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Santa Barbara, CA United States
(805) 335-1627

September 2019

Smoke & Mirrors: An Evening of Cigars, Magic and Fine Fare

September 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$47.00 – $55.00

Join ESB for an evening of Cigars, Magic & Dinner! Bring your cigars to enjoy with friends…And the magic? A magician will be among the guests! Prepare to be amazed! ESB will provide a welcome beverage and Judy Astbury will be preparing passed appetizers and a spread of seasonally-inspired Italian-Californian specialties perfect for this fall evening. This event is also BYOB.

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Wagyu Steak Tasting & Dinner with Chef John Cox and Katie Parker

September 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$155.00

Dry-Aged Wagyu Steak Tasting & Dinner! ESB is proud to feature Chef John Cox of Bear & Star and Katie Parker of Fess Parker Ranch with a Dry-Aged Wagyu Steak Tasting and Dinner! Chef John and Katie will lead guests on a tasting of Wagyu with different stages of aging; from fresh, to aged, and super dry-aged. Known for his acclaimed ventures in micro-regional cuisine, Chef Cox earned accolades for his work at Sierra Mar at Post Ranch Inn in…

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October 2019

Get Hooked: Fall Seafood Demo

October 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$57.00

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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January 2020

ESB Culinary Test Kitchen January 2020

January 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$20.00

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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Food and Wine of the Alpine

January 26, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$150.00

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

Brunch Favorites Perfected with Chef Trent

February 8, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Private Location 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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Winemaker Evening: Arnaud Fabre of Benom Wines

February 21, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$46.00 – $93.00

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, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$122.00

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, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Location 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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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
$95.00

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
$85.00 – $100.00

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
$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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Winemaker Evening: Orion Stang of Dilecta Wines

July 24, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$30.00 – $65.00

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, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$125.00

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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August 2020

Dumplings All Day!

August 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$48.00

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
$86.00

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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Blind Syrah Tasting & Dinner

September 19, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$68.00 – $86.00

Blind Syrah Tasting & Dinner Explore the world of Syrahs (shiraz too!) through a blind tasting of 8 wines in a safe outdoor setting! Learn about this luscious full-bodied varietal, and taste through the various regions and styles, and discover your favorites among a selection of 100% Syrahs without the bias of labels, or price. Following the blind tasting will be a bottle reveal and Dinner Entree to continue the celebration of Syrah. (limited to 9 attendants)  The Menu for this…

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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
$83.00 – $131.00

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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The Zoo Story ~ Intimate Theatrical Production with Food and Beverage

October 30, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$50.00 – $95.00

Once you visit this zoo... you may just discover that you are the animal in a cage! On Halloween Weekend, join members for a truly unique and intimate theatrical experience....Transport yourself to Central Park, NYC where you'll hear the distant sounds of saxophone, and partake of Halloween-inspired New York bites and adult beverages in a walk around setting, until you are seated, and transported into a captivating narrative. The Zoo Story, as bitingly funny as it is shocking, is a one-act…

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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
$135.00

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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December 2020

Winemaker Evening: Nick Elliot of Nicora Wines

December 5, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$55.00 – $110.00

Join ESB for an evening with Nick Elliot of Nicora Wines For our final Winemaker Evening of 2020, ESB is featuring Nick from Nicora Wines, who recently became a member of the '100-Point' club! This holy grail of wine ratings was lauded to his 2018 Slide Hill Single-Vineyard Syrah, from Doug Wilder of Purely Domestic Wine Report! This is a live in-person outdoor event limited to 18 guests. Guests will have a designated space at the venue, and Chef Amy Baer Robinson…

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January 2021

Blind Tasting & Dinner: “Châteauneuf-du-Pape” of Paso

January 16, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$88.00

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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ESB “TRUST” Dinner: Chef Justin Werner

January 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$130.00

ESB "TRUST" Dinner: Chef Justin Werner ESB's First TRUST Dinner features Orange County based Chef Justin Werner, the Executive Chef at Porch and Swing in Irvine, CA. Originally from New York Justin cut his teeth in some of Manhattan’s top tier restaurants. He spent half a decade working at Craft for Tom Colicchio where he gained a passion for quality produce and forging relationships with farmers. This lead him to spend a few years at Thomas Keller’s Per Se before moving…

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February 2021

Fast, Easy Comfort Food At Home

February 10, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$56.00

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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Winemaker Evening: Anthony Yount of Denner Vineyards

February 20, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$59.00 – $123.00

Join ESB for an evening with Anthony Yount of Denner Vineyards For our first Winemaker Evening of 2021, ESB is featuring Anthony Yount from Dinner Vineyards, whose 2016 Dirt Worshipper was listed as #18 on Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2019. Come taste why Wine Spectator has named Denner wine one of the top 20 in the world twice over the last decade. Meet Anthony and learn all about his winemaking journey and experience the beautiful, complex, terroir driven Rhone and Bordeaux varietals that…

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March 2021

Sausage Making with Chef P.A. Tremblay

March 5, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$67.00

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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ESB “TRUST” Dinner: Chef Massimo Falsini

March 13, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$135.00

ESB "TRUST" Dinner: Chef Massimo Falsini ESB’s Second TRUST Dinner will feature  Michelin Starred Chef Massimo Falsini, the Executive Chef of Caruso's at Rosewood Miramar Resort in Montecito, CA. From a family of charcutiers, Massimo began his culinary training at the age of 16 in Felice a Testaccio, a historical Roman Trattoria, and spent his youth in prestigious kitchens until reaching Harry’s Bar in Rome in 2004. Harry’s Bar was awarded a Michelin Star while Massimo was at the helm of…

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April 2021

Spanish Tapas with Chef Robin Goldstein

April 3, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$85.00

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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Sine Qua Non Experience

April 10, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$238.00

Sine Qua Non (also known as SQN), known for its Rhône style blends, has become an international sensation and one of the most collected California wine labels. Winemaker Manfred Krankl started with a vision and a lot of passion and turned it into an incredible success. Sine Qua Non wine is the only American label to have received eight perfect scores from critic Robert Parker. Their wines start in the high $100s and go well over $200 a bottle -- if you…

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May 2021

ESB “TRUST” Dinner: Chef P.A. Tremblay

May 1, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$140.00 – $340.00

ESB "TRUST" Dinner: Chef P.A. Tremblay ESB's May 1st TRUST Dinner will feature hometown favorite Chef PA Tremblay! For the first time ever, Chef PA is creating his own 6-Course dream dinner for our members. Many of you are familiar with Chef PA through his charismatic demonstrations of locally sourced seafood, his beautiful Italian braises and ragus made wild game meat from his hunting adventures, or even authentic Japanese Ramen. But, you have yet to experience Chef P.A's cuisine...unleashed...without the influence of…

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Amy’s Oaxacan Experience

May 12, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$75.00

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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June 2021

Goldbelly Extravaganza Dinner

June 11, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$110.00

"Goldbelly Extravaganza" Dinner Since the pandemic many of the country's top restaurants have taken "delivery" to the next level, by offering their legendary dishes to order via the site Goldbelly. This site ships the dish to you, (usually frozen), with specific re-heating and execution instructions from the restaurants. After testing the site with some of our favorite New York dishes and being more than pleased with the results, ESB is planning the "Goldbelly Extravaganza" Dinner. The United States of Goldbelly! This…

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Winemaker Evening: Cris Cherry of Villa Creek

June 26, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$57.00 – $120.00

An evening with Cris Cherry of Villa Creek A benchmark winemaker in West Paso Robles, Cris Cherry captains a beautiful vineyard and produces "straight-up and just stunning wine," as Jeb Dunnuck so eloquently put it when giving 97 points to the 2017 Villa Creek This Way That Way. Villa Creek presents wines of fruit, minerality, earth and soul handcrafted on Cris and JoAnn Cherry's organic and biodynamic West Paso Robles estate. Cris and JoAnn originally moved to Paso Robles in 1996 to open a restaurant…

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July 2021

ESB “TRUST” Dinner: Chef Drew Terp

July 17, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$140.00 – $230.00

ESB "TRUST" Dinner: Chef Drew Terp! ESB's next TRUST Dinner will feature none other than ESB Favorite...Chef Drew Terp! Chef Drew has cooked in and helmed at Michelin-Starred kitchens from Napa (Auberge du Soleil) to New York City (Alain Ducasse at the Essex House, Masa and BarMasa), to Spain (under Chef Pedro Subijana at Akelare). He also opened and served as Executive Chef for Las Vegas restaurants BarMasa and Shaboo, and worked under José Andrés at Jaleo, in Washington, D.C. Most recently, Chef…

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Chef Massimo and The Proper Bolognese!

July 22, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$78.00

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, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$82.00

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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