June brings so many reasons to celebrate: in addition to Father’s Day, it’s National Rose Month, the Summer Solstice (June 21), National Bourbon Day (June 14), and more. Some of San Diego’s favorite restaurants kick off summer with these 9 tasty June wine dinners, bourbon specials, luaus and soirées.
June 14 | Celebrate National Bourbon Day At Bull And Bourbon
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East County’s newest and swankiest steakhouse, Bull and Bourbon, anchors Sycuan Casino Resort. A fitting place to celebrate National Bourbon Day, the chop house will pour a flight of bourbon for $15 all evening (5 – 10 p.m.) on Friday, June 14th. Taste Kentucky’s finest in this flight of 1792, Angels Envy & Bakers bourbons. Tables for dinner are limited; make your reservation online today.
June 20 | Terlato Wine Dinner at Vintana Wine + Dine
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Join Terlato wines at Vintana on Thursday, June 20th from 6 -9 p.m. for a four-course dinner celebrating the fruits of the season. Indulge in this delectable menu featuring brûléed pineapple and citrus prawns, blood orange and cranberry gazpacho, turbinado spiced pork loin with a bing cherry reduction and more paired with Terlato wines. Tickets are $79 per person, excluding tax, gratuity and surcharge. For reservations, please call 760-745-7777.
June 21 | Rosé Soirée at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
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Del Frisco’s Wine Director Faith Fulginiti will host a special tasting event on Friday, June 21st from 4 – 6 p.m., featuring 30 rosé wines from around the world. Guests can sample the offerings and vote on their favorites, three of which will be added to the “by the glass” menu for the summer. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and live music on the expansive patio overlooking the San Diego Bay. Tickets are $50 per guest tax and gratuity included. Reserve your tickets by calling 619.272.5060 or visiting here.
Dress in your finest white attire and head to SEA180° Coastal Tavern to celebrate the longest day of the year. On Friday, June 21st from 6 - 9:30 p.m. enjoy a Summer Solstice White Soirée featuring a delicious beachfront buffet with wine pairings. Indulge in grilled swordfish skewers, 12-hour smoked brisket sliders, butter poached lobster tacos, fresh-shucked oysters, a poke bar, a selection of desserts and more. Tickets are $64.95 per person, excluding tax and gratuity and can be purchased here.
Be transported to Argentina on Friday, June 21st with a Terrazas de los Andes wine dinner at 333 Pacific. Indulge in a South American-inspired 6-course menu with unique wine pairings. Enjoy courses including a shellfish ceviche tostada with a crisp Torrontes, charred skirt steak with mint chimichurri paired with a single vineyard cabernet sauvignon, and more. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and tickets are $94.95 per person, excluding tax, gratuity and surcharge.
From 2 - 4 p.m. on Friday, June 21st, join Blue Point for a special oyster and rosé pairing menu. Try 5 unique combinations like Oyster Casino coupled with a Terra d’Oro Rosé from Amador County, California. The special menu will be priced at $30 per person, excluding tax, gratuity and surcharge. To RSVP, please call 619-233-6623.
June 23 | Coming Up Roses 3-Course Menu at BO-beau Hillcrest
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BO-beau Hillcrest celebrates June National Rose Month on Friday, June 21st through Sunday, June 23rd with a special rose-inspired 3-course menu with rosé cocktails. Indulge in a variety of pink-hued delicacies including pan-seared salmon, beet carpaccio salad with pomegranate vinaigrette, and strawberry pot de crème and cherry buttercake with vanilla bean ice cream. Enjoy three courses for $39.95 per person, excluding tax, gratuity and surcharge. View the full menu here.
Roll out your mat and embrace your inner yogi for Namaste on the Bay at Coasterra’s Harbor Float deck. Soak in the breathtaking panoramic bay views while engaging your body and mind in a one-hour yoga flow session on Sunday, June 23rd from 10-11 a.m. with a Yoga Box instructor. Stay for Sunday brunch and receive 15% off your meal. Executive Chef Deborah Scott’s brunch menu includes Baja-inspired dishes such as Carnitas Chilaquiles, Vegan Hash Tacos, Barbacoa Short Rib Hash and Tres Leches French Toast. Tickets are $25; to purchase, visit coasterra.com.
Break out your Hawaiian grass skirts for Vintana’s Luau on the Lanai on Saturday, June 29th from 6 – 9 p.m. Indulge in a Hawaiian-inspired buffet, offering a variety of Island dishes including Kalua Roasted Pig and Huli Huli Chicken with Grilled Pineapple, while enjoying Polynesian dancers and Hawaiian music. Save room for sweets such as pineapple Upside Down Cake and macadamia nut tarts! Tropical cocktails will be available for purchase. Tickets to the Luau are $49 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, and can be purchased here.