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November 2020

Blind Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting & Dinner

November 14, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$135.00

Blind Tasting & Dinner ~ Cabernet Sauvignon of Paso Robles Explore the Cabernet Sauvignons of Paso (a few Napas too!) through a blind tasting of 8 wines in a safe outdoor setting! Yes, your heard it right!...Cabernet Sauvignon and its band of blended brothers is a prime time varietal in Paso. The quality, style, value and sheer satisfaction is off the charts and ready to challenge your palette! There's a whole lot more to Paso Robles than Zinfandel and Rhone varietals.…

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January 2021

Blind Tasting & Dinner: “Châteauneuf-du-Pape” of Paso

January 16, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$88.00

Blind "Châteauneuf-du-Pape"of Paso Tasting & Dinner  Explore the "Châteauneuf-du-Pape" of Paso Robles through a blind tasting of several Rhône Blends (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre)  in a safe outdoor setting!  Learn all about the diversity and beauty of these thriving central coast varietals and how they compare to their French roots. Taste through some of the best Paso has to offer (and a couple of French ringers too) and discover your favorites among a selection of wines without the bias of labels or…

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February 2021

Fast, Easy Comfort Food At Home

February 10, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$56.00

Fast, Easy Comfort Food at Home Sometimes, after cleaning your home, doing your taxes, or enjoying your lasted binge-worthy show or new movie release, you just want to order your favorite comfort foods; whether it be pizza, pasta or your go-to Asian takeout. But what if you had a collection of some simple, fast, and delicious recipes at your fingertips for times like these? Recipes that require only a few tools, minimal prep, and that deliver those full, comforting flavors…

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March 2021

Sausage Making with Chef P.A. Tremblay

March 5, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$67.00

The age-old technique of sausage making! Chef P.A. Tremblay joins ESB once again to share the age-old technique of sausage making! Learn about the the spices, herbs, casings and the techniques to making sausages with the old-world traditions. With the right tools and Chef P.A.'s tips and tricks, you too, can make sausages on your own with a variety of proteins and seasonings! The afternoon will start with a chilled beer, or wine, and guests will be served an entree…

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April 2021

Spanish Tapas with Chef Robin Goldstein

April 3, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$85.00

Spanish Tapas with Chef Robin Goldstein Tapas are a beloved culinary tradition in Spain, and these diverse and flavorful appetizers can be enjoyed any time of day. Chef Robin lived in the Andalusian region of Spain for 5 years, and will share stories, dishes, and recipes from her time in the region. Come taste and learn about the vibrant flavors of Spain with fellow members. Adult beverages will also be served. The event will be held at a private residence,…

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May 2021

Amy’s Oaxacan Experience

May 12, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$75.00

Amy's Oaxacan Experience Stories and Secret Dishes from One of Mexico's most Vibrant Culinary Regions Join ESB Founder Amy Baer Robinson as she shares the dishes, beverages and stories from her time in Oaxaca. Learn about the sacred Mole Negro and how it ties into the traditions of the Zapotec culture, and taste the unique flavors only found in chihuacles negros, authentic stringy Oaxacan cheese, masa from Oaxacan corn, unique herbs such as Hoja Santa, and of course, smokey mezcal.…

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July 2021

Chef Massimo and The Proper Bolognese!

July 22, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$78.00

Chef Massimo and The Proper Bolognese! {Note Updated Start Time} For the first time, Chef Massimo Falsini is leading a demonstration for ESB members... Learn the age-old tradition of Tagliatelle al Ragù, (also known as Bolognese), a rich and delicious slow cooked meat sauce which is one of the most celebrated dishes of Italy. From the dicing of vegetables to the pasta rolling, observe Chef Massimo as he demonstrates the steps to create the best Bolognese. You'll learn all the…

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August 2021

Cocktails & Canapés

August 7, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$82.00

Cocktails & Canapés  A proper drink! Whether you enjoy the classic Old Fashioned, French 75, or Negroni, allow us to take your appreciation of cocktails to the next level. With the introduction of more obscure bitters and liquors, allow ESB to introduce you to the latest trends in mixology, while learning a bit about the Cocktail renaissance through a food and beverage pairing. From NYC to San Francisco, at the forefront of this experience is "a proper drink", a cocktail…

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September 2021

Get Hooked Seafood Demo & Dinner – Fall 2021

September 8, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$48.00 – $75.00

Get hooked on Seafood! ESB is resuming it's collaborations with Get Hooked to host a culinary demonstration on how to prepare seafood sourced through Get Hooked, a Community Supported Fishery Service that delivers locals the highest quality sustainable seafood, sourced directly from local fishermen. ESB Founder, Chef Amy Baer Robinson will host this culinary demonstration, which will feature Squid, King Salmon, and Sea bass! The demonstration will be a fun, homespun approach to cooking; utilizing ingredients available in a home kitchen, techniques that…

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Progressive Wine Experience & Dinner ~ Samsara Wine Co.

September 22, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Samsara, 6485 Calle Real Suite E
Goleta, CA 93117 United States
$95.00

Progressive Vertical-Horizontal Wine Experience & Dinner Samsara Wine Co. We're taking over the winery, a first for Epicurean SB ~ 11 wines and a barrel tasting! In this awesome immersive and progressive evening, guests will taste 9 different Samsara wines side by side in 3 flights, journeying through vineyards and vintages in a vertical and horizontal tasing, all while exploring Samsara’s tasting room and winery throughout the evening. This exploration of vineyard variations, varietals and by vintage is a unique…

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October 2021

Exploring Chateauneuf du Pape Wines

October 1, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$76.00

Exploring Chateauneuf du Pape Wines ESB is taking a deep dive into Chateauneuf du Pape wines (white and red) with a selection curated by our own longtime member Henry Chaney. We will be tasting through several flights of old world Rhone wines comparing the different blends, producers, subregions and age. The educational tasting will be accompanied by delicious appetizers, great company and a world class education. So let's get smart(er)! The experience... We will start off with a tasting of…

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What’s Your Beef?

October 16, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$76.00

What's Your Beef? Hanger, Ribeyes and Flanks, oh my! Ever wonder what the real difference is in these cuts of meat? Now is the time to learn in this side by side tasting of both common, and lesser-known cuts of beef! A steakhouse menu will will be so much easier to read after attending this delicious tasting! From Flank to New York to Bavette and Prime Ribeye, guests will partake in a multi-course tasting accompanied by a few sides to cleanse…

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November 2021

Poultry Butchery

November 11, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
SBMS Kitchen, 1321 Alameda Padre Serra
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
$80.00

Poultry Butchery Chef PA Tremblay at SBMS Kitchen! In celebration of completion of the SBMS kitchen, ESB is hosting its first event with Chef PA Tremblay: hands on poultry butchery! Learn how to easily break down a chicken or duck into thighs, breasts and wings! A great skill for the home chef and just in time for the Holidays! Following the fabrication, attendees will learn how to roast and grill their cuts of poultry with Chef''s guidance and enjoy the fruits…

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January 2022

Diet Mythbusters!

January 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$85.00

 Diet Mythbusters! In a new series of events, ESB is collaborating with Registered Dietician Gerri French, RS, RDN, CDE to offer members events supporting a sustainable healthy lifestyle. It's the new year and the perfect time to dial in some new healthy eating habits! But with so much information out there, how do you know what eating habits are actually healthy (especially for you)? Well now's the chance to have all your questions answered and all those diet myths debunked!…

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Braise the Meat! with Chef Justin West

January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TBD Santa Barbara, CA United States
$106.00

Braise the Meat! with Chef Justin West It is winter in Santa Barbara. It's cold. There's only one thing to do in this blustering 52 degree weather; and that is....Make a braise....A tender, warm, melt-in your mouth braise ...The fork-tender meat, sauce coating the spoon, the warm aroma enveloping your kitchen...Nothing beats the comfort and flavor of a braise...So now is the time to learn from the best! Chef Justin West, formerly of Julienne, certainly knows his way around a…

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February 2022

Filipino Favorites with Joanna Lawlor

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$78.00

 Filipino Favorites with Joanna Lawlor Chef Joanna Lawlor will lead members through the flavor-packed, diverse dishes of Filipino Cuisine! At this outdoor, family style dinner, Joanna will share her favorite Filipino dishes, alongside family stories, and cultural significance behind the cuisine! Bring your appetite and culinary curiosity! Guests will enjoy just such dishes as Chicken Adobo, Crispy Lumpia Rolls, Pancit noodles, Filipino Fried Rice and more! If you've never had these Filipino favorites, you are in for a wonderful treat! Event is BYOB…

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Ceviche Skills & Thrills!

February 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
A to Z Cooking School, 2300 Garden St
Santa Barbara, CA 93105 United States
$76.00

Ceviche Skills & Thrills! Using our fresh local catches, and Central Coast produce, learn the easy, fun, and rewarding technique to making authentic ceviche! In this hands on class in small groups, guests will make two types of ceviche, pico de gallo, guacamole, cowboy caviar, and even homemade tortilla chips! From picking the freshest fish, to the easy, full-proof 'cooking' technique, learn how you can make your own ceviche at home! Nancy Martz, Executive Director of Apples to Zucchini Cooking…

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March 2022

Risotto Perfected with Chef Andrea Girardello

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TBD Santa Barbara, CA United States
$65.00

Risotto Perfected with Chef Andrea Girardello Few dishes compare to a bowl of creamy, tender, perfectly cooked risotto! At a casual evening with ESB Members and Chef Andrea Girardello from Aperitivo Wine Bar (and formerly Biltmore's Tydes restaurant), learn how to make authentic Italian risotto! From the rice to the aromatics, wine, and diverse flavors, guests can observe the process from start to finish, and then savor risotto perfection following the demonstration. Raised in Milan, Italy, Andrea’s first exposure to…

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May 2022

Mastering Bistro Burgers & Frites!

May 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
A to Z Cooking School, 2300 Garden St
Santa Barbara, CA 93105 United States
$76.00

Mastering Bistro Burgers & Frites! Chef Jeff King of A to Z Cooking school and Chef Amy Baer Robinson of EpicureanSB are joining forces to demonstrate a most delicious evening of Bistro style hamburgers, and crispy French Fries (aka frites). Up your burger game with the skills to make the perfect, juiciest burger and crispiest, tastiest fries at home! Learn the secrets to building a truly delicious burger...From choosing the cuts of beef, to the quality, grade, and even grind.…

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Bodega De Edgar E2 Vertical Tasting & BYOLunch

May 21 @ 11:30 am
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$47.00

Bodega De Edgar E2 Vertical Tasting In 2018 ESB welcomed its first Paso Robles Winemaker to Santa Barbara...That gentleman was Edgar Torres of Bodega de Edgar, a winemaker whose passion for Spanish winemaking, family and his Hispanic heritage are prominent in his wines. And now, four and a half years later, ESB is hosting a Vertical tasting of one of his highly regarded wines, the E2 "squared", alongside additional Syrahs from the region. The E2 is a 50/50 blend of Syrah…

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