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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

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, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Private Location 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, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States

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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August 2020

Dumplings All Day!

August 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States

Dumplings All Day! …Well, not all day, but for an afternoon! ESB Founder Amy Baer Robinson will lead guests through a hands-on dumpling experience! Dumplings, dumplings and more dumplings! With two fillings, two folding techniques, two sauces, and two cooking techniques, guests will learn tricks to make the perfect dumpling, and will put their skills to practice! In a physically distanced setting, guests will fold, pinch, and stuff these little morsels, then cook them up, and enjoy (and take the rest…

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September 2020

Crafting Greek Mezze with Chef Robin!

September 11, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States

Crafting Greek Mezze with Chef Robin Goldstein! Chef Robin Goldstein returns with more delicious recipes and stories of her travels...this time she is featuring Greece and the vibrant flavors of Mediterranean mezze! "Mezze" means small plates for sharing; often thought of as appetizers, but with the fresh exuberant flavors and vast assortment, mezze can be the entire meal. In this seated, outdoor demonstration, learn how to create four Greek-inspired appetizers enjoyed alongside adult beverages. Chef Robin will demonstrate the recipes…

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October 2020

Food & Wine of Italy’s Campania Region

October 10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$83 – $131

Food & Wine of Italy's Campania Region "I am head over heels about the food and wine of Campania! From made-that-morning bufala mozzarella to eggplant parmesan, fritto misto, to drooling over ragu Napoletana. And then there's the wine! The noble, incredibly age-worthy and enigmatic Fiano and Taurasi; as well as Piedirosso, Falanghina, Greco di Tufo and other crazy things that nobody knows about. Until now" … says the enthusiastic Sommelier Jessica Garver. There are two options, so choose your own…

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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

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 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States

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 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States

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

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 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States

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 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States

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 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States

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 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States

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 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$48 – $75

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 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Samsara, 6485 Calle Real Suite E
Goleta, CA 93117 United States

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 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States

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 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States

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

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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