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Boca Raton Historical Society Presents “Taste Bud Tune-up” at Boca Bacchanal Winefest & Auction Kick-off Party

BOCA RATON, FL – (October 4, 2004) -- The Boca Raton Historical Society invites you to “tune up your taste buds” on Thursday, November 4, 2004 at a food and wine pre-event held in anticipation of Boca Bacchanal, its third annual winefest and auction. Set at the magnificent Boca Raton Resort & Club, the Fall tasting party is designed as a delicious opportunity to explore how wine complements food, while shining a spotlight on the Boca Bacchanal main event, which will take place March 18-19, 2005 at various sites in Boca Raton.

“We anticipate that this party, as well as other tastings we have planned, will set the stage for an outstanding weekend in the spring,” said General Co-chairperson, Kathryn Gillespie. “The events will reach out to include the whole community, and will generate an atmosphere of excitement, shining a bright spotlight on our third annual Boca Bacchanal Winefest & Auction.

At the party chefs from the BRR&C will create a lavish display of domestic and imported artisanal cheeses and many other specialties, which will be paired with wines selected specifically to compliment the individual characteristics of each dish. Chef James Reaux will be at the ‘top toque’ at this delectable introduction.

Boca Bacchanal “Taste Bud Tune-Up”
Date: Thursday, November 4, 2004
Place: Boca Raton Resort & Club
Hosts: Executive Chef James Reaux
National Distributing Company
Boca Raton Magazine
Feature: Wine, Artisinal Cheeses, Chef specialites and much more
Time: 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Price: $ 50.00/per person
(Proceeds benefit Boca Bacchanal Winefest & Auction)

For information and to register for the pre-event, please call (561) 395-6766 X 101. A credit card or personal check is necessary to reserve space. National Distributing Company, one of the largest wine and spirits distributors in the country, and a Boca Bacchanal sponsor, is providing the wines for all of the pre-events. Kae Johnsons is the volunteer Pre-Event Chairperson who is organizing the Boca Bacchanal preview events.

Conceived as a food and wine celebration, Boca Bacchanal, a two-day affair will feature fine wine gatherings, an afternoon Grand Tasting at the Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park, seminars and an evening of superb vintner dinners, featuring celebrated chefs and vintners, set in historic and cultural sites and private residences in Boca Raton. The festivities will culminate at the Boca Raton Resort & Club with a reception, multi-course dinner and live and silent auctions. Boca Bacchanal will benefit children's causes in Boca Raton.

Boca Bacchanal is the major fundraising event of the BRHS and is held to promote children’s causes in Boca Raton. The Boca Raton Historical Society is actively committed to education (specifically, Heritage Education), and the fundraiser will center on improving and augmenting educational opportunities for students from pre-school through college.

The 2005 Boca Bacchanal beneficiaries are the Heritage Education Programs of BRHS, the George Snow Scholarship Foundation (need-based college scholarships for Boca Raton students to reward excellence) and the Golden Bell Foundation (assistance to schools in Boca Raton K-12th grade). For more information on Boca Bacchanal, to inquire about sponsorship or volunteer opportunities, please contact the Boca Raton Historical Society at 561.395.6766 or visit the event website at

Photo ID: (L-R) George Petrocelli, Catering Director, the Boca Raton Resort & Club; Kae Jonsons, Boca Bacchanal Winefest & Auction Pre-Event Chairman; Executive Chef James Reaux; Jonathan Bleiberg, National Distributing Company.


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