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Avila, Theatre District, Boston


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Avila, Theatre District, Boston

limster | Aug 30, 2006 07:03 AM

A nice combination of salty halloumi cheese with sweet dates, bolstered by crunchy, toasty cashews. However, the sauce not balanced -- an excessive alcoholic edge from the ouzo which should have been smoothened over with a bit more cooking to burn away the alcohol but retain and intensify the anise flavour.

Finely diced onions, cilantro and tomato make for a savoury base to carry sauteed chicken livers. The juices left in the little pot is delicious. The chicken livers were on the grainy side, with the exception of a couple of delectably firm and smooth pieces.

Very soft gnocchi, one step above mushy, good texture overall. Very oily sauce when a bit of restraint would have spared the dish from a ponderous fate. The truffle oil is faint, the basil is pleasant. A bit pricey for $22.

A food friendly and very drinkable Albarino by the glass, pricey for what it was, but got along well with the dishes.

Excellent service.

Satisfying overall, with no major complaints, but nothing exceptional.

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