12 Jun 2022 By May Ng

Grand Opening with Launch of Top Gun House

Mission Pacific Hotel and The Seabird Resort Celebrate Grand Opening with Launch of Top Gun House

Top Gun House is home to the famous HIGH-pie, conceived by chef and restaurateur Tara Lazar of F10 Hospitality after a year of research and development. The namesake of the brick-and-mortar concept comes from its signature hand pie, filled with compote made from seasonal, locally picked fruits like apple, cherry and strawberry rhubarb. The menu also features a mini pie a-la-mode, filled with house made mascarpone ice cream and fried to order on a popsicle stick. All pies are served with a choice of dipping sauce, including Charlie’s Chocolate, Government Cheese, Lemon Curd and Sea Salt Caramel. To-go offerings are bundled into creatively designed house-shaped collectible boxes, evoking 1950’s military design, with vintage composition and red, white, and blue Americana color palettes. Top Gun House is open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily.

The new Top Gun House is a Queen Anne Cottage, which was widely known as The Graves House. After falling into disrepair, the house was painstakingly rehabilitated to historic standards by ownership group S.D. Malkin Properties, Inc., under the guidance of the Oceanside Historical Society and Save Our Heritage Organization. Frank Ternasky, Partner-in-Charge at San Diego-based Delawie Architecture and David Marshall, President of Heritage Architecture & Planning oversaw the historical restoration and Nicolò G. Bini at LINE architecture was responsible for the interior design. Renamed in honor of its claim to fame, Top Gun House was relocated from its original address at Pacific Street and Seagaze Drive to the beachfront courtyard of Mission Pacific Hotel, where its structure, design details, and finishes were returned to their original glory and is easily accessible to the public, overlooking the Oceanside Pier.

In keeping with its namesake, Top Gun House was repainted to match its 1986 color palette and filled with Top Gun memorabilia for visitors to enjoy, including a refurbished Kawasaki Ninja ZX900 Motorcycle, identical to the one Tom Cruise rode in the film. The design team embraced a nostalgic Americana feel, with interiors featuring bold, retro signage, Victorian era panels, an upholstered fireplace, vintage furniture, one-of-a-kind needlepoint installations from artist Mary Lou Marks and more. At its new address, Top Gun House will be widely enjoyed as an architectural jewel and historic treasure of Oceanside.

To celebrate the grand opening, Mission Pacific Hotel invites aspiring mavericks to grab their wingman for an adventurous Top Gun themed Oceanside getaway with “The Need for Speed” experience. To ensure guests look the part, Mission Pacific will provide two matching bomber jackets and RayBan sunglasses for an action-packed weekend, including skydiviing with former Naval aviators onto Oceanside beach followed by a Dom Perignon rooftop celebration, as well as private surf lessons with a professional surfer and a custom commemorative David Barr Surfboard. The over-the-top package includes round trip luxury car service from San Diego or Orange County airports, and a two night stay in Mission Pacific’s Ethereal Suite for $16,000. The experience is available for booking by phone at 855-365-5078.

For more information, please visit missionpacifichotel.com, theseabirdresort.com and famoushighpie.com.