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Moon Over Mar'sel

Terranea’s Signature Restaurant Debuts Exclusive Chef’s Tasting Menu

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA (July 11, 2011) – Celebrated for its breathtaking ocean views and refined California cuisine, Terranea Resort's signature restaurant, mar'sel, (Spanish for "sea" and French for "salt") introduces another reason for guests and discerning diners to visit the seaside dining destination.  Known for his eclectic, seasonally-inspired cooking style that seamlessly blends modern and classic techniques and flavors, Chef Michael Fiorelli has created an exclusive new “Moon Rise Menu” that will only be available on the select evenings each month when the moon rises during dining hours.

Diners may reserve a table on the restaurant’s oceanfront terrace and be treated to a dinner experience that is truly out of this world.  Al fresco dining is taken to a whole new level – a sumptuous feast featuring local, sustainable ingredients that is enjoyed not just by candlelight, but by the light of the moon.

For additional details and to view the Moon Rise calendar, guests may visit mar’sel’s newly launched website.  In July, the menu will begin its monthly rotation on Wednesday, July 13th; Thursday, July 14th; and Friday, July 15th. Subsequent dates include August 12th – 14th, September 14th, and October 13th – 15th. Cost is $65 per person for the five-course menu, with optional wine pairings for an additional $35.


“Fly Me to the Moon


local rocket salad

shaved fennel, pt. reyes blue cheese, dried cranberries,

toasted pinenuts, citrus vinaigrette


“moon doggies”

homemade lamb sausages, wilted swiss chard, stuffed lipstick peppers “Monday morning style”


mezzaluna pasta

english pea stuffed half-moon pasta, la quercia prosciutto, parmesan


grilled wild caught moonfish

roasted baby carrots, lemon confit, harissa yogurt


“the dark side of the moon”

milky way tart, moon pie and chocolate marshmallow “moon rocks”


Terranea Resort is located at 100 Terranea Way in Rancho Palos Verdes, Cal.  mar’sel is open from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, and 5:00 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Sunday.  For more information, please call 310.265.2836 or visit  Follow Terranea Resort on Twitter @TerraneaResort and “Like” them on Facebook at Terranea Resort.

About Terranea Resort

Just 20 miles from Los Angeles International Airport, Terranea is magnificently poised above the Pacific Ocean on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  Managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the property boasts a 582-room resort including a 360-room hotel with 32 suites, plus 20 bungalows.  Also available are 50 oceanfront casitas and 32 ocean view villas tailored specifically to individuals looking for a more residential setting. Resort amenities include The Spa at Terranea, a 50,000 square foot spa experience, The Links at Terranea, a 9-hole par3 golf course, 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 mar'sel, the free-standing signature restaurant, Nelson's, a cliff-side restaurant and bar with spectacular vantage points for whale watching and Catalina Kitchen, for casual, all-day dining, 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 a children’s center with interactive programs and several miles of scenic bluff-top trails that connect miles of off-property coastal trails.  A secluded beach cove also adds to the unique experiences at Terranea Resort.  For more information, visit or call 866-802-8000.


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