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FRC: Does anyone in L.A. enjoy the Inn of the 7th Ray in Topanga Canyon? We just had a

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Posted to Thread #15863 at 11:32 pm on Aug 14, 2009

wonderful evening there. We like it for special occasions and for out-of-town guests because of its unique setting--a rambling terrace above a creek in an oak grove, in the hills above Malibu. The decor and music are very new-agey but really beautiful

I have to admit the food isn't always up to the ambiance. So maybe it's because we haven't been eating out lately, (a friend gave us a gift card as an anniversary gift) and I've lost my critical edge, but our meal was exceptional. We started with the special appetizer: burrata-stuffed zucchini blossoms that were batter-fried in the lightest, crispest batter I've had, with a balsamic reduction, with a perfect slice of purple heirloom tomato topped with arugula salad.

Our main courses, pasted from the menu:

Pan Roast Wild Salmon
Peruvian Potato Dumplings, Forest Mushrooms, Pickled Shallots, Green Garlic Emulsion, Powdered Basil Oil

Lobster & Black Tiger Shrimp Cappellini
Kalamata-Meyer Lemon Butter, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Basil

Combined with a good bottle of rosť and dusk settling over the canyon, it was really somethng.

I've always recommended this place even when the food wasn't stellar, but now I can recommend it unconditionally. I hope anyone who visits the L.A. area will keep it in mind.


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