Moon over Mar'sel: New Chef's Tasting Menu at Terranea Resort

July 21, 2011 By:Mary Winston Nicklin

Terranea Resort, Los AngelesHats off to Michael Fiorelli, the chef at Terranea Resort outside Los Angeles, for coming up with a cool new menu concept. Available on the select evenings each month when the moon rises during dining hours, the exclusive new “Moon Rise Menu” showcases California cuisine featuring local, sustainable ingredients-- all served under the light of the moon on the terrace. Now *that* makes for an extraordinary al fresco dining experience! Terranea Resort's signature restaurant, mar'sel, (Spanish for "sea" and French for "salt") is celebrated for its sublime ocean views. Dates for the "Moon Rise Menu" 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”


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