After much speculation, Avec will finally reopen tomorrow at 3 p.m., according to an official press release. This comes after the restaurant was closed for over two months due to a fire. While they promise that it will be “classic Avec,” there will be an overhauled menu and a new six-burner Vulcan stove, which comes with a “high-heat plancha.” We can’t wait to see that new menu, and what exactly that massive new stove can do, but mostly we are just excited that they will be back in business. Check out the full press release below.
Avec is scheduled to reopen its doors on Friday, October 29, complete with an overhauled menu and a mighty new stove.
Regular service hours will take effect at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, and while the bulk of the restaurant remains “classic avec,” guests can expect several changes. While menu favorites like chorizo-stuffed Medjool dates and deluxe focaccia remain the same, Chef de Cuisine Koren Grieveson is enlivening her menu with items like olive oil-poached fish in a Mason jar, housemade blood sausage and whole-roasted foie gras.
The grandest new feature in the kitchen is a six-burner Vulcan stove, complete with a high-heat plancha. Of the new opportunities that come with such a mighty resource, Executive Chef Paul Kahan says, “It’s a key additional piece of equipment for our kitchen. Should allow us to do some great stuff.”
On the sweeter side, Pastry Chef Patrick Fahy plans to infuse the dessert menu with Italian influences. Having studied in Florence, the chef aims to constantly feature three regular dessert plates, plus a rotating nightly special. Standards to be expected include crepes with housemade “nutella,” various flavors of chocolate bark and exotic snacks like pine nut-rosemary cookies.