Friday, March 9, 2012
Drinks And Bar Appetizers At Avila
We hit the foodie circuit once again last week for a party where we joined fellow food writers and bloggers at Avila for drinks and tastes of their bar menu appetizers. A full menu of appetizers is available at the bar, the portions are generous and prices average about $11.00 per plate. The Theater District location of Avila would make it an excellent choice for a pre or post theater light dinner or snack and cocktail. Owner Steve DiFillippo was also on hand to answer any questions we might have. Special thanks to the servers and Manager, who all helped us style the mouth-watering photos you are about to see. It was not only a delicious evening but a great night of food photography.
We began the evening of tastes and sips with this Winter Punch. Made with Cruzan Rum, Pineapple and Cranberry Juices and served on the rocks, it was a nice rum punch but not overpowering, as they can often be.
Halloumi Cheese Cubes are lightly fried and served with a sweet chutney. We had never tried this cheese before, which originated in Cyprus. It's a fairly firm, delicately flavored cheese with a nice bite.
The Cheese Puffs were set apart from others we've tried by the delicate flavor of the white truffle oil dripped onto each puff.
The Spring Roll choices include Philly Cheese Steak (pictured here), Buffalo Chicken and Chicken Parmesan.
The Kobe Beef Flatbread was a perfectly-baked flatbread and would definitely be a choice for a return visit.
Kobe is well-known for being the world's most flavorful beef.
Of the Spring Roll choices our favorite was this Chicken Parmesan, a crunchy bite with a great sauce and dusted with an excellent parmesan cheese.
Our second cocktail was the Blood Orange Martini made with Stoli Ohranj, Cointreau and Blood Orange Juice, less sweet than one would think and very smooth.
The Fish Taco was a good chunk of haddock in a soft taco shell. Very nice.
Our last taste was another favorite: Fried Shrimp And Garlic. Delicate garlic flavor and perfectly fried shrimp.
One Charles Street South
Boston, MA 02116