Restaurant Review: Cúrate

Ask most people in Asheville what the hottest restaurant is right now, and they'll say one of two places: Cúrate or The AdmiralMy husband and I went out to celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary and we chose Cúrate. I'd been for lunch and had loved it. It was my husband's first time dining there. It was a remarkable experience. The photos will tell the story of the food, but the service and ambiance was spot on. It's not a stuffy restaurant, it's just terrific food that will surprise and delight you.

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Marcona Almonds paired with a glass of Amontillado, Alvear, Pedro Ximenez, Montilla-Moriles

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Serrano ham with tomato bread

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White   asparagus with lemon vinaigrette and "light as   air" mayonnais

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Patatas Bravas

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Grilled, house-made chorizo, with olive oil pureed potatoes

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Grilled lamb with moorish spices

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Sauteed mushrooms with a splash of sherry

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Chocolate mousse (served warm) with raspberry sorbet and hazelnut praline

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Apricot sorbet with espresso