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First Look: Frasca Team Debuts Tavernetta at Union Station

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Mark Antonation
Carpaccio alla Cipriani: grass-fed beef, Parmigiano-reggiano and aioli.
In 2004, Frasca Food & Wine opened in Boulder under the guidance of owners Bobby Stuckey and chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson. Since then the two have added Pizzeria Locale next door and have garnered national attention, including multiple awards from the James Beard Foundation. Now the two are bringing a taste of Italy to Denver with Tavernetta, which opens tonight at 1889 16th Street behind Union Station. Tavernetta offers regional Italian cuisine with a more casual style of service than Frasca, but with the same attention to detail in the wine list, raw ingredients and hospitality. Here's a look inside, along with a few tantalizing food shots.