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Destination National Sales Team Shares the Taste of Palos Verdes

Terranea is a land unto itself. When you step onto our 102-acre private peninsula paradise, it’s like stepping into a whole new world – minutes from the bustle of Los Angeles. On three sides, you’re surrounded by the tranquil waves of the Pacific and across the channel is Catalina Island.

Taste of: Terranea Resort

For many years we have enjoyed the bounty of fresh herbs and vegetables growing in the Mar’sel garden and throughout the resort. Fresh ingredients including squash, basil, and green beans, are plucked right from our garden and used in many of the chef-inspired dishes throughout the resort. Recently, we’ve taken great steps to further enhance the authentic farm-to-table experience at Terranea Resort. Under the direction of Executive Chef Bernard Ibarra, Terranea has planted a number of new crops at the nearby Catalina View Gardens in Rancho Palos Verdes, just south of the resort. This additional farmland allows the resort to grow many different fruits and vegetables including heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, watermelon, corn, eggplants, strawberries, chili peppers, bell peppers and more! You can taste Terranea’s farm-fresh vegetables, fruits, and herbs in the chef dishes throughout the entire resort including mar’sel, cocktails at The Lobby Bar, infused in the gelato at sea beans, and at events such as the Celebration of Food and Wine and the Chef’s Table Dinner Series. You may also purchase house-made sea salt at sea beans, harvested in our Sea Salt Conservatory and infused with herbs such as rosemary and lavender as well as Meyer lemon and smoked flavors, to use in your own home.

The Local Perspective

On three sides, you’re surrounded by the tranquil waves of the Pacific and across the channel is Catalina Island. The coastal setting of Terranea embraces its Mediterranean heritage and incorporates it into its architecture. From the resort lobby and outdoor gardens to private terraces and inviting courtyards with outdoor fireplaces, our carefully tended southern California family resort continues to evolve naturally over time.

To book a meeting or event at Terranea Resort, contact: 

Gaetan Mousseau, Director of National Accounts

Sandra Montesano, Director of National Accounts

About the Destination Taste Campaign and Incentive Team: The Incentive Affinity Team is a group of National Sales Managers that handle strategic Incentive Houses within the Incentive & Meetings Industry. “Destination Taste” is a monthly direct mail piece that is funded, personalized and packaged by each hotel. The goal is to include edible delights that are locally sourced and unique to each destination and provide clients with a true taste of each unique hotel and resort in the Destination Hotels Collection.

Quotes From Our Happy Clients


“Thank you for the wonderful basket showcasing all of the things that Terranea has to offer!  Our team is so intrigued with the resort. Thanks for allowing us to have a taste and feel for your fabulous resort and destination.” Pictured: Kelli Robb and team at VIKTOR

CREATIVE GROUP – Appleton, WI Office
“Thanks to you and Terranea Resort for the great “picnic/beach basket” of the month. We sure will enjoy it! As you can see we had a “picnic” in Wisconsin today!” Pictured: Lisa Dreier, Senior Travel Buyer and Nicole Raudabaugh

“We appreciate you sending this over! The team will be thrilled. The presentation and packaging is certainly in line for the type of property that’s suitable for our clients. Have a great weekend! Mandy Espey, Event Purchasing & Industry Relations


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