Chefs and Vintners Announced for 11th Annual Boca Bacchanal
Food and wine weekend will be held March 22-24, 2013 and will
Benefit Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum
The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum has announced its list of internationally acclaimed chefs and vintners for the 11th Annual Boca Bacchanal. Recognized as one of Florida’s most prestigious food and wine weekends, Boca Bacchanal will be held March 22-24, 2013, when guests will sip, savor and bid during an array of world-class events.
Boca Bacchanal benefits the Heritage Education and Historic Preservation Programs of the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum. The weekend will kick off with the Bacchus Bash, held on Friday, March 22 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Guests will savor an extravaganza of sensational food and wine, presented by 14 celebrated chefs and prized vintners. The evening includes a reception, signature small plate tastings paired with wines, and a silent and live auction featuring magnificent vacations and cruises, coveted wines, and much more.
The featured chefs are: Eric DiStefano of Geronimo in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Peng Looi of August Moon Chinese Bistro andAsiatique Restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky; Paula DaSilva from 1500º -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 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 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.