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Del Mar ~ Stratford Court Café

Del Mar: Tour of California 5-Course Wine Dinner w/Chef Erin Sealy Wed. 7/24

Don't miss our next wine dinner at our Del Mar location! We'll showcase 5 exceptional wines, each hailing from a different California Wine Region! Chef Erin will pair each selection with its own seasonal dinner course.

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Del Mar: Tour of California 5-Course Wine Dinner w/Chef Erin Sealy Wed. 7/24
Del Mar: Tour of California 5-Course Wine Dinner w/Chef Erin Sealy Wed. 7/24

Time & Location

Jul 24, 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 evening featuring fantastic, showcase 5 different wine regions!

We are very excited to announce our next wine dinner at our Del Mar location, Stratford Court Cafe! For our July offering, we'll be presenting an eclectic selection of wines, each hailing from a different California wine region! Chef Erin will present each wine and discuss each of the five wine regions and what sets them apart from each other. In addition to a wide variety of California appellations, we will also showcase a few unique varietals, including a petit verdot and an albarino. We round out the other selections with classic varietals like cabernet and zinfandel. We have a great line up of wines from 5 fantastic, family-operated wineries, so we're hoping to please every palate! To showcase each selection, Chef Erin has created an elevated, seasonal pairing menu, with summer's bounty in mind. You won't want to miss this fantastic evening of wine, food and conversation!

Please note, this will be an outdoor event, a light sweater or jacket is recommended.

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:

2022 Opolo Paso Robles Albarino

Grilled Chicken Breast in Poblano + Pepita Sauce with Grilled Shitake, Toasted Pepita, and Strawberry Crema on Soft Naan

2015 Tercero Santa Barbara County Mourvedre

Linguini in Brown Butter Parsnip Cream Sauce Topped with Pulled Duck Confit, Crispy Onion, Fresh Parsley and Pomegranate

2019 HALL Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin topped with Crumbled Gorgonzola and House Blueberry-Thyme Preserves. Served with Wilted Greens and Pearl Couscous with Dried Currant, Tuscan Kale and Caramelized Eggplant

2020 Ink Blot by Michael David Lodi Petit Verdot

Chef Erin’s Shi Shi Taco with Wine Braised Beef Cheek, Tomato Compote Reduction, Blackened Portobello, Baby Arugula, Potato Crisps, Chef Erin’s Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam Drizzle and Crumbled Herbed Feta

2021 Dry Creek Vineyard Heritage Vines Zinfandel

Chef Erin’s Dark Chocolate Soft Brittle with Dried Bing Cherry, Charred Walnut, Cocoa Nib, Kettle Chip Pieces, Bacon Crumble, Black Pepper, Nutmeg and Sea Salt

5-Course Wine Dinner $95/person (Excludes Tax & 18% Gratuity)

The Upper Crust $85/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. 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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