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The Embarcadero Welcomes Burgers, Bait & Beer; Wine Dinner at Madison on Park

Plus, a Relais & Châteaux Chef Collaboration at Rancho Valencia.

Andy McRory

MARINA PARK SOUTH Burgers, Bait & Beer' officially opened today with food samples and other festivities on the restaurant's new outdoor patio. Stop by for tastings from the new menu, which features "Monster Dogs" (pork sausage, all-beef sausage), plus burgers, salads and stews. Local craft beer from Ballast Point, Coronado Brewing Company and Saint Archer will be available on tap, as well as a selection of bottled beers, sodas and water. Located directly behind the San Diego Convention Center, Burgers, Bait & Beer will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. closing at 8 p.m during the summer months (May through September). [EaterWire]

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS Madison on Park will host its first wine dinner featuring Dragonette Cellars on Tuesday, March 1st at 6 p.m. Founded by brothers John and Steve Dragonette, wines will be selected and poured by John Dragonette himself and paired with four-courses prepared by chef Mario Cassineri. There will be surprises too, including the first-ever pouring of one new Dragonette vintage, plus special wine pricing available on the night. Tickets cost $60 per person inclusive of gratuity and can be purchased here. [EaterWire]

RANCHO SANTA FE Chef Nathan Rich of Twin Farms and Chef Jarrod Moiles of Rancho Valencia will create a collaborative five course dinner showcasing both Southern California and New England favorites at Rancho Valencia on Thursday, March 3 at 7 p.m. The intimate chef collaboration will highlight the best of the season between these two storied Relais & Châteaux properties. To attend solely the dinner, it is $185 per person, tax and gratuity not included. Guests can also reserve a room at Rancho Valencia with a special package, including dinner for two, starting at $968 for double occupancy. To reserve, call 858-759-6240. [EaterWire]