In this blog, I bring you info on the highly anticipated, creme de la creme of Wine & Food events in Boca Raton, the Boca Bacchanal. Now in its 12th year, this weekend-long epicurean party boasts award-winning, highly acclaimed international vintners and chefs and is recognized by national media outlets including Esquire Magazine, the Food Network, Forbes Travel Guide and Oprah's, The "O" List.
A festive weekend which celebrates and enhances the appreciation of wine and food, Boca Bacchanal brings together world class chefs and vintners, offering their finest specialties, while supporting the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum and their historical preservation and heritage education programs.
Celebrate Everything Food & Wine at the 12th Annual Boca Bacchanal
Benefiting the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum
Boca Raton, FL – February 2014 – Get ready to indulge in a weekend of wine, food and luxury at the 12th Annual Boca Bacchanal benefitting the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum. Guests will savor wine produced by top vintners from around the world and delectable cuisine prepared by an elite group of renowned chefs. This year’s stellar lineup of vintners and chefs will excite both foodies and wine enthusiasts alike.
World Class Vintners
Boca Bacchanal has invited highly acclaimed, international vintners to showcase their exclusive wine selections. Boca Bacchanal 2014 vintners include:
· Cakebread Cellars – Napa Valley
· Darioush Winery – Napa Valley
· Chateau Tanunda – Australia
· Hollywood and Vine 2480 – Napa Valley
· Benziger Winery – Sonoma Valley
· Champagne Piper-Heidsieck – France
Boca Bacchanal 2014 chefs include:
· Matthias Mergt: Yusho, Chicago
· Chris Jakubiec: Plume at The Jefferson, Washington DC
· Joanne Weir and Gonzalo Rivera: Copita, Sausalito
· Ian Schnoebelen: Mariza, New Orleans
· Brian and Shanna O’Hea: Academe, Kennebunk
· Daniel Zeal: The Cloister, Sea Island
The weekend begins with the Vintner Dinners on Friday, March 28, 2014 at six magnificent venues in Boca Raton. Each dinner will feature a vintner and chef working together to create an unforgettable five-course dinner that perfects the art of food and wine pairing.
The excitement continues the following Saturday, March 29, 2014, with the Bacchus Bash at the historic Boca Raton Resort & Club. Guests will enjoy an interactive food and wine experience when they meet award-winning chefs and vintners while savoring their signature cuisine and wine selections. Silent and live auctions will offer fabulous wine, travel, cuisine and lifestyle lots; music and dancing will round out this unbelievable evening.evening,
On Sunday, March 30, 2014, Boca Bacchanal’s Grand Tasting will be an afternoon, open-air event at the Mizner Park Amphitheatre. Attendees will enjoy over 140 wines, by-the-bite specialties prepared by exceptional chefs from South Florida restaurants as well as the back-by-popular-demand beer garden that will include craft beer, ales and lagers. New this year will be a live performance by the popular Miami band – PALO! Early booking discounts and specials to The Grand Tasting are $85 in advance and $100 at the door. You can purchase your tickets here: https://brhs.auctionreg.
“The annual Boca Bacchanal event benefits the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum’s mission to preserve and share our local history,” states Mary Csar, executive director of the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum. “By offering the community the opportunity to celebrate Boca Raton’s history and lifestyle through exceptional wine and food tastings provided by world-class chefs and vintners and our local restaurants, we strive to raise funds to continue our heritage education and historic preservation programs in the community.”
12th Annual Boca Bacchanal Event Times
· Vintner Dinners: 7:00 pm
· Bacchus Bash: 6:30pm
· Grand Tasting: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
12th Annual Boca Bacchanal Ticket Options
· Vintner Dinners: $325
· Bacchus Bash: $225
· Grand Tasting: $85 in advance / $100 at door
· Patron Ticket: $600
o Includes tickets for one to a Vintner Dinner (first or second choice), the Bacchus Bash and the Grand Tasting
Grand Patron Ticket: $1,500
o Includes ticket for one to a Vintner Dinner (first choice), the Bacchus Bash, and the Grand Tasting with transportation provided to the Vintner Dinner and Bacchus Bash as well as recognition as a Grand Patron sponsor of Boca Bacchanal.
Whether you’re looking to expand your knowledge on the art of food and wine pairings, or looking for that one-of-a-kind gift to give your loved one for the holidays, the 12th Annual Boca Bacchanal Wine Weekend Getaway is the perfect gift for all. The Boca Raton Resort & Club is offering an exclusive weekend package to Boca Bacchanal that include deluxe accommodations at the resort. Find out more information by visiting www.bocabacchanal.com/hotel-packages.
12th Annual Boca Bacchanal Chairs
Boca Bacchanal has named Robert B. Campbell as the honorary chair of Boca Bacchanal 2014. Event Chairmen are Joyce DeVita and Betsy Fletcher. Vintner Dinner Chairmen include Yvette Drucker, Julia Johnston, Lauri Saunders and Kirsten Stephenson. Bacchus Bash Chairmen include Thom DeVita, Kathryn and Bo Gillespie, Joni Goldberg and LouAnn Such. Grand Tasting Chairmen include Jamie and Eric Sauer and Kathy Qualman.
12th Annual Boca Bacchanal Partners & Sponsors
Founding sponsors of the 2014 Boca Bacchanal include the Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton Magazine, and Republic National Distributing Company. Additional sponsors are Cendyn, Saks Fifth Avenue Boca Raton, JM Lexus, City of Boca Raton, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, Crown Wine & Spirits, The Schmidt Family Foundation, Daphne Seybolt Culpeper Memorial Foundation, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council, Palm Beach County, Champagne Taittinger, The Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, Atlas Party Rental, Saratoga Water, and LivingFLA.com.
For more information about Boca Bacchanal, including a full list of attending vintners, chefs and participating restaurants, or to purchase tickets, visit www.bocabacchanal.com.
About the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum
The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to preserving the past to enrich the future. Now in its 42nd year, the Historical Society & Museum actively promotes historic preservation and education through its archival services, guided tours and educational programs. For more information or to become a member, go to www.bocahistory.org.
Yours truly will be covering The Grand Tasting on Sunday, March 30th, which coincidentally happens to be my birthday and I couldn't think of a more perfect way to spend the day!
Until we eat again...
I send you delicious wishes, xo