ESB “TRUST” Dinner: Chef Drew Terp!
ESB’s next TRUST Dinner will feature none other than ESB Favorite…Chef Drew Terp!
Chef Drew has cooked in and helmed at Michelin-Starred kitchens from Napa (Auberge du Soleil) to New York City (Alain Ducasse at the Essex House, Masa and BarMasa), to Spain (under Chef Pedro Subijana at Akelare). He also opened and served as Executive Chef for Las Vegas restaurants BarMasa and Shaboo, and worked under José Andrés at Jaleo, in Washington, D.C. Most recently, Chef Drew was co-owner and Chef at Pico in Los Alamos. While working under Chef José Andrés at Jaleo Washington DC, Chef Drew learned the fundamentals of charcuterie where he produced chorizo, buttifara, and fresh sausages for the restaurant. He continued to develop his craft while working with Pig farmers in Spain; and continued producing a variety of charcuterie while executive chef at Pico, in Los Alamos. Chef Drew has since left Pico and resides in San Diego. He is returning to Santa Barbara for one night only for an incredible 7-Course Trust Dinner.
At this 7-Course Dinner, guests will experience Chef Drew’s style of cooking, which is a tribute to the symbiotic farmer-chef relationship. He is also known for his incredible dishes featuring proteins, fresh pastas, and charcuterie. Anyone who has been lucky enough to attend one of Chef Drew’s previous dinners featuring Upscale Comfort Food, Game Meat, or his legendary Burgers knows of Chef’s Drew cuisine, which has influence from Spanish, Japanese, Southern BBQ and Californian cuisine. He brings with him incredible flavors, a wealth of experience, and passion for creating incredible food. Dietary restrictions will be accommodated at chef’s discretion.
Exclusive Kitchen Counter Experience…
Take the TRUST dinner to the next level, to a dream experience for food enthusiasts! 4 Chef’s Kitchen Counter Seats will be available! Chef Drew’s charisma, and love to greeting and sharing food with his guests will make this both an entertaining and delicious experience. Beverage parings are included with the chef’s kitchen counter seating! 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 receive hand outs from Chef 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!
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. 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!