What we love about Krave restaurant in Tequesta

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View of a peanut encrusted Ahi Tuna, and soba noodle salad, with bok choy, daikon radish, snow peas, peppers, ginger, onions, thai peanut sauce at Krave restaurant. (Bill Ingram / Palm Beach Post)

Krave is a small, luxe restaurant that’s tucked into a Tequesta strip mall, where you’re in the capable hands of Mike Rolchigo, an accomplished and talented chef. The restaurant offers modern American dishes, from duck egg roll starters to an entree of peanut-encrusted ahi tuna, fashioned with fresh, eclectic ingredients. This fancy fare is artistically presented on the plate (Rolchigo is a grad of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in both culinary and pastry arts).

But here’s the big reveal: as fancy as it is, the food is accessible and delicious. Rolchigo is not one to do pretty for pretty’s sake. He delivers sumptuous dishes, but it is food you’d return for again and again.

If you go: Krave Restaurant & Wine Bar, 626 U.S. 1, Tequesta; 561-575-9222

2014 review rating: FOOD: A; SERVICE: A

Related: Full dining review of Krave – Small Tequesta eatery serves big, imaginative dishes