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Drift Café

Mission Beach: Freemark Abbey Valentine's Day 5-Course Wine Dinner

Don't miss an intimate evening at our new venue in Mission Beach! We have a fantastic line up from Freemark Abbey planned to create the perfect Valentine's Day Dinner!

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Mission Beach: Freemark Abbey Valentine's Day 5-Course Wine Dinner
Mission Beach: Freemark Abbey Valentine's Day 5-Course Wine Dinner

Time & Location

Feb 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 Freemark Abbey; the perfect Valentine's evening.

We're very excited to announce a very special Valentine's dinner at one of our newest locations, Drift Cafe in Mission Beach. For our second dinner at this venue we'll be pouring an exceptional line up of wines from Freemark Abbey, including a past vintage of single vineyard Sycamore Cabernet Sauvignon. This historic Napa Valley winery consistently boasts top wine scores and coveted vintages. We have you covered for a memorable Valentine's Day dinner. This intimate venue is limited to 28 seats, at two-top tables, with beautiful decor and ambiance. Dinner will consist of 4 paired courses plus a decadent dessert. Cory Rowin will be joining us to pour wine and share the Freemark Abbey historical story. You won't want to miss this fantastic evening of wine, food and romance.

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 Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Chardonnay

Lobster Croissant Bread Pudding in Lobster-Brandy Cream Sauce Topped with Lemon Curd Aioli and Minced Chive and Preserved Lemon

2018 Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Merlot

Dueling Rillettes: Duck Rillettes on Griddled Biscuit with Fig Balsamic Crème Fraiche, Pomegranate and Baby Arugula vs. Pork Rillettes on Herbed Pie Crust with Mushroom Puree, Scallion Crema and Micro Greens

2018 Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Herbs de Provence + Lamb Chop on Garlic Butter Wilted Greens with Caramelized Eggplant + Romano Risotto, Caramelized Eggplant Puree and Chimichurri Drizzle

2016 Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Sycamore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Cast Iron Coulotte Steak Topped with Wild Mushroom + Roasted Chestnut Brandy Sauce with Brown Butter Parsnip + Russet Mash and Black Truffle Balsamic Braised Brussels Sprouts

Grand Marnier Creme Brulee with Caramelized Sugar Crust and Fresh Berries

Complimentary Table Flowers

5-Course Wine Dinner $110 (Excludes Tax & 18% Gratuity)

The Upper Crust $100/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 can not 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.

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.


  • 5-Course Wine Dinner $110/pp++

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

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