The eatery will put its love of art on display, showcasing works inspired by New York’s guerrilla art movement of the early 1980s. Delray artists’ work will also be featured in the restaurant’s Artist Nook area in the lounge behind the main bar.
“In part, Avant refers to “avant-garde” and is themed after the Avant New York City street-art movement. Local artists are going to rotate,” says Steven Dapuzzo of Society 8 Hospitality Group, which also owns Park and Ocean in Fort Lauderdale. “We’re using a lot of copper and brass, warm wood. It’s retro with a vintage flair.”
A 12-foot bear sculpture in the front courtyard looms over the covered patio, which boasts AC and heaters. Inside, decorative mirrors throughout two rooms pull together Italian gold-leaf art pieces, elevated blue chenille semicircular booths, globe chandeliers, a black-and-white herringbone porcelain floor and a hidden lounge behind the marble-topped bar.
“The menu is primarily global-inspired small plates,” Dapuzzo says. “We have a grow wall off the kitchen of organic lettuces and herbs.”
Highlights include braised short-rib rice ball ($11), Drunken Mussels with pink vodka sauce, pancetta and fries ($15), truffle lobster grilled cheese ($16), Asian-glazed sticky beef ribs ($24) and a dessert of layered red velvet cake and cheesecake ($12).
Grilled cheese sandwich selections include Truffle lobster with tomato bisque ($16); short-rib with tomato bisque ($14); surf and turf with tomato bisque ($16).
Other yummy menu offerings: Jumbo lump crab cake with crushed Ritz crackers, served with lemon-caper remoulade ($14); drunken mussels in a pink vodka sauce with pancetta and fries ($15).
The canopied patio will span the entire front of the restaurant’s courtyard in The Grove directly across from the Old School Square Park.
Cocktails ($12) feature the Shaken with vodka, Chambord, tarragon syrup and blackberries.
GET MORE STUFF LIKE THIS
IN YOUR INBOX
Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.
we respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously
(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)