When you first enter Avec, the horizontal wood planks make it look a bit as if you’ve just stepped into a sauna (Don’t worry, though, because you won’t feel like you’re in one). The trendy 58-seat restaurant is a perfect spot for catching up with a small group of friends. The restaurant has an infectious energy that sets a truly convivial mood for a magnificent dinner amongst friends and the lively atmosphere really gets the conversation flowing. The menu is mostly small plates designed for sharing, but even the large plates can be shared too. Order up a whole slew of dishes and pass them around so the whole group can get a taste of everything the kitchen has to offer. But whatever you do, don’t miss out on their famous bacon-wrapped chorizo stuffed dates and their exceptional wine list.