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Chef Collin Thornton

    Chef Collin Thornton
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As Executive Chef of the Monarch Beach Resort, Collin Thornton oversees all culinary operations including the soon-to-open Bourbon Steak a Michael Mina restaurant; Sombra, a poolside Mexi-Cali cantina; 33˚ North, a convivial indoor-outdoor lobby-lounge; Part & Parcel Market, a grab-and-go marketplace; and Club 19, a gastro pub dining experience. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Thornton began his culinary career at the early age of 14 in Edmonton, Alberta, starting as a dishwasher and working his way up to an apprenticeship at the prestigious Edmonton Petroleum Club. Thornton has a distinguished 20-year culinary career working at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts properties around the world. He most recently served as Executive Chef of the Fairmont Royal York hotel in Toronto, home to the largest hotel kitchen in Canada, and previously held positions at Fairmont Hotel MacDonald in Edmonton, Alberta; Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda; the historic Fairmont Chateau Laurier on the Rideau Canal; and Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island of Hawaii where he oversaw 540 guest-rooms, four restaurants and three lounges.

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Brunch at AVEO Table + Bar is now offered every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. -  2:00 p.m.

With the introduction of its new Chef de Cuisine, Donald Lockhart, AVEO Table + Bar moves away from its brunch buffet to a curated à la carte menu. Together, Executive Chef Collin Thornton and Chef Lockhart have created a menu that masterfully blends flavors from all across the Mediterranean.

Standout dishes on AVEO Table + Bar’s new à la carte brunch menu include Crispy Belly Burger with ground sirloin and a slab of maple-glazed pork belly; Peekytoe Crab Cake Eggs Benedict; and Nutella Crunch French Toast topped with rum-flambéed bananas.

A sharable seafood tower, made-to-order omelets, mobile Bloody Mary cart, and free-flowing beverage upgrades, popular hallmarks reminiscent of the former brunch buffet, will remain, adding an element of extravagance to AVEO’s new weekend brunch. Guests will also be able to select from over 30 exclusive bottles of premier champagne from the AVEO cellar.

AVEO Brunch SeafoodTowerView the full Brunch Menu Here.

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During Happy Hour, AVEO Table + Bar’s craft cocktails, regularly priced at $17, are just $12. Happy Hour also includes specially priced tapas and share plates; beers, wines, & champagne by the glass; and red & white sangrias. Offered Sunday through Thursday from 2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., AVEO’s new Happy Hour includes the following specially priced cocktails, tapas, and share plates:

COCKTAILS

- Paloma Negroni - Casa Noble Reposado Tequila, Campari, Fresh Grapefruit, House Spices, Sweet Vermouth
- Black Cherry Whiskey Sour - Knob Creek, Fresh Lemon, Sugar, Cherry Bitters
- Añejo Honey Margarita - Patron Añejo, Grand Marinier, Fresh Lime, MBR Honey
- Toddy Cider - Mount Gay Rum, Benedictine, Apple Juice, Housemade Cider Syrup, Lemon Juice
- Barrel Aged - Mount Gay Rum or Angel’s Envy Bourbon

TAPAS & SHARE PLATES

- Trio of Daily Oysters - Chef’s Selection
- Mediterranean Dips - tapenade, tzatziki sauce, candy cane hummus, warm pita
- Chicken Chorizo Loaded Fries - mustard-parmesan gravy, melted cheese, chicken sausage, garlic aioli
- Margherita Flatbread - heirloom tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, basil
- Red Snapper Ceviche - California citrus-cured snapper, tomato, jalapeño, bell peppers, chile oil, lentil crisps
- Petite Buttermilk Onion Rings - homemade peppercorn ranch
- Calamari - Meyer lemon aioli, zesty cocktail sauce
- Turkey Meatball Sliders - fried mortadella, burrata

AVEO Happy Hour