Avanti Vail to Open in 2025

Avanti Vail exterior rendering, courtesy OZ Architecture.

Vail Mountain and Avanti Food & Beverage have announced a joint $4 million investment in a third Avanti food hall in Colorado in 2025. The new Avanti Vail, in the Golden Peak base area, will utilize the space previously held by Larkspur Restaurant.

OZ Architecture is the architect for the project. Quinlan is the general contractor and Scout Interiors is serving as the interior designer.

Avanti Food & Beverage is a collective space with multiple culinary offerings, inspired by European markets and food truck roundups. The concept represents a culinary think-tank for chefs to create gourmet dishes at affordable prices, closely aligning to Vail Mountain’s spirit of innovation. The new space will highlight local chefs and restauranteurs, revitalizing Golden Peak and offering an array of delicious food and drink options at an approachable price point.

“I am so excited to welcome Avanti Vail to Golden Peak. This partnership will elevate local chefs and business owners, enhance the employee and guest experience with additional dining options, and share Avanti’s world-class experience at our destination,” said Beth Howard, vice president and chief operating officer of Vail Mountain. “I’d also like to recognize the incredible legacy of Larkspur Restaurant and Chef Thomas Salamunovich, who was a wonderful partner to Vail Mountain for nearly 25 years.”

The new restaurant spaces will provide opportunities for chefs and restaurateurs to modify and enhance current concepts into a quick service model, and enable up-and-coming chefs to establish and execute a concept for a fraction of the cost of a typical brick-and-mortar restaurant. Housing and transportation will also be offered for Avanti staff members.

“Vail has become an international destination with a thriving culinary scene, and we are excited to expand to Vail and be a part of the action. I have lived in the Vail Valley for many years, and I think there is a great opportunity for local chefs to succeed in a food hall here. Our goal is to provide affordable, yet delicious dining options on the mountain where guests can come with groups and don’t need reservations. Our patio is going to be an après-ski hot spot, with great views of the mountain and a new outdoor bar,” said Rob Hahn, Avanti Food & Beverage.

Chefs and restauranteurs interested in applying for one of the five restaurant spots are encouraged to email to learn more.

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