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July 2018

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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United Tastes of Ice Cream

July 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$35

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
$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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August Open House: La Place Wine Bar

August 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
La Place, 205 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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Join the Epicurean team, fellow members and guests for an Open House! Come and meet fellow members and member guests while enjoying beer & wine specials offered by La Place, nibbles courtesy of ESB and good conversation! All members and non-member guest are welcome! La Place Wine Bar will be offering $5-$6 specials on their house Sparkling, Red, White, Rosé, and Beer…beverages to please everyone! In addition, ESB will feature Oat Bakery’s incredible breads and vegan spreads for members 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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Pinots Around The World

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TBD Santa Barbara, CA United States
$52.00

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

Farewell to Summer Rosé Lunch

September 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
TBD Santa Barbara, CA United States
$38.00

As we enter the Labor Day weekend and the coming of Fall, let’s bid farewell to the oenophile’s summer fling in ESB style! Leave the pink petals and rose decor for the princess party….this event is all about discovering the versatility, diversity, and food friendliness of Rosé Wines. With a bird's eye breathtaking ocean view, filled with palm trees and a gentle summer breeze, guests will taste through 7 different styles of Rosé from Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, Napa Valley,…

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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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September Open House

September 16 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Crush Tasting Room & Kitchen, 432 E. Haley St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Join the Epicurean team, fellow members and guests for an Open House at Santa Barbara’s newest Wine Bar, Crush Tasting Room & Kitchen. Crush Tasting Room is the first Wine Bar to offer Napa Technology’s innovative wine dispensing system. This system allows 2oz tastings, half glass, or full glass pours, all with the ease of your debit card. The wine hosts will help you craft your own flight, or do it yourself and choose your own lineup.   In addition,…

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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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Creative Sauces & Dips

October 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
TBD Santa Barbara, CA United States
$40

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
$70.00

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

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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Winemaker Evening: Stephan Asseo of L’Aventure Winery

November 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$50 – $125

A cellar-worthy winemaker evening with Stephan Asseo, owner & winemaker of L'Aventure wines!  Epicurean Santa Barbara is extremely honored to host Stephan and his daughter Chloé in Santa Barbara for this rare and unique opportunity to experience L'Aventure wine, normally only offered to their allocation members and mailing list. Stephan Asseo, originally from France, was already known for pushing the limits of winemaking. After making wine for 17 years in France, Stephan got tired of the French regulations, known as…

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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

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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$60

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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December Open House

December 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Wine Shepherd, 30 East Ortega Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Join the Epicurean team, fellow members and guests for an Open House at The Wine Shepherd. Enjoy drink specials, nibbles, and meet other 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! Talk over your discoveries with new friends at our community table, grab your own table, or relax in the garden courtyard. No need to register, just show up and bring a friend, or…

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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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$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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