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10 Wine-derful Meals to Enjoy at the Beach Before Tourists Arrive

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Wine dinners—and the occasional lunches—are plentiful at the beach during the off-season. But come summer, most restaurants put these special events on hold. Here are 10 to consider before the official tourist season starts.

 

Tasting Tuesdays

When: On Tuesday evenings in the off-season
Where: Blue Moon in Rehoboth Beach
Menu highlight(s): Selections change, but the menu offers multiple options to create a three-course meal with wine
Cost: Ranges, but typically around $49
For reservations: 302-227-6515

 

Corks and Forks Dinner

What: Wine-and-food tasting with Sposato Family Vineyards
When: Thursday, April 12, at 6 p.m.
Where: Lefty’s Alley & Eats in Lewes
Menu highlight(s): Gastropub-inspired dishes
Cost: $40 per person, plus gratuity
For reservations: 302-864-6000

 

Frank Family Reserve Dinner

When: Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m.
Where: Bluecoast Seafood Grill + Raw Bar in Bethany Beach
Menu highlight(s): Charred octopus, cannelloni with veal sausage, slow-cooked lamb
Cost: $125 per person, plus gratuity
For reservations: 302-539-7111

 

Spring-Themed Wine Dinner

When: Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m.
Where: Salt Air in Rehoboth Beach
Menu highlight(s): Spring pea soup, crab salad, skin-on sea bass
Cost: $60 per person, plus gratuity
For reservations: 302-227-3744

 

CVNE Winery and Spanish Cuisine Dinner

When: Friday, April 13 at 7 p.m.
Where: Eden Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach
Menu highlight(s): Jamon Serrano and manchego croquettes, slow-roasted chicken with basmati rice, Spanish barbecued pork tenderloin
Cost: $75 per person, plus gratuity
For reservations: 302-227-3330

 

Titanic Dinner

What: A replication of the meal served to first-class passengers on the Titanic
When: Saturday, April 14, at 6 p.m.
Where: The Clubhouse at Baywood in Millsboro
Menu highlight(s): Braised squab with saffron, roast lamb with mint gremolata
Cost: $59 per person, plus gratuity
For reservations: 302-947-9225

 

Willamette/Napa Valley Vineyards Dinner

When: Wednesday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m.
Where: 208 Social in downtown Rehoboth Beach
Menu highlight(s): Grilled octopus with African spices, sea bass with shrimp escabeche, beef fillet with Anson Mills farro verde and roasted mushrooms
Cost: $85 per person, plus gratuity
For reservations: 302-227-6700

 

Educational Wine Luncheon

When: Saturday, April 21, at 12:30 p.m.
Where: Bluecoast Seafood Grill + Raw Bar in Rehoboth Beach
Menu highlight(s): Diners get a choice between two to three dishes per course
Cost: $29 per person, plus gratuity
For reservations: 302-278-7395

 

Educational Wine Luncheon

When: Saturday, April 21, at 12:30 p.m.
Where: Catch 54 in Fenwick Island
Menu highlight(s): Oyster ceviche, seared salmon over shaved brussels sprouts salad, grilled meat loaf
Cost: $29 per person, plus gratuity
For reservations: 302-436-8600

 

Trione Vineyards Dinner

When: Saturday, April 21, at 6 p.m.
Where: Fish On in Lewes
Menu highlight(s): Radish and asparagus salad, clams and cockles, braised pork
Cost: $59 per person, plus gratuity
For reservations: 302-645-9790

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