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Bacchus Beckons!
Boca Raton Historical Society Uncorks Seventh Annual
Boca Bacchanal Winefest & Auction

Boca Raton, Fl – (February 9, 2009)

Let the revelry begin! A weekend of great wine matched with delectable culinary delights will tempt the savvy palates of patrons at the Seventh Annual Boca Bacchanal Winefest & Auction. Supporters are preparing to sip, savor and bid at the event’s world-class silent and live auctions. The tasty event, presented by the Boca Raton Historical Society along with partners Boca Raton Magazine, Boca Raton Resort & Club and Republic National Distributing Company, will be uncorked Feb. 27 - March 1, 2009 at various sites in the Boca Raton area.

On tap are eight Friday evening Vintner Dinners, created by internationally acclaimed chefs and vintners, set at magnificent private residences; a Saturday evening Bacchanal & Auction at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, and a Sunday Grand Tasting, consisting of an outdoor food and wine “revelry on the green” at the Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park Amphitheatre, which showcases the specialties of 30 top local restaurants and more than 140 wines.

The Bacchanal & Auction spotlights a sumptuous reception, leading to offerings of wine and dynamic lifestyle lots at the auctions, and a delectable dinner feast displaying the culinary talents of the Vintner Dinner Chefs and Vintners. The stellar lineup of top auction prizes features wine country tours, vacations to Europe and South Africa as well as coveted vintage wines. Early auction “shoppers” may view a list of select auction lots on the event website or by visiting the Boca Raton Historical Society.

Special pre-weekend events include the Raise Your Glass! Luncheon and interactive cooking demonstration on February 20, 2009 and the Young Friends Vintner Dinner, “Take it To the Maxx”, on February 26, 2009.

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.

Additional event partners include The Wine News, Cendyn, Carla Marsh Public Relations, Crown Wine & Spirits, Daphne Seybolt Culpeper Memorial Foundation, Legal Sea Foods, Mrs. Elaine J. Wold, WXEL, Publix Supermarkets Charities, Champagne Taittinger, Palm Beach County Cultural Council and the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council.

Ticket information for all events and the pairings descriptions of the Vintner Dinner Chefs and Vintners for the Vintner Dinners are available at, or by calling 561-395-6766, extension 101.

Janie & Duncan Lott with Chef Andrew Roenbeck of the Boca Raton Resort & Club

Lin Xu and Alex Lee, Blue Fish;
Henry Herrera, Brook’s; Adam Parolise & Tatum Mesorio, Ruth’s Chris; David Morel,
Legal Sea Foods and Roxana Garciga, Republic National Distributing Company.
Photo by Tom Brodigan photography.

David Nelson, Truluck’s; Millis Keegan, Boca Bacchanal Grand Tasting Chairman; Joseph Hahn, The Addison ; Urs Moser and Holgar Struett, Chop’s Lobster Bar.

John Belleme, Opus 5; Luis Aguilar, ZED 451; Erik Surgener, Café Joley; Chuck Gittleman, Bogart’s and Stephen Nelson, Cucina D’Angelo.

Over 30 top local chefs will present their specialties at the Grand Tasting

If you go:
Boca Bacchanal Winefest & Auction

Raise Your Glass!
A “Bubbly” Luncheon and interactive cooking demonstration, presented by Florida Table and Hosted by Boca Bacchanal and Lynn University College of Hospitality Management.

Date: Friday, February 20, 2009
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Henke Room, Lynn University
Tickets: $125, includes valet parking

Young Friends Take it to the Maxx

Vintner Dinner specifically for the Young Friends of the Boca Raton Historical Society featuring Shaun Foley, Executive Soups Chef at Darrel & Oliver’s Café Maxx, and a wine blending seminar with Joel Peterson of Ravenswood Winery.

Date: Thursday, February 26, 2009
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: The Train Depot, Boca Raton
Tickets: $175 per couple or $100 per person*

*Must be a Boca Raton Historical Society Young Friends member.
Membership is $20 for individuals and $35 for a family.

Weekend Events:

Vintner Dinners - Friday, February 27, 2009
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Each vintner dinner features an acclaimed chef and renowned vintner and is set in a magnificent private residence. Please visit the website for parings and venues.
Tickets: $350

The Bacchanal & Auction – Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009
Boca Raton Resort & Club
Champagne Taittinger reception, sumptuous dinner, silent and live auctions
6:00 PM Attire: Resort Chic
Tickets: $ 300

The Grand Tasting – Sunday, March 1, 2009

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 - $85 per person $100 at the gate

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