Introducing the Epicurean Culinary Test Kitchen
In keeping with our mission of providing food and wine education, Epicurean Santa Barbara is creating the Epicurean Culinary Test Kitchen! This culinary workshop brings together 5-6 intermediate to advanced home cooks who will each create a dish based on a chosen recipe.
Think of all the recipes you wish you could make, but haven’t found the time or occasion to make them! The ESB Test Kitchen gives chefs the opportunity to test a new interesting recipe in the company of fellow hobbyist cooks. Enjoy a glass of wine or cocktail, observe and learn each others’ tricks and techniques, and then sample each other’s dishes! No pressure here…Some recipes will be winners and some will be duds. The best recipes we’ll share with club members with chefs’ notes, so that others can expand their horizons as home chefs!Each ESB Test Kitchen Workshop is open to 4-5 attendees. Guests will register for an appetizer, starter, main, side, or dessert. They will bring with them all ingredients for their dish. If recipes require substantial prep (i.e. brining, curing, etc…) those preparations should be done in advance. The host will provide the kitchen, tools, culinary knowledge, and will reach out to guests before the event to ensure they have all the required tools needed (i.e. blender, wok, meat grinder). ESB Staff will be on hand to assist in set-up, clean-up, stirring, chopping, mashing, wine pouring, or other culinary tasks. Our first Test Kitchen will be hosted by Judy Astbury!