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March 2018

Secrets of A Somm Revealed! ~ Ian Adamo

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Karpeles Manuscript Library, 21 W Anapamu St., 2nd floor
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Join Sommelier Ian Adamo from Somm’s Kitchen, as he leads an enlightening tasting experience which will leave you with skills that will impress your friends! Take your wine identification skills to the next level through Ian Adamo’s eye-opening explanations of the taste, aroma, and color of different varietals. Guests will be led through a seated tasting of 5 highly rated wines from around the world. With each wine he will teach members how to identify the varietal(s) in the wine,…

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June 2018

Famous Recipes of NYC Chefs

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

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

United Tastes of Ice Cream

July 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States

I scream, you scream, we all…ok you know the drill, but this isn’t just any ice cream! We are shipping in several pints of ice creams from four of the top ice cream purveyors in the country and one of Santa Barbara's favorites... 18 ice cream flavors in all! This is a walk around tasting where members will get to sample unique, creative, high-end and delicious ice creams. Once you’ve made the rounds with all the flavors, return to your favorites, or go the sundae…

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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

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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Pinots Around The World

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TBD Santa Barbara, CA United States

Join the waitlist now! Click here to email ESB! Attend an enlightening tasting experience featuring this delicate and popular grape that varies widely from region to region. From Burgandy to Oregon to Chile to California, Pinot Noir is produced all around the world, and the wines from each region vary drastically from one another. Time for a side by side tasting! A Pinot Noir Educational Workshop, with Ian Adamo, Court of Master Sommeliers (CMS) Level III Advanced Sommelier and Wine…

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September 2018

Ladies n’ Reds

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

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

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

Creative Sauces & Dips

October 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
TBD Santa Barbara, CA United States

Creative Sauces & Dips Join chef Isa Bourbon and Lena Philkill as they demonstrate how to create delicious, colorful and flavorful vegan dips and sauces. Learn how to plate and dress your own with an array of garnishes. All guests will personally garnish and take home a dip with their customized toppings, and will enjoy a spread of delicious vegan sauces and dippers at the event. Adult beverages included! This event is not just for vegans, but for everyone!

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Farmhouse Cheesemaking

October 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
TBD Santa Barbara, CA United States

Join ESB members for an educational and delicious evening with Chef Michelle Aronson as she demonstrates the science behind fresh cheesemaking, and master the surprisingly straightforward techniques for making farm fresh cheeses in your own home! Together attendees will make butter, creme fraiche (which each guest will get to take home in jars provided), ricotta, and mozzarella.  Each cheese will be paired with a different snack to enjoy throughout the class.  Guests will also enjoy adult beverages, and a a…

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November 2018

Grill Master Demo & Dinner with Ferno Grills

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

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

Charcuterie Tasting with Chef Drew Terp

December 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Black Sheep, 26 E Ortega St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Journey through the world of cured meats with Chef Drew Terp of Pico! Learn from the master himself! Chef Drew will be featuring 10 types of imported and domestic charcuterie, Including a Ham he has been curing for four years, Lomo, and multiple styles of house cured Pork Belly…to name a few. Guests will learn the differences between the styles; from farming to the curing process. They will even test different thicknesses of the charcuterie to show how even the…

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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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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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