Thursday, September 30, 2010

What Will Happen When Avec Re-Opens . . .

(Photo: Doug Fogelson/DRFP)

Word is West Loop nosh spot avec is set to open very soon, according to a tweet from partner Paul Kahan, and TimeOut's got the deets:

"(Chef de Cuisine Koren) Grieveson spent some time cooking at the Publican and re-developing Avec’s menu. 'I am bringing back two items that were on the original Avec menu,' Grieveson wrote over email, 'but everything else is changing. Avec was always known for its simple food but really, there was a lot of complexity in the dishes and in the preparation of the ingredients we used. Really, my goal is to simplify everything. I love how in Europe when you get a dish, it is often just something as simple as bread and olive oil and it tastes so delicious. It seems impossible to replicate that kind of simplicity in America but that is what I am going for.

"Meanwhile, Patrick Fahy, the pastry chef at Blackbird who also does Avec's desserts, is planning some new dishes for the reopening, such as crêpes with housemade nutella, a reimagining of chocolate bark, a crème brûlée tart and a polenta cake with seasonal fruit. 'And, of course, there will be seasonal sorbet and ice cream,' adds the Blackbird group's chef liaison, Heather Medina."

Read the entire story here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Avec is one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago - when I read about the changing menu my heart sank a little. I hope they keep the bacon wrapped chorizo dates!
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