Carla Marsh

Boca Bacchanal Uncorks Weekend Dates Chairman Announced For All Events

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

Boca Raton, Fl – (October 10, 2011) Cheers! Planning for the 10th Anniversary celebration of Boca Bacchanal Winefest Weekend, the Boca Raton Historical Society’s largest and most eagerly anticipated fundraiser is in full swing. Food and wine aficionados will want to mark their calendars because organizers are promising an exciting roster of internationally renowned chefs and vintners, delectable cuisine, a live auction and scores of fine wines to taste.

Boca Bacchanal benefits the Heritage Education and Historic Preservation Programs of the Boca Raton Historical Society. Scheduled for March 23-25, 2012, the weekend uncorks with sumptuous Friday night Vintner Dinners hosted in magnificent private residences, featuring the talents of the highly acclaimed chefs and vintners. Please check the website at for updates on chefs, vintners, venues and to reserve your space.

The excitement continues Saturday evening as Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, summons you to celebrate at the Bacchus Bash. Savor an extravaganza of sensational food and wine created with the encore participation of the Vintner Dinner Chefs and Vintners. Sip and dine at a reception featuring by the-bite signature dishes and wines, followed by a multi-course feast prepared by Boca Raton Resort & Club Executive Chef Andrew Roenbeck. Join scores of enthusiastic bidders as you vie for silent and live auction lots offering fabulous wine, travel, dining and lifestyle prizes. Then revel and “Rock your Bacchus” at a posh, postprandial dance party.

“To mark our 10th Anniversary the Committee will present an amazing celebration. I have seen the list of Chefs and Vintners, and I promise this will be one of the most unique and heralded food and wine events in the country,” said Chairwoman Stephanie Miskew. “Part of the fun is Saturday night’s Bacchus Bash, which is filled with so many delightful surprises. After the sipping and dining, bidding at the dynamic live auction begins. Everyone raises their paddles and competes for fabulous prizes. All that and the evening is just getting started! Stay for socializing and dancing with music spinning into the wee hours, all supporting a cause which will provide great benefits to our community.”

The weekend concludes outdoors on Sunday afternoon in an artfully tented space at Mizner Park Amphitheatre. The popular Grand Tasting features the specialties of 30 outstanding local chefs and scores of top vintners. Each year more than 1,200 guests sip, savor and stroll their way through this delicious alfresco luncheon on the green.

The Boca Bacchanal Committee announced chairpersons who will lead this year’s Event: Honorary Chairmen - Ted and Kate Toomey; General Chairmen - Steve and Stephanie Miskew; Vintner Dinners Chairman - Laurie Saunders; Bacchus Bash Chairmen - Joyce and Thom DeVita; Grand Tasting Chairmen - Morgan and Oliver Green, Kelli and Brandon McLeod, Melissa and Jay Whelchel ; Auction Chairmen - Betsy Fletcher and Barbara Levitt. Committee members include: Roxana Garciga, Bill Barnes, Lauri Saunders, Carla Marsh, Robin Deyo, Debbie Abrams, Jim Ballerano, Sharon and Bill Shubin, Margaret Mary and John Shuff and Steve Ast.

Boca Bacchanal Partners include Republic National Distributing Company, The Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton Magazine, Comerica Bank, JM Lexus, Cendyn, Carla Marsh Public Relations, Crown Wine & Spirits, Legal Sea Foods, Atlas Party Rental, City of Boca Raton, Palm Beach County Cultural Council and the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council.

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.

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