Welcome to AVANT, the highly anticipated new restaurant in North County where fresh ingredients take center stage and over-manipulated food is left behind. Conveniently located in the acclaimed luxury resort, Rancho Bernardo Inn, AVANT focuses on unpretentious, approachable cuisine paired with… meticulously crafted classic cocktails, one-of-a-kind wines on tap plus local craft beer.
At the helm are Executive Chef, Nicolas Bour and Chef de Cuisine James Kozak. Bour inherited a passion for food and fresh ingredients from his parents who raised him on a working organic farm. Bour took over the reins at Rancho Bernardo Inn in 2010 and has been dreaming up yummy goodies for AVANT ever since.
Kozak learned to cook at a young age. With experience in restaurants across the country like Charlie Trotter’s in Chicago, James is ambitious and excited to be in San Diego where produce is available year-round. An avid surfer, ask him if he’s found his favorite beach.Continued