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Overview: The Boca Raton Historical Society has a tasty message for food and wine lovers. Its time to revel! A weekend of great wine matched with delectable culinary delights featuring acclaimed chefs and prized vintners will tempt the savvy palates of patrons at the Eighth Annual Boca Bacchanal. Sip, savor and bid through the event’s world-class weekend of Vintner Dinners, The Bacchanal & Auction and The Grand Tasting.

Since its inception in 2003 Boca Bacchanal has attracted scores of top chefs and hundreds of prized vintners from the U.S. and Europe.
   
Beneficiary: Boca Bacchanal 2010 benefits the Heritage Education and Historic Preservation Programs of the Boca Raton Historical Society. This year, a portion of the ticket sales will be donated to a new Supporting Partner, the Delray Beach Historical Society, in order to grow the awareness and importance of historic preservation and heritage education in our communities
   
Mission:

Boca Bacchanal is the major fundraiser of the Boca Raton Historical Society. Proceeds from this winefest weekend enable us to provide innovative, diverse and rapidly growing heritage education programs for Boca Raton area residents and visitors. The programs are recognized as an essential building block for understanding the unfolding history of Boca Raton. In 2008, more than 42,000 children and adults experienced our on-site and outreach programs, such as history tours, exhibits, school programs, and research assistance. It is our belief that heritage education contributes to the identification and cohesion of community and culture and it is our mission to have a visible role in sharing our local history.

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, providing the entire community with a delightful opportunity to support an outstanding cause.

   
Honorary Chairmen: Janie and Duncan Lott
   
Chairmen: Betsy Fletcher and Skipp Jackman
   
The Bacchanal &
Auction Chairmen:
Ann and Charlie Rutherford
   
Honorary Wine
Chairman:

Clovis Taittinger, Champagne Taittinger – Reims, France

   
Sponsor Partners: Republic National Distributing Company, The Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton Magazine, The Wine News, Cendyn, Carla Marsh Public Relations, Legal Sea Foods, Crown Wine & Spirits, Publix Supermarkets Charities, The Wine News, WXEL, Palm Beach County Cultural Council and the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council.
   
Promotional Partners: Atlas Party Rental, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Royal Palm Place, Mizner Park.
   
Featured Chefs: Gerry Klaskala, Aria - Atlanta, GA
Paula DaSilva, 3030 Ocean - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Peng Looi, Asiatique & August Moon Chinese Bistro - Louisville, KY
John Currence, City Grocery - Oxford, MS
Lee Hillson, Royal Palm Resort – Phoenix, AR
Donna Scala, Bistro Don Giovanni – Napa, CA
Cass Abrahams, Zomerlust Restaurant - Paarl, South Africa
   
Featured Vintners: Clovis Taittinger, Champagne Taittinger – Reims, France
Bernard Portet, Clos Du Val – Napa, CA
Steve Thomson, King Estate – Eugene, OR
Tony Apostolakos, Masi Agricola– Veneto, Italy
Bill Cascio, Talbott Winery, Monterey, CA
Ignacio Arzuaga Navarro, Bodegas Arzuaga - Ribero del Duero, Spain
Jaco Petgieter – DGB, USA-South Africa
   
Events: Pairings Party
Boca Bacchanal unveils the much anticipated and exciting pairings of our prized vintners, world-class chefs and magnificent venues for eight superb Vintner Dinners
Date: January 20, 2010
Time: 6:00p.m
Location: Boca Raton Resort & Club
   
Vintner Dinners
Celebrated chefs will pair with prized vintners to create memorable dining experiences in private residences throughout Boca Raton.
Date: Friday, March 19, 2010
Time: 7:00 p.m.
   
The Bacchanal & Auction
The Bacchanal & Auction is an extravaganza of sensational food and great wine presided over by Boca Raton Resort & Club Executive Chef Andrew Roenbeck and created by some of the world's most accomplished chefs and internationally acclaimed vintners, accompanied by exciting silent and live auctions of wine and lifestyle lots.
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2010
Time: 6:30pm – Featured wines and chef creations, Silent Auction
8:00pm – Multi-course dinner with wine pairings and Live Auction
Location: Boca Raton Resort & Club-Mizner Center
   
The Grand Tasting
A luncheon revelry on the green. Stroll, taste and enjoy delicious by-the-bite specialties from 25 top local restaurants and an exceptional presentation of 140 featured wines.
Date: Sunday, March 21, 2010
Time: 12noon - 3:00pm
Location: Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park Amphitheatre
   
Tickets: Pairings Party - $75
Vintner Dinner - $275
The Bacchanal & Auction - $225
The Grand Tasting – $85/$100
Patron Package - $750 – until Feb 1st the 10% discount is $675
VIP Grand Patron Package - $1,300 – until feb 1st the 10% Discount is $1,170
   
Information: Boca Raton Historical Society
561.395.6766, ext. 101
www.bocabacchanal.com

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