A New Look, New Chef and New Menu…at the New Avalon in West Chester

Posted on Friday, April 13, 2007



A New Look, New Chef and New Menu…At the New Avalon in West Chester

There’s a new place to dine minutes from downtown West Chester. It’s Avalon, an old favorite with a sharp new look, a new spring menu and an exciting new chef! Owners Michelle and John Brandt-Lee have been quietly working to transform Avalon into a stylish and contemporary dining spot with an innovative menu.

Dine in the moody blue bi-level dining room or on the romantic garden patio, surrounded by fresh flowers and the soothing sounds of water. Either area offers one of the best dining experiences in West Chester. Executive Chef David Kiser has created a modern American menu inspired with global flavors. He uses only the freshest seasonal ingredients from Chester County’s local farmers.

New Spring Menu

Below is a peek at Avalon’s new Spring Menu.
Click here
to see the full menu.

Spring Menu:
Asian Style Boneless Beef Braised Short Ribs
Baby Carrots, Bok Choy, Sticky Rice


Certified Angus Flat Iron Steak
Gorgonzola Compound Butter, Classic Pomme Puree, Haricot Vert & Red Wine Demi


Pan Seared Duck Breast
Fava Bean Risotto, Sun Dried Cherry & Chianti Glaze


Tandorii Salmon
Harissa Brushed, Basil Cous Cous, Baby Asparagus


Pan Seared Sea Scallops
Grilled Asparagus, Roasted Red Pepper ~ Arugula Salad, Lemon Truffle Vinaigrette

New Executive Chef

Chef David Kiser comes to Avalon with an impressive background. He studied at Le Classic Cordon Bleu in Paris and apprenticed with Master Chefs in French, Italian, Regional, Classical and Nouvelle cuisine. Kiser was the original Chef/Owner of the Church Street Bistro and the Executive Chef at Les Copains in Princeton, NJ.

Chef Kiser lead classes at the French Culinary Institute in New York and was the consultant for Roscoe’s Kodiak Cafe in Manayunk. He has received critical acclaim from the New York Times and New Jersey Monthly Magazine.

Chef Kiser is also a member of NOFA (Northeast Organic Farm Association). He uses his spare time to teach others the joys of cooking and can often be found instructing classes at Culinary Concept’s Innkeepers Kitchen (Dilworthtown Inn’s state-of-the-art culinary demonstration kitchen) and Carlow Cookery in Doylestown.

Outdoor Dining on West Chester’s Most Romantic Patio!

Avalon Restaurant is opening their seasonal outdoor patio! The private garden patio is without question, one of the most romantic dining spots in Chester County. Set with lush tropical plants, vibrant flowers and soothing water effects, Avalon’s patio offers some of the most coveted tables in West Chester.

Al Fresco dining is open Sunday thru Saturday weather permitting. Enjoy a three course dinner for $26 per person. For more information on the prix fixe menu click here.
More on Avalon:

Avalon Restaurant (BYOB)
312 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19382

Serving dinner:
Tuesday through Saturday 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Sunday 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Extra parking is available at the Holy Trinity Church lot opposite the church on Union Street.

$10 Gift Certificate
Present this gift certificate upon ordering to redeem $10 off of your check. Redeemable Sunday thru Friday. May not be combined with any other offer or promotion. No cash value. One gift certificate per table.
Offer Expires: May 31, 2007