1738 Pearl St.
Chef/Owner: Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson
Chef de Cuisine: Merick Devine
Pastry Chef: Heather Harmon
Sommeleiers: Bobby Stucky
GM: Matthew Mather & Carlin Karr
Ranked 65 in 2013.
Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson and Bobby Stuckey's restaurant is an oasis in the Denver/Boulder corridor. A French Laundry alumnus, Lachlan combines his classical training with his fanaticism for the cuisine of Italy's Friuli region, and the result is refined versions of dishes like a minestra of sweet corn with Montasio cheese and basil or hand-cut pasta alla chitarra with chanterelles. Meanwhile, in the process of featuring the wines of Friuli, Stuckey has assembled one of the most interesting lists in the country. "Terrific food and wine from a region that is traditionally unrepresented" results in what some say is "the best food in the state," with a few claiming "It would hold its own in any city in the country." They recently expanded into the store next door.