Avant Garden Bistro L.A.’s kitchen is led by Chef Sarah Stearns, a Los Angeles native Stearns is amalgamating the best of the acclaimed group’s NYC fare, while creating her own signature dishes. 

“We decided that it was important to expand beyond New York City, with Los Angeles at the top of the list,” says DeRossi, who was recently nominated for a 2022 James Beard Award for Best Restaurateur. “We are building on Avant Garden’s excellent name recognition in the vegan space and adding Bistro to give more prominence to the drinks aspect. We are combining the best aspects of our NYC venues with localized new creations, outstanding wines, great cocktails and craft beer. With L.A. now and other cities in the pipeline, we will be taking this model across the U.S., so stay tuned.”