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CHEF'S GARDEN FALL 2021
WILD CELERY + SAGEPEAR + FENNEL + CHESTNUT
CORIANDER + MATSUTAKI + HONEYNUT SQUASH + FLOWERS + PERSIMMON + SPRUCE
CHEF CHRISTOPHER GENTILE

RAW

West Coast Oysters chestnut + cranberry + shallot GF | DF $17
Smoked Sturgeon osetra caviar + creme fraiche + english muffins $21
Bluefin Tuna asian pear + shiso + pickled corriander GF | DF $21
Tartare of Venison black currant + pecan + bourbon $21

SMALL

Red Kuri Squash Soup terrine of parsnip + cultured creme + chamomile VG $17
Venus Clams 'nduja' + flowering fennel GF $19
Belgian Endive walnut + truffle + chevre GF $17
Japanese Sweet Potatoes mole + sesame + mezcal flambe GF $15
Italian White Truffle + Wagyu Short Rib Cappelletti parsnip + parmesan mornay $37
Matsutaki Mushrooms dashi + savoy cabbage + sesame VG $19
Seared Day Boat Scallops butternut squash + persimmon + warmed vinaigrette $21

MAIN

Confit Local Halibut vegetable crudo + white truffle + celery root $43
Day-Aged Duck Breast quince + salsify + juniper GF $47
Elk Tenderloin beet + huckleberry + spruce tip GF $45
'Snake River Farms' Wagyu Strip Loin black trumpet mushrooms + lyonnaise potato + sauce hussarde GF $59
Roots, Leaves & Flowers a selection of seasonal vegetables pureed, preserved & roasted V | GF $29
32oz 60-Day Dry-Aged Bone-In Prime Ribeye bone marrow + bordelaise GF $145
Miyazaki Japanese A5 Wagyu Ribeye maitake + preserved persimmon + horseradish GF 3oz. $95 | 6oz. $180 | 9oz. $270

SWEET

Pear 'Parfait' yogurt + almond + honey VG | GF $14
Chocolate coco nib + frangelico VG $14
Mille Feuille vanilla + figs + bourbon VG $14

GF Gluten Free | DF Dairy Free | VG Vegetarian
The consumption of raw or undercooked eggs, meat, poultry, seafood or shellfish may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

Chef's five course tasting menu with beverage pairings also available. Please inquire with your server

**An 18% Service Charge will be added to parties of six or more guests**


Wines by Sommelier Joe Baumgardner

SPARKLING

Zonin prosecco $12
Mirabelle brut rosé north coast $19
Billecart-Salmon brut reserve champagne $25
Schramsberg 'J. Schram' brut north coast 2011 $40

WHITE WINE

Tablas Creek blanc 'patelin de tablas' paso robles $12
Filaboa albarino rias baixas spain $14
Three Brooms sauvignon blanc marlborough $14
Grgich Hills sauvignon blanc napa valley $17
Benvolio pinot grigio friuli $13
Tatomer riesling santa barbara county $13
Mont Gravet rosé pays d’oc $12
Les Belles Roches chardonnay burgundy $14
Domaine Laroche chablis st. martin $18
DuMol chardonnay russian river valley $25

RED WINE

Fritz pinot noir russian river valley $15
The Ojai Vineyard pinot noir santa barbara county $20
Castello di Volpaia chianti classico docg, italy $15
Catena malbec mendoza $15
Numanthia 'termes' tempranillo spain $15
Brotte cru des cotes du rhone cairanne $16
Treana cabernet sauvignon paso robles $14
Les Cadrans de Lassegue red blend st. émilion grand cru $18
Hourglass 'HGIII' cabernet sauvignon napa valley $25

DRAFT BEER

Mikkeller 'run this town' pilsner san diego, 5.5% $9
Helia porter san diego 7.1% $9
Fall 'magical and delicious' pale ale san diego 5.5% $9
Thorn Brewing 'hopster pot' hazy ipa san diego 7.0% $9
Ballast Point 'sculpin' ipa san diego 7.0% $9
Modern Times 'fruitlands' tropical sour gose san diego 4.8% $9

LIBATIONS BY JASON SORGE

Chasing Yesterday montelobos mezcal + chareau aloe liqueur + lime + agave + orange $17
Summer Thyme ketel one vodka + lemon + citrus + thyme + prosecco + flowers $16
Jalisco Roots rbi double barrel herradura reposado tequila + cointreau + ginger + lime $17
Briny Deep bruichladdich scotch + coconut + aquafaba + blue spirulina + vanilla + salt $19
All Puffed Up zacapa 23 rum + szechuan peppercorn + bitter truth pimento dram + ginger $16
Swedish Gimlet tanqueray no. 10 gin + lime + aquafaba + cardamom + orange bitters $17
Funky Negroni bruto americano + bigallet china china + batavia arrack van oosten $16
Timely Reward glenmorangie scotch + rittenhouse rye + yellow chartreuse+ black walnut bitters $18
Royal Excursion hennessy vsop cognac + poached pear port reduction + st george spiced pear liqueur $18
Nassau 1930 talisker 10 year scotch + cointreau + batavia-arrack van oosten + chocolate bitters + nutmeg $17
Old Agave cincoro anejo tequila + agave + orange + lime bitters $22
Woodsman kikori whiskey + lemongrass + jasmine + orange bitters $18
Rye & Dry rittenhouse rye + carpano + chartreuse + luxardo + orange bitters $17
Nitro Espresso Martini old harbor vodka + old harbor ampersand coffee liqueur + espresso + aquafaba $18
American Theorem whistle pig rye, benedictine + 10yr boal madeira + bitters, spiced nuts $21
Dark Pedigree remy martin xo cognac + benedictine + calvados + chocolate + coffee + truffle $34

Mixologist Jason Sorge
Sommelier and Cellar Master Joe Baumgardner
Chef de Cuisine Christopher Gentile


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.

We support the minimum wage increase approved by San Diego voters and the State legislature. A 4.95% surcharge has been added to your check and all of us at AVANT thank you for supporting us as we strive to offer you exceptional service and an extraordinary dining experience.

We use many local, sustainable, and seasonal ingredients.  Because of this, our menus change daily.  We do our best to update our web page with the latest information, however, please call 844.254.0013 to inquire about specific dishes.