Riviera: Resto Reboot
July 2013 | Riviera
Encore! The anticipation was intense for Avant, the new concept replacing Rancho Bernardo Inn’s hallowed El Bizcocho, which launched the impressive career of star chef Gavin Kaysen. Today, farmhouse wood swaps in for the white tablecloths, setting the stage for chef Nic Bour’s rustic cuisine. Charcuterie plates, quail deviled eggs and a mean steak tartare are standouts. The jury is out on the mustard on tap, but with Bour so downright affable, Avant is poised to be a crowd-pleaser (even among old-school fans missing Captain Bizcocho’s oil painting).