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Drift Café

Mission Beach: Left Bank v. Right Bank Bordeaux Comparative Wine Dinner w/Olivier Tonnerre + Chef Erin Sealy Thur. 6/22

Don't miss our next wine dinner series, including one evening at our Mission/Pacific Beach location. We'll showcase 6 Bordeaux wines in a comparative, left bank/right bank format. Each comparison will be paired with its own dinner course.

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Mission Beach: Left Bank v. Right Bank Bordeaux Comparative Wine Dinner w/Olivier Tonnerre + Chef Erin Sealy Thur. 6/22
Mission Beach: Left Bank v. Right Bank Bordeaux Comparative Wine Dinner w/Olivier Tonnerre + Chef Erin Sealy Thur. 6/22

Time & Location

Jun 22, 2023, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

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


About the event

Don't miss a fantastic evening discussing (and tasting!) the differences between left bank and right bank Bordeaux wines!

We are thrilled to announce our next dinner series, in a very special format! We'll feature two evenings in a row, including an evening at our Mission/Pacific Beach location, Drift Cafe! For our 2nd June series, we're so excited to announce a slightly different approach to our typical dinner format. Instead of the traditional 5 course dinner, we'll feature a 3-entree dinner, each small entree will be paired with a side-by-side comparison of two Bordeaux wines. This will equate to as much food as a 5-course dinner, but a bit more wine, as we'll feature 6 wines instead of the usual 5. Crowd favorite, Olivier Tonnerre will join us for the evening to impart wine wisdom on the different wineries presented, and ultimately, the difference between wines from the Left Bank of Bordeaux versus the Right Bank of Bordeaux. Since this dinner will feature a bit more wine, we've added in an optional dessert course and pairing. You can add on one or both, to share or for each person in your party, during registration. You won't want to miss this very special evening of wine, food, wine-knowledge 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.

Left Bank v. Right Bank Wine + Dinner Menu:

2019 Chateau Rahoul Graves Blanc (Semillon/Sauv Blanc)

2018 Chateau De Ricaud Blanc (Sauv Blanc/Semillon)

Scallop, Shrimp and Calamari in Lobster Cream Sauce with Fresh Chevre, Shelled Peas and Shanghai Rice Cake and Micro Cilantro

2017 Chateau Reysson Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois (Merlot/Cab Franc)

2018 Chateau Pey La Tour Reserve Bordeaux Superior (Merlot/Cabernet/Petit Verdot)

Center Loin Pork Chop Stuffed with Bacon, Kale and Parmesan in Dijon Mornay Sauce Served with Roasted Baby Potatoes, Chopped Arugula, Sauteed Shitake and Brown Butter Sauteed Fennel topped with Shaved Parmesan and Pomegranate

2017 Chateau Le Boscq St Estephe Cru Bourgeois (Cabernet/Merlot/Petit Verdot)

2015 Chateau Gd Barrail Lamarzelle Figeac St Emilion Gd Cru (Merlot/Cab Franc)

Beef Bacon Wrapped Filet in Sage Reduction with Gorgonzola + Chive Mashed Red Skins and Olive Oil + Black Truffle Sea Salt Greens + Bok Choy

Optional Add Ons: 

2019 Chateau Roumieu Sauternes ($6 / 2oz pour)

Personal (3oz) Blue Cheese Board with Dried Fruit + Nuts ($6)

** Technically you can share both of these, but please note it is a single serving size, 2 oz of wine and 3 oz of varietal blue cheeses. If you like Sauternes and/or blue cheese, I would recommend 1 glass/1 board for each person. If you're on the fence about both, you can likely share a single serving of both between 2 people**

Please note, this is two required questions you'll need to answer during registration, to ensure we have enough of both items on hand. If you do not want one or either, please just answer "no" during registration.

5-Course Wine Dinner $100/person (Excludes Tax & 18% Gratuity)

The Upper Crust $90/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. 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 and 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 are 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 $100/pp++

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

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  • Add On: Bottle of Sparkling

    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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