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mar’sel at Terranea Resort Hosts Oscar Viewing Party on Feb. 26

Chef Michael Fiorelli Creates an Academy Award Menu Inspired by the Nominees

mar’sel at Terranea Resort offers guests the ultimate location to watch the 84th Academy Awards on Feb. 26, 2012.   Chef de Cuisine Michael Fiorelli has crafted a specialty menu that blends entertainment and cuisine, inspired by the Oscar nominees. 

The viewing party will begin at 3:45 p.m., the award show starts at 4 p.m.  The delectable Oscar menu will be available in addition to the restaurant’s regular menu, all specialty items will be priced at $11.  

Guests may test their knowledge by filling out individual Oscar ballots upon arrival, prior to the show.  The guest with the most correct number of selections will win dinner for two at mar’sel.   


“The Help”

Minnie’s Fried Chicken and Biscuits, Maple Glazed Chicken Oysters, Hobbs Bacon, Homemade English Muffins

“The Descendants”

Lomi-Lomi Salmon, Cured Pacific Wild Salmon Tartar, Grape Tomatoes, Persian Cucumber, Gem Lettuce, Green Onion, Crème Fraiche


War-Horseradish Potatoes, Crispy Heirloom Potatoes, Spicy Horseradish Crème Fraiche


“Billy” Bean Soup, White Beans, Orecchiette, Homemade Lamb Sausage, Escarole, Pecorino

“Tree of Life”

Frito Pie, Slow-Cooked Beef Chile, Aged White Cheddar, Jalapenos, Gem Lettuce, Sour Cream

“Midnight in Paris”

Foie Gras Macaroons, Toasted Almond, Fig Jam, Black Sea Salt


“Le Train Bleu,” Selection of Artisan Blue Cheeses, Kumquat Jam, Warm Cranberry Bread

“The Artist”

Black and White Budino, Milk Chocolate Pudding, Whipped Mascarpone, Salted Caramel Cookies

“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”

“Key” Lime Pie, Toasted Graham Cracker, Burnt Meringue, Passion Fruit

All menu items are priced at $11


Sunday, Feb. 26 
Beginning at 3:45 p.m.

Terranea Resort
100 Terranea Way
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

RESERVATIONS:                310.265.2780

About mar’sel

mar’sel, the signature resort at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, features modern interpretations of classic California cuisine served in a picturesque seaside setting. The name mar’sel is derived from the Spanish terms for sea, mar, and French for salt, sel. For additional information, please visit or call 310.265.2780.

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 Contact:

Jessie Pound, Senior Public Relations Manager
Terranea Resort

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