NatFAB's Pacific Food & Beverage Museum (PacFAB) has been offering culinary talks, mixology seminars, and curated dinners to the residents of Southern California since the summer of 2013. Now, PacFAB, also home to The Museum of the American Cocktail's Los Angeles Collection, has a home of its own, in which it will showcase the work of those who have shaped, and continue to shape, our nation's cuisine and illustrate the rich culinary traditions of California, the American West, Pacific Rim, and beyond.
Ledd by President Philip Dobard, Director Tracey Mitchell, and Board Chairman Adam Fleischman, PacFAB will open a permanent gallery in the San Pedro district of Los Angeles. San Pedro, owing to its history as a US point of entry for immigrants from all over the world, is home to a rich and deeply textured culinary tapestry. Home to the Port of Los Angeles, the district continues to welcome newcomers from afar and to incorporate new traditions.
- The Age of Elegance: An exhibit of Victorian-era culinary and mixology artifacts, menus, and ephemera from private collections from 1859-1950, curated by Jeffrey Pogash.
- Shakers, Knives, and Irons: Documenting the evolution of chef and bartender tattoos and featuring photographs by Romney Caruso.
- Stirred, Shaken, Still: A sampling of cocktail and spirits artifacts in the MOTAC Los Angeles Collection
All exhibitions will be on view through Spring 2018.