colestove Posted November 5, 2006 Share Posted November 5, 2006 My wife and I had dinner last night with a couple we have known for years. He has a tradeout with Opus in Littleton and when we go with them we do the big dinner trip, which is usually more food than I am comfortable eating. It is very good food and I am surprised that it doesn't get more attention than it does. Michael is IMHO an excellent chef with a very fine crew assting him. It is somewhat expensive for the Denver area but I think the value is there. Dinner for 4 including appetizers, entrees and desserts, (one dessert was a glass of ice wine instead of a regular dessert) was $260.00. $45.00 ea. The plates are beautifully presented on a variety of tableware, the service is very good and most importantly the food is some of the best I have had. It is not as good as Frasca but it is close IMHO. I had a Kobe beef and crab Pho app.( It was presented with raw beef, crab and garnishes in the dish and then the broth was poured over it to just heat the beef). TYhe broth would hve delighted the MF's spicy food livers. It was almost too spicy for me but the flavor was great and the beef was exceptionally good. I also had a mixed lamb grill with a mini rack of lamb and lamb sausage with a side of grannysmith apples a potato puree of some kind and great asparagus. Dessert was a great dark chocolate torte with amarone cherry brandy sauce. The Pho was $15.00, the lamb $39.00, the dessert was $9.00. Gwen had a beutifully plated beet salad, a chimmichurri sauced ribeye steak and a pumpkin,white chocolate cheesecake. Other entrees were a Bison shortrib dish and a Thai seasoned sea bass.I should say he buys the meal and I leave a large tip I have eaten at Opus 4 or 5 times and and am always impressed with the place. It is on west Littleton Blvd in old downtown Littleton and while it is out of the usual fine dining areas I reccomend it. The website is opusdine.com. They do wine dinners on ocassion and I understand they are very good. I think rlm and fredbram and cheesemonger would find this an attractive dining experiece. Having said all that the reason for this time to get together, is that I discovered last week that what the Dr thought was a heart blockage that a stent would fix is a condition that will require a triple or quad bypass surgery which will be performed Fri Nov 10th at St Josephs Hosp. This is just an FYI for some people I like a lot (The MF community in the Denver Boulder area.) The Drs think that things will go as well as possible.. I am in reasonably good health, and there has not been an episode with the heart itself, (no stroke or heart attack) just some arteries going to the heart. The symptoms started about 3 or 4 months ago so it is not something I have ignored a long tim. I am not thrilled to have to heve this happen but I am also not unduly(sp) worried about it ei I just wanted to pass the info along. I haven't posted anything for a while but I assue you I read the boared on a daily basis and everything is well with all of you. Thank tou Bob Cole colestove Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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