ESB “TRUST” Dinner: Chef P.A. Tremblay
ESB’s May 1st TRUST Dinner will feature hometown favorite Chef PA Tremblay! For the first time ever, Chef PA is creating his own 6-Course dream dinner for our members. Many of you are familiar with Chef PA through his charismatic demonstrations of locally sourced seafood, his beautiful Italian braises and ragus made wild game meat from his hunting adventures, or even authentic Japanese Ramen. But, you have yet to experience Chef P.A’s cuisine…unleashed…without the influence of educational content or pre-selected wines. For those of your who think you may know PA…well, think again!
At this dinner you’ll experience flavors inspired from his Classical training, his French-Canadian roots, his travels throughout Europe and Asia, his weeks of fishing off the coast of Alaska, and of course, his time as Chef de Cuisine at Julienne. Chef P.A. represents everything Epicurean treasures about food and beverage…He is a brilliant educator and an incredibly creative and expertly skilled chef. Yet he is always seeking to further his culinary knowledge as he experiments with new techniques; be it European style charcuterie, or fermented “fish” sauce made from insects, (with inspiration from Noma’s René Redzepi).*please note that this menu may contain gluten and dairy. As these are specialized menus, modifications are politely declined.
Exclusive Kitchen Counter Experience…
Now that limited indoor dining is permitted, ESB is taking the TRUST dinner to the next level, creating a dream experience for food enthusiasts! We are now offering 4 indoor Chef’s Counter seats. Guests will be seated at the counter, where they will observe all the action, the knife cuts, see the master chefs flip the contents of hot skillets, the steam and fire, smell the intoxicating aromas, hear all the naughty jokes, and of course, hand outs from Chef PA as he prepares and plates his trust dinner right in front of your eyes. In addition, guests at the counter will receive some special pours of wine and other beverages to accompany their experience! For this TRUST dinner, proceeds from the kitchen counter seats will go to the Build the Kitchen fund!
Let’s build the kitchen!!!
As Epicureans, we appreciate the craft, talent, and determination that is required to make an artist (especially a chef or winemaker) successful. As many of you know, our goal is not only to educate and inspire, but to support those artists in our community and beyond.
As we continue into our 3rd year, we’re supporting Chef PA and SBMS in their efforts to raise funds to build a professional kitchen that will have a major impact on our community, education and ESB directly!
We want to gather members to support this project because of the impact this kitchen will have on future generations. Not only will the students benefit from this kitchen, but non-profits, independent chefs in need of a shared kitchen space, and Epicurean Santa Barbara, too, would use the new professional space to host educational hand-on classes. This kitchen would shepherd in a new culinary-driven generation in our community. And as food enthusiasts of Santa Barbara, we feel it’s only fitting to support ventures that benefit the future food enthusiasts of Santa Barbara. This is a realistic and tangible campaign, and our support as a group will make Epicurean Santa Barbara become a driving force in the community. Chef PA is close to reaching his goal of raising $600,000 to complete the kitchen at the school. We invite you to join us to help him and SBMS cross the finish line…Let’s get them there!
If you want to donate now, you can! Add your desired donation in increments of $50 when you purchase your trust dinner ticket, and 100% of those funds will go directly to the campaign. If you’re looking to make a large contribution and/or receive a tax deduction, please contact PA Tremblay directly, CLICK HERE or email Amy & Keith to arrange a meeting with Chef PA directly.
What is a “Trust” Dinner?
A trust dinner is an upscale multi-course meal (5+ Courses), where guests put their trust into the Chef, who will be preparing a one of a kind dinner revealed upon arrival! Why no menu in advance? Because: #1.) we like to surprise our guests, and #2.) we want to remove any pre-conceived notions regarding what the dishes will taste like, or look like. This is part of the experience, and part of the fun.
What we can tell you is that the food will be fantastic. We are featuring only chefs who have inspired us, who have shown great passion and remarkable skill and pedigree; chefs who have a distinctive culinary voice. Their biographies and the event description will provide sufficient details about the dinner; (for example: Mediterranean, Modern, or Vegetable-driven). The team at Epicurean Santa Barbara will know the menu in advance, so we can notify the chef of dietary restrictions, and answer any questions regarding the dinner.
The Trust dinner is BYOB. You heard us right! In the event reminder, we will offer wine pairing suggestions for the dinner, and you are welcome to bring whatever bottles (or spirits) you see fit!