AVEO Table + Bar
by Dina Scaglione
Looking for a unique culinary adventure that reflects our South Orange County coastal lifestyle? Then AVEO Table + Bar at Monarch Beach Resort is the seaside experience you won’t want to miss. With a sultry, Mediterranean-inspired vibe and sparkling ocean views, AVEO feels more like an unexpected getaway than a destination for drinks and dining.
AVEO boasts sweeping ocean views from every table, whether you’re enjoying them from inside the main dining area or on the stunning outdoor terrace. The resort’s golf course, manicured gardens and ocean meets the sky backdrop are as delightful as the Sunday brunch I recently enjoyed there.
As much a feast for the eyes as it is for the stomach, AVEO’s impressive brunch showcases a beautiful presentation of foods from around the globe, from freshly made sushi to a ‘Little Italy’ create-your-own pasta bar to a meat carving station. For those with heartier appetites, a sampling from AVEO’s dinner fare is also represented, such as the Moroccan spiced lamb chops, melt-in-your mouth Pacific Dover Sole, Seafood Paella and a flavorful Cream of Asparagus soup.
The expansive spread also includes an assortment of more traditional breakfast items like a vegan spin on Eggs Benedict with tomato and spinach, Eggs Florentine, fluffy Belgium waffles, and an array of ingredients from which you can create your own omelet. And let me tell you about the Chorizo hash browns…well, let’s just say you won’t need any ketchup. To whet your whistle, AVEO serves up delicious Champagne Mimosas, spicy Bloody Marys and a freshly squeezed juice bar.
Last, but certainly not least, is the rainbow-colored dessert station, guaranteed to bring out the inner child in even the most disciplined diner. Pecan bars, mango pistachio parfaits, lemon meringue bites, maple bread pudding, and vanilla mouse pops are just a few of the hard-to-resist treats. Along with an overflowing chocolate fondue fountain, AVEO has just the dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth…and then some.
AVEO is more than just a fine dining destination; it is an epicurean experience. Whether you’re there for breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks or the sensational Sunday brunch, the friendly and attentive staff and breathtaking views will most certainly greet you. Visit MonarchBeachResort.com for reservations and more.