The Tasting Panel magazine

March 2017

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THE MESSAGE Brief Encounters Whether The Tasting Panel goes to the brand execs or the brands call us, there is an abundance of news to report, from the latest releases to behind-the-scenes experiences with some of the world's most influential importers, winemakers, distillers . . . well, you name it. We may not have enough pages in each issue to devote as much attention as we would like to each person whose path we cross, but please note that if it's in the publication, we deem it noteworthy. —Meridith May, Publisher & Editorial Director Catalina Kitchen's signature cocktail is the "22 Mile," named for the 22 miles to Catalina Island from the Palos Verdes Peninsula where Terranea Resort is located. Catalina Kitchen's Friday Seafood Buffet has been expanded to now include a more elaborate selection of sustainably and carefully sourced seafood. Catalina Kitchen's signature cocktail is the "22 Mile," named for Catalina Kitchen's Friday Seafood A Taste of California 16  /  the tasting panel  / march 2017 PHOTO COURTESY OF CATALINA KITCHEN J anuary saw the opening of the newly renovated and re-conceptualized Catalina Kitchen at the Terranea Resort. Located on Southern California's verdant and stunningly beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula, just a quick hour drive into Downtown Los Angeles, the Catalina Kitchen is serving up a California-centric theme that pervades everything from the décor to the dishes, the cocktails to the wine list. All this with a view from the dining room of Catalina Island. "The new Catalina Kitchen menu further supports Terranea's efforts to bring a taste of California, and specifically the Palos Verdes Peninsula, to our guests," explains David Tarrin, Chef de Cuisine of Catalina Kitchen. The menu showcases local ingredients and features a selection of fresh seafood, charcuterie, steaks and chops, fresh garden salads and vegetables, flatbreads and pastas, all laid out in a thoughtfully crafted buffet. Catalina Kitchen also offers a full bar stocked with a curated selection of local California spirits, where hand- crafted cocktails made from fresh ingredients are served to perfection by the knowledgeable and gracious bar staff. —Karen Moneymaker

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