Terranea Resort, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, mar’sel will hold an Oscar evening viewing party at its marquee restaurant mar’sel, enhanced by a themed menu inspired by some of 2013’s top films.
This year’s menu, executed by mar’sel Chef de Cuisine Rebecca Merhej, will feature appetizer, entree, and dessert dishes created to celebrate eleven Oscar hopefuls. The diverse array of films appearing on this year’s menu span from the visually stunning Gravity, interpreted through Merhej’s “Moon Pie” dessert, to the animated, prehistoric comedy The Croods, represented by Roasted Bone Marrow with garlic confit and pickled vegetables.
Additional menu highlights will include “Science Oven” Hot Pockets made from house-made pan bianco and filled with white cheddar and prosciutto (American Hustle), Cowboy Chili Beans with sour cream, sharp cheddar, and green onion (Dallas Buyers Club), and Potato Blini with caviar, crème fraiche, and truffle oil (Wolf of Wall Street). Dessert is equally inventive with Berry Cobbler and sweet whipped cream (12 Years a Slave), Homemade Saltwater Taffy (Captain Phillips), and more.
The sommelier at mar’sel has selected Don Perignon, Dom Perignon Oenotheque, Taittinger 'La Francaise' as special highlights from the wine list for the evening. Themed craft cocktails will also be available.
The viewing party at mar’sel will begin at 4 p.m., with the Oscars broadcast to follow at 5 p.m. Viewing party guests will have a chance to win a special prize through a featured contest, in which each guest in attendance will fill out their own Oscar ballot. The guest with most correct winners will win a dinner for two at mar’sel, valued at $250. Reservations are required; please call (310) 265-2836 to book.