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April 2018

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
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$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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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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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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Cocktails by the Decade: Whiskey & Rye

May 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$65

Experience turn of the century American history through the evolution of the whiskey cocktail! Doug Boring Part hands on cocktail class, part history lesson, and majority cocktail enjoyment, Doug Boring of the BORING bar will be demonstrating how to properly create four vintage whiskey cocktails ranging from the late 1800s to the post-prohibition era of the 1930s and 1940s. From New York and Chicago to San Fransisco and Los Angeles, what better way to experience American history than sip by sip of…

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531 Secret

May 31 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$25.00

Join the waitlist now! Click here to email ESB! On May Thirty-First, when you're feeling a thirst And you find you desire libations, Please put in your name, tell others the same and secure your obscure reservations. Music, and drinks, and provisions, me thinks, Will tempt you to sign for a pour. One beverage is gratis, and based on your status, You’re welcome to purchase some more. You’ll see the location with your confirmation With all the specifics revealed. We know you…

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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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Winemaker Evening: Russell From of Herman Story Wines

June 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
La Coronilla Private Residence, 1576 La Coronilla Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109 United States
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$43.00 – $80

Join us for an exciting evening with Russell From of Herman Story Wines!  As this will be our final Paso Winemaker Evening for the season, with harvest right around the corner, what better winemaker than Russel From to end on?!?! Russell will be pouring five highly regarded wines that best represent his passion for winemaking and the superb quality of his nerdy yet creative winemaking style. Get to know Russell personally while sharing wonderfully paired passed appetizers with other ESB…

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June Open House Happy Hour: Santa Barbara Wine Collective

June 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Santa Barbara Wine Collective, 131 Anacapa St., Ste. C
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$10.00

Join the Epicurean team, fellow members and guests for an Open House Happy Hour! Come and meet fellow members and member guests while enjoying wine, food and good conversation! All members and non-member guest are welcome, but paid registrants will receive a glass of wine from a select menu and Lucky Penny Pizza...and other bites! 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"…

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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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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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