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June 2018

Famous Recipes of NYC Chefs

June 26, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$70.00

Enjoy dishes from some of NYC’s Michelin Starred/James Beard award-winning restaurants without leaving Santa Barbara! Led by ESB founder Amy Robinson, learn to make Amy and Keith’s favorite iconic dishes conceived by New York City's most creative and popular chefs such as David Chang, Andrew Carmellini, Nobu Matsuhisa, and Daniella-Soto Innes. With a focus on simple preparations with quality ingredients, the event will start with a toast, include lots of snacking and nibbling, and end with a spread of incredible dishes.…

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August 2018

Cook Like A Farmer

August 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$75.00

Shop like a farmer, eat like a Chef! What does it mean to cook like a farmer?  In this class led by Chef Michelle Aronson, guests will learn about shopping seasonally and how to utilize fresh herbs, edible flowers, vegetables, animal proteins, and and learn ways to reduce food waste.  A few hands-on volunteers will have the opportunity to prepare dishes with Michelle and learn basic knife skills.  The class will end with a family style dinner featuring the seasonal and…

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September 2018

Advanced Seafood Demonstration & Dinner

September 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TBD Santa Barbara, CA United States
$94

Join the waitlist now! Click here to email ESB! Intimidated by oyster shucking, sashimi, or whole fish preparation?  Fear not fish lovers! At this demonstration and dinner, Chef Tiziano will show you how to source, shuck, store, slice, scale, and savor seafood dishes that many home chefs are hesitant to prepare on their own...(Actually, it's not as hard as you think!) Guests will observe the preparation of each course, and then enjoy each dish the chef prepares alongside seafood friendly beverages. Tiziano…

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October 2018

Creative Sauces & Dips

October 13, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
TBD Santa Barbara, CA United States
$40

Creative Sauces & Dips Join chef Isa Bourbon and Lena Philkill as they demonstrate how to create delicious, colorful and flavorful vegan dips and sauces. Learn how to plate and dress your own with an array of garnishes. All guests will personally garnish and take home a dip with their customized toppings, and will enjoy a spread of delicious vegan sauces and dippers at the event. Adult beverages included! This event is not just for vegans, but for everyone!

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Farmhouse Cheesemaking

October 16, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
TBD Santa Barbara, CA United States
$70.00

Join ESB members for an educational and delicious evening with Chef Michelle Aronson as she demonstrates the science behind fresh cheesemaking, and master the surprisingly straightforward techniques for making farm fresh cheeses in your own home! Together attendees will make butter, creme fraiche (which each guest will get to take home in jars provided), ricotta, and mozzarella.  Each cheese will be paired with a different snack to enjoy throughout the class.  Guests will also enjoy adult beverages, and a a…

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November 2018

Grill Master Demo & Dinner with Ferno Grills

November 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Private Home Santa Barbara, CA United States
$16.00

Join ESB Members in a causal setting as Ferno Grills demonstrates their new gas grill that takes outdoor grilling to the next level. Enjoy grilled meats, vegetables  and more as founder, Peck Euwer and his team demonstrates the fire-wheel technology that lets you adjust the height of your burners—and the flame—so you can fast cook without burning and slow cook to perfection. Ferno Grills is a new local Santa Barbara company! We invite all "Grillmasters" (and Grill-Rookies) to try out the…

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December 2018

Demo & Dinner with Chef & Author Pascale Beale

December 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Reed Interiors & Design, 590 E Gutierrez St
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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$55

Join ESB members and experience a demonstration and dinner by Chef  and cookbook author Pascale Beale, one of Santa Barbara’s most acclaimed private chefs. To benefit the Music Academy of the West, ESB has bid on 6 tickets to her Cooking Demonstration Class and dinner. Enjoy food, wine, and atmosphere, and get some wonderful ideas for your holiday entertaining! Guests will learn to prepare a seasonal menu featuring a salad, main course, and dessert - all dishes created Chef Pascale Beale. Held…

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January 2019

Epicurean Culinary Test Kitchen

January 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Private Home Santa Barbara, CA United States
$20

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…

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February 2019

Elegant French Cooking Made Easy

February 2, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Private Home Santa Barbara, CA United States
$75

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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March 2019

The Creative Vegetarian: Middle Eastern

March 16, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$46

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.

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May 2019

Ramen Reconstructed with Chef PA Tremblay

May 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$68

Chef P.A. Tremblay, Chef de Cuisine at Julienne & SBMS Culinary Department, will demonstrate and describe each element of ramen construction: including the rich, flavorful bone broth, the, umami-rich tare, roasted pork, sous vide egg, and several creative garnishes. Learn how each element is integral to the final product, and at the end of the demonstration, assemble your own delicious bowl of Ramen with a over 10 different creative topping selections. The event will begin with a creative asian-inspired appetizer,…

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August 2019

Roll it! Fill it! Fold it! Pasta-Making with Chef Tiziano

August 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$79 – $94

Roll it! Fill it! Fold it! An Afternoon of Filled Pasta-Making with Chef Tiziano of Mosto Crudo Join members for an afternoon of hands-on pasta making, rolling, cutting, filling, and stuffing (and of course, tasting!)  Chef Tiziano Fioretti of Mosto Crudo will start the afternoon with an appetizer and basic pasta dough demonstration, and then will proceed to teach guests how to create raviolis, tortellinis, and potato gnocchi! All guests will have the opportunity to assist in every element of…

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September 2019

Le Sorelle Olive Oil Sale Event

September 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cafe Ana, 1201 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$22 – $25

Le Sorelle 20% Off Imported Olive Oils Le Sorelle is offering ESB members 20% their Imported Olive Oils. Purchase through the site and pick up at Cafe Ana on Wednesday, September 11th, from 5:00-7:00 where they will be offering samples of their oils During our Wine Down Wednesday. Le Sorelle, founded by sisters Donatella Lorenzoni-Lopez and Anna Lopez-Carr, imports extra virgin olive oils and gourmet foods from boutique estates in Puglia, Italy. The estates control the entire production process from…

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October 2019

Get Hooked: Fall Seafood Demo

October 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$57

Get hooked on Seafood! Once again ESB is collaborating with Get Hooked Seafood and Chef P.A. Tremblay to host a culinary demonstration on how to store, prep and cook seafood sourced through Get Hooked, a Community Supported Fishery Service that delivers locals the highest quality sustainable seafood, sourced directly from local fishermen. Chef P.A. Tremblay will lead the demonstration which will include appetizers and entrees featuring the fresh catch courtesy Get Hooked. This spontaneous, and (partially) improvised interpretation of the…

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January 2020

ESB Culinary Test Kitchen January 2020

January 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$20

ESB Culinary Test Kitchen Continuing our mission of providing food and wine education, join us for another Epicurean Santa Barbara Culinary Test Kitchen! This culinary workshop gives 5 novice chefs the opportunity to cook a new recipe with guidance of a knowledgable culinary professional, and the company of fellow hobbyist cooks. January’s Test Kitchen will be hosted by Judy Astbury! Think of all the recipes you wish you could make, but aren’t sure how to execute… What does it mean…

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February 2020

Brunch Favorites Perfected with Chef Trent

February 8, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$90.00

Take your brunch to the next level! In this demonstration style class led by Chef Trent Shank of the Bear & Star, learn how to maximize flavor with the ultimate brunch classics, upgraded to offer utmost deliciousness! Learn easy techniques and tips to master four classic brunch favorites in a relaxed and fun setting, and leave with the inspiration and knowledge to try some of the easy techniques and modern versions of these dishes! IN sure brunch fashion, start with…

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March 2020

Get Hooked: Spring Seafood Demo & Dinner

March 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$50.00

Get hooked on Seafood! Once again ESB is collaborating with Get Hooked Seafood and Chef P.A. Tremblay to host a culinary demonstration on how to store, prep and cook seafood sourced through Get Hooked, a Community Supported Fishery Service that delivers locals the highest quality sustainable seafood, sourced directly from local fishermen. Chef P.A. Tremblay will lead the demonstration which will include appetizers and entrees featuring the fresh catch courtesy Get Hooked. This spontaneous, and (partially) improvised interpretation of the…

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May 2020

Impressive & Easy!

May 27, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom CA United States
$12 – $42

IMPRESSIVE & EASY! ...Did we mention delicious too? (Well that's a given.) In this hour long Zoom class ESB Co-Founder Amy Baer will demonstrate techniques for 3 incredibly easy recipes that will amaze your friends, loved ones, and yourself! Whether as a treat for yourself, a stay-at-home date night with a spouse, or a physical-distancing happy hour with your BFF, these dishes will bring a feeling of elegance to your meal, and deliver on flavor. And of course, in true…

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June 2020

Crafting a Moroccan Meal with Chef Robin Goldstein

June 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$95

Crafting a Moroccan Meal with Chef Robin Goldstein An outdoor, summer-inspired demonstration cooking class and dinner that is informative, stunning, and delicious! Learn new recipes and techniques, featured in Robin's new cookbook, as she prepares a meal inspired by her travels and living abroad! Over the years, Robin has developed and fine-tuned her California-Mediterranean cooking style, with an emphasis on spice and flavor. The event will be held at a private residence, and guests will be seated in a spacious backyard,…

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June 2021

Goldbelly Extravaganza Dinner

June 11 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$110

"Goldbelly Extravaganza" Dinner Since the pandemic many of the country's top restaurants have taken "delivery" to the next level, by offering their legendary dishes to order via the site Goldbelly. This site ships the dish to you, (usually frozen), with specific re-heating and execution instructions from the restaurants. After testing the site with some of our favorite New York dishes and being more than pleased with the results, ESB is planning the "Goldbelly Extravaganza" Dinner. The United States of Goldbelly! This…

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