avec…what more can you say? The vibe on a busy night is vibrant and communal. The wine flows, the food is delicious and the space makes you feel that relaxed feeling reminiscent of a sauna. “Walk” to the back of the restaurant’s tour and take a look at the fabulous wine bottle wall, it’s absolutely gorgeous. Here’s an excerpt from their website:
avec, a Mediterranean and Midwestern influenced shared plates restaurant, opened in October 2003 out of a partnership between Executive Chef Paul Kahan, restauranteur Donnie Madia and wine steward Eduard Seitan. Chef Perry Hendrix’s rustic menu, featuring Midwest ingredients from valued local purveyors,takes its cue from the sun-drenched wine regions of Southwestern Europe. Beyond reflecting the aromas, flavors and colors of the Mediterranean in its cuisine, avec’s moderately priced wine list focuses on the region’s boutique vineyards.