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January 2019

Wild Game Meat Dinner with Chef Drew Terp

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private Home Santa Barbara, CA United States
$90 – $125 Sold out

Venture into the world of Exotic meats with Chef Drew of Pico Restaurant, Los Alamos! Chef Drew will feature a multi-course meal of ambitious preparations of wild game meats such as elk, bison, reindeer, pheasant, boar and grouse specifically for ESB members.    There are many benefits in eating game meats...one of the main benefits is that it is one of the most healthiest meats available. It's very low in cholesterol, calories, and is very lean (low in fat). It's…

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February 2019

Elegant French Cooking Made Easy

February 2 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Private Home Santa Barbara, CA United States
$75 Sold out

Join Judy Astbury to learn elegant and approachable French techniques, and enjoy small plates and adult beverages. Guests will observe how to create classic dishes such as Pâte à Choux (Gougeres), Poulet au Sauté, (Breaded, sautéed chicken cutlet) Mother Sauces (Mornay and Béchamel), and of course, quintessential Soufflé Au Chocolat.

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Wine & Dine Weekend in Paso Robles

February 8 - February 10
Paso Robles Paso Robles, CA United States
$750.00 Sold out

The ESB Founders are leading guests on a one of a kind wine experience in Paso! From Friday, February 8th to Sunday, February 10th, a small group of ESB members will visit 7 top-rated wineries in Paso Robles. Several of these wineries, including "members only" wineries like Law, Denner, Torrin, and L’Aventure, are planning special cellar, library, or estate tastings specifically for our members. The registration fee for this excursion includes all wine tastings, Friday and Saturday night dinner (wine…

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Champagnes, Cremants and Raclette

February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Home Santa Barbara, CA United States
$76 4 tickets left

Celebrate February 14th with two essential Valentine’s day traditions: Champagne and Oooey Gooey, Cheese… No, Not Fondue, but Raclette!…Ah, two of Europe’s Greatest imports tangled together for a ESB Valentine’s day Rendezvous…How lovely….and delicious. Start the evening off with a tasting of boutique Champagnes and cremants, hand-selected by ESB founders and board members (all available for purchase). The sparkling wines are from highly rated purveyors from the Champagne region, with many producers who are certified from the European Union as…

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Winemaker Evening: Matthias Pippig of Sanguis

February 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
La Coronilla Private Residence, 1576 La Coronilla Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109 United States
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$52 – $108 10 tickets left

Join us for an evening with Matthias Pippig of Sanguis Wines! Kickstarting our 2019 Winemaker Evening series is Matthias Pippig, owner and winemaker at Sanguis Wines, Santa Barbara. Sanguis is a premier boutique winery that specializes in an eclectic Rhône and Bordeaux style blends. Pippig changes blends yearly in his wines, hand sorts each wine and never makes the same wine twice. Many of his wines weigh in at over 15% alcohol, but they do not present as highly alcoholic. These…

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March 2019

[SAVE THE DATE] Chef’s Table Dinner with Chef Massimo Falsini

March 3 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Private Home Santa Barbara, CA United States

From farm to kitchen...join us for a special Chef's table dinner! At this exclusive member’s only event, Michelin Starred Chef Massimo Falsini is collaborating with ESB once again to offer members an immersive and enlightening dinner experience. Through its design as a progressive event it embodies the three key ESB ideologies: Experience, Exploration & Education. This will be an unforgettable one of a kind culinary experience, not to be missed. More info to come!

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[NOW OPEN] Ladies n’ Whites

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$65 2 tickets left

Step aside , gentlemen, this event is for the ladies... Back by popular demand is another Women’s only wine tasting! This time, we are featuring single varietal white wines! Science has proven that women have better palates than men, but sometimes in the midst of a group setting, women don’t have the opportunity to show that. It’s time to discover your wine palate in the company of other friendly female members. Whether you are a beginning taster just now recognizing…

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[NOW OPEN] The Creative Vegetarian: Middle Eastern

March 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Private Home Santa Barbara, CA United States
$46 16 tickets left

Maximize flavor without meat! The series continues... In this social demonstration led by Renee Martin, guests will observe the creation of vegetarian dishes featuring the robust flavors of the Middle East. Learn how unique ingredients such as pomegranate molasses, Za’atar, and ras el hanout, and other exotic spices and techniques can elevate vegetarian dishes to a new level. A variety of small plates will be passed in between the demonstrations, and ESB will provide adult beverages.  Menu coming soon!

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[NOW OPEN] ESB Cigar Night: Rolling Demonstration

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Home Santa Barbara, CA United States
$35 – $46 26 tickets left

...It’s said that Mark Twain smoked as little as 22 cigars a day. He was supposedly quoted as saying... “If smoking is not allowed in Heaven, I shall not go.” For this educational, interactive and eye opening event (suitable for cigar smokers and non-smokers alike), ESB is bringing in Edward Carmona, a LA-based Torcedor (Cuban for "one who twists”) who specializes in the art and craft of cigar rolling. Our own Master Cigar roller will guide guests through the craft…

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April 2019

[SAVE THE DATE] Winemaker Evening: Stanley Barrios of TOP Winery

April 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
La Coronilla Private Residence, 1576 La Coronilla Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109 United States
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Join us for an evening with Stanley Barrios & Elena Martinez of TOP Winery!  Enjoy a fantastic evening with one of California rising stars, Stanley and his wife Elena of Top Winery, Paso Robles. They specialize in hand crafted Rhône varietal wines from westside Paso Robles. More details to come!  Learn more about Top Winery! STANLEY BARRIOS - PROPRIETOR AND WINEMAKER Stanley Barrios was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He was influenced by music, art, and food as a…

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May 2019

[SAVE THE DATE] Bien Nacido Vineyard Tour & Dinner

May 25 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bien Nacido Vineyard, 4705 Santa Maria Mesa Rd
Santa Maria, CA 93454 United States
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Take a journey to Santa Maria with ESB members and learn about the famous Bien Nacido Vineyard. Want an excursion for Memorial Day Weekend?  Here’s an idea… Imagine wandering through a blossoming vineyard in the warmth of an early summer afternoon with a winemaker and master sommelier as your guides.  As you take in the glorious rolls of vineyard hills, sip the wines as you walk through the block from which the grapes were grown. Then finish the afternoon with…

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