Carla Marsh

Boca Bacchanal Uncorks Event’s Weekend Dates

Boca Raton Historical Society’s Heritage Education and Historic
Preservation Programs to Benefit

Cheers! It’s time to mark your calendar and clear your schedule for a tasty weekend of fun. Planning for the Eighth Annual Boca Bacchanal Winefest & Auction, the Boca Raton Historical Society’s largest and most eagerly anticipated fundraiser in full swing, and organizers are promising an international array of top chefs and vintners.

Boca Bacchanal benefits the Heritage Education and Historic Preservation Programs of the Boca Raton Historical Society. This year, a portion of the ticket sales will be donated to a new Supporting Partner, the Delray Beach Historical Society, in order to grow the awareness and importance of historic preservation and heritage education in our communities.

Scheduled for March 19-21, 2010 this edition of the sensational wine and food event will feature sumptuous Friday night Vintner Dinners, held in magnificent private residences, bringing together the talents of the celebrated chefs and vintners, as each dinner showcases a deliciously coordinated experience.

The exciting Bacchanal & Auction takes place on Saturday evening at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. It features a dynamic reception, an amazing dinner created with the encore participation of the Vintner Dinner Chefs and Vintners, and the silent and live auctions, with fabulous wine and lifestyle lots up for bid.

The weekend concludes on Sunday afternoon outdoors at the Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park Amphitheatre with the popular Grand Tasting, which offers wine seminars and the specialties of 30 outstanding local chefs and scores of top vintners.

“We are keeping some details under wraps until we announce the Vintner Dinner Chefs and Vintners, but I have seen the list and I can tell you this will be one of the top food and wine events in the country,” said Betsy Fletcher, this year’s Co-Chairwoman. “I can also reveal that we have worked with students at the Boca Raton Museum of Art-The Art School. They participated in a competition to create our Signature Image Art for the 2010 Boca Bacchanal. More than 30 entries were received. The winner is “Tropical Bacchus”, a watercolor by Joan Schultz. It will be the basis for our marketing materials including our poster, and will be on display at the Boca Raton Historical Society until the event. ”

Boca Bacchanal Partners include Republic National Distributing Company, The Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton Magazine, The Wine News, Cendyn, Carla Marsh Public Relations, Legal Sea Foods, Crown Wine & Spirits, Palm Beach County Cultural Council and the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council. Prime partnership opportunities are still available for Boca Bacchanal, and the Committee is also welcoming volunteers for all aspects of the events.

“Our goal is to involve the entire community,” Fletcher said, adding that she expects more than 2,000 guests from our area, as well as from around the country, to attend.

Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, as well as a variety of ticket pricings and weekend packages, are now offered. For more information on Boca Bacchanal, or to purchase advance tickets, visit the website at or call the Boca Raton Historical Society at 561-395-6766 X 101.

Tom Dieters, Steve Ast, Mary Csar and Chris Kearney Committee members

Skipp Jackman, Betsy Fletcher Co-Chairmen, Janie and Duncan Lott - Honorary Co-Chairmen

Tropical Bacchus, the Signature Image Art for Boca Bacchanal, created by Boca Raton
Museum of Art – The Art School student Joan Schultz.

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