1. Frasca Food and Wine
The prestigious James Beard Foundation is a fan of Frasca—and you’ll quickly become one, too. The upscale Boulder eatery’s menu is centered around the cuisine of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, a region in northeast Italy. Every course is exquisitely plated, and the servers are polished but genial. Let owner and master sommelier Bobby Stuckey guide you through the 200-plus wine options. Tip: Make reservations for the less pricey Monday night wine dinners. The four-course tasting menu costs $55, with vino flights an additional $50.