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February 2018

IRONATE Steel Pan & Cast Iron

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sierra Madre Private Residence, 4627 Sierra Madre Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93110 United States
$35.00

The ESB Test Kitchen: Cooking demo, dinner & drinks! Join the ESB team as they demonstrate the ability of Cast Iron and the new IRONATE skillet to emulate the floor of a brick oven. Guests can customize personal pizzas with a variety of topping choices, enjoy roasted veggies, and dinner will end with, of course, giant skillet chocolate chip cookies! Stay for the raffle, and maybe you'll get to take one of these amazing skillets home! We'll offer guests a…

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Viva Cuba! A Cuban Afternoon!

February 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Sierra Madre Private Residence, 4627 Sierra Madre Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93110 United States
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$20 - $45.00

Come experience the best of Cuba! Savor rare cigars, rich rum, delectable cuban sandwiches and other treats (all included with admission)! We'll have a carefully curated selection of some of the best Cuban labels. Enjoy a relaxing social afternoon and watch the sun set over the Pacific (weather permitting) as we savor the pleasures of Habana with club members. Since Oct 14, 2016 Americans have been able to import Cuban cigars for personal use, but that freedom is now tenuous. Come enjoy them…

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Winemaker Evening: Don Burns of Turtle Rock

February 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
La Coronilla Private Residence, 1576 La Coronilla Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109 United States
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$90.00 - $180.00

The Epicurean Santa Barbara Winemaker Evening series continues with one of the rock stars of the Paso wine industry: Don Burns of Turtle Rock!   Join ESB and Don Burns, owner and winemaker at Turtle Rock Vineyards and assistant winemaker at Saxum Vineyards,  for an intimate evening of wine exploration. Experience the superior quality of Don's highly rated wines that demonstrate one of the best expressions of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre in Paso Robles. Sourcing only the finest fruit from the sustainably farmed…

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March 2018

Winemaker Evening: Eric Jensen of Booker

March 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
La Coronilla Private Residence, 1576 La Coronilla Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109 United States
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$76 - $128

Join us for a special evening with Eric Jensen of Booker Wines, whose Oublié Paso Robles 2014 was listed among Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines in 2017. Epicurean Santa Barbara is honored to welcome Eric Jensen to our hometown for this event. He has graciously allocated wine to Epicurean Santa Barbara, even though bottles are only available to members of Booker’s wine club. Eric’s wines are effectively sold out due to the overwhelming thirst for his wines by his club members. Don’t…

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March Open House & Member Gift Pick-Up

March 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Margerum Reserve Tasting Room, 32 El Paseo
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Join the Epicurean Team and fellow members for an open house! Our March open house is at the Margerum Reserve Tasting Room. Enjoy drink specials, nibbles courtesy of ESB, and meet other ESB members and guests! You can also pick up your special member gift if you haven't already. Bring your event ideas and share them with the team! We are eager to know what you look forward to experiencing as an Epicurean! No need to register, just show up and bring a…

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The Eighth Annual March Mushroom Madness

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Gourmet Dining Room – School of Culinary Arts SBCC, 721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, 93109 United States
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$65.00

The Eighth Annual March Mushroom Madness at the Gourmet Dining Room at Santa Barbara City College. Epicurean Santa Barbara has reserved two tables for ESB members at the Eighth annual March Mushroom Madness! Come and join fellow club members at one of our two group tables. One of Santa Barbara Culinary Arts' most popular and best-beloved events, it features mycologist extraordinaire Professor Robert Cummings and the delicious cuisine of Chef Randy Bublitz and the talented student chefs of the School…

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Epicurean Wellness Day

March 18 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sierra Madre Private Residence, 4627 Sierra Madre Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93110 United States
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$35.00

Who says wellness retreats require juice cleanses and hours of sun salutations?! Join members for a retreat in the "Epicurean" style, where "wellness" means balancing the mind-body connection with delicious food. The day will start with an hour long yoga session overlooking the ocean, provided by Kaia Fit. The session, which is appropriate for all fitness levels, ages, experience and genders, focuses on promoting and nourishing a better mind-body connection. After the session, guests will be treated to a colorful,…

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

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sierra Madre Private Residence, 4627 Sierra Madre Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93110 United States
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$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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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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$58.00

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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April 2018

Winemaker Evening: Jacob Toft of Toft Wines

April 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
La Coronilla Private Residence, 1576 La Coronilla Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109 United States
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$48 - $88

Join us for a special evening with Jacob and Kelly Toft of Toft Wines, who after receiving over 90-point scores from respected critic Robert Parker, sold out their vintages in one day! This lovely husband and wife team not only craft artisanal small batch wines, but are kind sweet people who love to share their passion for wine with other enthusiasts. Toft Wines are all about the pursuit of flavor that starts with meticulous farming. With access to the premier vineyards spanning…

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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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Scotch Library Pop-up!

April 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hotel Californian, 36 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$35.00

Join Epicurean Santa Barbara for a 'tasteful’ afternoon of Scotch! In the exquisite lobby library of the Hotel Californian, relish the nuances of 4 different top-rated Scotches. During this walk-around tasting, whiskey enthusiast Sean Riley will lead you through the history of Scotch and will discuss the spirits featured at the tasting.  Nibbles and noshes prepared by the Hotel Californian chef will be served during the event! Japanese: Yamazaki 12 Year Taiwan: Kavalan Sherry Oak Scotland Highlands: Glenlivet 21 Scotland Islay:…

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Barrels & BBQ

April 22 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sierra Madre Private Residence, 4627 Sierra Madre Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93110 United States
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$60.00 - $75

Celebrate Earth Day with BBQ and Great Wine...live music too! ESB will be cooking up an All-American inspired buffet while the hip and cool winemaker Brett Urness of Levo Wines will be pouring his latest vintages. Eat some 'cue, meet Brett, drink his wines and hookup with his winery. Tap your foot to live music as you make your own Pulled Pork Plates & Sandwiches with slow roasted juicy pork, as well as a slew of hill country hometown sides and fixin's!  There will…

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Mixology 101: Creative and Hands-On Cocktails

April 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
M8RX, 409 State Street, 3rd floor
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$50.00

Learn first-hand how to craft the perfect cocktail! At this interactive cocktail class, members will learn the basics of mixology and then, with an arsenal of ingredients, will create their own craft cocktails (for themselves or a friend!) all with the guidance of  mixologist Scott Sampila, the Lead Bartender/Bar Manager @ Olio Cucina! The afternoon will start with in introduction of base spirits, and formulas for making classic cocktails, and will progress into an interactive afternoon of fun experimentation all in…

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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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May Open House: Armada Wine & Beer Merchant

May 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Armada Wine & Beer Merchant, 1129A State St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Join the Epicurean team, fellow members and guests for an Open House! Enjoy extended happy hour and drink specials offered by Armada Wine & Beer Merchant, nibbles courtesy of ESB, and meet new, veteran and future ESB members! Bring your event ideas and share them with the team! We are eager to know what you look forward to experiencing as an Epicurean! "VIP Member" gifts will also be available for pickup, if you haven't already done so. No need to register, just show up and…

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[SOLD OUT] 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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Winemaker Evening: Scott Hawley of Torrin Vineyard

May 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
La Coronilla Private Residence, 1576 La Coronilla Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109 United States
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$62 - $108

A special evening with Scott Hawley, winemaker of Torrin & Lagom wines!  Torrin wines are currently sold via Allocation and Mailing List only! They are not open to the public for tasting as their wines sell out on release to their lists. This is a rare opportunity to drink Torrin wines, including some library selections. Lagom wines are not on allocation or list limited, rather a new label offering delightful Burgundy varietals to contrast the Rhones of Torrin. Epicurean Santa…

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[SOLD OUT] 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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