Wed, Mar 22|
Mission Beach: Opolo 5-Course Wine Dinner w/Jeff Faber + Chef Erin Sealy Wed. 3/22
Don't miss our next wine dinner series, including one evening at our Mission/Pacific Beach location, featuring fantastic selections from Paso Robles favorite, Opolo!
Time & Location
Mar 22, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
Drift Café, 4652 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109, USA
About the event
Don't miss an exciting evening featuring fantastic Paso Robles wines!
We are very excited to announce our next dinner series! We'll feature three evenings in a row, including an evening at our La Mesa/Lake Murray location! For our March series, we're very excited to announce a fantastic line up of wines from Opolo Vineyards in Paso Robles! Jeff Faber will be joining us from the winery for the evening to discuss each wine selection and the rich history of the winery and region. This will be a great opportunity to try out 5 different wines and from a Paso Robles favorite. To showcase these wines, Chef Erin has created an elevated, seasonal pairing menu. 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 Opolo Vineyards Edna Valley Albarino
Grilled Chicken Breast in Poblano + Pepita Sauce with Grilled Shitake, Toasted Pepita and Strawberry Crema on Soft Naan
2019 Opolo Vineyards Paso Robles Grand Rouge Blend
Roasted Squash + Root Vegetable Stack with Brown Lentils and Mozzarella, Topped with Chimichurri. Served in Sofrito Sauce
2019 Opolo Vineyards Paso Robles Estate Cabernet
Slow Braised Brisket Confit in Au Jus on Chevre + Oregano Creamy Polenta Topped with Smoked Tomato Confit, Herbed Feta and Fresh Parsley
2020 Opolo Vineyards Paso Robles Mountain Zinfandel
Chef Erin’s Shi Shi Taco with Blackberry Glazed Slow Roasted + Broiled Pork Belly, Wilted Bitter Greens, Gorgonzola Cream Sauce, Crispy Hatch Chile, Scallion and Pomegranate in Green Chile Flour + Corn Tortilla
2018 Opolo Vineyards Paso Robles Petite Sirah
Chef Erin’s Dark Chocolate Soft Brittle with Dried Wild Blueberry, Toasted Almond, Salted Butterscotch Caramel, Espresso Bean, Black Pepper and Dried Rosemary
5-Course Wine Dinner $90/person (Excludes Tax & 18% Gratuity)
The Upper Crust $80/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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
FINE PRINT - PLEASE READ
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 $95/pp++
Base price does not include 7.75% Sales Tax and 18% Gratuity. Ticket price at checkout includes both.
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).