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October 2018

Monday Night Wines with Friday Night Burgers

October 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
La Place, 205 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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$37.00

We Epicureans enjoy our fine wine, but let’s be honest, it doesn’t make sense to drink 90+ point, $80 wines every night of the week. That level of hedonism leaves us with little to aspire to in life, so at times we must show some restraint. ...So we bring you 'Monday night' wines. Wines that exhibit body and flavor, but are also reasonably priced. These wines are from the Langeudoc-Roussillon region. The area stretches along the south coast of France, from the…

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Tartare, Terrine, and Mussels Oh my!

October 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Little Door, 129 E Anapamu St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$65 – $74

Join the waitlist now! Click here to email ESB! Tartare, Terrine, and Mussels, oh my! Mediterranean Multi-Menu Dinner! 3-Option / 3-Course Dinner at Little Door There are so many great dishes on Chef Oscar Ledesma’s menu at The Little Door that ESB had no choice but to offer 3 separate options…Each highlighting the French, Spanish, and North African influences present in his dishes. Dining with ESB members offers you a first hand experience to choose your own adventure. (No more…

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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

Epicurean SB One Year Anniversary Celebration

November 4, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hotel Californian, 36 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$195.00 – $275.00

Celebrate one year of culinary experiences, exploration & education! To celebrate one year of culinary experiences, exploration & education, the ESB team has been working hard to design an unforgettable evening that truly captures the essence of what it is to be an Epicurean Santa Barbara member: a night of “Pure Imagination!” This whimsical evening will immerse you in a world of creative imaginations coming to life through chefs, winemakers, brewers, distillers, and musicians all wrapped up into a culinary…

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Winemaker Evening: Stephan Asseo of L’Aventure Winery

November 15, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$50 – $125

A cellar-worthy winemaker evening with Stephan Asseo, owner & winemaker of L'Aventure wines!  Epicurean Santa Barbara is extremely honored to host Stephan and his daughter Chloé in Santa Barbara for this rare and unique opportunity to experience L'Aventure wine, normally only offered to their allocation members and mailing list. Stephan Asseo, originally from France, was already known for pushing the limits of winemaking. After making wine for 17 years in France, Stephan got tired of the French regulations, known as…

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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

Charcuterie Tasting with Chef Drew Terp

December 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Black Sheep, 26 E Ortega St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$60

Journey through the world of cured meats with Chef Drew Terp of Pico! Learn from the master himself! Chef Drew will be featuring 10 types of imported and domestic charcuterie, Including a Ham he has been curing for four years, Lomo, and multiple styles of house cured Pork Belly…to name a few. Guests will learn the differences between the styles; from farming to the curing process. They will even test different thicknesses of the charcuterie to show how even the…

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December Open House

December 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Wine Shepherd, 30 East Ortega Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Join the Epicurean team, fellow members and guests for an Open House at The Wine Shepherd. Enjoy drink specials, nibbles, and meet other ESB members! Bring your event ideas and share them with the team! We are eager to know what you look forward to experiencing as an Epicurean! Talk over your discoveries with new friends at our community table, grab your own table, or relax in the garden courtyard. No need to register, just show up and bring a friend, or…

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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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An Evening with Michelin Starred Chef Massimo Falsini

December 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Private Home Santa Barbara, CA United States
$58

An Evening with Santa Barbara’s Newest Michelin Starred Chef, Massimo Falsini. This is an exclusive opportunity to meet Chef Massimo Falsini, who has just joined our community to oversee the culinary operation of a Luxury Oceanside Resort. Be the first to meet and sample Chef Massimo's award-winning cuisine! Join us as Chef prepares appetizers for guests, and shares personal stories about his cooking, travels, and experience working in some of the highest rated restaurants around the world. ESB will provide…

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Chef’s Table Truffle Lunch with Tiziano Fioretti

December 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mosto Crudo, 7 W Haley st
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$50 – $180

EAT THE TRUFFLE. BUY THE TRUFFLE. BE THE TRUFFLE. ...Ok so that last part is a little metaphysical, but it’s hard to contain our excitement around truffle season! ESB is offering members two opportunities to experience Italian Winter Black Truffles during the few precious weeks they are in season: 1. A Truffle Lunch at Mosto Crudo w/chef Tiziano Fioretti & Truffle Purveyor Andrea Sempribon 2. Black Winter Truffle Purchase through Epicurean Santa Barbara. These opportunities are contingent upon a minimum number of registrations!…

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January 2019

Renew and Reconnect Lunch at Belmond El Encanto

January 12 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Belmond El Encanto, 800 Alvarado Place
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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$62 – $72

Renew and Reconnect Lunch at Belmond El Encanto w/ Optional Pre-Lunch Meditation and Mindfulness Session. Ah, the new year…A time to renew and recharge, set goals, and return to a daily routine after the busy holiday season. In celebration of the New Year, join members at the scenic Belmond El Encanto for a Renew and Reconnect Luncheon after the holiday season. On the private terrace and in the Channel Islands room, reconnect with friends and members, and enjoy a creative, clean…

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Blind Wine Tasting and Fellowship Dinner

January 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TBD Santa Barbara, CA United States
$35

Put your palate to the test at ESB’s Blind Wine Tasting & Fellowship dinner!  Guests will come together to enjoy a “Fellowship Dinner”, where each guest brings a food item (starter, side, or entree) to share family style…i.e. Potluck and sit down blind wine tasting of 6 red Rhone varietal wines. Members will gather, taste three single varietals, enjoy dinner, then proceed to a blind tasting where palates and red wines will be put to the test. Don't want to cook?…

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Epicurean Culinary Test Kitchen

January 20 @ 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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Wild Game Meat Dinner with Chef Drew Terp

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private Home Santa Barbara, CA United States
$90 – $125

Venture into the world of Exotic meats with Chef Drew of Pico Restaurant, Los Alamos! Chef Drew will feature a multi-course meal of ambitious preparations of wild game meats such as elk, bison, reindeer, pheasant, boar and grouse specifically for ESB members.    There are many benefits in eating game meats...one of the main benefits is that it is one of the most healthiest meats available. It's very low in cholesterol, calories, and is very lean (low in fat). It's…

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February 2019

Elegant French Cooking Made Easy

February 2 @ 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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Wine & Dine Weekend in Paso Robles

February 8 - February 10
Paso Robles Paso Robles, CA United States
$750.00

The ESB Founders are leading guests on a one of a kind wine experience in Paso! From Friday, February 8th to Sunday, February 10th, a small group of ESB members will visit 7 top-rated wineries in Paso Robles. Several of these wineries, including "members only" wineries like Law, Denner, Torrin, and L’Aventure, are planning special cellar, library, or estate tastings specifically for our members. The registration fee for this excursion includes all wine tastings, Friday and Saturday night dinner (wine…

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Champagnes, Cremants and Raclette

February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Home Santa Barbara, CA United States
$76

Celebrate February 14th with two essential Valentine’s day traditions: Champagne and Oooey Gooey, Cheese… No, Not Fondue, but Raclette!…Ah, two of Europe’s Greatest imports tangled together for a ESB Valentine’s day Rendezvous…How lovely….and delicious. Start the evening off with a tasting of boutique Champagnes and cremants, hand-selected by ESB founders and board members (all available for purchase). The sparkling wines are from highly rated purveyors from the Champagne region, with many producers who are certified from the European Union as…

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Yunnan Cuisine Dinner with Georgia Freedman

February 17 @ 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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