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What: Boca Bacchanal Grand Tasting
Where: Mizner Park Amphitheatre
501 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, FL
When: Sunday, March 20, 2011
Time: Grand Tasting: Noon – 3:00 pm

Event: Boca Bacchanal Winefest & Auction is a weekend celebration of food and wine scheduled for March 18-20 at various sites in the Boca Raton area. It begins with Friday Vintner Dinners, featuring world class chefs and vintners, which will be held in private residences and at the elegant Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club.

At Saturday’s Bacchanal & Auction a tropical Floridian wonderland beckons guests to an extravaganza of sensational food and great wine created with the encore participation of the Vintner Dinner Chefs and Vintners and presided over by Boca Raton resort & Club Executive Chef Andrew Roenbeck. A delectable reception and silent auction, a multi-course feast with wine pairings, and a live auction with fabulous wine and lifestyle lots are all part of the festivities.

The Sunday afternoon Grand Tasting, showcasing 30 top local restaurants and over 140 wines, adds a delicious exclamation point to the weekend. Guests enjoy by-the-bite specialties of the chefs and sip wines from dozens of wineries at this alfresco luncheon revelry on the tented green.

Since its inception in 2003, Boca Bacchanal has attracted scores of top chefs and hundreds of prized vintners from the United States, Europe, South Africa, Canada and Australia. For a complete schedule of winefest events and ticket prices to all events visit the website at www.bocabacchanal.com or call 561-395-6766 X 101.

Beneficiary:
Created and presented by the Boca Raton Historical Society, the ninth annual Boca Bacchanal benefits the organization’s Historic Preservation and Heritage Education programs.

Chairmen:
General Chairmen are Kate and Ted Toomey; Honorary Chairmen are Betsy Fletcher and Skipp Jackman.

Grand Tasting Tickets:
$85.00 per person (pre-purchase). $100 at the gate.

Quote:
“The Grand Tasting is one of our most popular events, attracting more than 1,500 people each year, “says Mary Glynn Cullinan, the Chairman of the Grand Tasting. “People really love the casual, inviting outdoor atmosphere where they can spend a delightful Sunday afternoon tasting delicious food and sipping a variety of fine wines, all while benefitting a great cause.”

Sponsor Partners:
Republic National Distributing Company, The Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton Magazine, Cendyn, Carla Marsh Public Relations, Comerica Bank, JM Lexus, Crown Wine & Spirits, Publix Supermarkets Charities, Legal Sea Foods, City of Boca Raton, Champagne Taittinger, Lucy C. Long, Elaine J. Wold, Palm Beach County Cultural Council and the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council.




Front Row: Jay Wolfson (Uncle Julio’s), John Stilley(Wave 2700), Kaherine Regna, Patrick Broadhead (Max’s Grille), Chuck Gittleman (Bogart’s Bar & Grille),
Mindy Kaufman (Nespresso), William Solagar (Truluck’s),
Elizabeth Titcomb, Henry Herrera (Brook’s), Cesar Jimenez (Maggiano’s), Roxana Garciga (Republic National Distributing Company)

Back Row: (tall with cap) Lee Tucker (Legal Sea Foods), Ricky Piper (Casa D’Angelo), Tommy Nevill (III Forks), Todd Katz (Racks Downtown Eatery & Tavern) , Mary Glynn Cullinan



Mary Glynn Cullinan, Todd Katz (Racks Downtown Eatery & Tavern),
Roxana Garciga (Republic National Distributing Company), Henry Herrera (Brook’s), Cesar Jimenez (Maggiano’s) , Tommy Neville (III Forks)



Lee Tucker (Legal Sea Foods), Elizabeth Titcomb, Ricky Piper (Casa D’Angelo), William Solagar (Truluck’s), Mindy Kaufman (Nespresso)




Jay Wolfson (Uncle Julio’s), Patrick Broadhead (Max’s Grille), Chuck Gittleman (Bogart’s Bar & Grille), Katherine Regna, John Stilley (Wave 2700)

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