Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Avanti In Motion

By the time this blog is published, it will be the end of an era for Avanti Café on 17th Street in Costa Mesa.  We have sold our restaurant location and are entering a new and exciting new phase for Avanti Natural & the Avanti Natural Kitchen. 

Starting in late summer, we’ll be doing culinary consulting, recipe, menu & product development as well as creating Avanti Natural Lifestyle content for our Avanti Natural YouTube channel.  We look forward to engaging w/ members of the Southern California community that share our interest in all things environmentally conscious and naturally delicious.  If you have a topic or guest suggestion for our youtube talk show, please contact us.  We’re excited to broaden our scope and talk on a wide variety of subjects w/ active people interested in creating a better environment for us all.  

Our other big project will be the Avanti Natural Kitchen cookbook, which will feature many recipes you’ve enjoyed here at Avanti Café.  The book will launch as an ebook in a whole new concept geared toward serious foodies and beginners as well.  All recipes will have complete tutorials, ingredient info and culinary nutrition tips.  And all will be based on the Avanti Natural philosophies of natural cooking & living. 

Make sure to follow Avanti Natural on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and like Avanti Café and Chefs Mark Cleveland and Tanya Fuqua on Facebook too.  You’ll find everything that is going on w/ us posted daily. 

We’ll also be doing catering, events & pop ups locally.  And feel free to send new and exciting opportunities our way.  We plan to take the Avanti Natural concept of creating food that is BOTH Healthy AND Delicious to restaurants, delis & quality food purveyors far and wide. 

Our nine-year run here at Avanti Café has been the high point of our careers so far.  And now it’s time to take the skills that we have honed within these four walls to a wider platform and larger audience.

As we bid everyone a fond adieu from the Avanti Café restaurant location here are a few photos of some of our culinary triumphs

Avanti Famous HOT Tacos (photo: Anne Watson Photography)

Two organic sprouted corn tortillas stuffed w/ garlic pate, lime dressed napa, green & red cabbage & topped w/ a selection of our original seriously HOTsauces

Summer Omelette Brunch Special (photo: Avanti Natural)
Summer vegetable filled omelet w/ tomato basil cream sauce & fresh citrus, cilantro, basil & dill pesto + golden & red cherry tomatoes w/ sake simmered scallion & edible petals

A classic from our Holiday Menus (photo: Anne Watson Photography)
Roasted whole kabocha pumpkin.  Stuffed w/ garnet yam, white bean, brown rice pilaf, chives & your choice of pistachio or gorgonzola

The full on amazement of the Avanti Margarita Pizza (photo: Avanti Natural)
Avanti tomato cumin, garlic shallot baby arugula & spinach, Avanti cheese blend, fire roasted tomato sauce, smoked mozzarella

And of course the line up of Avanti sweet treats (photo: Avanti Natural)
Featuring the mighty Avanti Chocolate walnut brownie, the very best Snickerdoodle in the galaxy, superb Tangy oat chew, epic Chocolate chip pecan & uber chocolaty Chocolate truffle cookie

Eating Healthy & Delicious is a Win Win Win Situation!

Eat, Live & Party Well

Blog post by Chef Mark Cleveland

Avanti is the longstanding leader in organic, sustainable, local, flavorful cuisine in Orange County, CA.

Meaning 'forward' in Italian, Avanti Natural is a culinary philosophy that integrates the best of traditional European and Asian healthful eating with the latest nutritional information for optimum health.

Our successful restaurant Avanti Café was located on 17th St in Costa Mesa from 2005 through 2014.  Follow us on social media to see what is new and in store for Avanti in our culinary futures.

At Avanti Natural, we believe that you don't have to sacrifice taste to eat healthy; you can Eat Well & Live Well
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