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Frasca Food and Wine

1738 Pearl St. (17th St.) Send to Phone
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, Boulder, CO

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Frasca Food and Wine Restaurant Review

About the restaurant: When Frasca Food and Wine opened its doors in 2004, devout foodies, jet-setting tourists and serious wine aficionados heralded 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.

About the décor: The dining room, adorned with starched white linens, Zalto stemware, vases of fresh flowers and a striking wine wall, is elegant and intimate, but refreshingly absent of snobbery. And if you want to get up close and personal with the chefs, you can book a table for two in the kitchen.

About the food: Effortlessly polished and affable servers help guests navigate their way through Mackinnon-Patterson's constantly changing menu, a tribute to the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy that also relies on a bumper crop of foodstuffs from local farmers, ranchers and purveyors. You can bet that the salumi plate --- an artfully arranged smorgasbord of cured 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 ($95) or a six-course tasting ($130, plus $98 for optional wine flight), or order à la carte. (Monday wine dinners, meanwhile, are a relative bargain at $65.) You might encounter dishes like foie gras and rabbit terrine; agnolotti with Harbison cheese, Sicilian pistachio and Parmigiano Reggiano; and pork, pork belly, prosciutto, turnip, pear and mizuna. To end the meal, consider the semifreddo al limoncello with honey, coffee and lemon peel.

About the wine: The wine list is a 73-page tome that runs from obscure indigenous wonders to the best bottles from Piedmont and Tuscany. Your server will know more about wine than many a certified sommelier, and can deftly guide amateurs and seasoned oenophiles through the grapevine of possibilities.

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