CRAVEPosted in: Bon Vivant, Cocktails, Drink Well, Restaurant Reviews
Looks Can be Decieving
Suburban mall food doesn’t normally conjure images of gourmet food and artisan cocktails, but I was pleased to have those preconceived notions blown out of the water during a recent dinner at CRAVE Restaurant in Bethesda.
For those craving something more gourmand than the Cheesecake Factory during marathon shopping excursions, look no further! CRAVE offers sleek design, artisan cocktails, and an array of culinary treats. In fact, it’s worth a visit regardless of your shopping needs.
We started with a tray of “Angry Dragon Martinis” and an outstanding sushi platter.
While the menu offered distinct nods to Crave’s other locations throughout the country, it is also largely Chef driven, with an impressive amount of autonomy for a boutique “chain” restaurant.
We moved on to a beautiful array of Americana cuisine- Chef Joel Hassanali is originally from Trininad and Tobago, and subtle nods to Caribbean influences showed up throughout the 5 course meal.
This wino was pleased and surprised to even see a walk in wine cellar for oenophiles. Discussions to bring in local craft wines are apparently in the works!
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Have you tried CRAVE yet?