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A look inside Terra

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In Terra, Malibu has found what it lacked: a warm, personable spot with great service, a graceful dining room, a serious chef and good cooking. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
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The 30-day dry-aged New York strip steak is served with grilled asparagus and macaroni and cheese. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
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Porcini-dusted Alaskan halibut. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
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A Gorgonzola tart with a puff pastry crust comes with salad greens from the garden, fried baby artichokes and a Zinfandel-poached pear. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
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Duck confit, offered as an appetizer, is served atop roasted vegetable hash. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
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The caramel “cheesecake” with fleur de sel and a luxuriously creamy texture comes in a ramekin, topped with caramel sauce and just the right touch of salt. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
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An original Malibu tile fountain burbles on the patio at Terra, which opened in early August in a converted cottage on the east side of Pacific Coast Highway. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
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The dining room is refreshingly quiet. There’s music playing, but it’s soft enough that you can actually have a conversation. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
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Christopher Bocchino and his wife, Kristine. He’s chef, she’s pastry chef. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
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