My friend and I wanted to play catch-up so I decided to take her to Avec because of all the rave reviews. We were not disappointed. Unfortunately, before we could even enter the restaurant, we quizzically stared around the square building for the entrance, looking rather stupid in the process. Once we were inside, the wooden tables reminiscent of an elegant mess hall drew us in.
We ordered the chorizo-stuffed dates, “la quercia” prosciutto salad, and homemade gnocchi. The highlight was definitely the stuffed dates, a good balance of sweet and savory flavors. I was let down by the prosciutto, but the gnocchi was buttery and delicious. The dessert consisted of two citrus cream-stuffed cannoli; they were…eh.
The restaurant itself is small, and it gets crowded very easily. With that combination, the place was LOUD. I sometimes had trouble carrying on a conversation as we both had to repeat sentences. But the overall experience was positive and the meal was delicious.