Join CUISINEIST.com Editors at The 11th Annual Boca Bacchanal, March 22-24, 2013, Eight Events in One Spectacular Food & Wine Weekend

  The 11th Annual Boca Bacchanal will be held March 22-24, guests will sip, savor and bid throughout an vast array of world-class events.  The event has long be  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 wines and winemakers  who will please the oenophiles  will be 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, and  St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, Sonoma Valley, California.

The weekend will kick off with the prestigious 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

Guests have a choice of elegant Wine Dinners, taking place on Saturday, March 23,  that will be held in six stunning local private residences, pairing the talents of  the  chefs and winemakers . The big event is Boca Bacchanal’s Grand Tasting, 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.  There will also be a marketplace with herbs, produce, specialty oils, foods and a new Beer Garden.

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.