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Newport Beach House

Newport Beach: France v. Spain Comparative Wine Dinner w/Chef Erin Sealy Sun. 12/3

Don't miss our next wine dinner at our Newport Beach location. We'll showcase 5 small-production wines from various wineries and wine regions. Each selection will be paired with its own fall harvest-inspired dinner course.

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Newport Beach: France v. Spain Comparative Wine Dinner w/Chef Erin Sealy Sun. 12/3
Newport Beach: France v. Spain Comparative Wine Dinner w/Chef Erin Sealy Sun. 12/3

Time & Location

Dec 03, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Newport Beach House, 1941 Commodore Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92660


About the event

Don't miss a fantastic evening discussing (and tasting!) the differences between French and Spanish wines!

We are thrilled to announce our next dinner at our central Orange County location in Newport Beach! For our December dinner we'll feature a a very special format, presenting a comparative look between different wines. 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 wines, one from France and one from Spain. 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. Chef Erin will impart wine wisdom on the different wineries presented, and ultimately, the difference between wines these wine regions. 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.

Wine + Dinner Menu:

2021 Chateau Goudichaud Bordeaux Blanc (Sauv Blanc/Semillon)

2022 Cuatro Rayas Cuarenta Vendimias Rueda Verdejo

Parsnip + Persimmon Bisque with Curried Chevre, Chimichurri Drizzle, Pomegranate and Toasted Hazelnut

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

2017 Bodegas Pujanza “Finca Valdepoleo” Rioja Tempranillo

Chorizo + Panko Crusted Pork Loin Topped with Bay Shrimp in Sherry Cream Sauce Served on Wilted Greens with Caramelized Eggplant + Romano Risotto Style Farro

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

2021 Casa Gran Del Siurana “GR-174” Priorat Red Blend (Grenache/Carignan/Cab/Syrah)

Classic Beef Bourguignon with Carrot, Onion, Crimini, Center Bacon and Burgundy topped with Italian Parsley. Served with Brown Butter Roasted Parsnip + Baby Potatoes and Crusty Garlic Parmesan Ciabatta

Complimentary Dessert

Optional Add Ons:

2020 Chateau Roumieu Sauternes ($8 / 2oz pour)

Personal (3oz) Blue Cheese Board with Dried Fruit + Nuts ($8)

** 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**

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:

This venue is located in a residential area of Newport Beach. It is a privately owned home used as office space, contracting with Wine Pairs Events for monthly wine dinners. This venue seats about 30 people in standard table height seating. There are also 4 bar height seats. Group seating of up to 8 people is easily accommodated. Seating is assigned at all events, if anyone in your group has made a separate reservation and you would like to sit together, please ensure you provided this information during registration ( There is ample, free street parking, however ride share services or taxis are always recommended. We kindly remind you that this is a residential area and to please be aware of driveways, fire hydrants and mailboxes. If you arrive early, there will be a by the glass wine list available to purchase from.


  • 3-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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  • Add On: Sauternes Dessert Wine

    Conclude your evening with a dessert wine! For this event we're offering a Sauternes. Dessert wine is only available by the glass (2 oz) and MUST be ordered no later than 1pm the day of the event. Your glass(es) will be served at the end of the dinner with dessert. Please allow yourself some extra time to enjoy your additional wine.

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  • Add On: Blue Cheese Dessert

    Add on a 3oz personal Blue Cheese + Dried Fruit and Nut Board. (This is a single serving, but can be shareable, 3 oz) and MUST be ordered no later than 1pm the day of the event. Your cheese course will be served at the end of the dinner with the Sauternes (if ordered). Please allow yourself some extra time to enjoy your additional selection.

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