AVANT is the new restaurant by Rancho Bernardo Inn, and they're serving up sprawling charcuterie boards with delicious artisanal cheeses, meats, and even vodka pairings for all.
It’s worth showing up early just to stroll the lush property and watch the sun sink below the hills in the distance. Chef de cuisine Christopher Gentile incorporates fruits, vegetables, and greens from the expansive on-property orchard and garden into his sophisticated yet unpretentious menu, newly updated for winter with highlights that include Smoked Sturgeon with Osetra Caviar, West Coast Oysters, Matsutake Mushrooms, 21-day Aged Duck Breast and Elk Tenderloin. Handcrafted libations by mixologist Jason Sorge invoke the season, like Funky Negroni, Summer Thyme, and a Nitro Espresso Martini. Sommelier Joe Baumgardner can guide you towards the best bottle or by-the-glass wine pairing from their award-winning wine list.
How to book: Reservations are recommended and can be made online. Walk-ins are accepted if seating is available.