Palos Verdes Valentine’s Day 2018 Celebrations!

Palos Verdes Valentine’s Day 2018 Celebrations!

On Saturday, February 10, 2018, the Friends of Banning Museum will hold their thirteenth annual Valentine’s Tea & Tunes from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The theme this year is “Love” and the event will take place inside the Museum’s historic Stagecoach Barn.  In this vintage setting, you will enjoy an elegant light luncheon served on fine china with special selections of teas chosen just for the occasion.  There will be entertainment provided as well as tours of the Museum.  There will also be a special exhibit featuring Victorian souvenirs.  This is a great opportunity for you to put on your finest hat and gloves and enjoy a relaxing afternoon.  Tickets sell out quickly for this Tea, so you should purchase your tickets soon.  The cost is $65 for Friends of Banning Museum members and $75 for non members.  For more information or to make reservations go to, or call 310-548-2005.

The Banning Museum is located at 401 East “M” Street, Wilmington.

Terranea Resort will be joining celebration with their special Romantic Valentine’s Day Dining.  They are adding specialty menus to please any palate.  Here are just a few of their offerings:
Mar’sel is offering a 5 course prix fix menu ($145) as well as a limited a la carte menu.  The special menu will include Caviar & Burrata, Seared Diver Scallops with Baby Squid Escabeche, and Grass Fed Beef Tartare.

Nelson’s will be presenting a 3 course Blue Plate Special ($60) including Shrimp Cocktail for Two, Skirt Steak with Bernaise Sauce & Oysters Rockefeller, and a special Valentine Desert.

Bashi will be offering an a la carte menu all day from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., with Valentine’s Day specials starting at 5:00 p.m.  They will offer Pan Roasted Duck Breast, Tempura Atlantic Lobster, and Steamed New Zealand Tai Snapper.

Catalina Kitchen will offer a 4 course prix fixe menu ($65) featuring a Mediterranean twist on seasonal California cuisine with dishes such as Leek and Goat Cheese Agnolotti with Fennel, Candied Garlic and Gremolata, and Grilled Sea Bass with Pancetta Risotto, Pea Tendrils and Chanterelles.

Sea Beans guests will be able to have sweets all day – heart shaped Chocolate Boxes decorated with Chocolate Roses, Caramel Creme Brulee Cheesecake, and Chocolate Covered Strawberries.

For more information about Terranea Resort’s Valentine’s Day dining events, please visit,

To read my last article on Palos Verdes Valentine’s Day celebrations click here.

Photo courtesy of the Banning Museum.