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Bacchus Beckons!
Sip, Savor and Stroll at Boca Bacchanal Grand Tasting

What: Boca Bacchanal Grand Tasting
Where: Mizner Park Amphitheatre
501 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, FL
When: Sunday, March 25, 2012
Time: Grand Tasting: Noon – 3:00 pm

Boca Bacchanal Winefest Weekend is a celebration of food and wine scheduled for March 23-25 at various sites in the Boca Raton area. It begins with Friday, March 23 with Vintner Dinners, featuring world class chefs and vintners, which will be held in magnificent venues including private residences.

On Saturday evening
, March 24, Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, summons revelers to the historic Boca Raton Resort & Club for the dynamic Bacchus Bash. Guests will savor an extravaganza of sensational food and wine created with the encore participation of the Vintner Dinner Chefs and Vintners, along with silent and live auctions, music, dancing and more.

The Sunday afternoon Grand Tasting, showcasing 30 top local restaurants and over 140 wines, adds a delicious exclamation point to the weekend. Guests enjoy by-the-bite specialties of the chefs and sip wines from dozens of wineries at this alfresco luncheon revelry on the tented green.

Since its inception in 2003, Boca Bacchanal has attracted scores of top chefs and hundreds of prized vintners from the United States, Europe, South Africa, Canada and Australia. For a complete schedule of winefest events and ticket prices to all events visit the website at or call 561-395-6766 X 11.

Beneficiary: Created and presented by the Boca Raton Historical Society, the Tenth Anniversary Celebration of Boca Bacchanal benefits the organization’s Historic Preservation and Heritage Education programs.

Chairmen: General Chairmen are Stephanie and Steve Miskew; Honorary Chairmen are Kate and Ted Toomey.

Grand Tasting Tickets: $85.00 per person (pre-purchase). $100 at the gate.

Quote: “The Grand Tasting is one of our most popular events, attracting more than 1,500 people each year, “says Jay Whelchel, a Co-chairman of the Grand Tasting. “People really love the casual, inviting outdoor atmosphere where they can spend a delightful Sunday afternoon tasting delicious food and sipping a variety of fine wines, all while benefitting a great cause.”

Sponsor Partners:   Republic National Distributing Company, The Boca Raton Resort & Club and Boca Raton Magazine. Additional partners include, Comerica Bank, JM Lexus, Cendyn, Carla Marsh Public Relations, Crown Wine & Spirits, Publix Supermarkets Charities, The City of Boca Raton, Palm Beach County Cultural Council, The Lawrence Sanders Foundation, Champagne Taittinger, Saratoga Waters and the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council. Promotional Partners are Atlas Party Rental, Mizner Park, and

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