March 18, 2013

Undisputed titan of restaurant reviews Zagat recently named Boulder, Colorado, as one of the burgeoning foodie cities in the United States.

This is great news for anyone in Colorado culinary schools, as diners and restaurant reviewers are starting to move past the health-conscious mentality that has been associated with the city for years. The Zagat blog mentioned several restaurants that chef schools in Colorado may already recognize, including the Spanish-inspired Cafe Alon, local farm-to-table favorite OAK at Fourteenth – which was mentioned by The New York Times last month, and gourmet meat and cheese joint, Cured.
Yet it was Frasca Food and Wine, one of the most dynamic restaurants in Boulder, that really won the hearts of Zagat’s critics. More restaurants are expected to pop up in the future, and current restaurateurs are expected to continue to reinvent themselves.

“On so many levels, Boulder has responded positively to the recent attention it’s gotten for its awareness of a thriving food and beverage culture. New and creative concepts are popping up all the time from talented and proven chefs and beverage professionals.” Chef and co-owner of Frasca Food and Wine Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson said of the city’s food evolution. Frasca Food and Wine has also employed several graduates and often intern’s students from Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts.