avec,  a Mediterranean and Midwestern influenced shared plates restaurant, opened in October 2003 out of a partnership between Executive Chef Paul Kahan, restaurateur 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.

Originally conceived as a wine bar, the kitchen's offerings quickly steered the space in another direction. Wine, however, remains at avec’s core. Focused on hearty peasant wines from small producers in France, Italy, Spain and Portugal, the list offers 130 wines priced between $20 and $90 a bottle. Thirty wines are offered by the glass, encouraging guests to experiment with avec’s selection of European boutique wines. The bar also offers an unusual selection of French, Italian and Belgian beers selected to best complement Hendrix’s cuisine. Sherries, ports and sparkling wines round out the beverage list.


january 3, 4 + 5: natural wine dinner series ft. greece, spain + france

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join us in our new second-floor events space for a three-night dinner series celebrating the natural wines of three of our favorite regions: greece, spain and france!

each night, chef de cuisine perry hendrix and sommelier/owner eduard seitan will serve a family-style dinner from one of these three sundrenched regions of the mediterranean, along with biodynamic glass pairings to accompany each course. 

full menus below, and tickets available by clicking here. tickets: $125/night (inclusive of tax and gratuity), with the option to join us for a 5:30pm seating or an 8:30pm seating each night. additionally, you may purchase seats for all three nights for $350!

if you have any questions, please contact us via phone at 312.377.2002.