters on the Half Shell
Cocktail Sauce, Lemons, Mignonette Sauce
Pickled Herring, Sweet Potatoes, Beets, Sweet Basil Vinaigrette
Matjes Fillets, Chilled Cornichons, Apple Crème Fraiche
Curry Cured Salmon, Cauliflower, Mint Raita

Catalina Sushi Bar
Gari, Wasabi, Light Soy Sauce

Greens, Condiments, Selection of California Olive Oils & Vinegars
Roasted Beets, Goat Cheese, Caper Vinaigrette
Tomato & Mozzarella, Caramelized Onion Dressing

Bread & Cheese Station
California Cheese Board
Sourdough, Ciabatta, Whole Meal, Multi-grain Rolls, Lavash Crisps

Lemon Chiffon Torte
Warm Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler
Citrus Sea Salt Caramel Pate
White Chocolate Cheesecake, Ginger Crème
Cappuccino Cake, Pear Mousse, Champagne Poached Pears
Chocolate Opera Torte
Espresso Caramel Flan
NY Cheesecake, Fresh Market Fruit

Adults $89, plus tax and gratuity
Children $45, all inclusive

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Saturday, December 31st 
Seating 1: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Seating 2: 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
(Seating 2 for overnight resort guests only)

Ballroom New Year’s Eve Celebration
Saturday, December 31st
9:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

Catalina Kitchen New Year’s Eve Buffet
Saturday, December 31st 
4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.                                              

Terranea Resort

100 Terranea Way
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 265-2836

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 or call 866-802-8000. Please follow Terranea Resort on Facebook and Twitter.

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Media Contacts:

Jessie Pound, Senior Public Relations Manager
Terranea Resort

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