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Moroccan Fried Chicken Wings

Food Fanatics brings you avec's moroccan fried chicken wings from Chef de Cuisine, Perry Hendrix.


24 whole chicken wings 

2 cups buttermilk                                  

2 ounces butter

½ cup Moroccan red harissa

¼ cup honey

2 tablespoons lime juice

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup rice flour

¼ cup granulated garlic

2 tablespoons smoked paprika

1 tablespoon salt

2 quarts rice bran oil or peanut oil

10 cloves garlic, sliced thin

½ bunch cilantro leaves, chopped

½ bunch mint leaves, chopped


Soak chicken wings in buttermilk for at least 8 hours. Melt butter and add harissa, honey and lime; set aside. Combine flours, granulated garlic, paprika and salt. Remove wings from buttermilk and coat liberally with dry ingredients. Heat oil to 350F and fry wings, about 10 to 12 minutes; drain. Fry garlic in oil; drain. Toss wings in sauce and top with herbs and garlic. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

 

My Big Fat Weekend: How to Spend 3 Days Eating (A Lot) in Chicago

Written by Christine Muhlke/Photographed by Nathan Michael for Bon Appetit Magazine

One of the great things about my job is it requires me to be curious and hungry (I’m always both), traveling to find the best new places and interesting people to obsess over in the magazine. Chicago is one of my favorite cities to hit, thanks to its always-expanding glut of good restaurants, cocktail lounges, coffee bars, taquerias, and pizza joints. During a recent return to my hometown, I fit in at least 14 meals and still got to see my mom for deep-dish. The most amazing part: I didn’t hit the wall until my final stop.

Head to avec for bacon-wrapped dates, crisped in the wood-burning oven. The space and the food at Paul Kahan’s restaurant still feel kinetic.

Best Brunch: Chicago's 9 Best Brunch Dishes

Written by Amy Cavanaugh/Photographed by Marzena Abrahamik in Time Out Chicago


While we were diligently brunching around Chicago this winter and spring to compile the list of the 20 best brunch restaurants in the city, a few things stood out. Namely, they were dishes and drinks like an elaborately dressed Bloody Mary, an outrageous bologna sandwich and a perfect stack of pancakes that we couldn't stop talking about when we got back into the office on Monday. Of the many, many brunch dishes we had, these were the nine that stood out. 

The name of this dish does not do it justice. Yes, there are poached eggs, but they’re placed on top of toast, which has a layer of Nduja, a spreadable, spicy pork sausage. Then everything is covered with a bright lemon hollandaise and greens, which (sort of) make the dish feel a little lighter. It’s the best new play on eggs benedict we’ve seen

Stuffed Dates to Remember

FEB. 18, 2014

DINING

Chorizo-Stuffed Dates With Piquillo Pepper Sauce

The Restaurant Takeaway column is devoted to restaurant dishes you can make in your own kitchen, tested and tweaked for home cooks.

I’ve eaten my share of bacon-wrapped dates at cocktail parties and the like. Sometimes they are plain; sometimes they are filled with almonds or cheese. They are always tasty and never filling.

And this was exactly what I thought stuffed dates should be — until I had dinner at Avec in Chicago. There, I ate bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with spicy chorizo, surrounded by a silky tomato and piquillo pepper sauce.

This dish was not dainty hors d’oeuvres to be nibbled out of hand. It was a brawny appetizer that demanded a fork to scoop up the sausage emerging from the sweet dates. The flavors made perfect sense together; piquant, sweet, meaty, smoky and tangy notes in every bite, zinging over your tongue in different combinations and intensities. This is a dish that will never get dull.

My adaptation keeps the compelling flavors, but it scales down the dates so they are more compact. You could make them as an appetizer over sauce, as they do at Avec. But now the dates also work as hearty finger food. Serve with the sauce for dipping.

Recipe: Chorizo-Stuffed Dates With Piquillo Pepper Sauce

avec in Time Out Chicago!

To read more about avec in Time Out, please check out this article here.

http://timeoutchicago.com/restaurants-bars/15925071/avec-restaurant-review?package=15930776

The Bon Appetite Foodist covers Chef Erling Wu Bower

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Erling Wu Bower talks avec

Please check out Erling's first interview, as he talks about his role as chef de cuisine of avec!

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Check out chef Erling Wu Bower of avec and Cosmo Goss Of PQM, as he collaborates with Starving Artist-- an evening of art, food & inspiration.

Starving Artist is Chicago Artists’ Coalition’s annual benefit that pairs the city’s most inspiring visual artists with its most innovative culinary talent. For this year’s event, Starving Artist will offer a high-energy and interactive evening where attendees will engage directly with the creative environment of unique art and food installations.

Avec's Chorizo-stuffed, Bacon-wrapped Medjool Dates

"Watch the magic happen here":http://chicago.eater.com/archives/2012/06/27/avecs-chorizostuffed-baconwrapped-medjool-dates.php

 

 

"Real Men Drink Pink"

Join us August 10th-17th as we support “Real Men Drink Pink” campaign to encourage men who normally wouldn’t drink rosé wine to embrace it, glasses of rosé will be offered at $10/glass . Proceeds form this will be donated to the “Bright Pink’s” breast cancer cause. Please come and support this cause! See you soon!

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A day in the life of Chef Paul Kahan

A day in the life of Chef Paul Kahan by POPSUGAR Chicago.

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Anthony Bourdain on his fave places in Chicago: Paul Kahan's restaurants!

Chef Anthony Bourdain shows some love to Paul Kahan’s restaurants in Chicago.

“Favorite Chicago spot for food? Any place run by Paul Kahan: Blackbird, avec, The Publican, Big Star.”

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avec featured on the epicurious blog

The epi-log, epicurious.com’s blog raves about avec.

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Chef Paul Kahan featured on Food Network

Food Network Magazine asked top chefs across the country for their best advice.

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Chef Paul Kahan featured on Maxim.com

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Time Out Chicago April 2011

avec featured in Time Out Chicago April 2011 Eat Out With The Kids

CS Magazine, March 2011

Avec featured in CS Magazine, March 2011

Chef Paul Kahan featured in bonappetit.com

Chef Paul Kahan featured in “11 Celeb Chefs Dish on Their Sexiest Meal Ever”

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Avec featured in The Gluttonous Ghost

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James Beard Award 2010

avec and chef Koren Grieveson elected for a James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: Great Lakes, 2010

Diversion Magazine

Avec featured in Diversion Magazine

Michigan Ave Magazine, February 2010

Avec featured in Michigan Ave Magazine, February 2010

Time Out Chicago, January 2010

Avec featured in Time Out Chicago

James Beard Award 2009

avec and chef Koren Grieveson elected for a James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: Great Lakes

Travel & Leisure Magazine, May 2009

Avec featured in Travel & Leisure Magazine, May 2009

Food & Wine Magazine, July 2008

Avec featured in Food & Wine Magazine, July 2008

Wallpaper Magazine, February 2008

Avec featured in Wallpaper Magazine, Feb 2008

Chicago Magazine April 2007 Restaurants

avec in Chicago Magazine April 2007 Restaurants

Time Out Eat Out Awards March 2007

avec nominated for the Time Out Eat Out Awards March 2007

North Shore March 2007

avec in North Shore March 2007

Chicago Social March 2007 Maria Pinto

Maria Pinto on avec Chicago Social March 2007

Restaurants & Institutions March 2007

avec’s chef Koren Grieveson in R&I March 2007

Today's Chicago Woman Maria Pinto

Today’s Chicago Woman Maria Pinto on avec, March 2007

GQ Magazine, March 2007

Avec featured in GQ Magazine, March 2007

Frommers budget Travel, March 2007

Avec featured in Frommers Budget Travel guide

Chicago Sun-Times February 2007

avec mentioned in Chicago Sun-Times February 2007

ZAGAT Survey, July 2006

Avec reviewed by the Zagat Survey, July 2006

Town & Country Travel, Summer 2006

Avec featured in Town & Country Travel

Australian Gourmet Traveller, June 2006

Avec is featured in Australian Gourmet Traveller.

Time Out Chicago April 2006

Avec featured in Time Out Chicago in April, 2006

Time Out Chicago, December 2005

Avec featured in Time Out Chicago, The 100 Best Eats December 2005

Wood Design

Avec featured in book entitled Wood Design, Daab publishing.

James Beard Award 2005

avec elected for a James Beard Foundation Award for
Outstanding Restaurant Design, 2005

James Beard Award 2005

avec elected for a James Beard Foundation Award for
Outstanding Restaurant Graphics, 2005

Time Out Chicago, September 2005

Avec featured in Time Out Chicago in September, 2005

The Chicago Sun-Times, July 2005

Koren Grieveson is featured in The Chicago Sun-Times.

Hospitality Design, May/June 2005

Avec featured in Hospitality Design, May/June 2005

Gourmet Magazine, April 2005

Avec featured in Gourmet Magazine

New City Magazine, 2005

Avec featured in New City Magazine, 2005

North Shore Magazine, November 2004

Avec featured in North Shore Magazine, November 2004

Chicago Magazine, November 2004

Avec featured in Chicago Magazine

ChicagoMag.com, Nov 2004

Avec featured in ChicagoMag.com

Bon Appetit, September 2004

Avec featured in Bon Appetit

Food & Wine, August 2004

Avec featured in food & Wine Magazine, August 2004

Wallpaper Navigator, Summer 2004

Avec featured in Wallpaper Navigator

Where Magazine, May 2004

Avec featured in Where magazine

Metropolitan Magazine, May/June 2004

Avec featured in Metropolitan Magazine, May/June 2004

Soma, May 2004

Avec featured in Soma

National Geographic, April 2004

Avec was presented with a National Geographic ‘Best of the City’ award in April, 2004

Travel & Leisure Magazine, April 2004

Avec featured in Travel & Leisure Magazine, April 2004

Nations Restaurant News, April 2004

Avec featured in Nations Restaurant News, April 2004

National Geographic Traveler Magazine, April 2004

Avec featured in National Geographic Traveler Magazine, April 2004

CS Magazine, April 2004

Avec featured in CS Magazine

Chicago Sun-Times March 2004

Avec featured in The Chicago Sun-Times

Lakeshore Design, Spring 2004

Avec featured in Lakeshore Design

Wallpaper Magazine, January/February 2004

Avec featured in Wallpaper Magazine, January/February 2004

Restaurants & Institutions, December 2003

Avec featured in Restaurants & Institutions December 2003

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Chicago, IL 60661

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