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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

Top-Notch Chefs

The award-winning chefs joining Boca Bacchanal 2014 hail from across the country and have been recognized by national media - Esquire Magazine, the Food Network, Forbes Travel Guide and Oprah’s The “O” List. Boca Bacchanal 2014 chefs include:

  • Matthias Merges: 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


Let the Revelry Begin

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 evening, 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.

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!   
 
"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
    Includes tickets for one to a Vintner Dinner, the Bacchus Bash and the Grand Tasting
  • Grand Patron Ticket: $1,500
    Includes ticket for one to a Vintner Dinner, 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.

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 Co-Chairs are Joyce DeVita and Elizabeth 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, Geo Group, 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.

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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.

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