The Southern California dining scene is uniquely diverse and can feel like a culinary labyrinth, even to avowed foodies. On Saturday, March 23, visit LA's Pacific Food & Beverage Museum and learn how food journalist Josh Lurie, Founder of Food GPS, goes about navigating the regional restaurant landscape.
The Southern Food & Beverage Museum, Pacific Food & Beverage Museum, and The Museum of the American Cocktail host a variety of programs in New Orleans, Los Angeles, and beyond. See the following schedule for upcoming cooking classes, dinners, seminars, talks, tastings and more.
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On Saturday, March 30, visit LA's Pacific Food & Beverage Museum and see Nancy Buchanan, author of the Communal Table, explore the influence of world cultures on Mexican cuisine.
Want to make cheese at home? On Saturday, April 6 at LA's Pacific Food & Beverage Museum, Chef Debbi Dubbs will teach you how! Plus she'll demonstrate how to create a delicious cheese board using fresh ingredients.
On Sunday, April 14, at LA's Pacific Food & Beverage Museum, join Rabbi Kevin Bemel as he answers age-old kosher culinary questions, including: "Does it have to be Manischewitz?," "What was matzo really like?," and "Why gefilte fish?" After the program, enjoy several Passover dishes and a selection of Kosher wines.
On Wednesday, March 20, join Justino C. Irving and The Museum of the American Cocktail for a complimentary tasting of High West's highly prized whiskeys—American Prairie Bourbon, Double Rye!, Rendezvous Rye, Campfire, and Western Oat, plus a special surprise or two.
On Tuesday, March 19 join Biggar & Leith's Jean-Marie Manning and The Museum of the Cocktail for an evening of gin discovery and tasting featuring Malfy gins and Spytail Black Ginger Rum.
On Saturday, March 16, the eve of St. Patrick's Day, join Chef Geraldine Gilliland, a native of Northern Ireland, for a lesson in the history and how-to of Hibernian cooking featuring fresh fare from Melissa's Produce.
On Thursday, March 14, taste the heart of Venezuela when California Brand Ambassador François Vera joins The Museum of the American Cocktail for a complimentary tasting of four Diplomático rums—Reserva Exclusiva, Mantuano Extra Añejo, Planas, and Batch Kettle, a limited-release expression distilled from sugar cane honeys and aged in ex-bourbon casks
On Tuesday, March 12, join The Museum of the American Cocktail for a unique pairing of Russia's Mamont Vodka and Austria's Mozart Chocolate Cream Liqueurs. The complimentary tasting features vodka from Siberia's oldest distillery and five Belgian chocolate-infused liquid treats.
On Saturday, March 9, at LA's Pacific Food & Beverage Museum, join cookbook author Elisa Callow for a conversation about palate, tips for foraging within our vast food communities, and surprising ingredients
On March 6 William & James Chase join The Museum of the American Cocktail for a complimentary tasting of Chase Distillery's Great British Extra Dry Gin, Original Potato Vodka, English Oak Smoked Vodka, plus an exclusive surprise or two.
On Tuesday, March 5, join The Museum of the American Cocktail and Kōloa's Erik Strong for a complimentary tasting of seven(!) of the Kaua'i distillery's finest expressions, including the rare Reserve 12-Barrel Select and outstanding Coffee Rum.
Much of the world drinks coffee, but few people who rely on a steaming cup of it to start their day know much at all about its origins, how and where it's grown, and the nature of its journey from distant lands to their morning mug. On Saturday, March 2, visit LA's Pacific Food & Beverage Museum and learn the answers to these questions and more from Will Hyndman & Derek Jaeschke, Co-Founders of Alibi Coffee Co.
On Wednesday, February 27, join Grand Leyenda's President & CEO Derrell Spann and The Museum of the American Cocktail for a complimentary tasting of three ultra premium organic expressions—Silver, Reposado, and Añejo
On Tuesday, February 26, join The Museum of the American Cocktail and Dented Brick Distillery, built on land that once was the site of Utah's first distiller of record, for a complimentary tasting of rums, vodka, and gin led by Dented Brick VP Channalyn Tek.
On Sunday, February 24, visit LA's Pacific Food & Beverage Museum and hear Certified Cognac Educator Irina Ponomarenko situate Cognac within an extensive realm of brandies through an expert presentation and guided tasting of three Cognacs, plus several contrasting brandies from around the world.
On Wednesday, February 20, join Argonaut Brandy and The Museum of the American Cocktail for a lesson in crafting premium California brandy with National Brand Ambassador Scott Richardson.
On Tuesday, February 19, join The Museum of the American Cocktail and Dented Brick Distillery, built on land that once was the site of Utah's first distiller of record, for a complimentary tasting of rums, whiskey, vodka, and gin led by Marc Christensen, Dented Brick's Founder & CEO
Visit LA's Pacific Food & Beverage Museum and meet Chef Eda Akarsu-Smith, a native of Turkey and Owner of Chez Eda. She'll demonstrate and share the how-to and distinctive flavors of Turkish appetizers
On Wednesday, February 13—Valentine's Eve—join The Museum of the American Cocktail and Pomp & Whimsy Gin Liqueur for a gin cocktail and tasting party featuring the woman who quite literally wrote the book on the spirit, noted drinks writer Lesley Jacobs Solmonson, author of Gin: A Global History and Senior Editor at Chilled Magazine
"OM" stands for Organic Mixology. "MOTAC" stands for The Museum of the American Cocktail. On Tuesday, February 12, at Hollywood's Lost Property Bar & Kitchen, join both for a very special Valentine's tasting of OM's organic liqueurs.
Produce expert Robert Schueller, Director of Public Relations at Melissa's Produce, and PacFAB Director Tracey Mitchell present a culinary show and tell, cooking demo, and tasting featuring examples of winter's bounty from Melissa's Produce. Winter, characterized by short days and long, cold nights—and dieback rather than growth—is actually a season of agricultural plenty, offering a cornucopia of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Valle de Guadalupe, a close-to-home, south-of-the-border, and under-the-radar wine region in Baja California, is just a three-hour drive from Los Angeles. Visit LA's Pacific Food & Beverage Museum to taste some of the region's finest wines and learn about winemaking in Mexico from wine expert Stacie Hunt.
Robert Caldwell, Global Ambassador at Teeling Whiskey Co., joins The Museum of the American Cocktail & Pacific Food & Beverage Museum for a liquid lesson in Irish whiskey and an expert-led tasting of Teeling's award-winning and critically-acclaimed finest. The Hibernian feast features Irish Pasties, Guinness Stew, Shepherd's Pie, and more. Celebrate Dublin's first new distillery in over 125 years with us at Casey’s Irish Pub.
On Wednesday, January 30 at The Edison, join Bourbon Diplomat Phil Olson and The Museum of the American Cocktail for a complimentary tasting of eight(!) Maker's Mark expressions and learn all about the venerated distillery's innovative work.
Silent Pool Gin & The Museum of the American Cocktail invite you to an evening of gin discovery, history, and tasting. Silent Pool's multi-award winning gin captures the essence of the English countryside and tells the tale of the spirit’s rich and centuries-old history.
Meeting Stark Spirits: A Micro-Distillery Tour & Tasting with Distillers Greg Stark & Karen Robinson-Stark
On Saturday, January 26, join LA's Pacific Food & Beverage Museum and The Museum of the American Cocktail for a very special satellite edition of the popular Pacific Taste series. Distillers Greg Stark & Karen Robinson-Stark will lead a tour of their micro-distillery and taste guests on their entire line of award-winning spirits.
Join The Real McCoy Rums and The Museum of the American Cocktail for the first edition of MOTAC Private Tastings offered at The Edison in Downtown Los Angeles! The complimentary tasting features The Real McCoy's entire line of fine Barbados rums.
On Saturday, January 19, Karen Kaplan will lead a world tour of the sandwich and discuss her new book Open Faced: Single-Slice Sandwiches from Around the World at LA's Pacific Food & Beverage Museum.
Join The Museum of the American Cocktail and author Derek Sandhaus for a liquid seminar on Chinese spirits, and learn how, for more than 9,000 years, alcohol has shaped, and been shaped by, Chinese culture.
On Saturday, January 12, at LA's Pacific Food & Beverage Museum, USC Professor Sarah Portnoy discusses the history of Latino cuisine in Los Angeles. After the presentation, Sarah will sign copies of her groundbreaking book, Food, Health, and Culture in Latino Los Angeles.
On Saturday, January 5—the eve of Three Kings Day 2019—join Tracey Mitchell, Director of LA's Pacific Food & Beverage Museum, for a baking demo, tasting, and lesson in King Cake history and preparation.
Holiday Cocktails, anyone? If you answered yes, visit LA’s Pacific Food & Beverage Museum on Saturday, December 22, for an afternoon learning about—and how to create!—four classic holiday cocktails with writer Jennifer Richmond.