Monday, March 19, 2012

catalina kitchen

continuing on the "feel-good-whenever-restaurant"
today's post is on catalina kitchen at terranea resort

for those who don't know about terranea resort, it is located at the edge of the pacific ocean on the palos verdes peninsula. as written on their website, "terranea's 102acres are infused with the elegance of a classic mediterranean estate, the casual energy of coastal southern california, and coutless ways to spend your days -- all tied together with authentic, genuine hospitality and a deep respect for this irreplaceable oceanfront setting. terranea resort, located just south of los angeles, includes guest rooms, suites, bungalows, casitas and villas and a host o world-class amenities, including spectacular dining venues, a world-class spa, a stunning 9-hole golf course and family-friendly activities"
in my own words, it is just a beautiful resort by the ocean where you feel like you are on a vacation, away from home, when it's not too far from your house if you are an los angeleano!

i've been here for brunch, lunch and dinner and had pleasant experience whenever i visited 


their saturday special california breakfast buffet for $32 is highly recommended as i thoroughly enjoyed the fresh buffet
they also offer sunday brunch for $52 which looks even more amazing! but i haven't had a chance to try it yet because sundays are my church days...
if not, they also offer american breakfast package for $24 daily on weekdays

california brreakfast buffet
california brreakfast buffet 
after a meal, you should enjoy the weather with a nice walk by the resort-
or you can opt for a hike by their hiking trail before your meal ;) 


on a beautiful day, make sure to drive over to see the beautiful ocean & grab lunch outside while getting some sun! 

cheers! 
catalina burger
-bacon, cheddar, pickled onions, tomatoes, pepper aioli, brioche bun
basil monte cristo
-deep fried turkey, ham, swiss cheese, fig jam, tomatoes, basil pesto
love the measuring cup condiments!
the farm
-bacon, salame, pancetta, tomatoes, cabot farms white cheddar
seafood linguini
-mussels, clams, shrimps, chorizo, fennel, chicken saffron broth

pappardelle bolognese
ricotta salata, mushrooms, garlic brea

last but not least . . . for dinner, the restaurant atmosphere changes completely into a dark & somewhat fancy place! 

di mare
mussels, clams, shrimp, bilbao chorizo, light saffron tomato sauce 
mac & cheese, pancetta, truffle oil
seafood linguini
-mussels, clams, shrimps, chorizo, fennel, chicken saffron broth 
special sea bass of the day
pappardelle bolognese
ricotta salata, mushrooms, garlic brea
chianti volcano lamb shank
three cheese polenta
ny steak
with house made steak sauce, peppercorn sauce, and bearnaise sauce

below food photos were from dinela a little while back-

pinot grigio
citrus butter essence
crispy paella
clams, mussels, calmari, tomato soffritto
pan roasted pacific sea bass
with soft polenta, vegetable ratatouille, ligurian capers, cipollini onions
 
veal ossobuco
with saffron risotto mantecato, gremolata
catalina cheese cakewild berry compote
chocolate cakewith vanilla anglaise

even if you are not eating, you can go & enjoy some wine + cheese by the bar while enjoying the view & enjoy jazz night! 

 

i am now happilyfull ♥ 
see you on my next adventure! 

12 comments:

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    1. thank you!!! you should definitely check it out during sunset ;)

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  2. I would love to go here on my next trip in CA!!! Hope you are having a wonderful spring day!
    -Jyoti
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    1. yeahhh!!! u can totally stay at the resort too ;)

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  3. I would like to visit here on my next trip to CA!! SO beautiful! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
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    1. thanks, jyoti! hope you have a great day too! :D

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  4. Ooh, that breakfast buffet looks amazing!

    Emma xo
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    1. thanks, emma!!! :D yup! since it was buffet-style i just ate as much as i can= hahahaha

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  5. Everything is amazing!
    Have a nice day!

    (www.the-parisienne.com)
    And maybe we can follow each others, let
    me know if you want...

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    1. hello! of course! sounds wonderful~ have a great day!

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