18th annual Boca Bacchanal showcases fine wines and cuisine
The 18th annual Boca Bacchanal kicked off last month with a launch party at Bloomingdales in Town Center, but three events remain this month and next.
Hosted by the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum, the event celebrates the best in food and wine.
The finale--the “Grand Tasting”--will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. March 7 at the Great Hall at the Boca Raton Resort & Club and is expected to draw over 1600 residents and visitors from throughout South Florida.
This year’s Bacchanal will bring together world-class chefs from all over the United States; distinguished vintners and a host of interactive experiences.
Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy food and wine while supporting a worthy cause. Funds raised benefit the Historical Society’s heritage education programs for adults and children.
Last year’s Boca Bacchanal raised over $225,000. This month’s event, “Bubble & Burgers,” hosted by ALINA Residences, Boca Raton will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. February 20, at the Boca Beach Club.
Guests will enjoy gourmet burgers and sample a selection of Champagnes and wines. There also will be a photo booth and musical entertainment by New York Sounds DJ & Entertainment. Complimentary valet parking will be available. Tickets are $100 per person.
“Vintner Dinners” will be held at fi ve private homes and historic venues on Friday, March 6, from 7 to 11 p.m. Guests will feast on fi ve-course meals, created by gifted chefs working in tandem with acclaimed vintners. Tickets are $350 a person.
Featured vintners for the fi ve dinners, include four California vineyards, Katie Griesbeck from Cakebread Cellars, Sonoma; Anthony Truchard of Truchard Vineyards, Napa; Tim Duncan of Silver Oak Cellars & Twomey Cellars, Napa; and John Schultz of Flora Springs Winery & Vineyards, also Napa.
The fifth vintner is Anita Correas of Montes Alpha in Santa Cruz, Chile.
Guests at the “Grand Tasting” fi nale will sample dinner-by-thebite from over 25 local restaurants and sample more than 130 wines and Champagnes.
A silent auction will feature vacations, wines, dinners, jewelry, and artwork, including a framed painting donated by Thomas Arvid, valued at $16,500.
This year, the auction will open online, before the event, so that individuals from all over the United States--as well as local residents--will be able to bid early on items of interest.
Guests may purchase tickets to any of the remaining events by logging on to www.bocabacchanal.com or by phoning the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum at 561.395.6766, Ext. 101. Guests are encouraged to use a taxi, or a ridesharing service, for all of the events.