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Outstanding Contemporary And Traditional Thanksgiving Dining To Delight Families And Friends At Terranea Resort

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
A Large Table With Many Baskets Of Food On It

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA. (September 26, 2023) - Award-winning luxury Terranea Resort, idyllically located on the scenic Palos Verdes Peninsula with sweeping panoramic views of the Pacific, offers excellent fine dining and casual eateries to choose from this Thanksgiving. For destination holiday guests vacationing at the resort and local diners, the offerings range from a lavishly elegant Thanksgiving Champagne Dinner to an inventive three-course dinner at Forbes Four-Star mar'sel to a sumptuous holiday buffet at catalina kitchen. Also, Terranea's bashi, Lobby Bar and Nelson's venues are featuring special dishes and cocktails for Thanksgiving 2023.

Terranea Thanksgiving Champagne Dinner in the Palos Verdes Ballroom

Thursday, November 23, from 12:30 to 5 p.m.

Presented by Executive Chef Andrew Vaughan and his culinary team, this elegant Thanksgiving champagne buffet is a superb holiday dining experience - one for families and friends to treasure and be thankful for years to come. Set in the picturesque Mediterranean-style ballroom, the carefully curated gourmet fare pleases discriminating guests of all ages. A unique feature is the Fresh Apple Cider Pressing station. Pastries and aromatic housemade breads may be enjoyed with favorites from the Fresh Cut Fruit Stand. A fabulous Farm Lettuces Salad with pumpkin spiced golden balsamic vinaigrette and a Butternut Squash Salad with dried cranberries and spiced pumpkin seeds are offered at the Salad Bar. The lovely Chilled Seafood with its fantastic ice sculpture features crab claws, shrimp, oysters, assorted sushi, California and spicy tuna rolls. The Cheese and Cured Meats Platter has a selection of California cheeses, cured meats, house crafted jams, cornichons, pickled vegetables and olives. Whole Turkey ginger and spice and giblet gravy is served at the Carving Station, and the Hot Display pleases with Prime Rib Roasted Ham with honey glaze; Arctic Char with almonds, capers and burnt butter, Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms; Chestnut Stuffing; Roasted Root Vegetables; Sweet Potato Puree; Spiced Cranberry Sauce; and Pumpkin Bisque. The Desserts array is dazzling - highlighted by Caramelized Apple Crepes, Spiced Milk Shakes, Apple Cranberry Muffins, Warm Cinnamon Rolls topped with pumpkin spice, Vegan Chef's Choice Croissant, Donuts Assortment, Cappuccino Eclairs, Apple, Pumpkin and Pecan Pies and even more tantalizing sweets.

$120 adults, $60 kids (five to 12); exclusive of tax and gratuity.

mar'sel Three-Course Thanksgiving Dinner

Thursday, November 23, seatings starting at 4:30 p.m.

Terranea's ocean bluff Four-Star Forbes Travel Guide restaurant exudes the warmth and classic elegance of Southern California set against a panoramic ocean backdrop. Its award-winning Chef de Cuisine Fabio Ugoletti and his team create an inventive gourmet twist on traditional Thanksgiving dishes starting with first course choices of Pan-Fried Scallop with beluga lentils and kabocha squash "mostarda," Risotto with porcini and winter black truffle, Butternut Squash Soup with sunchoke chips and "amaretti" cookies or Little Gem Lettuce with persimmon, radish, dried cranberries, walnut and green goddess dressing. Course Two tempts with a choice of Turkey roasted breast, confit thigh, cornbread stuffing, mashed sweet potato, cranberry sauce and gravy; Braised Short Ribs accompanied by creamy polenta, broccolini and spiced jus; Roasted Romanesco with almond aioli and pomegranate glace; or Pan Seared Halibut served with braised cabbage, trumpet mushrooms and lemon caper sauce. Guests opt for one side of either Brussels Sprouts with kale and sweet spicy pepper, Mashed Potato with cultured butter and roasted garlic or Glazed Carrots with parsnip, toasted almond and chives. Course Three is for the table and includes delicious Chocolate Ganache Tart, pomegranate, pistachio gelato; Pumpkin Cremeux, sticky toffee pudding, orange ginger gel, red currants; and Apple and Hazelnut Macaroon, hazelnut cookie, caramel apple gelee and salted caramel sauce. The Kids offerings are Mac and Cheese, Roasted Turkey Breast with stuffing and carrots, Market Vegetables and Gelato, Sorbet and Sugar Cookie.

$195 per person, $55 for kids (ages 12 and under). $65 for sommelier reserve wine selection exclusive of tax and gratuity.

catalina kitchen Thanksgiving Buffet

Thursday, November 23, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

catalina kitchen presents a New American Thanksgiving buffet in the restaurant's beautiful and modern coastal setting with beautiful Pacific views. This holiday feast features an expansive Raw Bar with Oysters, Marinated Mussels, Jonah Crab Claws, Ahi Poke, Salmon Poke, Lobster Roll, Scallop au Gratin, Whole Roasted Salmon Filet and Warm Snow Crab. From The Oven, fun food especially for the younger set includes BBQ Flatbread, Brussels Sprout Carbonara Pizza and Pepperoni, Sausage and Fennel Pizza. Some of the Holiday Offerings are Roasted Vegetable Platter, Baked Macaroni and Cheese, Freshly Sliced Fruit, Cornbread Crumble Stuffing, Candied Yams and Poached Pear, Arugula and Blue Cheese Salad. The Carving Station invites guests to feast on Molasses Glazed Turkey Breast and Smoked Turkey Thighs, Herb Crusted Prime Rib, Roasted Leg of Lamb, Pineapple Spiral Ham and more. There are also many vegetable-centric Holiday Entrees including Roasted Cauliflower with red wine vinaigrette, Mushroom Ravioli with truffle cream sauce and Haricot Vert Almondine. Then, the Desserts are delightfully decadent: Strawberry Custard-Filled Cream Puffs, Vegan Apple Cider Cake Parfait, Chocolate Gluten Free Mini Tea Breads, Apple Cinnamon Crepe, Pumpkin and Pecan Pies and Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta topped with seasonal berries.

$129 adults, $45 kids (five to 10), $20 toddlers (two to four); exclusive of tax and gratuity.

Thanksgiving Specials at bashi and Lobby Bar

Thursday, November 23

Terranea's bashi eatery offers a contemporary blend of Asian inspired cuisine as well as special inventive cocktails. For Thanksgiving, specials include Turkey Shoyu Ramen, which is composed of turkey breast, soft poached egg, shiitake mushrooms, scallions and nori. There is also Chocolate Pumpkin Cremeux, and for special sipping - Hey There, Pumpkin! concocted with Ketel One Vodka, espresso, pumpkin spice syrup and Kahlua and What A Pear! composed of gin, Asian pear and amaretto. With far-reaching views of the Pacific Ocean in a very inviting atmosphere, Terranea's Lobby Bar will offer specials of Crispy Fried Turkey Thigh with cabbage slaw tossed with cranberry marmalade and served between grilled rye bread with a side of turkey gravy, Apple Bourbon Bundt Cake and a special Pumpkin Delight Cocktail made with Woodford Reserve, Montenegro, pumpkin spice syrup and lemon juice. Casual dining Nelson's is perched directly above the breathtaking ocean coves. Its Coastal Cuisine specials for the holiday are Smothered Pork Chops with buttered roasted sweet potatoes and slow cooked collard greens, Pumpkin Pie and a Spiced Honey Bourbon Old Fashioned with Terranea Jack Daniels Single Barrel Bourbon, spiced honey syrup, orange and lemon juice, bitters, Cointreau and vanilla Monin syrup.

Thanksgiving reservations available at or by calling 844-242-0967.


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Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Phone: (310) 494-7891

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