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Newport Beach House

Newport Beach: House of Smith 5-Course Wine Dinner w/Jen O'Brien + Chef Erin Sealy Fri. 3/10

Please join us at our newest pop-up dinner location in Newport Beach! We'll showcase 5 award-winning wines from Washington State. Each selection will be paired with its own dinner course.

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Newport Beach: House of Smith 5-Course Wine Dinner w/Jen O'Brien + Chef Erin Sealy Fri. 3/10
Newport Beach: House of Smith 5-Course Wine Dinner w/Jen O'Brien + Chef Erin Sealy Fri. 3/10

Time & Location

Mar 10, 2023, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

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


About the event

Don't miss an exciting evening featuring exceptional Washington State wines in our newest pop-up space!

After 8 years of pop-up dinners in South Orange County, we are thrilled to announce a second Orange County location in Newport Beach! For our second dinner in this new space, we're planning an intimate, special dinner showcasing 5 award-winning wines from Washington State's House of Smith. Jen O'Brien will be joining us for the evening to share these exceptional wines and discuss this unique viticultural area. 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:

2018 Sixto "Uncovered" Old Vine Chardonnay

Phyllo Cup Filled with Sauteed Shrimp, Double Cream Brie and topped with Macadamia + Thai Basil Pesto and Fresh Strawberry

2020 Casasmith “Cervo” Northridge Vineyard Barbera

Roasted Squash Bisque topped with Thyme Duck Rillettes, Crema Drizzle, Fresh Chimichurri Drizzle, Crispy Hatch Chile Crumble and Fresh Pomegranate

2019 B. Leighton "Gratitude" Yakima Valley GSM Blend

Tortilla Espanola: Tri Potato Blend Poached in Olive Oil with Egg, Gruyere, Fontina, Fennel Pork Sausage and Fresh Sage. Served on Olive Oil + Truffle Sea Salt Dressed Greens and with Fennel Crème Fraiche

2018 Substance "Elemental" Columbia Valley Cabernet

Slow Roasted Lamb Birria in Au Jus Reduction on Pappardelle Dressed in Wine-Soaked Duxelles Bordelaise with Fresh Scallion and Shaved Parmesan

2018 B. Leighton Olsen Bros. Vineyard Syrah

Chef Erin’s Shi Shi Taco with Slow Roasted + Broiled Pork Belly, Baby Arugula, Caramelized Eggplant, Gorgonzola Cream, Pickled Red Onion and Crispy Hatch Green Chile in Flour + Corn Tortilla

Complimentary Dessert

5-Course Wine Dinner $95/person (Excludes Tax & 18% Gratuity)

The Upper Crust $85/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 20 people in standard table height seating. There are also 3 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.


  • 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).




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