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Wed, Feb 14


Drift Café

Pacific Beach: Valentine's Day 5-Course Wine Paired Dinner with Chef Erin Sealy Wed. 2/14

Don't miss an intimate evening at our Pacific Beach location! We have a fantastic line up of extra special wines and paired courses to create the perfect Valentine's Day Dinner!

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Pacific Beach: Valentine's Day 5-Course Wine Paired Dinner with Chef Erin Sealy Wed. 2/14
Pacific Beach: Valentine's Day 5-Course Wine Paired Dinner with Chef Erin Sealy Wed. 2/14

Time & Location

Feb 14, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM PST

Drift Café, 4652 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109, USA


About the event

An intimate dinner featuring an exceptional collection of wine and paired courses; the perfect Valentine's evening.

We're very excited to announce a very special Valentine's dinner at our Pacific Beach location, Drift Cafe. For our February dinner at this location, we are pleased to announce our 3rd Annual Valentine's Day Dinner at Drift Cafe! We'll feature a exceptional selection of wines that we've been saving for the past year+, for just the right occasion. Each selection will be paired with an extra-special course pairing to celebrate the occasion. Chef Erin will provide wine and paring insights at the start of each course. We have you covered for a memorable Valentine's Day dinner. This intimate venue is limited to 28 seats, at two-top tables (unless otherwise requested), with beautiful decor and ambiance. Dinner will consist of 5 paired courses, including a decadent dessert and welcome bubbles. You won't want to miss this fantastic evening of wine, food and romance.

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:

Welcome Bubbles

2022 Duckhorn North Coast Sauvignon Blanc

Sautéed Fresh Lobster on Phyllo Crisp with Calamansi Beurre Blanc, Scallion, Micro Greens and Pulled Raspberries

2021 Amor Fati Murmur Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Syrah

Chef Erin’s Honeymoon Stew with Sicilian Chicken Sausage and Ground Lamb Meatballs, Caramelized Red Onion, Blackened Portobello, Chopped Spinach, Fresh Bruschetta and Lebanese Couscous in Porcini Broth

2019 Dry Creek Vineyard Endeavor Vineyard Cabernet

Seared Beef Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon Topped with Black Truffle Beef Tallow Butter and Fresh Herbs with Roasted Heirloom Carrots and Parsnips in Brown Butter Fennel Puree Topped with Fresh Chimichurri and Toasted Hazelnut

2020 Carlson Santa Ynez Valley Petite Sirah

Tomato Reduction Braised Pork on Caramelized Eggplant-Romano Soft Polenta Topped with Cumin Spiced Crema Drizzle, Pomegranate and Micro Cilantro

NV Graham’s 10 Year Tawny Port

Coffee + Black Pepper Devil’s Food Cake Topped with Nutmeg Whip and Dried-Cherry Brandy Compote. Served with Brown Butter Frozen Custard and Fresh Berries

5-Course Wine Dinner $130/person (INCLUDES Tax & 18% Gratuity)

The Upper Crust $120/person (INCLUDES 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:

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 $130/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: 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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