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Drift Café

Mission Beach: Dry Creek Vineyards 5-Course Wine Dinner w/Joe Czesnakowicz + Chef Erin Sealy Thu 4/14

Don't miss an intimate evening at our Mission Beach venue! We have a fantastic line up from Dry Creek Vineyard planned, celebrating their 50th anniversary!

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Mission Beach: Dry Creek Vineyards 5-Course Wine Dinner w/Joe Czesnakowicz + Chef Erin Sealy Thu 4/14
Mission Beach: Dry Creek Vineyards 5-Course Wine Dinner w/Joe Czesnakowicz + Chef Erin Sealy Thu 4/14

Time & Location

Apr 14, 2022, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

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


About the event

An intimate wine dinner featuring an exceptional line up from Dry Creek Vineyards, celebrating their 50th anniversary!

We're very excited to announce a very special dinner at one of our newest locations, Drift Cafe in Mission Beach. For our April dinner at this venue we'll be featuring a fantastic line up of wines from Dry Creek Vineyard! Joe Czesnakowicz, will be joining us for the evening to share these family produced wines. This very special dinner will feature two very different blends and, in celebration of their 50th anniversary, a special bottling of their Fume Blanc. This will be a great chance to sample some of the flagship wines Dry Creek Vineyard produces, as well as some of the lower production stars of the winery. 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 Dry Creek Vineyard Clarksburg Chenin Blanc

Crostini Topped with Broiled Halloumi, Spicy Chermoula Shrimp and Sliced Strawberry

2021 Dry Creek Vineyard Fume Blanc (Special 50th Anniversary Bottle)

Bosc Pear and Whipped Ricotta + Chevre Tart with Chef Erin’s Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam Shortbread Crust. Served on Bacon Jam Dressed Baby Greens

2018 Dry Creek Vineyard Meritage (Merlot Blend)

Tomato + Spice Simmered Pork Shoulder on Minced Arugula + Wild Mushroom Lebanese Couscous served in Sauce Tomat and topped with Scallion Crema

2018 Dry Creek Vineyard The Mariner Blend (Cabernet Blend)

Chef Erin’s Shi Shi Taco with Rosemary Lamb Confit, Caramelized Eggplant, Baby Arugula, Black Truffle Goat Cheese Drizzle, Pickled Red Onion and Crispy Onion in Green + Corn Tortilla

2019 Dry Creek Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel

Chef Erin’s Dark Chocolate Soft Brittle with Medjool Date, Espresso Bean, Kettle Chip Pieces, Toasted Hazelnut, Black Pepper, Rosemary and Sea Salt

5-Course Wine Dinner $85 (Excludes Tax & 18% Gratuity)

The Upper Crust $75/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. 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, 5% 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 $85/pp++

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

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