Frasca has always been a special place for our family and on Monday night 2/21st we returned for a Flanagan wine dinner. This was more than just a wine event as 100 plus friends joined us to celebrate the release of our 2009 Chardonnay and our 2008 Syrah and to reconnect with us after our 6 month absence. The support from our Boulder friends has been such a gift to us over the last few years and we felt that gratitude all over again at the dinner. Boulder is a great community and we are very thankful.
As always Frasca did an impeccable job with the food and wine pairings. The first course was a warm shrimp salad paired with our 2009 Flanagan Chardonnay. The second course was a simple house-made pasta, served al dente and lightly tossed in a pesto, anchovy sauce. The dish was creative, elegant, textural, and a perfect counterpoint to our 2008 Syrah. The third course was a medallion of tender beef seared to perfection and paired with our 2007 Flanagan Cabernet.
There are a handful of fine restaurants where we have felt most welcome, special, and relaxed all at once. A few that come to mind are Cyrus in Healdsburg, Felidia and Marea in NYC, Alain Ducasse in Paris, and Angele in Napa. Frasca is one of those special places. It starts with Bobby Stuckey, who is both a consummate host, and a great sommelier. The aesthetic continues with his 2 staff sommeliers Matthew Mather and Benjamin Richardson and extends through the whole service team. Egoless professionalism would be how I would characterize the service at Frasca.
For us, making wine is about connecting with friends, making new friends, and enjoying life. Thank you to all of our friends and to Frasca for a great night in Boulder!