Félix Meana and Katie Button, veterans of elBulli in Spain, converted Asheville’s former downtown bus depot into a stylish tapas bar. Cúrate means to cure oneself, which diners can do with traditional Spanish dishes such as Catalan sausage bocadillos, codfish salad, and honey-drizzled fried eggplant. This appeared in the July/August 2012 issue. Read Emma John’s feature on the North Carolina bluegrass scene.
The Best Dinner in Asheville
Spain in Western North Carolina
Asheville Food Find
Years ago, Paul and I fell in love with the flavors of Spain on a delicious trip to Madrid. We've been having Spanish hunger pangs ever since. Luckily, Cúrate came to our rescue and fulfilled all of our desires. Our dinner at Cúrate consisted of a pitcher of the best sangria we've ever had, accompanied by a series of tapas style dishes including gazpacho, jamon Iberico, meatballs, potatoes, and tomato spread on fresh-baked bread. The restaurant was bustling, but we still landed two of the best seats in the house by sitting at the bar and getting a front row seat of the intense preparation put into each dish.