June 23, 2008 at 10:33 am 3 comments

I spent the past weekend in Chicago and after doing some research I’m glad to say it paid off.  There are many sites on the web that offer restaurant reviews, but I find trip advisor to be the best because its by every day people not food experts.  On the website I found the rating for Avec (here’s their personal site).  Its a restaurant with european touch.  Communial tables are used for seating and all plates are meant to be shared.  Its a very small restaurant so you have to get there early if you want to avoid a wait.  We arrived at 7 and just had to wait a little after ordering a bottle of wine. 

Once we were seated we noticed it was so hard to pick just a few items off the menu, but eventually we reached a consensus.  We ordered:

  • house-marinated mediterranean olives 
  • warm spinach salad with treviso, haricots verts, cranberry beans, shallots and hot duck vinaigrette
  • olive oil-poached organic salmon with melted lardo, grilled scallions, dill and lemon vinaigrette
  • wood oven-roasted pork shoulder with dried apricots, prunes, slab bacon and apricot mustard
  • deluxe” focaccia with taleggio cheese, truffle oil and fresh herbs

Everything we had was mouth watering delicious.  And even though we were full we had to keep eating.  For all of this food, a bottle of wine, and the tip it was only $40 per person, not a bad price for a big city.  I will definitely go back next time I’m in Chicago, and I recommend you do the same.  Until then I’ll be deciphering the recipes so I can try and make them at home.


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Would You Rather… One Person’s Effect

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. trking  |  June 24, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    You went to Chicago and didn’t go to ONE blues bar???? That’s kind of like going to NYC and hitting all the boroughs except for Manhattan!

  • 2. Ava V  |  June 24, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    i never said i didn’t go to a blues bar, you’re making an ASSUMPTION!

  • 3. trking  |  June 24, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    hahahahaha, excellent point!


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