Went to the Cam Neeley fundraiser last night for the soft opening of Avila - WOW - Steve has done it again - smaller and more intimate than Davios - butter cream walls and warm woods - beautiful bar - 4 of the bartenders from Davios are moving over and also Pennie - she is now in charge of special events in the new space.
Avila takes up the whole south side of One Charles Place - facing the Radisson Hotel. Several private dining rooms downstairs too.
They were serving bites of seared fois gras over warm "applesauce", lobster salad in endive leaves and other yummy passed food. The menu will be decidedly Mediterranean - Official opening is this Thursday and for those of us who work in the back bay and eat lunch out every day this will be another great addition to the offerings in our neighborhood.