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Legal Sea Foods Toasts Boca Bacchanal Winefest & Auction

3-Course “Toasting Menu” with Specially Selected Wines Featured

Boca Raton, FL - February 24, 2006 - Cheers! Legal Sea Foods will help launch the fourth annual Boca Bacchanal Winefest & Auction weekend, March 10-11, 2006, with an exciting three course “Toasting Menu” featuring three specially created courses paired with wines that will be poured at the wine festival. Boca Bacchanal is the major fundraising event of the Boca Raton Historical Society and is held at various sites in Boca Raton to benefit its Heritage Education Programs.

The Toasting Menu will be offered for lunch and dinner on Friday, March 10th at all three South Florida Legal Sea Foods restaurants. The wines for the menu were personally selected by Sandy Block, Legal’s Vice president of Beverages, and the only Master of Wine currently directing restaurant wine operations in the United States.

As a tasty bonus, guests who present a Legal Sea Foods dining receipt from a meal eaten at any of the restaurants during the week of Boca Bacchanal (March 5 – 10) will receive a $15 discount (per meal receipt) when presented at the Boca Bacchanal Grand Tasting on the gate admission price of $ 75 /person.

It features an evening of eight superb Vintner Dinners highlighting celebrated chefs and prized vintners on Friday, March 10, and the Grand Tasting on Saturday afternoon, March 11, a “by the bite” food and wine tasting on the green at the Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park. The Grand Tasting includes 25 top local restaurants and over 140 different wines, and wine seminars by noted authority Michael Weiss, Professor of Wine Education at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. Legal Sea Foods, a founding partner of Boca Bacchanal, will participate in the Grand Tasting for the fourth consecutive year.

The centerpiece of the festivities will be held Saturday evening at The Bacchanal Dinner & Auction at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. This sumptuous evening begins with a reception, followed by a multi- course dinner created by the vintner dinner chefs presided over by the Resort’s Executive Chef, Andrew Roenbeck, and offers live and silent auctions. The live auction will showcase a magnificent array of premium wine and luxurious lifestyle lots, all to benefit the Boca Raton Historical Society’s Heritage Education Programs.

These innovative, diverse and rapidly growing programs are widely utilized and appreciated throughout area schools, civic and cultural organizations, and by interested individuals. Heritage Education Program Partners include Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boys and Girls Club of Boca Raton, Florida Atlantic University, Junior League of Boca Raton, and the School District of Palm Beach County.

For more information on Boca Bacchanal, such as event schedules, profiles of participating chefs and vintners, or to inquire about event partnerships or volunteer opportunities, please contact the Boca Raton Historical Society at 561.395.6766 X 101. Visit the event website at www.bocabacchanal.com.

For more than 50 years, Legal Sea Foods has set the standard for quality and freshness in the restaurant industry. Legal Sea Foods operates 30 family-owned restaurants along the East Coast as well as a catering facility, retail fish market, and a mail order business. Legal Sea Foods restaurants in South Florida are located at CityPlace in West Palm Beach, Town Center at Boca Raton, and at Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise. For more information, visit www.legalseafoods.com

Legal Sea Foods Boca Bacchanal “Toasting Menu”
First Course: Snapper and Scallop Ceviche with Coconut Cream Thai Chili and Grapefruit Pairing: Monkey Bay Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand)

Second Course: Pepper crusted seared Tuna Loin served over Cheddar Cheese Grits with Grilled Asparagus Spears with Veal Stock, Morel Mushroom and Port reduction.
Pairing: Ravenswood “Old Vines” Zinfandel (Lodi, CA)

Dessert Course: Seasonal Fruit sorbet
Pairing: Michele Chiarlo Moscato d’ Asti “Nivole” (Piemonte, Italia)

$35/Person
(Tax and gratuity not included.Wines are a 4 oz. tasting pour.)

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