Booze

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.

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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