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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:

At the reception: oysters with smoked salmon, duck prosciutto and watermelon; beef tenderloin and pineapple brochettes; crabcakes with pecans. Paired with Deviation Road Brut 2008.

Second course: sea scallops -- both carpaccio of Maine and pan-fried diver scallops -- and an asparagus-endive salad, paired with Greyhound Sauvignon Blanc 2008.

Third course: steak-and-potato soup, a confit of fingerling potatoes topped with seared ribeye capella, finished with a blend of Yukon Gold puree and creamed leeks; paired with blended-at-the-table wines from 2008.

Fourth course: fennel-glazed spring quail with cabernet-tossed market berries, quinoa and spring ratatoille, paired with the Portrait Series "Lucky" Cabernet-Merlot from 2006.

Final course: buttermilk blue cheese and a deconstructed glass of red wine, paired with the Best in Show Pinot Noir 2007.

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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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