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Metl Café & Creamery

North Park: Bella Grace 5-Course Wine Dinner w/Jess Havill+ Chef Erin Sealy: Sat. 3/12

Don't miss our next event in this new space featuring small production wines from the Sierra Foothills!

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North Park: Bella Grace 5-Course Wine Dinner w/Jess Havill+ Chef Erin Sealy: Sat. 3/12
North Park: Bella Grace 5-Course Wine Dinner w/Jess Havill+ Chef Erin Sealy: Sat. 3/12

Time & Location

Mar 12, 2022, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Metl Café & Creamery, 2835 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104, USA


About the event

An evening focused on affordable, small production wines from the Sierra Foothills!

We're very excited to announce an all-new venue for our pop-up wine dinners! We've partnered with Metl Cafe & Creamery in North Park to bring us back into the area (after Proprietor's Reserve closed in 2019)! This intimate cafe boasts great ambiance, comfortable chairs and a lot of flexible indoor seating.

For our second dinner at this venue, we're excited to announce the return of Bella Grace! Jess Havill, sales guru and son of owner/winemaking team Michael and Charlie Havill will be joining us for the evening to share his family's wines. This very special dinner will focus on small production wines and varietals which excel in Amador County. In addition to their flagship Barbera, we'll also pour a unique white and other classic Amador varietals. You won't want to miss this fantastic 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:

2020 Bella Grace Amador County Rose

Tart Filled with Lemon Honey Ricotta, Bosc Pear and Strawberry. Topped with Aged White Balsamic Drizzle and Micro Cilantro

2020 Bella Grace Amador County Vermentino

Fresh Lemon and Thyme Roasted Chicken Soup with Toasted Israeli Couscous, Spinach and Broiled Zaatar Goat Cheese

2018 Bella Grace Amador County Zinfandel

Spice Rubbed Slow Roasted Pork Belly in Pomegranate Glaze with Endive, Fennel and Pomegranate Salad with Chef Erin's Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam Dressing and Fresh Brioche

2017 Bella Grace Amador County 1646 Red Blend

18+ Hour Sage Stuffed Slow Roasted Pork on Fire Roasted Corn + Cotija Soft Polenta and Topped with Sauteed Portobello, House Sofrito Sauce, Nutmeg Brie Cream and Scallion

2018 Bella Grace Amador County Barbera

Chef Erin's Shi Shi Taco with Birria Style Pulled Lamb, Caramelized Eggplant, Baby Kale, Scallion Crema Drizzle, Crumbled Gorgonzola and Pickled Red Onion

Complimentary Dessert

5-Course Wine Dinner $85 (Excludes Tax & 18% Gratuity)

The Upper Crust $75/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 $85/pp++

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

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