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 and musical extravaganza! It’s our very own night at the Oscars with live music performances featuring artists from NYC & LA, a festival gathering on the beautiful Court of Califia full of fantastic food & beverage purveyors culminating in a collaborative chef’s dinner in The Alhambra ballroom. Our favorite chefs and winemakers will be in attendance to celebrate with us.
The evening will begin with a pre-dinner interactive sunset festival gathering set on the beautiful Court of Califia. Enjoy crafted bites, beverage tastings, and chef demonstrations accompanied by live musical performances, all under the lights. The festival gathering will be followed by a multi-course plated dinner in The Alhambra ballroom presented by a collective of chefs and winemakers. This progressive dinner will include special live musical and theatrical performances to inspire the imagination and embody the Epicurean dream. We’ll be flying in broadway performers from LA and NYC as well as featuring Santa Barbara locals.
Collaborating Chefs & Restaurants
Chef Alex La Motte & Benjamin Kunert – Blackbird
Chef Drew Terp – Pico
Chef Robert Perez – Black Sheep
Chef Nick Bodden & Ron Allen – Beefhearts
Chef PA Tremblay – Julienne
Santa Barbara Popcorn Co.
Twenty-four Blackbirds Chocolate
Le Sorelle Imports (Olive Oils)
Winemakers & Beverage Collaborators
Jacob Toft Winery
Jamie Slone Wines
Eleven Eleven Wines
Ian Cutler Spirits
Night Lizard Brewing Company
Matthias Pippig – Sanguis Jacob Toft – Toft Mark Porembski – Zeitgeist
We are honored to have join us some amazing music talents from New York and Los Angeles as well as musicians from Santa Barbara. The progressive evening and dinner will include special live musical and theatrical performances to inspire the imagination and embody the Epicurean dream. From pop and classics, to epic Broadway songs, we’re all in for an inspiration musical treat!
Katie Fritzke is a multi-faceted vocalist based in Santa Barbara, California. She has recorded and performed with award-winning artists such as Kenny Loggins, Monte Schultz, and has toured through the U.S., Europe, and Asia with bands and diverse music ensembles.
Alex Goley is a singer and actor out of New York City. Aside from his career in theatre, he can be found performing with his NYC based band “Po’ Boys”. Previous roles include Tommy (The Who’s Tommy), Tobias Ragg (Sweeney Told); Huck Finn (Big River, TheatreWorksSV), and Prince Edward (Richard III).
Jennifer Julian (Master of Ceremony)
With a successful background in creative development, direction and performance, Jennifer Julian has worked alongside such greats as Eric Idle (Spamalot), Art Garfunkel, the late great Sydney Pollack, Mike Nichols and Robin Williams. Jen is parlaying both her creative and producing skills into film, tv and the digital space with her seasoned producing partner, Holly Payberg, and the recent launch of June Bug Pictures.
Select NYC credits: Junk: A Rock Opera (Joe’s Pub), Standby (Cynthia, FringeNYC and Gallery Players), NightOfTheLivingDead the Musical (Richard Shepard Theatre). Regional: Ghost (Molly), Next to Normal (Natalie), Hair (Sheila), Ring of Fire (Trenna), and Always… Patsy Cline (Patsy Cline). Ashley is also an award winning singer-songwriter whose song “Trace of You”, climbed the Billboard Dance Chart to #22.
Matt ShingledeckerMatt is thrilled to be working with Amy and Keith again after having first collaborated with them on their award-winning NYMF show Standby and the cast album that followed. Currently touring the US and Canada as Enjolras in Les Miserables. Broadway: Wicked (Fiyero), West Side Story (Tony – Featured in Arthur Laurent’s Memoir “The Rest of the Story: A Life Completed), Spring Awakening. Off-Broadway: Rent (Roger – Original Revival Cast). Tour: Wicked (Fiyero) and Spring Awakening (Georg).
Recent acting credits include Oklahoma (Kate) at Opera San Luis Obispo, Merrily We Roll Along (Evelyn) at Rubicon Theatre Company, The 25th…Spelling Bee (Olive Ostrovsky) with Elite Theatre Company, Arsenic and Old Lace (Elaine) with SBCC Theatre Group, and American Idiot (Heather) with Out of the Box Theatre Company. Samantha is also the Artistic Director of Out of the Box Theatre Company in Santa Barbara, CA. and has been the recipient of Indy Theater Awards for her direction of Spring Awakening, Next to Normal, BARE, Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party, and The Rocky Horror Show. www.outoftheboxtheatre.org
We invite you to come with us on an artistic culinary journey limited only by your imagination.
We’ll look back at our greatest moments and to those great moments yet to come! We will also announce highlights of our upcoming 2019 event schedule and honor some very special members and guests, so join us for a magical night with the entire ESB family! This is an all member event not to be missed!
EPIC “Golden Ticket” Includes (Limited Quantities)
• Private rooftop sunset reception with special guest chef and winemaker (begins at 4:30pm)
• Access to ESB “VIP Member” reception (begins at 5:00pm)
• Pre-dinner interactive food & wine festival with chef demos, beverage tastings and more…
• Multi-course wine dinner and music performances by NYC & LA performing artists
• Priority dinner seating at EPIC tables with chefs, winemakers, and more…
• Exclusive wine pouring at dinner only for “Golden Ticket” holders in addition to the featured dinner wines
• Personalized keepsake menu & program
• Special EPIC gift package ($150 value)
• 25% off Hotel California room rates for “Golden Ticket” holders only! (email ESB for discount following event registration)
Standard Ticket includes
• Pre-dinner interactive food & wine festival with chefs demos, beverage tastings and more…(“VIP Members” automatically receive Early Bird access at 5:00pm)
• Multi-course wine dinner and theatrical performances by NYC & LA performing artists
• Member gift package ($100 value)
• Keepsake menu & program
*Vegetarian and Gluten Free options will be available. Please notify ESB upon registration.