Curate is a well-known authentic Spanish tapas restaurant led by Chef Katie Button in Asheville, North Carolina.
Cúrate is a celebration of authentic Spanish cuisine. For those who have visited Spain, the Cúrate menu will bring back memories of the country's best jamón Ibérico, vermuterías, and lively tapas culture. In recognition of the restaurant’s all-Spanish wine list, Cúrate was listed as one of America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2018. Cúrate means ‘cure yourself’ in Spanish, reflecting the belief held by chef Katie Button and her family that there are curative effects in sharing good food and wine with family and friends. Experience the essence of Spain in downtown Asheville… one plate at a time.This restaurant was my first stop when I made it to Asheville, because I had heard so much about it. It's been recommended by Zagat and Lonely Planet, among others.
We had reservations for the restaurant, so we were whisked to our table to look over the menu.
There were a few things that caught my eye, but at the top of my list was "Pan de cristal con tomate."
That's bread, tomato, olive oil, garlic and salt - pretty simple. But simply delicious.
And, I got a side of manchego cheese to go with it. Honestly, I could live off this type of food.
The dishes are served tapas style - which means small plates - so I ordered a few different things to try.
I also ordered "Pulpo a la Gallega," which is galician style octopus served warm w/sea salt, olive oil, spanish paprika, and yukon gold potato purée.