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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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Yunnan Cuisine Dinner with Georgia Freedman

February 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$38 – $63

Food Writer and Cookbook Author Georgia Freedman is leading ESB members on a unique culinary and cultural tour by preparing recipes from her newest cookbook: Cooking South of the Clouds—Recipes and Stories from China's Yunnan Province. As the Managing Editor for the award-winning food magazine Saveur, Georgia and her husband lived in the Yunnan Province of Southwestern China, where she studied the food cultures of the dozens of minority groups that populate that unique corner of the world. After traveling…

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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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ESB Cigar Night: Rolling Demonstration

March 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$35 – $46

...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

Tomato Planting Demo

April 16, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$5.00

April’s sun-kissed days have returned to Santa Barbara and it is time to start planting! Join ESB member Kim Natzel as she demonstrates her tried and true techniques for growing a fruitful crop of tomatoes. Find out how and why bone meal, fish heads and eggshells assist in the growth of our favorite nightshade. Kim will be planting seedlings in Amy Robinson’s backyard, and a small group of members will be able to attend and learn from this gardening goddess. Refreshments…

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Ladies n’ Whites

April 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$65

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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Get Hooked CSF Seafood Demonstration

April 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$40.00

ESB is collaborating with 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. Local, sustainably-caught seafood is not easy to find in stores in Santa Barbara. Most of Santa Barbara’s seafood leaves town, and the community is largely unaware of how desirable our local seafood is and how much better it…

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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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June 2019

Jarring and Canning the Summer’s Bounty

June 22, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$50

Join Member Kim Natzel to learn how to make homemade jam with summer fruits, and then participate in a hands on demonstration of jarring and canning. Once you’ve familiarized yourself with this easy process, you’ll be able to preserve your own jams, pickles, jelly, salsas, and even BBQ sauces! Start the afternoon off with a cool summer beverage and array of snacks featuring homemade salsas, jams, and pickles, and other summer-worthy bites. Then we make jam! Starting with a palette…

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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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October 2019

Get Hooked: Fall Seafood Demo

October 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Residence 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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November 2019

ESB 2nd Anniversary Festival Gathering & Prize Drawing

November 17, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Chase Palm Park, 236 E Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$85 – $120

Celebrate 2 Years of Events, Experiences and Exploration!  ESB's 2nd Anniversary Festival Gathering with guest of honor: Chef Massimo Falsini Executive Chef of Caruso's at Rosewood Miramar Resort The Festival Gathering is a celebration of some of the best culinary and beverage artists in our community. Limited to only 90 attendees, the event will allow members to interact personally with these artisans, while enjoying delicious food, beverages, and more…The chefs will entertain and inspire. The food will impress. The winemakers will…

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February 2020

Brunch Favorites Perfected with Chef Trent

February 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Private Residence 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 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Residence 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

Secrets In the Sauce!

May 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$12

 Secrets In the Sauce! A Zoom-based cooking demo Well we're all cooped up at home, with many of us cooking on a regular basis, challenging ourselves with new recipes, working with what's available in our pantry & freezer, and, really... just trying to make the best of the situation. I'm sure we've all learned a lot! With social distancing in full effect we will be hosting our first Zoom-based class! In this 45 minute class ESB Founder Amy Baer will…

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Impressive & Easy!

May 27 @ 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 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Residence 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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Warm Spicy Wines of Tuscany

June 28 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$85 – $100

Warm Spicy Wines of Tuscany More than any other region in Italy, Tuscany has captured the hearts and palates of Americans. What’s so complicated about it? It’s just Sangiovese, right? With over 45 designated areas of origin and 278 different grapes grown there, 14 of which are different kinds of Sangiovese; Tuscany is far from simple. Unveil the world of Tuscan Wines, from Chianti Classico to the famous Brunello. In a seated, outdoor setting, taste 5 wines, and learn about…

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July 2020

Dish Up The Perfect Date!

July 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$115.00

Dish Up The Perfect Date! Featuring Samsara Wines & Epicurean Santa Barbara At a private residence setting with ocean views limited to 12 guests, taste through Samsara's current and library vintages with Winemaker Matt Brady and Sommelier Lily Hays, and observe and enjoy an elegant three-course dinner by ESB Founder, Amy Baer Robinson. A perfect evening whether you are with a friend, a loved one or dining solo! Samsara Wine Co. produces small lots of Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache and Chardonnay…

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