Local Event Premier Host
Cost: 5-Course Wine Dinner $100/person (excludes tax & 18% gratuity)
New Year, New Venue!
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 and outdoor seating.
For our first dinner at this venue, we're excited to announce the return of DAOU, just in time for Valentine's Day! This very special dinner will include some brand-new releases and Soul of a Lion! In addition to their flagship wine, we'll also be pouring a new offering from the Bodyguard line and an Estate Merlot. Roman Palumbo will be joining us once again to pour wine and share the DAOU story. You won't want to miss this fantastic evening of wine, food and libations! This dinner will be held indoors.
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 DAOU Family Vineyards Bodyguard Chardonnay (New!)
French Puff Pastry topped with Shrimp, Red Pear, Havarti and Roasted Chestnut + Herb Pesto
2018 DAOU Family Vineyards Central Coast Pinot Noir
Stuffed Baby Bella with Dried Bing Cherry, Herb Pretzel Bread Stuffing, Mozzarella, Crumbled Bacon and Fresh Herbs. Served on Fresh Spinach and Topped with Mornay Sauce
2019 DAOU Family Vineyards Sequentis Paso Robles Merlot (New!)
Pulled Thyme Duck Confit on a Crispy Cornmeal + Bacon Crumble Waffle topped with Duck Fat-Chipotle Piloncillo Sauce, Micro Greens, Creme Fraiche Drizzle, Fresh Pomegranate and Duck Chicharron
2019 DAOU Family Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Chef Erin’s Shi Shi Taco: Spice Rubbed Slow Roasted + Broiled Pork Belly, Sauteed Kohlrabi, Baby Kale, Wine Soaked Dark Cherry Coulis, Nutmeg Camembert Cream and Crispy Onion in Green Chile Flour + Corn Tortilla
2018 DAOU Family Vineyards Soul of a Lion Cabernet Sauvignon
Lamb Shank Osso Bucco in Caramelized Eggplant + Portobello Ragu on Shallot + Romano Creamy Polenta. Topped with Shaved Parm Romano and Fresh Oregano
5-Course Wine Dinner $100 (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.
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.