Imbibing LA: Boozing It Up In The City of Angels
From the wine-loving Spaniards who settled Los Angeles to the cocktail quaffers of the jet age, Angelenos’ taste in alcoholic beverages has shifted over time. While the city has long been a center of winemaking and brewing, the region’s creativity really took flight in the age of the cocktail. Intoxicating potions were celebrated by movie stars and hunted down by prohibitionists, while finely balanced drinks and abysmal concoctions were crafted by bartenders and celebrities alike.
Via the storytelling of culinary historian and author Richard Foss, and over the course of five cocktails and delicious food parings, courtesy Jeremy Lake and Rhino Williams, “Imbibing LA: Boozing It Up in the City of Angels,” takes a spirited look at this era of drinking in Los Angeles. The evening covers the period spanning 1778 to 1933, from the pious monks who established California’s missions to the law-dodging, Prohibition-flouting revelers who were anything but reverent.The cost including food and drink is a mere $40 – reservations are available at http://natfab.org/events/imbibing-la