Wed, Aug 24|
Mission Beach: Caliza 5-Course Winemaker Dinner w/Carl Bowker + Chef Erin Sealy Wed. 8/24
Don't miss our next Winemaker dinner series! We'll feature 4 evenings with Winemaker Cark Bowker and Caliza Wines!
Time & Location
Aug 24, 2022, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
Drift Café, 4652 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109, USA
About the event
An intimate winemaker dinner featuring an exceptional line up of wines from Paso Robles!
We are very excited to announce our next winemaker dinner at Drift Café in Mission Beach! Please join us for a fantastic evening, featuring exceptional wines from Caliza Winery of Paso Robles! Winemaker and Owner, Carl Bowker will be joining us for the evening to share and discuss each wine selection and the rich history of his journey to create the winery. This very special dinner will focus on small production wines and Rhone varietals which excel in the Paso Robles area. In addition to his flagship GSM blend, Azimuth, we'll also pour 4 other notable, high-scoring wines from Carl. You won't want to miss this memorable 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:
2021 End of the Day Rose
French Baguette Topped with Melted Double Cream Brie, Watermelon, Mission Fig, Prosciutto and Chermoula
2021 End of the Day Albarino
Roasted Beet Salad with Ruby Grapefruit, Feta, Roasted Pepita, Sauteed Spicy Shrimp and Aged White Balsamic Drizzle
2019 Caliza Winery Azimuth GSM Blend
Chef Erin’s Shi Shi Street Taco with Kalbi Roasted Pulled Duck, Baby Arugula, Blackened Shitake, Sauteed Plum + Fennel, Crispy Wonton and Scallion-Tarragon Crema
2018 Caliza Winery Companion Cab/Syrah Blend
Red Wine Pappardelle in Brown Butter + Olive Oil with Sauteed Wild Mushroom, Italian Parsley and Fresh English Peas with Thyme Roasted Bone Marrow and Shaved Cured Egg
2017 Caliza Winery Co-Hort Petite Sirah Blend
Pork Two Ways: Spice Rubbed Slow Roasted Pork Belly with Black Truffle-Balsamic Glaze and Fennel Sausage Mousse Filled Crimini Cap with Cherry Tomato. Served with Cream Cheese + Chive Mashed Red Skins and Wilted Greens
5-Course Winemaker Dinner $95 (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 email@example.com or 619.823.3541
For other events and Pop-Up Dinners with Chef Erin, please visit our website & calendar: https://www.winepairsevents.com/upcoming-events
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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:
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.
5-Course Wine Dinner $95/pp++
Base price does not include 7.75% Sales Tax and 18% Gratuity. Ticket price at checkout includes both.