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Del Mar ~ Stratford Court Café

Del Mar: Bryn Mawr 5-Course Wine Dinner w/Dave Lauer + Chef Erin Sealy Thur. 9/7

Don't miss our next wine dinner series, including one night at our new Del Mar location, Stratford Court Cafe. We'll showcase 5 small-production wines from Willamette Valley's Bryn Mawr Vineyards, including an exceptional winery-only Tempranillo. Each wine will be paired with its own dinner course.

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Del Mar: Bryn Mawr 5-Course Wine Dinner w/Dave Lauer + Chef Erin Sealy Thur. 9/7
Del Mar: Bryn Mawr 5-Course Wine Dinner w/Dave Lauer + Chef Erin Sealy Thur. 9/7

Time & Location

Sep 07, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Del Mar ~ Stratford Court Café, 1307 Stratford Ct, Del Mar, CA 92014, USA


About the event

Wine Pairs Events will be donating a portion of its profits from all September dinners and wine sales (wine sales at non-partner venues) to support Maui fire victims.

Don't miss our next Wine Dinner Series, including one night at our newest pop-up location in Del Mar!

We are very excited to announce our next dinner series! We'll feature three evenings in a row, including an evening at our Del Mar location, Stratford Court Cafe! For our September series, we're thrilled to announce a fantastic line up of 5 small production wines from Willamette Valley's Bryn Mawr Vineyards. In 2009 San Diego natives, Jon and Kathy Lauer purchased a small, garagiste winery and accompanying 4 acers of pinot noir, chardonnay and tempranillo. Today their family run winery has grown to include more acres and more family and produces award-winning wines from Eola-Amity Hills region of Willamette Valley. In addition to chardonnay and pinot noir, we are excited to share with you a sparkling rose of pinot noir and a winery-only, estate Tempranillo. Dave Lauer will be joining us for the evening to share his family's wines and impart his vast knowledge of the region, varietals and terroir. To showcase these wines, Chef Erin has created an elevated, seasonal pairing menu. You won't want to miss this memorable evening of wine, food and conversation!

*Please note, this will be an outdoor event, a light sweater or jacket is recommended. This location features an abundance of outdoor heaters and umbrellas to protect guests from the elements.

Each selection will be paired with its own wine inspired dinner course, prepared by Chef Erin Sealy. Chef Erin specializes in pairing food with wine, with a slightly different approach than most. Prior to creating a menu, each wine is tasted and reviewed and then she creates a food pairing, highlighting the nuances of each wine. This concept creates a dinner and pairing experience with layers of complexity and unique creations which exemplify the enjoyment of each wine. With a passion for food and wine, Chef Erin delights attendees with a detailed account of the pairing concept and cooking techniques that create each course. Expect a fabulous evening of wine, food and educational insights! Seating is limited. Please see below for additional dinner details and a registration link.

Wine + Dinner Menu:

NV Bryn Mawr Willamette Valley Brut Rose

Lump Crab + Tarragon Mousse Griddled Butter Toast Points with Chimichurri Drizzle and Strawberry Crema

2018 Bryn Mawr Eola-Amity Hills Estate Chardonnay

Calamansi Goat Cheese + Pistachio Tart with Pistachio-Arugula Pesto on Dressed Greens and Fresh Berries

2021 Bryn Mawr Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Sicilian Chicken Sausage + Roasted Artichoke Risotto Fritter on Baby Arugula. Topped with Chef Erin’s Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam Dressed Wild Mushrooms and Brown Butter Crème Fraiche

2019 Bryn Mawr Eola-Amity Hills Estate Pinot Noir

Pan Seared Center Pork Chop in Bay Shrimp and Shallot Cognac Cream on Wilted Greens with Cream Cheese and Chive Mashed Red Skins

2019 Bryn Mawr Eola-Amity Hills Estate Tempranillo

Spice Rubbed Roasted Tri Tip in au Jus with Wild Rice with Dried Currants and Almonds and Brussels Sprouts Glazed in Bitter Orange Preserves and Olive Oil

Complimentary Dessert

5-Course Wine Dinner $90/person (Excludes Tax & 18% Gratuity)

The Upper Crust $80/person (Excludes Tax & 18% Gratuity)

Upon successful registration, your provided credit card will be charged and you will receive an auto-confirmation email immediately. Please be sure to purchase a seat for every person attending. RSVPs are required for all events. Please use the link below to register. For any questions, please contact Erin at or 619.823.3541

For other events and Pop-Up Dinners with Chef Erin, please visit our website & calendar:


Though we cannot guarantee special requests for menu changes, please contact us (email/phone above) if you have any food allergies or special considerations and we'll do our best to accommodate! Please understand that this is pop-up experience, it is not a restaurant. A temporary kitchen is built to accommodate the dinner and resources are very limited. Minor changes can usually be accommodated. Diary Free and Vegan requests cannot be met, though reduced dairy and vegetarian typically can be met. Menu changes should be requested at least 48 hours prior to an event. Please DO NOT buy tickets with the assumption that any special request will be met, please check with us first. Please note that if you purchase tickets before inquiring about your modification, and it cannot be accommodated, the below cancellation policy still applies.

There is a 48-hour full-refund policy. We apologize that cancellations within 48 hours of the event cannot be refunded.

Lastly, please note that your total cost for the dinner includes two processing fees that are collected by third parties and do not transfer to Wine Pairs Events. Instead of passing on these additional fees to customers, we have decided to absorb them. This however means that when a customer cancels a reservation, at any point, 6% of the ticket total is non-refundable, as these processors do not issue refunds for any reason.

About This Venue:

Stratford Court Cafe is located in the downtown area of Del Mar. The entire venue is outside. The deck-style patio has an abundance of shade from large trees. There is also umbrellas at each table should additional coverage be required. The patio is also well stocked with heaters in the event of cooler nights. Strung bistro lights create a beautiful outdoor environment. This venue seats about 40 people in standard table height seating. All chairs have backs. Group seating of up to 8 people is easily accommodated. Seating is assigned at all events, if anyone in your group has made a separate reservation and you would like to sit together, please ensure you provided this information during registration ( There is no parking lot for this venue, but there is a good amount of street parking. Ride share services or taxis are always recommended. If you arrive early, there will be a by the glass wine list available to purchase from.





  • 5-Course Wine Dinner $90/pp++


    Base price does not include 7.75% Sales Tax and 18% Gratuity. Ticket price at checkout includes both.




  • Add On: Bottle of Bubbles


    Arrive early and enjoy a 750ml bottle of chilled sparkling wine before the dinner starts. Please contact us regarding the current offering. Champagne/Sparkling is only available by the bottle (750ml) and MUST be ordered no later than 12pm the day of the event. Your bottle will be chilled prior to the dinner and will come with dedicated glasses (1 per seat in your reservation).




  • Add On: Dessert Wine (3oz)


    Conclude your evening with a dessert wine! We're currently offering Hawk and Horse Late Harvest Cabernet Franc (93pts Enthusiast). Dessert wine is only available by the glass (3oz) and MUST be ordered no later than 2pm the day of the event. Your glass(es) will be served at the end of the dinner with dessert. Please allow yourself some extra time to enjoy your additional wine.






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