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Boca Bacchanal Uncorks Vintner Dinner Pairings
Boca Raton, Fl – December 3, 2007 - The Boca Bacchanal Committee has announced the pairings of the Vintner Dinner chefs, vintners and venues for its weekend winefest and auction planned for February 29 - March 2, 2008. This is the sixth edition of the popular event, which benefits the Heritage Education Programs of the Boca Raton Historical Society. There will be eight extraordinary and delicious Vintner Dinners on Friday, February 29, to launch the festivities.
The announcement was made at the annual “Pairings Party” co-hosted by Citibank and the Boca Raton Resort & Club and Executive Chef Andrew Roenbeck. At the party, attended by Vintner Dinner hosts, event partners, committee members and over 200 enthusiastic patrons, guests enjoyed hors d’ oeuvres and a variety of wines provided by Founding Partner, Republic National Distributing Company (RNC).
Boca Bacchanal Honorary Chairmen Tom and Marti White, along with Chairmen Sharon and Bill Shubin, offered a toast to the Boca Bacchanal Vintner Dinner hosts, who soon will be welcoming celebrated chefs and prized vintners into their homes, creating memorable evenings of sensational food and wine.
“We are so grateful for the generosity of our gracious hosts and event partners, who completely underwrite these dinners so that we can donate 100% of the proceeds to the Boca Raton Historical Society,” Marti White said. “This year we have eight homes as venues. All are located in magnificent settings, and they will each be an outstanding backdrop for the dinners.”
The Boca Bacchanal Committee has invited some of the top chefs in the U.S. to Boca Bacchanal. “We give great attention to how we match the chefs with the vintners so that each complements the other’s distinctive style,” said Chris Kearney of RNC and the Wine Advisory Chairman of Boca Bacchanal. “Then the chefs create their menu and work with the vintner to pair each course with the perfect wine, bearing in mind that each vintner is pouring the top of their portfolio. The result is an amazing collaboration.”