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Wed, Oct 18


Drift Café

Pacific Beach: Wines of Spain 5-Course Spanish Wine Dinner w/Brian Reardon + Chef Erin Sealy Wed. 10/18

Don't miss our next wine dinner series, including one evening at our Mission/Pacific Beach location. We'll showcase 5 fantastic Spanish wines, including a selection of older Riojas. Each selection will be paired with its own dinner course.

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Pacific Beach: Wines of Spain 5-Course Spanish Wine Dinner w/Brian Reardon + Chef Erin Sealy Wed. 10/18
Pacific Beach: Wines of Spain 5-Course Spanish Wine Dinner w/Brian Reardon + Chef Erin Sealy Wed. 10/18

Time & Location

Oct 18, 2023, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

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


About the event

Don't miss our next Wine Dinner Series with a fantastic mix of wines from Spain!

We are very excited to announce our next wine dinner series! We'll feature three evenings, including an evening at our Pacific/Mission Beach location, Drift Cafe! For our October dinner, we're excited to announce a fantastic line up of 5 wines from various Spanish producers. In addition to classic Spanish varietals like Tempranillo, we will also be pouring a perfect-for-fall Verdejo, a Priorat and a wonderful variety of older vintage Riojas! As a special treat, we'll also pour a welcome Cava. Brian Reardon will be joining us for the evening from the distributor to share these wines and discuss the different viticultural areas. Chef Erin will prepare an elevated, seasonal pairing menu with a Spanish theme. 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:

Welcome Cava: 2019 Perelada "Stars" Reserva Natural Brut Cava

2021 Cuatro Rayas Cuarenta Vendimias Rueda Verdejo

Ahi Tartar with Mango, Green Apple, Avocado, Heirloom Tomato and Salmon Roe. Dressed in Black Sesame Vinaigrette

2018 Siglo Rioja Tempranillo Crianza

Olive Oil Roasted Squash + Eggplant with Steamed Brown Lentils in Romesco Sauce topped with Chopped Arugula, Crumbled Goat Cheese and Pomegranate

2016 Siglo Rioja Tempranillo Riserva

Blue Corn + Fire Roasted Corn Sope with Cumin Spiced Duck Rillettes, Duck Confit Potatoes, Crumbled Feta, House Sofrito Sauce and Pickled Blackberry. Served with Green Mole Dressed Salad

2017 Bodegas Pujanza “Finca Valdepoleo” Rioja Tempranillo

Spanish Lamb Stew with White Beans, Red Bell Pepper and Tomatoes. Finished with Rioja and Sherry. Served with Ciabatta Toast and Fresh Oregano

2020 Casa Gran Del Siurana “GR-174” Priorat Red Blend

Chef Erin’s Shi Shi Taco with Marinated Flank Steak, Chef Erin’s Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam Sauteed Wild Mushrooms, Roasted Squash, Bitter Greens, Shaved Manchego and Chimichurri Drizzle

Complimentary Dessert

5-Course Wine Dinner $85/person (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 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 $85/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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