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Drift Café

Mission Beach: 3-Course Napa Valley Wine Dinner w/ Chef Erin Sealy Thur. 6/23

Don't miss our next 3-course dinner installment! We'll be featuring 3 iconic Napa Valley wines, each paired with it's own course.

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Mission Beach: 3-Course Napa Valley Wine Dinner w/ Chef Erin Sealy Thur. 6/23
Mission Beach: 3-Course Napa Valley Wine Dinner w/ Chef Erin Sealy Thur. 6/23

Time & Location

Jun 23, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM PDT

Drift Café, 4652 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109, USA


About the event

An intimate wine dinner featuring an exceptional line up from notable wineries of Napa Valley!

We're very excited to announce the return of 3-course wine dinners. I started this endeavor back in January 2018 as a way to offer wine dinners at a lower price point. At the start of covid, the location where I used to hold these events permanently closed. That location was the only one which had a nightly rental rate conducive to lower cost/shorter format dinners. Now that I have re-built venue locations, I have a couple of venues that make this program once again feasible. In our current world of ever-increasing costs, I'm so happy to be able to offer this concept once again. Once a month I will offer an abbreviated, 3-course dinner at either HardiHood in North Park or Drift Cafe in Pacific Beach. This equates to a full meal (appetizer, two light entrees and complimentary dessert) along with 3 paired wines, still 3oz pours of each. It is the same great concept of wine pairing with discussions on both the wine and food. We're very excited to announce our next 3-course dinner at, Drift Cafe in Mission Beach. We'll be featuring three fantastic wines from Napa Valley, each coming from a different iconic winery. HALL, Freemark Abbey and Silverado wineries will all be featured in this dinner. You won't want to miss this fantastic evening of wine, food and conversation.

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:

2020 HALL Winery Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Gruyere, Bacon + Scallion Pop Over with Strawberry Whipped Butter on Baby Arugula

2018 Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Merlot

Spice Rubbed Slow Roasted + Broiled Pork Belly with Porcini Aged Balsamic Glaze served with Slow Braised Roma Tomato, Sweet Onion and Eggplant Mélange atop Brie + Pancetta Creamy Grits

2018 Silverado Napa Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Chef Erin's Shi Shi Taco with Spice Rubbed Braised Tri-Tip in, Horseradish Spiked White Cheddar Drizzle, Blackened Portobello + Caramelized Red Onion, Baby Arugula and Crispy Onion in Green Chile Flour + Corn Tortilla

Complimentary Dessert

3-Course Wine Dinner $65 (Includes Tax & Gratuity)

The Upper Crust $55/person (Includes Tax & 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. 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:

Drift Cafe. is located in Mission Beach, on Mission Beach Blvd. Seating is indoors, however there is ample spacing between seats. Seating is comprised of 2-8 top seating. Group seating of up to 10 people is easily accommodated, with advanced notice. All seats are standard table height. All chairs have backs and are comfortable. Parking can be a challenge in this area. Street parking is available, though difficult to find. There 4 pay to park lots within 4 blocks of Drift Cafe: 4475 Mission Blvd, 4747 Mission Blvd, 4445 Mission Blvd and 875 Garnet Avenue. Ride share services or taxis are always recommended. Please be sure to note any special requests or seating requirements during your registration. If you did not do so, please be sure to email us BEFORE the event, regarding your requests. If you arrive early, there will be a by the glass wine list available to purchase from.


  • 3-Course Wine Dinner $65/pp

    Price include includes Tax & Gratuity.

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