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2007 Boca Bacchanal Winefest and Auction
Boca Raton, Florida
March 9-11 2007

Bacchanal: Roman festival of Bacchus, the god of wine, celebrated in classical times with dancing, song and revelry.

The Name: Caroline Seebohm, in her book Boca Rococo, talks about the 1920s as a boom period in Boca Raton. It was an exhilarating time, bursting with hope for the future, a decade when visionary architect Addison Mizner was implementing his dream and investors, entrepreneurs, revelers and adventurers of all descriptions poured into the area. She refers to it as the "Boca Bacchanal". The Boca Raton Historical Society (“BRHS”) is proud to pay homage to that rousing era.

Description: 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 Fifth Annual Boca Bacchanal. Sip, savor and bid through the event's world-class weekend of Vintner Dinners, Wine Seminars, 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 and more than 5,000 guests. Wine Spectator has named Boca Bacchanal one of America's top 20 winefests, and we are proud to have been profiled in national epicurean, lifestyle and trade publications. In the process we have grossed more than $1 Million and made substantial contributions to the community in terms of children's education programs.

Sites: Private Boca Raton residences; The Boca Raton Resort & Club; the Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park and Old Town Hall, Boca Raton Historical Society and event headquarters.

Dates:
March 9-11, 2007

2007 Beneficiaries: The proceeds of Boca Bacchanal 2007 will benefit the Heritage Education Programs of the Boca Raton Historical Society.

Honorary Chairmen: John and Margaret Mary Shuff

Chairmen: Charlie and Ann Rutherford

Honorary Wine Chairman: Michela Rodena, St. Supery, Napa Valley

Honorary Chef Chairman: Jim Dodge, Bon Appetit Management, San Francisco, CA

Winefest Events:

Friday, March 9, 2007 - Vintner Dinners
7:00 PM
Celebrated chefs will pair with prized vintners to create memorable dining experiences in private residences throughout Boca Raton.
Tickets: $325

Saturday, March 10, 2007 - The Bacchanal Luncheon & Auction
11:00 AM - Silent Auction, Lavish Dinner
1:00 PM - Live Auction
The Bacchanal & Auction will be an afternoon extravaganza of sensational food and great wine created by some of the world's most accomplished chefs and internationally acclaimed vintners, followed by an exciting live auction of wine and lifestyle lots.
Location: Boca Raton Resort & Club
Tickets: $200 per person

Sunday, March 11, 2007 - The Grand Tasting
11:30 AM – 3:00 PM

An extraordinary Tasting & "by the bite" lunch at the Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park Amphitheatre. Stroll, taste and enjoy delicious food by 25 top local restaurants and an exceptional presentation of scores of featured wines. Wine Seminars will also be a highlight of the event.
Location: Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park Amphitheatre
Tickets: Grand Tasting - $65 per person $75 at the gate Seminars - $25 per person

Ticket Packages:
VIP Grand Patron - $1,500 per person

. Vintner Dinner (guaranteed first choice)
. The Grand Tasting
. Front row reserved seats at Wine Seminars
. The Bacchanal Auction
. Pairings Party, - Chef and Vintner pairings announced
. Private limousine service to and from Vintner Dinner
. Listing in The Bacchanal Luncheon & Auction program
. Prominent table location at The Bacchanal Luncheon & Auction
. Personal introduction at The Bacchanal Luncheon & Auction
. Boca Bacchanal VIP Gift Basket
. Listed on official VIP Grand Patron plaque displayed at the Boca Raton Historical Society

Patron - $750 per person

. Vintner Dinner (guaranteed first - third choice)
. The Grand Tasting
. The Bacchanal Luncheon & Auction
. Pairings Party, - Chef and Vintner pairings announced

Chefs:

Zach Bell - Cafe Boulud - Palm Beach, FL
David Medure - Restaurant Medure - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Pano I. Karatassos - Kyma - Atlanta, GA
Robert Clark - C Restaurant - Vancouver, B.C.
Kevin Garcia - 'Cesca - New York City
Joel Huff - Silks at the Mandarin Oriental - San Francisco, CA Michel Richard - Citronelle - Washington, D.C.
Jeremy Sewall - Lineage - Brookline, MA
Angela Hartnett, Cielo, Boca Raton, FL

Vintners:

Kathy Benziger - Benziger Winery - Sonoma Valley
Francesco Zonin - Castelo d"Albola - Tuscany
Dawn Dooley - Darioush - Napa Valley
Kathryn Hall - Hall Winery - Napa Valley
Steve Thomson - King Estate - Oregon
Tony Apostolakos - Masi - Veneto, Italy
Matt Lane - Penfolds - Australia
Michela Rodena - St. Supery - Napa Valley
Jerome Jeandin - Champagne Taittinger - France

Sponsors:

Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Magazine, National Distributing Company, Cendyn, Crown Wine & Spirits, Wine News, Carla Marsh Public Relations, WXEL, Festival of the Arts Boca, Master Design Group, Publix Super Markets Charities, Marsh Family Foundation, Champagne Taittinger Reims, Palm Beach County Cultural Council, A Tourist Development Council Funded Project

For Information:
Boca Raton Historical Society
561.395.6766 X 101

Event Website:
www.bocabacchanal.com

Public Relations: Carla Marsh
561-368-4421
cmarshpr@earthlink.net

Boca Bacchanal Mission Statement:
Boca Bacchanal is presented by the Boca Raton Historical Society as the primary fundraiser benefiting its innovative, diverse and rapidly growing Heritage Education Programs. Widely utilized and appreciated throughout area schools, as well as civic and cultural organizations in Palm Beach County, the Heritage Education programs are recognized as an essential building block for understanding the unfolding history of Boca Raton. 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.

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