You’ve heard the phrase “hope in a bottle.” Well, Boulderites truly can conjure up some real hope on February 4 — in a wine bottle, that is. The Elie White Foundation for Rare Genetic Disorders is hosting a fundraising dinner (complete with wine pairing) at Boulder’s own Frasca. Frankly, I’ve found hope for lots of things every time I’ve dined at Frasca. The foundation is dedicated to helping children and young adults with a rare terminal genetic disorder called Wolfram Syndrome. Wolfram Syndrome is a deadly form of diabetes. After early onset juvenile diabetes, the syndrome often leads to hearing loss, vision loss, problems with balance and coordination, muscle spasms, bladder problems and it eventually affects the brain stem causing respiratory failure. Most afflicted only live to about the age of 30. That’s serious business. And whatever you’ve got troubling you in your life right now probably just became a lot less troubling. Frasca has teamed up with the Ellie White Foundation for Rare Genetic Disorders for this exclusive event on February 4th. Those attending will have James Beard Award winner Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson as their chef for this amazing evening. Bobby Stucky (owner and sommelier) will pair the wines from Scarpetta with each course and explain the nuances of each as we enjoy our meal. And if the folks at Frasca weren’t awesome enough, Bobby and Lachlan are donating all the wine from their Scarpetta winery. This is a limited seating event and Your Boulder would like to help the Elie White Foundation fill the house. Tickets start at $200 per person — and that’s a veritable steal considering who’s cooking your meal, pairing your wine, and the cost of a regular dinner at Frasca with wine pairings. Reservations are only available for this intimate event via phone. Just call 303-442-6966 to reserve your seats. It’s 10 days before Valentine’s Day and a powerful way to send a love letter to someone you love (a Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson/Bobby Stucky dinner – hollerrrrrr) along with doing good for those who never thought they’d be fighting the battle of their lives against genetics. More event information, including details about the silent auction and the specific use of proceeds from the event can be found here.
Boulder, a picturesque city nestled against the Rocky Mountains, is not only renowned for its outdoor adventures but also its thriving culinary scene. One particular