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Avec - LONG

sedela | Jun 26, 200411:08 PM

Went to Avec on Wed. evening on corporate dollars. Gotta love it. Overall I thought that it was fantastic. Got there at 7:30pm. Wait was about 15 minutes for a party of 4 and we tried a good chunk of the menu. My largest complaint was that the two large meat dishes (short ribs and braised pork shoulders) we ordered could've used some salt. But really, that's about it.

i'm trying to remember everything we ate, in no
particular order:
1)homemade focaccia with cheese and truffle oil
sandwiched in between the 2 layers (each layer
about 3 tortillas thick) - I suppose the focaccia could've been more than just incredibly rich, but I had never had it this way before. Truffle oil was NOT used sparingly at all.
2) salumi plate with 4 or 5 different types of salamis with some pickles and pickled okra (or something related to it).
3) cheese plate (toledo, a very stinky one from
portugal; langre from fr. made of raw cow milk,
and another french one)
4) cheese plate accompanied by: date cake, quince
paste, almonds with grapes
5) chicory salad
6) short ribs with beans
7) braised pork shoulder
8) special: some kind of shellfish salad. I didn't
have any
9) special: some kind of sandwich. it was named after the bread - i think that it was corn semolina or something from corn.
10) stuffed medjool dates with some kind of meat with tomato based sauce.
11) endless supply of freshly baked bread loaves.

i wonder if there's anymore. well i had a coffee (intelligentsia) at
the end (came with a biscotti) and we skipped dessert. but the
highest priced line item: (trick question which i got
eventually), was the water. they kept
opening a new bottle of still water so we ended up
having 4, costing $24. otherwise, avec is
affordable. (relatively). reader says avg eater spends
$38 -includes drink and tip

i had a sangria which was okay.

could've eaten more veggies but an ex-chef in my party
did all the ordering.

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