Carla Marsh

Flavors of Fall Sizzle at 32 East Boca Bacchanal Pre-Event Party

Delray Beach, FL - October 27, 2003 - The delicious aromas of fall and the sounds of popping corks filled the air at 32 East recently as guests sipped selections of red wines. The also savored an exceptional array of innovative and delicious appetizers, including Grilled Lamb Kebobs with Pine Nut Feta Salsa; Local Corn Risotto Cakes with Cabernet Grape Reduction; Spiced & Seasoned Rare Tuna on Crustini with Celeriac Truffle Emulsion and Prociutto Wrapped Danjou Pears with Shaved Parmesan, Watercress and Balsamic Syrup, all prepared by host Chef, Nick Morfogen. The event was held to preview Boca Bacchanal, the annual winefest and auction to be held March 19-21, 2004 at various sites in Boca Raton.

Following in the wake of a successful inaugural event, this will be the second edition of Boca Bacchanal, a weekend celebration featuring acclaimed chefs gathering from across the country, prized international and domestic vintners creating wine dinners in historic homes and grand estates in Boca Raton, a “by the bite” luncheon and wine tasting at the Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park, a Grand Finale Auction and Dinner at the Boca Raton Resort and Club and a Farewell Brunch.

Pictured (L-R) John and Lisa Mulhall; Mary Csar, Executive Director of the Boca Raton Historical Society; Howard Olshansky; Kae Jonsons. John Mulhall is Chairman of the Board and Howard Olshansky is Exedutive Director of The Children’s Place.
Pictured (L-R) Robin and Charles Deyo with Saby Diaz of National Distributing Company.

Boca Bacchanal is presented by the Boca Raton Historical Society (BRHS) to benefit children’s causes in Boca Raton. The beneficiaries for 2004 are the community programs of the Boca Raton Historical Society and The Children’s Place South in Boca Raton, part of The Children’s Place at Home Safe, a Palm Beach County United Way organization, providing 24-hour residential and community based services to children and families impacted by child abuse and neglect, substance abuse and HIV/AIDS.

32 East, a Delray Beach restaurant which has garnered four consecutive Golden Spoon Awards as one of the state’s top restaurants, was selected by the planning committee as host for the October pre-event party. Chef/Partner Nick Morfogen, named by Food & Wine magazine as one of the nation’s “Top 10 New Chefs, will also be a presenting chef at one of the Boca Bacchanal Vintner Dinners.

Boca Bacchanal corporate and private sponsors include National Distributing Company, the Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton Magazine, Publix Super Markets Charities, JM Family Enterprises, Cendyn, Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council, The Wine News, Delray Lincoln Mercury, Northridge Medical Center, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Rutherford, Mizner Park, the Marsh Foundation and Un Po' Pazzo, Inc.

Pictured (L-R) Howard Olshansky , Executive Director of The Children’s Place ; Cathy Arts; John Bates, General Manager of 32 East, and Beth King. (Cathy Arts and Beth King are
Co-presidents of the
Boca Raton Historical Society.

For more information on Boca Bacchanal please contact the Boca Raton Historical Society at 561.395.6766 X 101, or visit the event Website at Please note: All Boca Bacchanal sponsors and weekend package ticket purchasers receive priority for event selections. Limited number of tickets and space available.

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