Frasca Food & Wine
Frasca is the creation of Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey and Chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson. Their shared passion for Friuli-Venezia Giulian cuisine and fine wine is reflected in the exquisitely prepared fare and a comprehensive wine list boasting over 200 varieties. The seasoned and professional staff ensures a memorable evening with their meticulous attention to detail, expert wine pairing, and extensive knowledge of the menu. And the pastoral, elegant dining room evokes the gracious and friendly feeling of traditional Italian Frascas. Warm, welcoming, and unpretentious, Frasca is the perfect destination for impromptu gatherings, casual dinners, and special occasions.
Friuli-Venezia Giulia is a sub-alpine region in northeast Italy. Friuli is a region steeped in tradition nestled at the foot of the Carnic and Julian Alps and bordered by Austria, Slovenia, and the Adriatic Sea, it is a region of immense cultural blending, geographical diversity, and idyllic beauty. It is a region steeped in tradition and rich in natural resources; a place where its people have a deep connection with the land and an intense understanding of the relationship between food and wine.
Friuli’s food culture emerges from this backdrop. While classically Italian in many respects, it clearly reflects the international influences of the region and the culinary sensibilities of the Friulian people-rustic yet sophisticated. Creative blends of herbs, spices, and fruit. A profusion of fresh ingredients. Balanced proportions of meat, seafood, and cheese. And of course, a harmonious and uncomplicated relationship with wine. These are the flavors of Friuli. This is the tradition of the food.
Another tradition is the neighborhood Frasca. Historically found throughout Friuli, Frascas were friendly and informal gathering places, a destination for farmers, friends, and families to share a meal and a bottle of wine. Identified by a tree branch hanging over a doorway portal, they were a symbol of local farm cuisine, wine, and warm hospitality. As the harvest came to a close, the branch would wither and change colors to indicate the end of the season. The Frascas would then close their doors until the next harvest season.