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Wed, Jun 26


Drift Café

Pacific Beach: Opolo 5-Course Wine Dinner w/Jeff Faber+ Chef Erin Sealy: Wed. 6/26

Don't miss our next wine dinner series, including an evening at our Pacific Beach location! We'll feature fantastic selections from Paso Robles favorite, Opolo! Jeff Faber will join us each evening. Chef Erin will pair each selection with its own seasonal dinner course.

Pacific Beach: Opolo 5-Course Wine Dinner w/Jeff Faber+ Chef Erin Sealy: Wed. 6/26
Pacific Beach: Opolo 5-Course Wine Dinner w/Jeff Faber+ Chef Erin Sealy: Wed. 6/26

Time & Location

Jun 26, 2024, 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 three-evening dinner series, featuring wines from crowd-favorite, Opolo!

We are very excited to announce our next dinner series, including an evening at our Pacific Beach location, Drift Cafe! For our June 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. We'll be featuring a wonderful selection of wines, including a winery only selection, some well-known crowd favorites and a couple selections off the beaten path. Expect a wonderful evening of wine, food and insights from Jeff and Erin. For details on the other dinner as part of this series, please visit our events page: HERE

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:


NV Opolo Vineyards French Colombard Sparkling Brut

2023 Opolo Vineyards Edna Valley Albarino

Jerk Seasoned Chicken Breast on Crispy Plantain Tostones with Green Goddess Crema and Shaved Scallion

2022 Opolo Vineyards Paso Robles Roussanne

Creole Bay Shrimp, Cognac Caramelized Sweet Onion, Fresh Strawberry and Yellow Peach Salad on Baby Greens with Seeded Rye Crostini

2021 Opolo Vineyards Paso Robles Sangiovese

Deconstructed Beef Wellington: Prosciutto Wrapped Seared Filet Mignon on Sherry Chicken Pate Topped French Pastry Crisp. Topped with Fresh Herb-Duxelles Pesto and Micro Arugula. Served with Cream Cheese + Chive Mashed Red Skins and Wilted Greens

2021 Opolo Vineyards Paso Robles Estate Cabernet

Chef Erin’s Shi Shi Taco with Barbacoa Spiced Braised Lamb, Caramelized Eggplant, Gorgonzola Cream, Crispy Potato, Baby Arugula and Pickled Red Onion

2021 Opolo Vineyards Paso Robles Mountain Zinfandel

Chef Erin’s Dark Chocolate Soft Brittle with Dried Bing Cherry, Charred Walnut, Cocoa Nib, Kettle Chip Pieces, Bacon Crumble, Black Pepper, Nutmeg and Sea Salt

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. 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 before purchasing tickets. 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).

  • Add On: Dessert Wine (3oz)

    Conclude your evening with a dessert wine! We're currently offering Hawk and Horse Late Harvest Cabernet Franc (93pts Enthusiast). Dessert wine is only available by the glass (3oz) and MUST be ordered no later than 2pm 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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