Sunday, September 25, 2011


615 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60606(312) 377-2002

The streets of W Randolph was super quiet on a week night. After the comedy club, my friends and I stopped by Avec for a late night dinner. The entrance of Avec is on the side, and once entered, I felt like I was in a well-lit wooden box. The walls and chairs were all wood, and green glass bottles were lined again the holes on the wall as decors.

We started with Chorizo-stuffed Medjool Date, which was phenomenal! It was nicely seared on the outside, and meaty and flavorful in the inside.

Chorizo-stuffed Dates

Then we had the hanger steak, which was very tender and juicy. The asparagus on the side was delicious!

We then moved onto a very heavy entree...Whole Roasted Foie Gras with apricot and citrus salad. The tartness of the fruit definitely help with the overly rich and creamy foie gras, but it was just too much. A couple bite and I was done with it.

Whole Seared Foie Gras
The most memorable dish of the night for me was the Chitarra made with pork neck ragu, charred fennel, radicchio, nicoise olives and parmesan. It's a homemade fresh pasta, and everything just makes it so creamy and filled with flavors. 

Chitarra Ragu
We ended the night with a panna cotta with fruits. It was pretty ordinary.

Avec was definitely nice and memorable. It's really fun to share the big plates as well as tapas with friends on a late quiet night.

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