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Thursday Giveaway: The clock is ticking!

Thursday, August 15th, 2013



Today, we’re giving away two tickets (each worth $75) to a one-night-only wine dinner hosted by The Libertine on Wednesday, August 21. This 5-course dinner prepared by chef Josh Galliano will also include five pairings of Scarpetta wine.

Scarpetta wines come from Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey and chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson (a St. Louis native), who also own Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder, Colorado. Stuckey and Mackinnon-Patterson will be at the dinner to talk about their wines and sign bottles.

If you don’t win our two seats, good news, seats are still available. Call The Libertine at 314.862.2999 to make a reservation.

To enter to win, answer the question below in our comments section, then, we’ll pick our favorite entry and email you if you’re the winner. (We’ll also announce the winner here and on Facebook.)

In a six-word memoir, tell us why YOU deserve these tickets more than anyone else.

Entries start NOW and last until 4 p.m.

The Scoop: Niche GM headed to Keller’s famed French Laundry

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

031511_FrenchLaundryA very Saucy congrats to Bryan Lipa. The general manager at Niche and St. Louis native has accepted a position as a captain at chef-owner Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry in Yountville, Calif. Lipa interviewed for a front-of-the-house position at the legendary Napa Valley restaurant last fall, but the final decision was not made until now.

Lipa has managed the floor at Niche and Brasserie by Niche since joining owner Gerard Craft’s restaurant operations in 2009. Prior to that, he managed Mike Shannon’s Steaks and Seafood and served as the director of food and beverage at the Omni Hotel downtown. In early February it was reported that Lipa was headed to Truffles to replace sommelier John Cain, who left the Ladue restaurant to take a position as a floor sommelier and manager at Annie Gunn’s in Chesterfield. Lipa, however, did not make the move, opting instead to continue working with Craft.

Lipa is among a small group of local talent to have joined the elite ranks at The French Laundry including Chris Hoel, former beverage director at Monarch; and chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson, who began his career at Old Warson Country Club and currently co-owns Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder, Col.

Drink This Weekend Edition: Storied wine with hometown ties hits local market

Friday, January 21st, 2011

012111_DRINKTHISWEEKENDWe’re always rooting for the home team, and in the case of Scarpetta Pinot Grigio – a project by St. Louis native Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson and master sommelier Bobby Stuckey – we’re excited to cheer on the arrival of this delicious wine.

Mackinnon-Patterson began his career at Old Warson Country Club in St. Louis (his parents still reside in St. Louis). While working as a chef de partie at The French Laundry, he met Stuckey, wine director of Thomas Keller’s famed Yountville restaurant. The two joined forces in 2004, opening Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder, Col., and a few years later launched their wine project, La Scarpetta, focusing on white wine from the Friulano region of Italy. Among their accolades, Mackinnon-Patterson was named among Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs in 2005, earned the distinction of Best Chef: Southwest from the James Beard Foundation in 2008 and was a contestant on season one of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters. In 2008, Stuckey received a James Beard nomination for Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional.

The 2009 Scarpetta Pinot Grigio, which landed in St. Louis this week, is a blend of grapes sourced from three vineyards in Friuli. The wine, which local master chef Gerard Craft called “amazing” and “delicious,” was fermented, aged and blended in stainless steel, resulting in a clean, vibrant, refreshing drink.

Want to try it? It’s available by the glass ($8) and the bottle ($30) at Craft’s flagship Niche beginning today. It’s also on the shelves at St. Louis Wine Market and Tasting Room and at Veritas Gateway to Food and Wine, both in Chesterfield.

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