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Food & Wine Combine for the 2013 Boca Bacchanal

The 11th Annual Boca Bacchanal, March 22-24, 2013,

Benefits Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum
Eight Events in One Spectacular Food & Wine Weekend

Boca Raton, FL, February 20, 2013 — The 11th Annual Boca Bacchanal will be held March 22-24, during which guests will sip, savor and bid throughout an array of world-class events.  The event is recognized as one of Florida’s most prestigious food and wine weekends and proceeds benefit the Heritage Education and Historic Preservation Programs of the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum.

The Honorary Chairmen for the weekend are Steve and Stephanie Miskew, with Thom and Joyce DeVita serving as Chairmen.

The featured chefs are:  Eric DiStefano of Geronimo in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Peng Looi of August Moon Chinese Bistro and Asiatique Restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky; Paula DaSilva from 1500° -Eden Roc Resort in Miami Beach, Florida; Chris Ponte, of Cafe Ponte in Clearwater, Florida; Piero Premoli of Pricci in Atlanta, Georgia; Christopher Prosperi of Metro Bis in Simsbury, Connecticut; and Michelle Weaver of Charleston Grill in Charleston, South Carolina.

The featured vintners are: Count Patrick d’Aulan, Alta Vista Winery, Argentina; Luciano Castiello, Castello Banfi and Vigne Regali, Tuscany, Italy; Thierry Roset, Champagne Charles Heidsieck, Reims, France; Cynthia Lohr, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, San Jose, California; René Schlatter, Merryvale Vineyards, Napa Valley, California; and Christopher W. Silva, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, Sonoma Valley, California.

The weekend will kick off with the Bacchus Bash, held on Friday, March 22 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.  Guests will meet and greet with 14 celebrated chefs and vintners and sample signature cuisine with by the bite stations and tableside presentations.  The event will feature entertainment, demonstrations, music and dancing, along with silent and live auctions offering fabulous wine, travel, cuisine and lifestyle lots.  Robert B. Campbell is serving as the Bacchus Bash honorary chair and Beth Fletcher as auction chair, with Thom and Joyce Devita as chairs.

The elegant Vintner Dinners, taking place on Saturday, March 23, will be held in six stunning local private residences, pairing the talents of the above-mentioned chefs and vintners. The Chef Chair is Stephanie Miskew and Chef Liaison is Laurie Saunders.

The Boca Bacchanal’s Grand Tasting is an alfresco luncheon by-the-bite on the tented green at the Mizner Park Amphitheatre where guests will enjoy delicious specialties presented by 30 outstanding local chefs and restaurants, and an exceptional presentation of 140 featured wines.  The marketplace with herbs, produce, specialty oils and foods returns, and the event features a new Beer Garden. The Grand Tasting Co-Chairmen are Brandon and Kelli McLeod & Craig and Katherine Regna.

Boca Bacchanal partners are Republic National Distributing Company, The Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton Magazine, Cendyn, JM Lexus, Crown Wine & Spirits, Comerica Bank, Legal Sea Foods, The Buzz Agency, Champagne Tattinger, Saratoga Water, City of Boca Raton, Palm Beach County Cultural Council and the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council.  Atlas Party Rental, Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce and LivingFLA.Com are serving as promotional partners.

Boca Bacchanal offers a variety of tickets and sponsorship levels. Tickets prices are as follows: Bacchus Bash:  $225; Vintner Dinner:  $325; Grand Tasting:  $75 in advance and $90 at the gate; Bacchus Bash/Grand Tasting combo ticket:  $275; Patron Package  $575; and Grand Patron Package $1,500.  The Boca Raton Resort & Club offers deluxe weekend packages.  Tickets can be purchased at www.bocabacchanal.com.