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November 2019

La Piazza – Launch Event

November 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Oppi’z, 1026 State St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Free – $16

La Piazza - Launch Event! ESB is thrilled to introduce La Piazza, a series that celebrates Italian culture, food, wine, music, arts, and community.  By hosting regular events, La Piazza brings together like-minded individuals who share a passion for Italian culture and artisans who strive to inspire one another.This evening will provide a ‘taste’ of “La Piazza”: a little live Italian Music, Delicious pizzas and appetizers from Oppi’z, specials on Italian wine, and little Pugliese Olive Oil tasting! Meet our…

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December 2019

Holiday Wine Down Wednesday: Pearl Social

December 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pearl Social, 131 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$12 – $17

Holiday Wine Down Wednesday Celebrate the the holidays with your member friends at Pearl Social, SB’s newest music and cocktail lounge. Dress up with us! Wear your holiday sparkles or your debonair dress shirt, and journey through the snow…err…brisk evening breeze, to Pearl Social: the swanky, modern, sophisticated haven of fine libations next to The Lark. Imbibe in one of their beautifully balanced cocktails, wines by the glass, or beer, taking in the mirthful atmosphere that says “it’s the holidays…be…

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Law Estate Wines Vertical Dinner

December 28, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hotel Californian, 36 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$176 – $199

Law Estate Wines "Black & White" Vertical Dinner! ESB is hosting a very special Vertical Dinner with Law Estate Vineyards of Paso Robles with Chef Paul Osborne of Hotel Californian. Starting off with their Estate Rosé, the line-up of wines will include taste 6 different wines from multiple vintages, chosen to reveal the true characteristics of each wine; 13 wines total!  Three of the courses will be vertical tastings which include wines from the Black Label; which are usually available to…

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January 2020

ESB Culinary Test Kitchen January 2020

January 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States

ESB Culinary Test Kitchen Continuing our mission of providing food and wine education, join us for another Epicurean Santa Barbara Culinary Test Kitchen! 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. January’s Test Kitchen will be hosted by Judy Astbury! Think of all the recipes you wish you could make, but aren’t sure how to execute… What does it mean…

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Renew & Reconnect 2020!

January 19 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Oliver’s, 1198 Coast Village Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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Renew & Reconnect Lunch at Oliver's 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 Oliver’s in Montecito for a Renew and Reconnect Luncheon after the holiday season. In the welcoming tree-laden patio and dining room, reconnect with friends and members, and enjoy a delicious plant-based buffet lunch featuring Craig Riker’s tasty, satisfying, and nutritious cuisine. Refresh your senses…

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Food and Wine of the Alpine

January 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States

Food and Wine of the Alpine Come explore the food and wines from the tiny magical, mountainous area of Alto Adige. Nestled in the very steep foothills of the Dolomiti alps, this region produces some of the most complex white and interesting red wines of Italy, along with incredible cheese and dishes like fried sage leaves, baked mushroom crespelle (crepes), priest stranglers (green gnocchi) in butter sauce, venison with berries, and more. Chef PA Tremblay is creating an incredible 6…

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February 2020

Poof! ESB at the Magic Castle Cabaret!

February 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Magic Castle Cabaret, 30 Los Patos Way
Montecito, CA 93108 United States
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Join us on a night out at the Magic Castle Cabaret! On select nights throughout the year ESB will attend the Magic Castle Caberet and experience the incredible magic provided by world class magicians! Like the Magic Castle Hollywood, founders Milt and Arlene Larsen designed this unique private club to transport guests to a timeless era of old world elegance. This is limited to 6 guests, and upon entrance there is a $25 fee and a two-drink minimum (no-host bar).…

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Brunch Favorites Perfected with Chef Trent

February 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States

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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ESB Open House @ Finch & Fork

February 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Finch & Fork, 31 W Carrillo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Open House at Finch & Fork’s Bar at the Canary Hotel! Join members and guests for an Open House at Finch & Fork’s Cocktail Bar @ the Canary Hotel! Enjoy craft cocktails by Mixologist George Piperis, like the the Romero Lemon, with Del maguey vida mezcal, grilled lemon, rosemary, all-spice, or enjoy a French 75, or glass of wine with Happy Hour pricing at the no-host bar. Come with your event ideas and share them with the team! We are…

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Winemaker Evening: Arnaud Fabre of Benom Wines

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

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

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

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

 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

Virtual Wine Tasting: Jacob Toft Wines

June 7 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Zoom CA United States
$40 – $60

Jacob Toft Wine Tasting Join us for a Wine Tasting with Club favorites, Jacob and Kelly Toft! As businesses are now open in Santa Barbara, we are excited to offer both remote (Zoom) and in person registrations for the Jacob Toft Wine Tasting! How does it work? The Virtual Tasting Experience (ideal for 2 people): On Sunday morning, you will pick up your tasting kit which includes five 4-oz tasting bottles (total 20 oz - almost a full bottle). Yes, that means…

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Crafting a Moroccan Meal with Chef Robin Goldstein

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Residence 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 @ 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

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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Winemaker Evening: Orion Stang of Dilecta Wines

July 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$30 – $65

Join us for an evening with Orion Stang of Dilécta Wines Live In-person & Virtual Experience! In Person...This event is open to 10 guests. Guests will have a designated space at the venue, and ESB will provide individually plated bites and cheeses to enjoy alongside the wines. This event will be held at a private residence in a spacious backyard, with ample room for physical distancing. We ask that all guests respect the personal space of others and maintain distance during this…

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Winemaker Dinner: Orion Stang of Dilecta Wines

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States

Private 4-Seat Winemaker Dinner Orion Stang of Dilécta Wines Following the live Dilécta wine tasting.  Join Orion for an even more exclusive and elevated experience with a 5-Course Wine dinner, limited to 4 guests. ESB Founder Amy Baer Robinson will design with Orion (who also has a culinary background) a dinner featuring beautiful flavors of gourmet cuisine that will pair in perfect harmony with Dilécta Wines, bringing out the best of both. The dinner will also include additional current and…

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