Thursday, June 11, 2015
SANTA CATALINA ISLAND COMPANY HEATS UP THIS SUMMER SEASON
WITH ALL-NEW DESCANSO FRESH
AVALON, Calif. – Santa Catalina Island Company (SCICo), Catalina Island’s longest-running operator and premier resort-service provider, continues the revitalization of the destination’s culinary scene with the opening of Descanso Fresh on June 15, just in time for summer. Located on the beautiful Descanso Beach cove and adjacent to the newly opened Catherine’s Terrace, Avalon welcomes Descanso Fresh, a gourmet espresso bar and cafe that will serve homemade grab-and-go favorites including breakfast pastries, fresh pressed juices and spiked ice cream confections for adults to usher in summer like never before.
Descanso Fresh is a throwback to the classic ice cream shoppe on the beach. Reflecting the island’s quintessential history and charm, Descanso Fresh features traditional décor elements including artwork from the famed St. Catherine Hotel and antique wall decorations.
“Descanso Fresh brings some sizzle to the island this summer with a brand new concept– a twist on a beloved ice cream shoppe along with gourmet offerings, unlike anything we’ve seen here before,” said Ben Villalobos, director, food and beverage, for Santa Catalina Island Company. “The new experience of Descanso Fresh is just the first of many that guests can expect at Descanso Beach Club and Catalina Island.”
Ice cream specialties are the highlight of the menu at Descanso Fresh. Signature offerings include Catalina Island’s celebrated Buffalo Milk ice cream and other alcohol-infused adult ice cream treats, in addition to gourmet illy coffee, milkshakes and smoothies. A perfect summer addition for guests relaxing on a nearby chaise lounge, Descanso Fresh will also feature grab-and-go breakfast items, afternoon snacks, juices and sweet treats such as s’mores crepes, cookies and croissants. Open to guests of all ages, menu prices range from $3-$12.
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About Santa Catalina Island Company
Located 22 miles off the coast of Southern California, Catalina Island is a popular resort and outdoor recreation destination, anchored by the two charming villages of Avalon and Two Harbors; and also commonly known for its vibrant history as the island of choice for Hollywood’s elite during its Golden Years. Santa Catalina Island Company (SCICo) incorporated in 1894, offers a wide range of services and amenities including the Descanso Beach Club, Island Spa Catalina, Pavilion Hotel, the Catalina Country Club and Golf Course, Banning House and Harbor Reef at Two Harbors, the iconic Casino Building and Avalon Grille. SCICo’s expedition operations also boasts a menu of more than 20 outdoor adventures designed to introduce visitors to the island’s natural beauty and rich history, including expeditions and tours such as the Zip Line Eco Tour, Cape Canyon Hummer Expedition, Ocean Runner, Undersea Expedition and many others. Other activities include hiking, bicycling, fishing, boating, kayaking, snorkeling, golfing or relaxing on the beach.
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