If you’re feeling a little down in the dumps, head on over to our friends at Cured, and they’ll fix what ails you. Okay, we’ve got that joke out of the way, so let’s talk about why you should head out to one of our favorite local restaurants. Cured specializes in – you guessed it – cured foods, from charcuterie to pickles. This is the place to go when you want something a little different. In fact, they revel in being different, being local, and being flat-out delicious.
Packed with Flavor
Cured uses regional ingredients and organic methods to produce hand-crafted, unique food that’s appropriate for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Get started at lunch with a shareable smoked cheese plate, which features River Whey blue cheese, Dapper Goat Chévre, and more. One of the neat things about the plates at Cured is that they really do know where their ingredients come from, and the locally-sourced items are marked clearly on the menu. One popular item for lunch is the chicken and andouille sausage gumbo. It’s served with pickled okra and popcorn rice, and every bite will make your mouth and tummy happy.
The menu at Cured changes at night. There’s some overlap, but at dinner service, the portions are different. One favorite is the local leg of goat. The dish features pommes purée, grilled squash, zucchini, and chayote, and it’s one that will stick in your mind for days to come. Another standout on the menu: the local boar chops, which come with carrot purée, local greens, and slow-cooked purple radish. And of course, you can’t forget to top off the meal with dessert. While the bread pudding is rich and decadent, just like you’d want, there’s another showstopper on the menu: Prickly Pear sorbet. Featuring mesquite cake crumbles, blackberries, and cucumber blossoms, this dessert is light and lovely on your taste buds. It’s a perfect ending to a dinner with a heavier main course.
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When You Go
Head out to see the friendly, helpful folks at Cured at Pearl, Tuesday through Sunday starting at noon. They’re located at 306 Pearl Parkway, Suite 101. Bring your appetite!
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