AVANT focuses on unpretentious, approachable cuisine with homegrown culinary touches paired with handcrafted classic cocktails, local craft beer and limited production wines from around the world.
AVANT draws on the best of wine country dining – inspired culinary exploration, leisurely socializing, and the freshest seasonal ingredients – and moves it forward with a contemporary California mindset. Led by acclaimed chef and farm-to-table pioneer Nicolas Bour, the restaurant serves up vibrant, creative dishes and artisan libations in an inviting setting defined by its indoor-outdoor design, dynamic spaces and lush garden milieu – bringing a sense of adventure and fulfillment to every experience.
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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.
- Contact Michelle Olewinski at (888) 986-4187