The Peter Franus wine dinner at Elway's Downtown catered equally to vegetarian and omnivore palates

Winemaker Peter Franus holds a journalism degree from the University of California at Berkeley -- and his collegiate proximity to Napa Valley ended up being pivotal to his career choice, which is winemaking. His first wine, a zinfandel, was produced in 1987, and Franus has been creating delicious wines ever since.

Last night, Elway's Downtown hosted a special wine dinner featuring Franus's beverages -- and Franus himself -- and chef Robert Bogart created a host of seasonal dishes, meat-laden and vegetarian, that paired beautifully with those wines, which Elway's sommelier Jeff Reebie described as having elements of balance, elegance and harmony.

Flip the page for a peek at what we ate.