Hot potato, the earliest dish designed to be passed, is nearly extinct due to the constant ravages of grade-school appetites. Revive shifting sustenance with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of small-plate fare at Crave in Boone.
Crave treats diners to the fine art of food shrinkage with their internationally influenced menu of tapas. Tapas are smaller plates intended for snacking, sharing, combining, and carting home in microscopic doggy bags to create unique full-course meals. Crab-cake sliders layered with roma tomato and remoulade ($4.15) slip past dental defenses to tickle exposed taste buds, and fried goat cheese ($3.95) fills tonsil caverns with the echoing flavors of its pecan crust and granny-smith apple garnish. Chefs reflect their global modus operandi with battered plates of vegetable tempura ($5.95), bowls of spicy tomato-tortilla soup ($3.95), and miniature cowboy hats filled with 4-ounce portions of filet mignon ($9.95). Those saddled with heftier hunger pangs can satiate themselves with a large plate, such as duck confit with mushroom risotto, french beans, and mushrooms ($16), before stifling cacophonous sweet chompers with a delectable dessert of poached anjou pear with Grand Marnier sauce ($4.55).
Illuminated by soft lights and large windows, Crave's dining room features eye-catching modern artwork and warm colors to create a soothing and inviting atmosphere. The elegant setting offers a lively location for a night out with a group of friends or an intimate evening discussing strategy with a three-legged-race mate.
- The menu had a lot of different options, but was not overwhelming. Best of all (for this area), there were flavor profiles on the menu that were not completely predictable. All of the food was well-cooked. – What’s Cooking on the Mommy Porch
- Lots of fun. Nice food and atmosphere. If you like tapas style eating you will really like this place. – Gordon C., Yelp, 7/28/10
203 Boone Heights Dr.
Boone, North Carolina 28607Get Directions