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Thu, May 16


Del Mar ~ Stratford Court Café

Del Mar: L'Aventure 4-Course Wine Dinner w/Olivier Tonnerre + Chef Erin Sealy Thurs 5/16

Don't miss our next wine dinner series, including an evening at our Del Mar location! We'll showcase 4 exceptional wines from acclaimed winery, L'Aventure. Olivier Tonnerre will join us each evening. Chef Erin will pair each selection with its own seasonal dinner course.

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Del Mar: L'Aventure 4-Course Wine Dinner w/Olivier Tonnerre + Chef Erin Sealy Thurs 5/16
Del Mar: L'Aventure 4-Course Wine Dinner w/Olivier Tonnerre + Chef Erin Sealy Thurs 5/16

Time & Location

May 16, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

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


About the event

Don't miss an exciting two-evening dinner series, featuring acclaimed wines from L'Aventure!

We are very excited to announce our first May dinner series, including an evening at our Del Mar location, Stratford Court Cafe! For our first of two dinner series this month, we're thrilled to share a fantastic line up of wines from cult winery, L’Aventure! Crowd-favorite, Olivier Tonnerre will join us for the evening to present these highly-allocated Paso Robles wines, born from a French philosophy. This dinner will feature 4 wine selections focused around L'Aventure's new releases of the 2021 vintage. We will also include a winery-only rose to round out the dinner. Each selection will showcase L’Aventure’s vineyard excellence and dedication to the winemaking process. Expect a wonderful evening of wine, food and insights from Olivier and Chef Erin. For details on the other dinner as part of this series, please visit our events page: HERE

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:

2023 L’Aventure Willow Creek District Estate Rose

Heirloom Tomato + Watermelon Salad on Baby Arugula with Blood Orange Aged Balsamic, Herbs de Provence Olive Oil, Fresh Basil + Macadamia Crumble and Lump Crab + Ricotta in Tarragon Aioli

2021 L’Aventure “Optimus” Willow Creek District Estate Red Blend

Pork Two Ways: Slow Roasted Sweet + Spicy Rubbed Pork Jowl and Spice Rubbed Slow Roasted Pork Belly with Sauteed Squash and Herbs de Provence Roasted Creamer Potatoes

2021 L’Aventure “Cote a Cote” Willow Creek District Estate Red Blend

Chef Erin’s Shi Shi Taco with Thyme Roasted Duck Confit, Duck Fat Sauteed Wild Mushrooms, Mayocoba Beans, Baby Arugula, Amaretto Cherry + Crema Drizzle, Crispy Potato Sticks and Pickled Blackberry.

2021 L’Aventure “Estate Cuvee” Willow Creek District Estate Red Blend

Balsamic + Herbs De Provence Glazed Lamb Loin Chop with Caramelized Eggplant + Parmesan Risotto Style Farro and Bacon Braised Brussels Sprouts

Classic Creme Brulee with Grand Marnier, Fresh Berries and Mint

4-Course Wine Dinner  + Dessert $130/person (Excludes Tax & 18% Gratuity)

The Upper Crust $120/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 a 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/coverage from large trees and full coverage umbrellas. 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.


  • 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).

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  • 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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