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February 2020

Winemaker Evening: Arnaud Fabre of Benom Wines

February 21 @ 5:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$46 – $93 Sold out

Join us for an evening with Arnaud Fabre of Benom Wines!  For our first Winemaker evening, ESB is featuring Benom Wines in Paso Robles, a small production boutique winery located in Tin City. Winemakers Arnaud and brother Guillaume come from a family of grape growers and winemakers. After 24 years in Narbonne, he moved to Bordeaux. Both regions famous for their wines, but are also very different from each other. It requires some grape growing and winemaking experience to switch from…

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Bistro Musicale: Italian Wine Dinner and Music of Italian Cinema

February 29 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$122 Sold out

Bistro Musicale: Italian Wine Dinner paired with Music from and Inspired By Italian Cinema Join us for the first collaboration with La Piazza and experience an evening that blends Chef-Crafted, Sommelier-helmed 3 course wine dinner with musical performances from world class music artists. This is intended to enhance the music through an intimate multi-sensorial experience. ...The two most delectable art forms in complete harmony: Food and Music! Wine will be provided by sommelier Jessica Garver from The Monk's Table and the food will be…

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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 Sold out

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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ESB Culinary Test Kitchen: Just Desserts!

March 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TBD Santa Barbara, CA United States
$35 Sold out

ESB Culinary Test Kitchen - Just Desserts! Join us for another Epicurean Santa Barbara Culinary Test Kitchen! This time….it’s all about dessert! 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....so now is your chance to sum up the courage to expand your baking, pastry and sweet horizons! Want to tackle a perfect salted caramel? Perfect your piping technique, master Decadent…

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[NOW OPEN] Warm Spicy Wines of Tuscany

March 22 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$85 – $100 11 tickets left

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, intimate setting, taste 5 wines, and learn about…

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April 2020

[SAVE THE DATE] Winemaker Evening: Jeremy Weintraub of Site Wine Co.

April 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States

Join us for an evening with Jeremy Weintraub of Site Wine Co. Site Wines is the smallest winery ever to be featured at an ESB wine event. The owner and winemaker is Jeremy Weintraub and he produces just 400 cases a year. Yes, that's correct - just 4,800 bottles! Jeremy is the acclaimed head winemaker of Adelaida in Paso. He separately created Site to give himself full freedom of expression in making wine. He sources his fruit from select vineyards…

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Dumplings All Day!

April 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$48 – $56 2 tickets left

Dumplings All Day! …Well, not all day, but for an afternoon! Chef Mia Dittmann (formerly Chef de Cuisine of Julienne) 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 as a class will put their skills to practice! We’ll fold, pinch, and stuff stuff these little morsels of goodness, cook them up, eat as…

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[NOW OPEN] ESB Open House @ Villa Wine Bar & Kitchen

April 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Villa Wine Bar & Kitchen, 618 Anacapa St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Free 40 spots left

Open House at Villa Wine Bar & Kitchen! Join members and guests for an Open House at Villa Wine Bar! Enjoy local craft beers, Central Coast Wine with Happy Hour pricing at the no-host bar. Come with your event ideas and share them with the team! We are eager to know what you look forward to experiencing as an Epicurean in 2020! Have a friend that's been interested in ESB, or one you think would love you join the club? Bring then…

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A Night Of Learning

April 19 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Barbara Middle School, 1321 Alameda Padre Serra
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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A Night Of Learning Build a Kitchen Fundraiser Epicurean Santa Barbara is collaborating with P.A. Tremblay who is building a state-of-the-art community teaching kitchen at Santa Barbara Middle School. Join ESB members and guests for an interactive gathering with chefs, winemakers, and local artisans all committed to help SBMS reach an important financial milestone; to create a space in the community for culinary education at the highest level. Through this endeavor, P.A. Tremblay and SBMS are establishing education for futures…

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[SAVE THE DATE] Crafting a Moroccan Meal with Chef Robin Goldstein

April 27 @ 6:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States

Crafting a Moroccan Meal with Chef Robin Goldstein A demonstration and partial hands-on cooking class that is informative, playful and delicious! Learn new recipes and techniques, featured in her new cookbook: knife skills, and prepare a meal together with the assistance of Chef Robin! Through her travels and living abroad for a number of years, she has developed and fine-tuned her California-Mediterranean cooking style, with an emphasis on spice and flavor. Moroccan cuisine is unique in many ways, as it…

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May 2020

[SAVE THE DATE] Indigenous Foods of Southern Mexico

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TBD Santa Barbara, CA United States

Explore the Indigenous Foods of Southern Mexico Chef Nick Gerbhardt spent 6 months traveling through the remote regions of southern Mexico including Oaxaca, Chiapas, Guerrero, Veracruz and the Yucatán; residing in small towns and absorbing the culture, recipes, and history of the regions. Enjoy tequila-based cocktails, refreshing regional beverages, and through a multi-course dinner, Chef Nick will share stories and authentic cuisine from his travels using the best ingredients of central coast.

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[SAVE THE DATE] Winemaker Evening: McPrice Myers

May 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States

Join us for an evening with McPrice "Mac" Myers! McPrice 'Mac' Myers is a local legend, and has been crafting high-expression wines of balance, value, and place since 2002. A lifelong, self-proclaimed "food and wine geek,” Mac sources his fruit from both his own estate and elsewhere. He has sought out some amazing fruit and is increasingly being recognized by the critics. His passion for unique sites in Paso Robles and California's Central Coast, combined with his meticulous attention to detail…

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