Some people say it’s L.A.’s most romantic restaurant and you may become engaged, even married here and celebrate your 50th. Forewarned is forearmed and you are now on your own recognizance.....but first a bit of history
Originally, the Inn’s location was rumored to have been Aimee Semple McPherson’s private mountain retreat in the 1930’s, later becoming the site for Topanga’s first church, a Four Square Gospel church. It was later sold, to become a garage, gas station and auto junk yard, an eyesore to the crossroads of Topanga
The property was discovered by the present owners and restored to it’s natural beauty, Over the passing years the restaurant has become known as one of the places to go. We, at the Inn, believe in giving you the purest of Nature’s foods, energized as a gift from the sun with a dash of esoteric food knowledge and ancient mystery school wisdom tossed in for your seasoning and pleasure. It may just raise your body’s light vibration and the extra work may cost you a few pennies more, but we believe in the long run, this way of living and eating may prove less expensive. Your body elemental, that selfless, shy, invisible little fellow who works so hard to keep the oft mistreated human machine going, will jump with joy for your choice of this eating establishment. He prays and hopes you will return soon to make this a pleasant ritual with each return being a new celebration in honor of taking a small step on the path of good dinning and good doing.
Most foods and grains are organically grown with as many as possible from local farms. The soups are our own recipes, using fresh herbs, and all foods cooked in nut or olive oils. Our chickens are naturally raised and range fed, and we use only natural meats, without antibiotics or force fed hormones. Only the freshest of fish is served and we minimize the use of dairy ingredients. The steam convection oven is our pride and joy, but alas, against our principals, we do prepare our aumelettes in teflon coated pans. All foods and baked goods are prepared on the premises in one of our two kitchens, believe it or not, one above and one below. We use no food colourings, preservatives, refined sugar or bleached flour. Our bread is baked daily from organic grains. We generally feature some wines with organically grown grapes and always feature fine wines from small wineries known for their care and award winning efforts. For those who would like to enjoy the ambience of wine without the alcoholic intake, we offer a selection of alcohol removed wines.The food is prepared with love and is charged by our dedicated staff with the vibration of the violet flame for your personal gain, and perhaps transportation to a higher plane.
To know why we are and where these ideas come from, visit our new age store, The Spiral Staircase, located at the top of the stairs by the main entrance. Browse a bit and perhaps you’ll find that unique gift you’ve wanted to find for that special person in your life. Dining creekside at the Inn in old Topanga, next to the Mother flow is a unique experience. We want you to rest unhurried and partake of the angelic vibrations of the violet ray, to experience a timelessness of what can become the coming culture of a new golden age. We humbly ask that you refrain from smoking while at the Inn so that Nature and the elementals can more easily do their purifying work, within and without, for the greatest number of people.