Monday, August 18 at 6:30 PM
Exhibition Room at Roxanne’s Cocktail Lounge and Latin Grill (1115 E Wardlow Rd, Long Beach, CA)
$40 in advance, $35 for members of SoFAB/MOTAC and the USBG
$50 at the door
The Exhibition Room at Roxanne’s Cocktail Lounge & Latin Grill, Long Beach’s “hidden speakeasy,” hosts the next edition of Touring the Cocktail: MOTAC Los Angeles, a liquid lesson in how Prohibition changed America. Come out for an evening of culture and cocktails, costumes and music! Dress as a flapper, bootlegger, moonshiner, or temperance crusader (no hatchets please, ladies). There will be prizes for the best costume, giveaways, and more!
Whether you were a regular tippler or never let a drop of alcohol past your lips, Prohibition affected every American’s life. Dining options, dating habits, vacation choices, and perhaps most infamously, the attitude of citizens toward law enforcement, were forever altered by the temperance movement’s short-lived crowning achievement. Even so, most Americans don’t really understand who we were before that great experiment, how Prohibition came to pass, and the ways in which the period reverberates to this day.
Historian Richard Foss, author of “Rum: A Global History,” transports participants to a world of temperance terrorists and flappers, moonshiners and smugglers, and ordinary citizens who just wanted a drink and would get it by any means necessary. Drinkmaster David Valiante executes a menu of five period cocktails, illustrating the ways in which America’s palate for drinks has changed. (Don’t worry, bathtub gin will not appear on the menu, but some delightful and largely forgotten beverages will make a glorious reappearance.) A light dinner of savory specialties from Roxanne’s Latin Grill are included in the price of admission.
Dry with a Twist: A Liquid Lesson in How Prohibition Changed America
About the Presenters:
Food and drink historian Richard Foss has been writing about food and drink professionally since 1986, when he started reviewing restaurants for the Los Angeles Reader. Since then he has written for over 20 publications, including contributing articles to the Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia (Greenwood 2011). He currently serves on the board of the Culinary Historians of Southern California and teaches “500 Years of American Food,” “American Fermented,” and “What Shakespeare Left Out” at Osher Institute/UCLA Extension. He authoredRum: A Global History, released by Reaktion Books in April 2012, and his history of dining aloft, from the zeppelin era to the space station, will be released in 2014. Also forthcoming is a book examining the local food movement, sustainability, and urban agriculture.
David Valiante is the Bar Program Director at Roxanne’s Cocktail Lounge in Long Beach, CA. He also runs The Exhibition Room, the Hidden Speakeasy in the back room. David continues to challenge and educate himself daily in the spirit and cocktail scene. A passionate bartender, he loves what he creates and truly understands the importance of balanced cocktails. David has also developed cocktail recipes for Jim Beam Bourbon, Absolut Vodka, Ketel One Vodka, Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Luk Hard Cider & Avion Tequila.
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