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Terranea Resort Hosts Annual Peninsula Olive Celebration on October 4, 2018

Vice President of Culinary Experiences and Executive Chef Bernard Ibarra demonstrates olive oil pressing and olive curing demonstrations alongside a three-course, olive-themed Chef’s Table Dinner to benefit The People Concern charitable foundation

(Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; September 20, 2018)Terranea Resort, A Destination Hotel, hosts the annual Peninsula Olive Celebration on Thursday, October 4, 2018. From 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Terranea’s Palos Verdes Circle Drive, guests are invited to partake in the pressing of olive oil and olive curing with Terranea’s team of chefs, led by Vice President of Culinary Experiences and Executive Chef Bernard Ibarra. Using olives that will be picked earlier in the morning from nearby Villa Oneiro vineyard & orchard, guests will enjoy complimentary tastes of olive oil made from the orchard’s more than 70 Mediterranean varietals. A pop-up marketplace and bar will feature gifts and treats such as pastries, cakes, tapenades, martinis, flavored olive oils, wine from Villa Oneiro, and more, all centered around olives.

At 6:00 p.m., visitors are encouraged to continue the olive fete at the bi-monthly Chef’s Table Dinner ($240++/person), an intimate Farm-to-Terranea dining experience, celebrating locally and sustainably grown and foraged ingredients, prepared by Terranea’s award-winning chefs. The dinner begins with a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception, followed by an olive-themed, three-course dinner paired with a selection of wines from Silver Oak Winery in Napa Valley. A portion of the proceeds from the dinner will benefit The People Concern social services foundation. Tickets available for purchase online (must be purchased in advance). Must be 21 and over to attend.

Terranea’s on-property culinary venues will also offer specialty olive-themed bites such as:

  • Warm Tomato and Olive Salad with Mozzarella, Spanish Chorizo, Watercress and Olive Vinaigrette at the Lobby Bar & Lounge
  • Olive Oil Poached Tuna Niçoise Salad with Tapenade Aioli, Wax Beans, Tomatoes, New Potatoes, Little Gem Lettuce at Nelson’s
  • Hamachi Carpaccio with Kalamata Olives, Shaved Serrano Peppers, Masago Micro Wasabi, and Ponzu Vinaigrette at bashi
  • Manzanilla Olive Gilds Pintxo at catalina kitchen
  • Olive Oil Poached Lobster with Nuduja Brussel Sprout Salad, and Shaved Persimmon at mar’sel
  • Olive Oil Gelato at sea beans


About Terranea Resort, A Destination Hotel

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 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, farm-to-table 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; 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 newly created 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, kayaking, and paddle boarding also abound. Terranea Resort, a AAA Four-Diamond and Forbes Four-Star property, is owned by a joint venture comprised of Lowe Enterprises and JC Resorts, and is a member of the American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts program. 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 “Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator and has been recognized numerous times on U.S. News & World Report's “Best U.S. Hotels” list. For additional information about Terranea Resort, visit, call 866.261.5873, or follow Terranea on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

About Destination Hotels

Destination Hotels is a collection of more than 40 upscale and luxury independent hotels, resorts and residences across North America. Each property is intentionally diverse and true to its location, transcending status quo in fresh, authentic and unforgettable ways. Serving as both the explorer and the guide, Destination ensures a sense of genuine belonging and the chance to encounter life-enhancing discoveries. The award-winning portfolio features 19 renowned golf courses, 18 indigenous spas, and 112 exceptional food and beverage options including bars, restaurants, cafes, and rooftops. Destination Hotels captures the unique essence of each location through authentic experiences, immersive programming and genuine service. For more information, visit Follow us on Instagram: @destinationhotels and Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.