Terranea Resort Debuts New All-Day Wellness Eatery, Solviva, This January 2019
CRAFTED TO BENEFIT THE BODY AND MIND, SOLVIVA SPOTLIGHTS NUTRIENT-RICH, LOCAL, AND SUSTAINABLE INGREDIENTS IN A COLLABORATION BETWEEN CHEF DE CUISINE RJ DELA MERCED AND NUTRITIONIST NAVIL LORENZANA
(January 8, 2019) — Terranea Resort proudly introduces a new on-property nutritional dining destination, Solviva, opening in January 2019. A combination of Solis and Vita, Latin words for “sun” and “life,” respectively, Solviva speaks to the vibrant energy at the core of the restaurant’s concept and draws inspiration from its location in Rancho Palos Verdes. Centered on balancing wellness of the body and mind with nutrient-rich food that improve circadian rhythm, function, and mood, the eatery offers a unique restorative experience through refined, light-and-bright fare from Chef de Cuisine RJ Dela Merced. With guidance from Terranea’s in-house nutritionist, Navil Lorenzana and Vice President of Culinary Experiences & Executive Chef Bernard Ibarra, the menu features composed healthful selections—a majority of which is sourced from Terranea’s own farm—and caters to diners’ wellness journeys as well as special dietary preferences including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free. Menus will frequently change with the seasons and ebb and flow with peak ingredient harvests. The beverage menu, curated by Alicia Ajolo, Terranea’s Wine Director & Certified Sommelier, features a large selection of organic, biodynamic, and sustainable libations from wineries, breweries, and other purveyors that support Terranea’s ethos in holistic well-being.
“Solviva is an extension of healing,” says Lorenzana. “It is a combination of gastronomy and science – a balance of the both, where your palate is excited, and your body is nourished. Our dishes are crafted to heal from the inside out to keep the wellness of the guest in mind.”
“I believe there is a connection between the state of one’s mind and body with whatever he or she does—an essential part of this process involves eating food which nourishes one’s soul,” Dela Merced explains. “We propel that message forward with our menu, using ingredients grown from our on-site garden and making most of the elements for a dish in-house.”
Located in a calm, mindful environment right on the water’s edge at The Spa at Terranea, Solviva is open daily for breakfast (6:00am – 11:00am), lunch (11:00am – 3:00pm), afternoon “Healthy Bites” (3:00pm-5:00pm), and dinner (5:00pm – 8:00pm Sunday – Friday; 5:00pm – 9:00pm Saturday). A sampling of Solviva’s menu selections includes:
- Compressed Fruit Bowl - fruits of the season infused with herbs and spices, coconut noodles
- Avocado Sweet Potato “Toast” - poached egg, pico de gallo sofrito, pomegranate seeds
- Terranea Kelp Cured Smoked Salmon - tomato and onion jam, whipped cream cheese, half a whole wheat bagel
- Beet Gazpacho - grapes, mustard goat cheese, almonds, broccoli florets
- Farro Bowl - charred avocado, pickled turmeric onions, roasted vegetables, cashew cream
- Purple Potato Flautas - black bean puree, tomatillo and avocado emulsion, pickled slaw
- Shrimp Zucchini Pasta - zucchini noodles, olives, basil, cherry tomatoes, olive oil, shaved parmesan
- Plancha Prawns - fingerling tostones, Moroccan spice vinaigrette, romesco, eggplant
- Seared Duck Breast - romanesco, fennel, carrot puree, forbidden black rice, black figs, duck jus
- Grass-fed Lamb Loin - fava beans, local red rice, onions, Catalina View pinot noir sauce
- Hand-cut Pappardelle - almond pesto, whipped almond, cured egg yolk
For more information on Solviva, please visit https://www.terranea.com/dining/solviva or call 310.265.2836.
About Terranea Resort
Located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Terranea is the premier oceanfront resort in Southern California with 102 acres of unparalleled Pacific Ocean views on the Los Angeles coast. Terranea opened its doors in June 2009 and proudly celebrates a milestone 10th anniversary in 2019: 10 years of service and memorable guest experiences in this scenic Southern California enclave. The resort also offers world-class accommodations that range from hotel suites to bungalows, oceanfront casitas, and luxurious 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-3 golf course; award-winning 50,000 sq. ft. oceanfront spa, fitness, and wellness center; four swimming pools and a 140-foot waterslide; marea luxury boutique; 135,000 sq. ft. of conference and meeting space; and nine dining venues including signature, coastal fine dining restaurant mar'sel; catalina kitchen, serving a New American menu showcasing the bounty of California in a comfortably chic environment; Nelson's, a cliffside spot ideal for whale watching; newly opened wellness eatery solviva; and Asian-inspired bashi. Terranea takes pride in its farm-to-Terranea culinary philosophy that focuses on utilizing local and sustainable ingredients. Terranea's bountiful land boasts herb and vegetable gardens, lemon groves, bee hives, farm-fresh eggs, a Sea Salt Conservatory, and more. In addition, the resort’s team of expert Experience Concierge members at the dedicated Experience Center help guests discover and explore Terranea’s rich terrain that includes miles of scenic coastal trails, a secluded beach cove, and ocean environments. Fun, enriching programs and activities such as falconry, archery, kayaking, and paddle boarding also abound. Terranea Resort is owned by a joint venture comprised of Lowe and JC Resorts, managed by CoralTree Hospitality Group, and is a member of the American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts program and Virtuoso Travel Network. Since its opening, Terranea Resort has been named one of Travel + Leisure’s “500 Best Hotels in the World” and earned a spot on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Readers’ Choice Awards” and “Gold List.” The resort also received the “Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator and has been recognized numerous times on U.S. News & World Report's “Best U.S. Hotels” list. In 2019, Terranea was designated a Great Place To Work-Certified™ company by Great Place to Work. For additional information about Terranea Resort, visit www.terranea.com, call 866.261.5873, or follow Terranea on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.