The Curate Bar de Tapas in Asheville is one of the restaurants that is part of the family-owned Heirloom Hospitality Group. This restaurant serves up authentic Spanish food that will make diners feel as if they are experiencing Spain firsthand. At Curate, food is in many ways a welcoming excursion that transports diners to the rich history and culture of Spain. The menu selections are made with great care to ensure that only the best Spanish food and wine are served to the public, in keeping with Curate’s goal of offering a high-quality dining experience.
Curate offers lunch, dinner, and brunch at various days and times. The following are the specific hours of operation.
Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:30pm
Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 11:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:30pm
Reservations can be made for Curate via the restaurant’s website.
The Curate menu is filled with delicious, flavorful authentic Southern-inspired Spanish cuisine. There is a lunch and dinner menu as well as a bar menu offering small bites, and an extensive wine menu. For the convenience and safety of diners, the menu items are labeled gluten free, lactose free, vegan, and tree nut free.
· Lunch and Dinner Menu - A wide variety of authentic Spanish items are offered, such as cold small plates like gazpacho, ensaladilla rusa, pulpo a la gallega; hot small plates: setas al jerez, carabinero, morcilla casera; sandwiches: lomo ibérico con queso and atun y piparra; charcoal grilled: pincho moruno, trucha al horno, cerdo iberico a las finas hierbas; rice and paellas: paella de verduras; desserts: tarta líquida, merengue de “gin & tonic”, pastel de piñones y aceite de olive.
· Bar Menu - The bar menu features a number of small bites such as cheeses and cured meats as well as cocktails, beers, and sherries as well as non-alcoholic beverages.
· Wine Menu - The wine menu is impressive and features a large number of wines from different regions of Spain.
Curate offers eGiftcards for purchase via its website. These eGiftcards are available from $20 to $300, and are delivered via email.
Curate is a great place to host a private party or event. The designated private party room is able to accommodate up to 32 guests. Patrons can use the event space located below the main dining area for audio-visual needs as it includes a projector with a pull-down screen. Curate also provides a “Taste of Spain” menu as well as a selection of Spanish wines to complement the menu.
Those interested in using Curate for a private dining event can begin the booking process by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those who enjoy the authentic fusion of Southern and Spanish cuisine of Curate, there is now a Curate cookbook, allowing diners to prepare these dishes from the comfort of their homes. The book is available for purchase via major retailers.
Patrons that enjoy experiencing Spain through the cuisine at Curate have the opportunity to partake in a yearly trip to Spain that is personally guided by Félix Meana, one of the most influential people on the Spanish food scene. Those interested in this trip will get a personal tour of Toledo and Madrid as well as visit the goldmines and experience Spanish wine making through the eyes of the experienced winemaker Raúl Pérez.
Individuals who are interested in the Curate Spain trips can be waitlisted for the trips by contacting Paladar y Tomar, the trip advisor, by phone or email at (646) 934-6676.
Curate Bar de Tapas, 13 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801, website, Phone: 828-239-2946