Carla Marsh

Boca Bacchanal Winefest & Auction
2008 Vintner Dinners
Presented by
The Boca Raton Historical Society

Dinner # 1:

It’s the Texan Toque of the Town!
Silver Oak and Twomey Visit the Mansion on Turtle Creek

Chef: John Tesar – Executive Chef – The Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas, TX
Vintner: Silver Oak Cellars and Twomey Vineyards- Napa and Sonoma, CA (Tom Johnson)
Hosts: Peter and Malinda Baronoff


Dinner # 2:

Luxury Bubbles Up in Boca...
Champagne Taittinger Salutes the Waldorf=Astoria

Chef: John Doherty – Executive Chef – The Waldorf=Astoria, New York City
Vintner: Champagne Taittinger - Reims, France (Jerome Jeandin)
Host: Robert Campbell


Dinner # 3:

Bacchus Revels in the Bayou…
Celebrate an Amazing Taste of New Orleans

Chef: Donald Link – Executive Chef/Owner – Herbsaint; Cochon, New Orleans, LA
Vintner: Bodegas Julian Chivite, Navarra, Spain (Chris Helies)
Hosts: Joyce & Tom Devita and Skipp Jackman & Betsy Fletcher


Dinner # 4:

Raise Your Glass. . .
Cheers! A Toast to Napa‘s Best

Chef: Pilar Sanchez – Executive Chef/Owner – Restaurant Pilar, Napa, CA
Vintner: Swanson Vineyards, Oakville, CA (Chris Phelps)
Hosts: Barbara and Robert Levitt


Dinner # 5:

A Culinary Affair to Remember . . .
A Kiwi Courts the Queen of Sunshine Cuisine

Chef: Cindy Hutson – Executive Chef/Owner – Ortanique on the Mile, Coral Gables, FL
Vintner: Craggy Range, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand (Terrance Peabody)
Hosts: Barbara and Irving Gutin


Dinner # 6:

The Pleasure Principle . . .
Pursue the Perfect Pinot in Central Park

Chef: Brian Young – Executive Chef – The Tavern on the Green, New York City
Vintner: Van Duzer Vineyards, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Hosts: Kathi Grace, Principal, Excelsior Capital Advisors and Madelyn Savarick


Dinner # 7:

The Low Country Uncorked!
Vintage Excitement from the Cookin’ Prince of Tides

Chef: Carlos Guia – Executive Chef - Louis’s Las Vegas and Louis’s Fish Camp Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV (the acclaimed new Las Vegas outpost of Low Country master chef Louis Osteen, proprietor of the famous Louis’s at Pawleys and The Fish Camp Bar, Pawleys Island, SC)
Vintner: Truchard Vineyards, Napa, CA (Anthony Truchard)
Hosts: Denise and Lou Bachrodt


Dinner #8:

The East Coast meets the Central Coast….
Justin Time for Fabulous Flavors!

Chef: Chris Prosperi – Executive Chef/Owner - Metro Bis, Simsbury, CT
Vintner: Justin Vineyards & Winery, Paso Robles, CA (Justin Baldwin)
Hosts: Mary Jane and Craig Evans

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