Eco-Friendly Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes Offers Organic Fine Dining Restaurants

October 23, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA October 23, 2008 — The stunning oceanfront location of the new eco-friendly Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes is the backdrop and inspiration for a variety of organic restaurants, bars and cafés that comprise the fine dining options at California's newest destination resort. Opening June 2009, Terranea, managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, will bring its eco-friendly orientation into all aspects of its dining options with an emphasis on local and organic foods.

Leading the culinary efforts is Blau & Associates, a highly successful restaurant consulting firm with a client list that includes top hospitality establishments across the globe. Founded in 2002, Blau & Associates is a strategic restaurant planning and development company that specializes in providing clients with the fresh, creative and sound business advice required to create exceptional food-and-beverage concepts.

Company founder Elizabeth Blau's impressive foodservice career spans more than 23 years. During that time, Blau has and continues to blaze a culinary trail that most restaurant professionals only dream about. Based in Las Vegas, Blau is particularly well-known for helping to establish her home city as one of the country's finest culinary destinations.

"Adding Elizabeth Blau and her team to Terranea's pre-opening group is further proof that the resort will be offering up the finest amenities, service and facilities along the California coast - as well as some of the most intriguing cuisine," stated Terri A. Haack, Executive Vice President and Managing Director.

Catering to an international palate, Terranea's exceptional organic, fine dining restaurant venues combine the stunning ocean front locations with truly unique and contemporary offerings. The wide array of eco-friendly dining options include an intimate, free-standing restaurant with sweeping views of the coastline, an all-day dining room overlooking the main pool and terrace, and a casual dining and bar option on the edge of the outer most point of the property, boasting the resort's most idyllic location for enjoying sunsets and whale watching while basking in the warmth of outdoor fireplaces. Lighter fare is available at a coffee boutique, the spa and pool areas. All of the resort's organic restaurants in Palos Verdes feature indoor and outdoor seating.

About Terranea
Just 20 miles from Los Angeles International Airport, Terranea is magnificently poised above the Pacific Ocean on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The eco-friendly resort property boasts a 582-room resort including a 360-room hotel with 20 bungalows and 32 suites. Also available are 50 ocean front casitas and 32 detached ocean view villas tailored specifically to individuals looking for a more intimate setting.

Terranea will be home to a nine-hole par three golf course and a world-class, 25,000 square-foot spa with 24 treatments rooms, a salon and a fitness facility. The property includes three unique swimming pools, one with children's play area and a 140-foot waterslide. Three ocean view restaurants will offer a variety of food and beverage experiences including a casual, all-day dining restaurant, a free-standing signature restaurant and a cliff-side bar. Other amenities include a children's center with interactive programs and several miles of on-property scenic bluff-top trails that connect to miles of resort trails. A secluded beach cove adds to the unique experiences at Terranea Resort. It will also offer 60,000 square feet of indoor meeting and event space featuring 33 meeting rooms for social and business gatherings, many with views of the Pacific.