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Michael Long

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    Big Beers Fest kick-off, culinary classes for the masses tonight

    The fourteenth annual Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival starts today and runs through January 11 at the Vail Cascade Hotel and Club. The three-day event features educational seminars, two brewmaster dinners, a commercial tasting, a homebrew competition and other tastings and pairings and ki ... More >>

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    December 12, 2013

    So far, soy good: Skip the Kikkoman if you want to taste authentic Thai

    If you've ever tried to cook Thai food at home and were disappointed, I'll bet I know why: You were using the wrong sauce. When the recipe called for soy sauce, you probably grabbed the bottle of Kikkoman sitting in your fridge. "You'd never use Kikkoman in Thai food, but people do, unfortunately," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    Win two VIP tickets to the Chef & Brew Festival (WINNER UPDATE)

    UPDATE: We have a winner of our Chef & Brew Festival contest, in which we asked Cafe Society readers to answer this question: How many gallons of Tunnel of Trees IPA did TRVE brew during the month of October? Congrats to PerfectlyFlawed, whose guessed 150 gallons. The actual number is 170. Perfectly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Chefs John Broening, Elise Wiggins, Hosea Rosenberg and more dish on the dining scene

    The signature signs of a city that's on the culinary fast track reside in its willingness to take aggressive risks, push infinite boundaries and continually adapt to a fickle dining public whose expectations are always on the upswing. Denver is that city -- a major metropolis that refuses to slow do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Winner update! Win two seats to the Walpurgis Prost beer dinner with chef Michael Long

    Winner announcement: Congrats to Joey Murdah, who came the closest with his guess of 1,200 glasses of Dunkel. The actual number is 1,289. Tomorrow night, at 6:30 p.m., chef Michael Long, also a co-host on KEZW's The Main Course, will cook a German feast at Prost Brewing as part of the popular Chef ... More >>

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    March 12, 2013

    Chef Michael Long hosts a craft-beer seminar at Seasoned Chef Cooking School tonight

    The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 999 Jasmine Street, will welcome chef Michael Long from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. tonight for a cooking class and tasting incorporating craft beers. See also: - Chef and Tell with Michael Long of Opus - Chef Michael Long departs the kitchen at Aria - Westword's "Beer Man"

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    UPDATE: Contest alert: Win two tickets to the Creole Food and Killer Beer dinner next Tuesday

    WINNER ALERT: We have a winner of our Creole Food and Killer Beer contest. Congratulations to shaag81, who guessed 28 pints, just one digit off of the actual number of 29 pints. Thanks for playing! Next Tuesday night -- that's Fat Tuesday, by the way -- the crew that launched the Chef and Brew ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Plenty of pancakes, beer and a pot cooking contest on this week's calendar

    Snooze is hosting a Pancake Day on February 12 at all of its Colorado locations: 2262 Larimer Street, 700 Colorado Boulevard, 144 West Mountain Avenue in Fort Collins, 6781 South York Street in Littleton and 1617 Pearl Street in Boulder. One hundred percent of all proceeds from the special pancake m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Contest alert: Win two tickets to the Chef and Brew Festival on Thursday night

    Craft brews were the big draw at last month's Great American Beer Festival, but a portion of the beer bonanza was also devoted to beer-and-food pairings, which, in the last few years, have become more and more frequent, and while there are a fair share of cynic oenophiles who will insist that wine - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Uncle and Hogshead Brewery among the duos cooking up pairings for Chef & Brew

    Some cuisines are easier to pair with beers than others. Mom's brisket, for instance, works really well with a big stout, while a platter of garlicky mussels is going to play nicely off a Belgian saison. IPAs work with fried pub fare, like onion rings and fish 'n' chips, while spicy Mexican food is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Reader: Can Opus and Aria make beautiful music together in Cherry Creek?

    Cherry Creek is getting a new/old restaurant: Opus, which was a terrific restaurant when it opened in Littleton a decade ago, is merging with Aria, its sibling. Michael Long, the opening chef at Opus, left that fine-dining restaurant in 2010 to head the kitchen at Aria, which went into 250 Josephin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    Opus relocates to the Aria space in Cherry Creek, and has plans for a new restaurant in Castle Rock

    I've had some exquisite food at Opus, the Littleton restaurant that's orchestrated by executive chef Sean McGaughey, who took over the burners after opening chef Michael Long departed the fine-dining restaurant to spearhead the kitchen at Aria, which opened in late 2010 in Cherry Creek. Long parted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Chef Michael Long departs the kitchen at Aria

    ​"Let's just put it this way: The restaurant isn't closing, but new partners are coming in, and they don't need me," begins the conversation with Michael Long, the now-former executive chef of Aria (and before that, Opus), the restaurant he opened last December in Cherry Creek.

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Sean McGaughey, exec chef of Opus, on his infatuation with Jubes Nata De Coco and his disdain for spaghetti

    Lori Midson​ Sean McGaughey Opus 2575 West Main Street, Littleton 303-703-6787 This is part one of my interview with Sean McGaughey, exec chef of Opus. Part two of that interview will be posted here tomorrow. Sean McGaughey grew up in Rye, a town of 2,000 on the plains where Colorado, Nebras ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Tonight: Dueling Cuisine -- Science vs. Art at Aria

    ​Aria will host Dueling Cuisine: Science vs. Art, as chefs Michael Long and Ian Kleinman face off and prepare a four-course feast. Each course will feature on ingredient with two preparations by each chef. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $89; for more info, call 303-377-4012. For info ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Patio wine parties, Dueling Cuisine and more

    ​There is culinary life after Mother's Day, starting with tonight's Lamb Jam and continuing the seasonal launch of the Colorado Wine Train, the Swallow Hill Music Winefest and much, much more -- with or without fermented grapes. Here's a taste of what's ahead:

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    April 14, 2011
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    January 31, 2011

    Get your pig on tonight at the Taste of Elegance pork competition

    Lori MidsonElise Wiggins, exec chef of Panzano, is just one of several kitchen magicians competing in the Taste of Elegance pork competition tonight at the Renaissance Denver Hotel​More than a dozen Colorado chefs, including Elise Wiggins (Panzano), Michael Long (Aria), Austin Cueto (Restaura ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Raves and rants: Local chefs weigh in with their culinary predictions for 2011

    Lori MidsonTAG executive chef/owner Troy Guard predicts that cheese will be the top food of 2011​What does 2011 hold for the culinary world? We asked several local chefs to consult their crystal orbs, talk to the (whole) beast, bend their ears to the farmland and unearth a few trends that will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Food porn from Michael Long's Aria, opening Thursday in Cherry Creek

    Lori Midson​Just got off the horn with Michael Long, exec chef and partner at Aria, Long's New American restaurant at 250 Josephine Street, and the news is good: After months of getting the dining room, kitchen and bar in tip-top shape, Aria will open tomorrow at 5 p.m. "My stress level is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Five non-hotel, non-Chinese Denver restaurants open on Christmas day

    Not feeling the Chinese dumplings this year? Try one of these five restaurants​Whether you don't celebrate Christmas or you'd simply rather abstain from holiday cooking, eating options constrict significantly when you're choosing a place to dine on December 25. Thanks to hotel restaurants that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Beer dinners, latke cookoffs and more

    ​The city is awash in beer dinners this week -- but there are also many classes, food drives and the annual Top Latke Cookoff. Here's a taste of what's on the menu:

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Tonight: Grand Vintner's Dinner at Opus

    ​The Denver International Wine Festival and Denver Wine Week's Grand Vintner's Dinner is tonight at Opus, 2575 West Main Street in Littleton. The feast, featuring a four-course menu created by Sean McGaughey and Michael Long, and Michael-David wines, starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $59 and up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Part two: Ill Mondo Vecchio's Mark DeNittis seeks global salumi domination

    Lori Midson ​ Mark DeNittis Il Mondo Vecchio 1174 South Cherokee Street 303-744-6328 mondovecchio.net This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Mark DeNittis, the salumi emperor of Il mondo Vecchio. To read the first part of that interview, click here. Culinary inspirations: My gran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Michael Long will soon add Aria to his existing Opus

    ​Michael Long had news, but he wasn't going to share it with me over the phone. "Let's meet for lunch," he insisted, "and I'll tell you all about it." Over xiao long bao, seaweed salad and beef noodle soup at Lao Wang Noodle House, Long detailed the plans for a new restaurant that he'll soo ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010
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    June 3, 2010

    Tonight: Who let the dogs in?

    ​The answer: Opus, 2575 West Main Street in Littleton, where chef Michael Long is hosting tonight's wine dinner featuring Cru Vin Dogs vintages. Dinner starts at 6:30, and guests will help blend the winery's newest red wine; tickets are $79. Here's the menu:

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Johnson & Wales chef Eric Stein dishes on vegetarian food (Denver has the worst), Michael Long (he's a genius) and peanut butter and jelly

    Lori Midson​This is part two of Lori Midson's Chef and Tell interview with Eric Stein, chef/instructor at Johnson & Wales. To read part one of that interview, click here. Most embarrassing moment in the kitchen: I worked for a restaurant called Adesso in Providence, Rhode Island, that featur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Denver International Beer Festival set for June

    ​Denver is a lush when it comes to beer, but that doesn't mean the city's been cut off. The producers of the Denver International Wine Festival & Competition for the past six years plans to hold a Denver International Beer Competition this May, followed by a June dinner that will pair the win ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Sunday's hot food ticket: Chefs Up Front

    Lori Midson Matt Selby at the 2009 Taste of the Nation event in Denver​More than twenty of Denver's star chefs will converge on the Colorado Convention Center this Sunday, March 21, for Chefs Up Front, a culinary bash to benefit Operation Frontline Colorado, a local nonprofit that fights hunge ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010
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    March 11, 2010

    Part two: Chef and Tell with molecular gastronomist Ian Kleinman

    Lori Midson ​This is part two of Lori Midson's Chef and Tell interview with Ian Kleinman; to read part one, click here. Proudest moment as a chef: When my dad and I cooked Father's Day brunch together at the James Beard House. We had a 22-hour prep day and cooked for seventy people, and by th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Cooking Light does Denver

    Look for Denver in the January Cooking Light.​The January issue of Cooking Light features Denver, "once left off the culinary map for its admittedly tired take on cowboy cuisine," the magazine advises, but "catching up to food trends fast." For proof, it name-checks chef Alex Seidel of Fruiti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    In the kitchen with Michael Long of Opus

    Lori Midson​Michael Long, executive chef of Opus (2575 Main Street, Littleton), and the subject of this week's Chef and Tell interview, knows a thing or two about Caesar salads: He won the 2007 American Institute of Food And Wine's Caesar salad award in 2007. In this riff on the classic, Long ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Chef and Tell with Michael Long of Opus

    Lori Midson​"I'm always trying to get away with as much creativity as possible, to push the boundaries and reel in my impulses," explains Michael Long. "I don't want to lose my audience, but for me, personally, food has to both taste good and entertain you in some way, whether it's because of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Fall for the autumn dinner deal at Opus

    opus executive chef Michael Long​Opus, Michael Long's long-standing restaurant at 2575 West Main Street in Littleton, just introduced a new autumn dinner deal that runs Sunday through Thursday from now until Thanksgiving. The deal, which includes three courses, is $33 per person; wine pairings ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Tonight: Wines from California vines at Opus

    ​Littleton's Opus restaurant, 2575 West Main Street, is hosting a wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. this evening with grape guru Lisa Rein, the associate winemaker for Row Eleven Wine Company, a producer based in San Rafael, California. The four-course menu, prepared by owner/exec chef Michael Long, in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Crested Butte Land and Trust Food and Wine Festival uncorks today

    The first day of the four-day Crested Butte Land Trust Food and Wine Festival uncorks today. And unlike some local food and wine festivals where our homegrown chefs are snubbed, the Crested Butte powwow, which includes wine seminars, wine walks, chef dinners, grand tastings and gourmet picnics, par ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Tonight: A symphony of food and wine at Opus

    Opus, Michael Long's longstanding restaurant at 2575 West Main Street in Littleton, is hosting a wine and food pairing dinner honoring Italian winemaker and lettuce lord Lucio Gomiero, who, along with being a wine jester, just happens to grow more radicchio than anyone else in the world at his farm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2009

    Chefs go up front today for Operation Frontline

    Chefs Up Front, a benefit for Share Our Strength's Operation Frontline, brings twenty top chefs to the Colorado Convention Center at 5:30 p.m. today, March 15. The participating restaurant/chef combos include Andrew Lubatty of Avenue Grill, Pete List of Beatrice & Woodsley, Sean Huggard of Black Pea ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 21, 2004

    Bite Me

    The Write Stuff

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    August 7, 2003

    Bite Me

    Pantry Raid

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    March 27, 2003
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    March 27, 2003
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    December 26, 2002

    It's My Party

    And I'll dine if I want to.

  • New Year's Eve

    December 19, 2002

    Hair of the Dog

    Prepare now for that New Year's Day hangover.

  • Dining

    November 7, 2002

    Small Bites

    Main Street Tavern

  • Dining

    November 7, 2002

    This Note's for You

    Chef Michael Long steals the show at Opus.

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    July 25, 2002

    Bite Me

    Majority Rules

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