Have you ever attended Boca Bacchanal Grand tasting?
The 18th annual Boca Bacchanal Grand Tasting 2020 hosted by the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum is back in Boca Raton, Florida with 4 enticing events.
Local Mom Scoop has been attending Boca Bacchanal Grand Tasting events for over 7 years now. It was one of the first events I ever posted to the blog.
This extraordinarily popular event, which celebrates the best in food and wine, will be held over the course of four events.
JANUARY 21 – BACCHUS BECKONS HOSTED BY BLOOMINGDALE’S
Bacchus Beckons hosted by Bloomingdale’s is the Boca Bacchanal kick-off event, which will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy appetizers, courtesy of Sandy James Fine Food & Productions, and sample fine wines from the presenting vintners at this informal get-together.
The Vintner Dinner chef and vintner pairings, and hosts, will also be announced. Additionally, tickets, for the Vintner Dinners, will go on sale this evening.
This event will be held on the second floor, of Bloomingdale’s, at Town Center at Boca Raton.
Complimentary parking will be available in the garage and in the parking lot. $75, per person.
FEBRUARY 20 – BUBBLES & BURGERS HOSTED BY ALINA RESIDENCES
Bubbles & Burgers hosted by ALINA Residences will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2020–from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.–at the Boca Beach Club.
The night will feature an array of scrumptious gourmet burgers, a craft beer, and an outstanding selection of fine wines and Champagnes, all of which will be complimented by panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Guests will also enjoy a photo booth and music by New York Sounds DJ & Entertainment. Parking, for this event, will be complimentary for all guests.
Mary Csar, Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum’s Executive Director remarked “We are very appreciative of EL AD Group, the developer of ALINA Residences, for their friendship and generous support of our organization.
Bubbles & Burgers is a wonderful way to sample a large selection of fine wines, Champagnes, and a diverse selection of substantive entrees, sides, and desserts.”
The menu, for B&B, will include the 24-Hour Braised Short Rib Burger (brioche roll, Irish cheddar, and horseradish crema); the Moroccan Lamb Burger (caramelized onion roll, mint, and cucumber tzatziki); The Last King of Scotland (pink salmon croquette, baby spinach slaw, and whole grain mustard), the All American Slider (potato roll, thick cut American cheese, and a kosher pickle); and the Latin Veggie Burger (black bean patty, avocado, roasted corn salsa, and adobo).
There will also be a French Fry Bar with hand-cut steak fries, waffle fries, tater tots, and Sea Salt Kettle Chips; sides of turkey chili and Boursin cheese fondue; and condiments such as bourbon bacon onion jam, truffle aioli, Sriracha ketchup, ketchup, mayonnaise, yellow mustard, Dijon mustard, and whole grain mustard. Assorted miniature desserts will make the perfect finale to this lovely evening.
Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy an array of scrumptious gourmet burgers, along with a terrific selection of Champagnes and wines, while enjoying panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean at the Boca Beach Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort.
Complimentary valet parking will be available.
Tickets are $100 per person.
MARCH 6 – VINTNER DINNERS
Boca Bacchanal Grand Tasting Vintner Dinners will be held at elegant private homes and historic venues–on Friday evening, March 6, 2020–from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Guests will have the opportunity to feast on delectable five-course meals, created by gifted chefs working in tandem with acclaimed vintners, for the ultimate dinner party experience.
Featured vintners, for the five Vintner Dinners, are Katie Griesbeck from Cakebread Cellars in Sonoma, CA; Anthony Truchard of Truchard Vineyards in Napa, CA; Anita Correas of Montes Alpha in Santa Cruz, Chile; Tim Duncan of Silver Oak Cellars & Twomey Cellars in Napa, CA; and John Schultz of Flora Springs Winery & Vineyards in Napa, CA.
Tickets are $350 per person.
MARCH 7, 2020 – THE FINALE–THE GRAND TASTING–WILL BE HELD AT THE GREAT HALL AT THE LEGENDARY BOCA RATON RESORT & CLUB IN BOCA RATON, FLORIDA.
The Grand Tasting–the festive finale of the Boca Bacchanal–will be held on Saturday evening, March 7, 2020–from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.–in the Great Hall at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.
Guests will be able to enjoy a truly unique dinner-by-the-bite–from over 25 superb local restaurants. Also, sample tasting selections, from over 130 superb wines and Champagnes, from acclaimed wineries from all over the globe.
Guests will also have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction, via the BidPal app, for items such as vacations, fine wines, dinners, jewelry, and artwork.
The funds that are raised, at this iconic event, will go towards the BRHS&M’s heritage education programs for adults and children. Last year’s Boca Bacchanal was a resounding success and raised over $225,000.
Additionally, there will be a pop-up store by Yvel, an award-winning luxury brand of jewelry–that is based in Israel–with Florida stores in Boca Raton and Miami’s Design District. Yvel is recognized worldwide for its distinctive creations featuring nature’s most treasured resources.
There will also be a pop-up store by Crown Wine & Spirits; a craft beer station and a full bar; luxury items from select vendors, including Flint & Flame (a high-end line of chef’s knives and cutlery) and Parks Luxury Sporting Goods; and the Bloomingdale’s Red Carpet Cosmetic Touch-Up Station.
The latter will provide guests with complimentary makeup applications, by professional cosmetic artists from Bloomingdale’s, throughout the evening. Guests may also purchase products, which will be available for sale, and take them with them (or pick them up, at the silent auction collection table, at the end of the evening).
Guests will enjoy sampling delectable bites from many noteworthy area restaurants, including Benihana, the Boca Raton Resort & Club, Bolay, Bonefish Grill, Burtons Grill & Bar, Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar, J&D Cakes, Just Salad, Loch Bar, M.E.A.T. Eatery & Tap Room, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Potions in Motion, Raw Juice, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Sammi J’s, The Capital Grille, and The Melting Pot.
Additionally, all guests will have the opportunity to view the video, from the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum, centering on their History Alive! campaign. The video will include information on their building expansion project, their installation of new interactive exhibits, and their dedicated permanent children’s learning annex.
The theme of this year’s Boca Bacchanal Grand Tasting will be Wine Country.
New York Sounds DJ & Entertainment will provide the music during this event.
Founding Boca Bacchanal sponsors are Republic National Distribution Company, the Boca Raton Resort & Club, and Boca Raton Magazine. As guests exit the Grand Tasting, they will have the opportunity to take a copy of the current issue of Boca Raton Magazine.
Additional Boca Bacchanal sponsors include Thomas Arvid, Crown Wine & Spirits, Cendyn Spaces, Bloomingdale’s, ALINA Residences, Yvel, Schmidt Family Foundation, the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Discover the Palm Beaches, Palm Beach County, and the City of Boca Raton.
THE BOCA RATON HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM
Since its inception, in 2003, the Boca Bacchanal has supported the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum. 100 percent of the proceeds, from this wonderful food and wine festival, will fund innovative and diverse heritage education programs for residents, students, and visitors. These programs are now serving upwards of 1200 schoolchildren, each year, with impactful experiences in historic locations.
Guests may purchase tickets, to any of the Boca Bacchanal 2020 events, by logging on to www.bocabacchanal.com or by phoning the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum at 561.395.6766, Ext. 101.
All guests are encouraged to use a taxi, or a ride-sharing service, for all of the Boca Bacchanal events.