Asta has long been one of Boston's most highly anticipated restaurant openings, but eager would-be patrons need wait no more: it opens tonight. Here's a crash course in Asta 101.
1. Asta offers tasting menus and nothing else, available in three, five and eight courses.
2. Asta is the first solo restaurant project of Alex Crabb, who served as sous chef at L'espalier for over five years.
3. There's only 41 seats.
4. The restaurant takes its name in part from the dog in The Thin Man films of the 1930's.
5. Zeus lives on.