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Frasca Food and Wine

1738 Pearl St. (17th St.) Send to Phone
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Fine dining in the guise of a frasca takes you on a journey through the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy.
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Frasca Food and Wine Restaurant Review

: When Frasca Food and Wine opened its doors in 2004, devout foodies, jet-setting tourists and serious wine aficionados heralded both the Northern Italian fare turned out by chef/co-owner Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson and master sommelier/co-owner Bobby Stuckey's show-stopping wine list, a 65-page tome that's heavy on Italian varietals. The two dining rooms, adorned with white linens, Riedel and Zalto stemware, vases of fresh flowers and a striking wine wall, are elegantly rustic, but refreshingly absent of snobbery. And if you want to get up close and personal with the chefs, you can book a table for as many as four people in the kitchen. Effortlessly polished and affable servers help guests navigate their way through Mackinnon-Patterson's seasonally and daily changing menu, a tribute to the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy. It also pulls from a bumper crop of foodstuffs from local farmers, ranchers and purveyors. You can bet that the salumi plate --- an artfully arranged smorgasbord of cured Italian meats, sliced in-house --- will be first on their list of must-haves. From there, embark on a gastronomic odyssey of inspired dishes via a four-course menu ($78), a chefs tasting menu ($105, optional wine flight $95) or ordering à la carte. You might encounter cannelloni with lobster, English pea, sea cress and tangerine; Alaskan halibut and fava bean; or quail from Broken Arrow Ranch, complemented by farro, morels and asparagus. To end the meal, consider the crema caramel or the “mousse al cioccolato.” Stuckey, wine director Matthew Mather and sommelier Carlin Karr deftly guide both amateurs and seasoned oenophiles through the grapevine of possibilities. There is a weekly wine dinner on Mondays, with a four-course pre-set menu to match a flight of wines from the highlighted importer or winemaker ($50, optional wine pairings $40-$50).

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