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March 2018

Chef’s Table: Upscale Comfort Food! ~ Chef Drew Terp

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$45 – $85.00

Epicurean Santa Barbara kicks off the Chef’s Table Series with Chef Drew Terp of PICO, Los Alamos. Join other ESB members for an intimate dinner with Chef Drew Terp, as he brings a menu featuring “upscale comfort food!” Chef Drew's style of cooking is a tribute to the symbiotic farmer-restaurant relationship, and incorporates his love of charcuterie and pasta making. Get a taste of not only Chef ’s favorite items from his restaurant, but also unique dishes designed specifically for Epicurean Santa…

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Firestone Barrelworks Beer Dinner at Barbareño

March 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Barbareno, 205 W. Canon Perdido
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$70

Epicurean Santa Barbara has reserved two tables for ESB members at the Firestone Barrelworks Disaster Relief Beer Dinner hosted by Barbareno! Eat and drink for a cause: Chef Justin Snyder has created a five course menu paired around the epic beers of Firestone Barrelworks. 50% of all profits will be donated to Direct Relief to help the victims of the recent mudslides! Chances are, you’ve heard of wild ales, or as they’re more commonly known: “sours”. We’ve teamed up with Barrelworks in…

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April 2018

Chefs’ Dinner at Loquita

April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Loquita, 202 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$65 – $105.00

Chef Peter Lee is the face behind the creative, delicious cuisine at Loquita. What many people don’t know is that there are three additional talented chefs in that kitchen who also have a vision and passion for creating culinary works of art. At this Chefs’ Table, especially designed for Epicurean Santa Barbara, Peter Lee and each of his sous chefs and even the award-winning Mixologist Gavin Koehn are featuring courses in this menu!  Each course will be accompanied by it’s designer and he/she will…

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May 2018

Burger Night at PICO!

May 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
PICO, 458 BELL STREET
LOS ALAMOS, CA United States
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Free

Keith and Amy are taking a short road trip to PICO in Los Alamos for Chef Drew Terp's famous Burger Night! "Burgers that will blow your mind." Want to join us? PICO is a 45min drive from Santa Barbara. We'll be hitting the road at 4:45pm, so meet us there at 5:3opm! We'd love to enjoy some good grub with our ESB family and friends, so put together your own carpool and come on out! Please RSVP if you would like to…

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Chef’s Table: Notte di Ravioli!

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
El Cielito Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA 93105 United States
$60

Come and dine with Chef and Pasta Maestro Michael Glazer and ESB members for a fun and artisanal dinner featuring Chef’s creative and delicious hand crafted ravioli and an amazing supporting cast of proteins and veggie courses. This nine-course meal will feature multiple courses of raviolis with unique fillings and sauces, accompanied by farm fresh seasonal dishes. Chef Michael specializes in pasta making and showcases his passion through pop-up dinners where his masterful ability to craft the finest pastas is a super treat for…

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Taste of Thailand ~ Chef P.A. Tremblay

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TBD Santa Barbara, CA United States
$60 – $90

Join the waitlist now! Click here to email ESB! Epicurean Santa Barbara's Taste of Thailand! If there is anything we are missing in Santa Barbara, it's Thai food. Adventure into the rich and exciting flavors of Thai cuisine with P.A. Tremblay’s four-course Thai Dinner (includes a welcome beverage). Choose from one of two optional beverage pairings: a wine pairing or a creative beverage pairing featuring a wine, a beer, and a Thai-inspired cocktail!      Menu Tom Ka Gai Hot and…

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June 2018

Chef’s Table: Notte di Ravioli!

June 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
El Cielito Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA 93105 United States + Google Map
$65.00

Join the waitlist now! Click here to email ESB! Encore Event! Due to the overwhelming demand for Notte di Ravioli, we are brining Chef Glazer back for an encore dinner, so all of those who could not reserve a seat at the first dinner can now enjoy this wonderful dinner! Come and dine with Chef and Pasta Maestro Michael Glazer and ESB members for a fun and artisanal dinner featuring Chef’s creative and delicious hand crafted ravioli and an amazing supporting cast of…

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Famous Recipes of NYC Chefs

June 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$70.00

Enjoy dishes from some of NYC’s Michelin Starred/James Beard award-winning restaurants without leaving Santa Barbara! Led by ESB founder Amy Robinson, learn to make Amy and Keith’s favorite iconic dishes conceived by New York City's most creative and popular chefs such as David Chang, Andrew Carmellini, Nobu Matsuhisa, and Daniella-Soto Innes. With a focus on simple preparations with quality ingredients, the event will start with a toast, include lots of snacking and nibbling, and end with a spread of incredible dishes.…

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July 2018

The Bordeaux Experience

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Yankee Farm Private Residence, 526 Yankee Farm Road
Santa Barbara, 93109 United States
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$170.00

The Bordeaux Experience is all about France and everything Bordeaux! Come for an elegant dining and wine tasting experience immersing yourself in french wine and french food. Enjoy 6 Bordeaux wines representing one of the most important wine regions in France! These legendary styles and varietals of the Bordeaux region will be accompanied by an exquisite, multi-course dinner comprised of classic French dishes prepared by Judy Astbury. The wine selection has been curated by Mr. Paul Astbury himself, some of which…

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Taco Takeover and San Diego Brews!

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$45.00

ESB is bringing the best of San Diego to you! Spend the evening with fellow members enjoying some of San Diego’s finest and freshest craft beers paired with delicious tacos, a San Diego staple! The chef will be featuring the SoCal trifecta; battered and fried fish taco, carne asada taco and the legendary Tijuana hot dog, along with a variety of creative salsas, guacamole and sides. This is what summer is all about! To cap off the evening, guests will rate…

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Winemaker Dinner: Matt Dees of Jonata, Hilt, and The Paring

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$134.00 – $184.00

Join ESB on a beautiful summer evening at a private home for great food, wonderful wine, and a chance to connect with a visionary winemaker. To celebrate one of the top winemakers in California, Epicurean Santa Barbara is elevating it’s monthly Winemaker Evening to a Winemaker Dinner featuring Matt Dees of Jonata (sister winery to Screaming Eagle).  We are honored that Matt is collaborating with ESB, as his wines are not only in high demand, but are typically allocated for club…

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August 2018

Cook Like A Farmer

August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$75.00

Shop like a farmer, eat like a Chef! What does it mean to cook like a farmer?  In this class led by Chef Michelle Aronson, guests will learn about shopping seasonally and how to utilize fresh herbs, edible flowers, vegetables, animal proteins, and and learn ways to reduce food waste.  A few hands-on volunteers will have the opportunity to prepare dishes with Michelle and learn basic knife skills.  The class will end with a family style dinner featuring the seasonal and…

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Pair and Share Series: New World Cabernet under $60

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$12.00

Pair and Share Series: New World Cabernet! Pair and Share Events are intimate dinners where 8-10 members come together with Amy and Keith or other ESB ambassadors as a group to share something: either a certain style of wine, sometimes beer, or a spirit. Each event will have a theme; for example, Favorite California Zinfandels under $40, Regional Brews, or Favorite Sipping Tequilas. Dinners occur every other month. For August, the theme is New World Cabernet Sauvignons that retail for $40-60.

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September 2018

Ladies n’ Reds

September 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$44.00

Join the waitlist now! Click here to email ESB! Step aside, gentlemen, this event is for the ladies... Science has proven that women have better palates than men, but sometimes in the midst of a group setting, women don’t have the opportunity to show that. It’s time to discover your wine palate in the company of other friendly female members. Whether you are a beginning taster just now recognizing your appreciation of Santa Barbara Pinots, or an seasoned wine enthusiast…

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Advanced Seafood Demonstration & Dinner

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TBD Santa Barbara, CA United States
$94

Join the waitlist now! Click here to email ESB! Intimidated by oyster shucking, sashimi, or whole fish preparation?  Fear not fish lovers! At this demonstration and dinner, Chef Tiziano will show you how to source, shuck, store, slice, scale, and savor seafood dishes that many home chefs are hesitant to prepare on their own...(Actually, it's not as hard as you think!) Guests will observe the preparation of each course, and then enjoy each dish the chef prepares alongside seafood friendly beverages. Tiziano…

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October 2018

Monday Night Wines with Friday Night Burgers

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
La Place, 205 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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$37.00

We Epicureans enjoy our fine wine, but let’s be honest, it doesn’t make sense to drink 90+ point, $80 wines every night of the week. That level of hedonism leaves us with little to aspire to in life, so at times we must show some restraint. ...So we bring you 'Monday night' wines. Wines that exhibit body and flavor, but are also reasonably priced. These wines are from the Langeudoc-Roussillon region. The area stretches along the south coast of France, from the…

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Tartare, Terrine, and Mussels Oh my!

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Little Door, 129 E Anapamu St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$65 – $74

Join the waitlist now! Click here to email ESB! Tartare, Terrine, and Mussels, oh my! Mediterranean Multi-Menu Dinner! 3-Option / 3-Course Dinner at Little Door There are so many great dishes on Chef Oscar Ledesma’s menu at The Little Door that ESB had no choice but to offer 3 separate options…Each highlighting the French, Spanish, and North African influences present in his dishes. Dining with ESB members offers you a first hand experience to choose your own adventure. (No more…

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November 2018

Epicurean SB One Year Anniversary Celebration

November 4 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hotel Californian, 36 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$195.00 – $275.00

Celebrate one year of culinary experiences, exploration & education! To celebrate one year of culinary experiences, exploration & education, the ESB team has been working hard to design an unforgettable evening that truly captures the essence of what it is to be an Epicurean Santa Barbara member: a night of “Pure Imagination!” This whimsical evening will immerse you in a world of creative imaginations coming to life through chefs, winemakers, brewers, distillers, and musicians all wrapped up into a culinary…

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Grill Master Demo & Dinner with Ferno Grills

November 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Private Home Santa Barbara, CA United States
$16.00

Join ESB Members in a causal setting as Ferno Grills demonstrates their new gas grill that takes outdoor grilling to the next level. Enjoy grilled meats, vegetables  and more as founder, Peck Euwer and his team demonstrates the fire-wheel technology that lets you adjust the height of your burners—and the flame—so you can fast cook without burning and slow cook to perfection. Ferno Grills is a new local Santa Barbara company! We invite all "Grillmasters" (and Grill-Rookies) to try out the…

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December 2018

Demo & Dinner with Chef & Author Pascale Beale

December 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Reed Interiors & Design, 590 E Gutierrez St
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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$55

Join ESB members and experience a demonstration and dinner by Chef  and cookbook author Pascale Beale, one of Santa Barbara’s most acclaimed private chefs. To benefit the Music Academy of the West, ESB has bid on 6 tickets to her Cooking Demonstration Class and dinner. Enjoy food, wine, and atmosphere, and get some wonderful ideas for your holiday entertaining! Guests will learn to prepare a seasonal menu featuring a salad, main course, and dessert - all dishes created Chef Pascale Beale. Held…

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