AVEO Table + Bar has introduced a new menu of desserts, designed by the resort’s Executive Pastry Chef Jamon Harper, the new desserts transform ultra-premium ingredients into edible works of art. Chef Harper’s desserts feature luxe ingredients including ladyfingers soaked in Mount Gay’s Black Barrel Rum and housemade Meyer lemon limoncello. Chef Harper also uses fine baking chocolates from Felchlin including a Grand Cru Opus white chocolate made from the “meadow milk” of cows grazing in the pristine Swiss Alps, and 68% Grand Cru Coastal Madagasgar, a chocolate that he developed with Felchlin exclusively for the Monarch Beach Resort.
S’mores Aroma Experience - chocolate cremeaux | raspberry moon pie | chili hot chocolate | unveiled table side
Limoncello - lemon-white chocolate mousse | house-made limoncello-soaked biscuit | lemon-passion fruit glaze
Rocher - chocolate-hazelnut sphere gilded in 23-karat gold | yuzu macaron
Affogato - housemade vanilla bean gelato | espresso | amaretti cookies
Tiramisu - cold brew espresso and Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum-soaked lady fingers | ‘Alae salted caramel sauce | pistachio biscotti
Seasonal Sorbets & Gelato
Miraval Mindful Key West Lime - honeyed wheat croutons, Grand Cru Opus chantilly
AVEO Table + Bar’s new desserts range in price from $10 to $15. Chef Harper plays up visuals with theatrical dishes like the S’mores Aroma Experience which arrives under a cloche filled with hickory smoke, sending a plume of “campfire” smoke into the air as it is unveiled tableside; while the Rocher, a larger-than-life rendition of its classic namesake confection, is enrobed in 23k gold leaf, resembling the chocolate’s iconic gilded wrapper. Chef Harper’s new desserts are part of a full menu overhaul at AVEO Table + Bar. Executive Chef Collin Thornton and Chef de Cuisine Donald Lockhart are currently launching renovated menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. These new menus continue to explore the culinary meccas of the Mediterranean including Greece, Italy, France, and Spain.
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, and for a la carte brunch on Saturday and Sunday, AVEO Table + Bar is located at One Monarch Beach Drive, Dana Point, Calif. For more information, follow @aveotableandbar on Instagram or visit www.monarchbeachresort.com.