Cúrate is for me what elBulli is for Katie Button [“The Last Supper,” part one, Aug. 8 Xpress]. At no other restaurant have I ever felt as happy, cared for, entertained and well-fed as I do at Cúrate — especially at the counter.
Each inspired dish is served with a straightforward explanation, bringing the diner into the happy and (in the fullest sense) democratic world that the staff appears to inhabit. The food preparation, visible from the counter, is not only a full-fledged art form, but also provides insider's tips for the home cook.
The staff works together like an orchestra — everyone has a clear and creative role to play, every role is important and everyone is intent on the results.
— Jane Voyles