Carla Marsh

Bacchus Beckons!
Sip, Savor and Stroll at
Boca Bacchanal Winefest & Auction

Boca Raton, FL - (February 4, 2008) -- Tempted to taste? You will be once you arrive at Boca Bacchanal’s Grand Tasting, a by-the-bite luncheon revelry on the green, Sunday, March 2, 2008 from Noon to 3:00 PM at the Centre for the Arts Amphitheater at Mizner Park. The festivities, which are presented by the Boca Raton Historical Society, are part of the Boca Bacchanal Winefest & Auction. There are tasty ways for food and wine lovers to participate at every price level, ranging from a Wine Seminar and the Grand Tasting to a luncheon, Vintner Dinners, and the fabulous auction.

At the Grand Tasting you can stroll, taste and savor the delicious specialties of more than 30 of the area’s top restaurants, as well as an exceptional presentation of 140 featured wines. Admission is $75 per person (pre-purchase) and $85 per person at the gate.

All of the winefest events are equally as tempting. Boca Bacchanal kicks off with an evening of eight superb Vintner Dinners on Friday, February 29th. . Each dinner is prepared by a nationally celebrated chef paired with a renowned vintner, set in a magnificent private residence.
The centerpiece of the weekend is The Bacchanal & Auction is presented by Stanford Group on Saturday evening, March 1. This event, held at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, comprises a sumptuous reception and dinner featuring a magnificent array of delectable food and wine and exciting silent and live auctions. The stellar lineup of top auction prizes features wine country tours, European vacations and coveted vintage wine lots.

Boca Bacchanal benefits the Boca Raton Historical Society’s Heritage Education Programs, which take the past, as well as the unfolding history of Boca Raton, into the community. For ticket information to all events, a list of Vintner Dinners and participating Grand Tasting restaurants and wineries, visit, or call 561-395-6766, X 101.

Event partners include Stanford Group, Daphne Seybolt Culpeper Foundation, Cendyn, Carla Marsh Public Relations, Crown Wine & Spirits, The Wine News, Legal Sea Foods, MDG Advertising, R.A. Ritter Foundation, WXEL-TV, Citibank, Champagne Taittinger, Publix Supermarkets Charities and JM Family Enterprises Inc.

If you go:

Vintner Dinners - Friday, February 29, 2008
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Each vintner dinner features an acclaimed chef and renowned vintner and
is presented in a magnificent private residence. Please visit the website for parings and venues.
Tickets: $325

The Bacchanal & Auction Hosted by Stanford Group– Saturday, March 1, 2008
Boca Raton Resort & Club
Champagne Taittinger reception, sumptuous dinner,
Silent and live auctions
6:00 PM Attire: Resort Chic
Tickets: $ 250

The Grand Tasting – Sunday, March 2, 2008
Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park Amphitheatre
Noon to 3:00 p.m. Attire: Resort Casual
Stroll, sip and savor specialties of 30 restaurants and 140 wines
Tickets: Grand Tasting - $75 per person
$85 at the gate

Wine Seminar – Tuesday, March 4
Boca Raton Museum of Art
Virginia Philip, acclaimed Master Sommelier,
The Breakers Palm Beach
6:30 PM Tickets - $25

Raise your Glass! Luncheon and Cooking Demonstration – Friday March 7
Hankey Room, Lynn University
Hosted by Boca Bacchanal, Florida Table
and Lynn University College of Hospitality Management
11:30 AM Tickets: $125 (includes valet parking)

A Taste of Napa – Friday March 14
The Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park Amphitheatre
7:30 PM
Presented by Boca Bacchanal and Festival of the Arts Boca, includes a concert by famed violinist Joshua Bell followed by fine wine and “dinner by the bite.”

$250 per person

Julia Johnston, Mary Glynn Toomey, Anita Perlman and Roxana Garciga

Joshua Paige, McCormick & Schmick; Henry Herrera, Brook’s; Wilailuck Wisuttirat, Fah Asian Bistro and Tony Kasik, Addison West

Ernesto DeBlasi, Caffe Luna Rosa; Tennille Hines, Mark’s at the Park; Joe Hahn, The Addison; George Telles, Gigi’s Tavern and Ryan Nielsen, Café Joley

Holgar Strutt, Chops Lobster Bar; Julia Johnston; Brian Kay, Trina; Chris Valentine, Legal Sea Foods; Anita Perlman ; Mary Glynn Toomey; Roxana Garciga and Chuck Gittleman, Bogart’s

Joe Hahn, The Addison; Tony Kasik, Addison West; Wilailuck Wisuttirat, Fah Asian Bistro; Brian Kay, Trina; Joshua Paige, McCormick & Schmick; George Telles , GiGi’s Tavern; Chuck Gittleman, Bogart’s; Holgar Strutt, Chops Lobster Bar

Kneeling (L-R):

Ernesto DeBlasi, Caffe Luna Rosa; Ryan Nielsen, Café Joley; Chris Valentine, Legal Sea Foods; Henry Herrera, Brook’s and Tennille Hines, Mark’s at the Park

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