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Recipient of the 2008 James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: Southwest, Lachlan is the chef and co-owner of Frasca Food and Wine and Pizzeria Locale. In 2005, he was awarded Food & Wine magazine's Best New Chef. At Frasca, he applies his culinary talents to create innovative yet traditional dishes true to the indelible spirit of Friuli, Italy. Frasca has developed a reputation as one of the best dining experiences in the country.
Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson began his celebrated culinary career in St. Louis, Missouri. After moving to Paris in 1999, he obtained his Certificate d’Aptitude Professionnelle at the renowned Ecole Gregoire-Ferrandi. Moving back to the U.S. in 2001, he worked at Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry in Yountville, California, where he met his current business partner, master sommelier Bobby Stuckey. Inspired by the neighborhood frascas they had visited in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Mackinnon-Patterson and Stuckey opened their first restaurant, Frasca Food and Wine, in August 2004 in Boulder. In 2007, the partners launched Scarpetta Wines. They opened Pizzeria Locale, a full-service contemporary pizzeria, in January 2011. Mackinnon-Patterson has earned numerous awards, including: Food & Wine magazine’s Best New Chefs 2005; James Beard Foundation Award’s Best Chef: Southwest, 2008; and a season competing on Bravo’s "Top Chef Masters."