The Boca Bacchanal is just around the corner, April 4 – 6, 2019 and it is slated to be the best Boca Bacchanal to date!
This year’s Boca Bacchanal has moved to the Boca Raton Resort & Club and there are two new events.
Thursday, April 4, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Bubbles & Burgers, with gourmet burgers, wines, and Champagnes, at the Beach Club.
Friday, April 5, starting at 7:00 p.m., (Sold Out) Vintner Dinners will be held at private homes and historic locations.
Saturday, April 6
6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m., (VIP PArty Sold Out) VIP Party with hors d’oeuvres and libations dockside, at the Resort, with a tour of a luxurious 127-foot yacht–named The Kimberlie — from Worth Avenue Yachts.
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Grand Tasting features dinner-by-the-bite, from over 25 local restaurants; over 130 wines and Champagnes available for sampling;
and silent auction items with bidding through BidPal; along with lounges, pop-up shops, and a host of vendors.
THE BOCA BACCHANAL IS BACK AND IT’S BETTER THAN EVER!
Popular Wine & Food Weekend–which will be held April 4 – 6, 2019 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club–is Set to Attract Over 2000 People from Throughout South Florida
Boca Raton, FL — Calling all foodies and oenophiles! Tickets are now on sale for the 17th annual Boca Bacchanal, which will be held on April 4 – 6, 2019, at the legendary Boca Raton Resort & Club. This popular and much-loved food and wine festival–which regularly draws over 2000 residents and visitors, each year, from throughout South Florida–is hosted by the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum. Best of all, Boca Bacchanal will bring together world-class chefs from all over the United States, and distinguished vintners from all over the world, who will offer attendees the opportunity to enjoy scrumptious food and refreshing libations, while supporting an extremely worthy cause.
BRHS&M Executive Director Mary Csar states, “We are very excited about our upcoming Boca Bacchanal. The new location–at the Boca Raton Resort & Club–and the addition of two new events to the weekend lineup, will allow us to offer more opportunities and interactive experiences for attendees. It is one of the oldest and most popular food and wine events, in South Florida, and it remains the ‘gold standard’ for introducing people, of all ages, to outstanding restaurants, fabulous chefs, and noteworthy wineries throughout the weekend.”
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Bubbles & Burgers
Boca Bacchanal 2019 will open on Thursday evening, April 4, 2019, with an enticing new event Bubbles & Burgers from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Boca Resort’s Beach Club. Guests will be able to meet this year’s featured chefs and enjoy a yummy selection of gourmet burgers, along with a terrific selection of Champagnes and wines.
The enticing burger menu includes a ground sirloin burger with cabernet mushrooms, Sonoma Jack cheese on sourdough toast; a turkey burger with sharp cheddar and guacamole on a whole grain bun; a sliced tuna burger with wasabi mayo and Asian slaw on a Hawaiian potato roll; a kobe beef burger with whipped burrata, heirloom tomatoes, and balsamic onions; and a portobello mushroom veggie burger with gem lettuce and beefsteak tomatoes on a brioche bun. There will also be plenty of swell sides, such as truffle fries, mac & cheese, German potato salad, a Texas wedge, and sweet potato shoestrings, along with an array of toppings. Champagnes and wines, that will be served, include Champagne Taittinger; ZD Cuvee; Michele Chiarlo, Moscato d’Asti Nivole; Domaine Carneros, Brut Methode Traditionelle Carneros; Lucien Albrecht, Brut Rose; Underwood, Rose Bubbles; Maison Louis Jadot, Bourgogne Pinot Noir; and Banshee, Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles.
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THURSDAY, APRIL 4 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Boca Beach Club
Guests will be able to enjoy an enticing array of specialty burgers and a variety of Champagne and sparkling wines at this beautiful location on the Atlantic Ocean
Bistro Raclette Burger
Alpine Swiss Gruyere Fondue / Imported Stone Ground Mustard
Pretzel Bun / Truffle Fries
All American Smashed Burger
American Cheese / Thick Cut Black Pepper Honey Cured Bacon
Brioche Bun / Haystack Onion Rings
Turkey Burger / Sharp Cheddar / Guacamole / Whole Grain
Sweet Potato Shoestrings
The Big Kahuna
Sliced Tuna / Wasabi Mayo / Asian Slaw / Hawaiian Potato Roll / Kettle Chips
Veggie Burger “Naked”
Beyond Burger® / Portobello Mushroom / Gem Lettuce / Heirloom Tomato
Burrata / Barrel Aged Balsamic
Shakers & Dips
Ketchup / Mayonnaise / Yellow Mustard / Dijon / Whole Grain Mustard
Balsamic Onions / Bacon Onion Jam
Jalapeño Slices / Sliced Pickles / Sea Salt / Cracked Black Pepper / House Spices
Nutella S’mores Tarts
Brown Butter Ice Cream
On Friday evening, April 5, 2019, guests can enjoy themselves at one of the signature Vintner Dinners which will begin at 7:00 p.m. at elegant homes and at historic locations. Vintner Dinner guests will enjoy delectable five-course dinners, in intimate dinner party settings, where extraordinarily talented chefs and vintners will work in tandem to create truly memorable dining experiences. The Vintner Dinners feature the following hosts, chefs, vintners, and vineyards: hosts Barbara and Bobby Campbell with Chefs Lior Lev Sercarz of La Boite in New York City and Justin Smillie of Upland in New York City and Miami, and Janet Pouchot of Craggy Range Vineyards in New Zealand; hosts Joyce and Thom DeVita and Joni and Al Goldberg, with Chef Matt Gennuso of Chez Pascal in Providence, Rhode Island, and Teresa D’Aurizio of ZD Wines in Napa, California; hosts Maria and Todd Roberti with Chefs Brian and Shanna O’Hea of Academe at The Kennebunk Inn in Kennebunk, Maine, with Allen Papp of Darioush in Napa, California; hosts Holly and David Meehan with Chef Patrick Duffy of The Addison, and Jeff Flood of Silver Oak Cellars and Twomey Cellars in Napa, California; and hosts Diane and Robert Bok with Chef Adam Jakins of Halls Chophouse in Charleston, South Carolina, and Guillaume Large of Maison Louis Jadot in Burgundy, France and Resonance Vineyard in Willamette Valley, Oregon.
Another new event, the VIP Party–showcasing the featured vintners–will take place dockside, at the Boca Resort–from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.–on Saturday evening, April 6, 2019. Guests, who opt to attend this event, will also have the opportunity to tour a luxurious 127-foot yacht–The Kimberlie–from Worth Avenue Yachts before they head over to the Grand Tasting. This pre-party will also feature nifty hors d’oeuvres from Gourmetphile along with a selection of refreshing libations.
The Grand Tasting
The festive finale, to the upcoming Boca Bacchanal–the Grand Tasting will also be held on Saturday evening, April 6, 2019 from 7:00 p.n. – 10:00 p.m.–in the Boca Resort’s Great Hall. Guests will have the opportunity to feast on small plates–which will comprise a unique dinner-by-the-bite–from over 25 superb restaurants and gourmet markets, and to sample over 130 wines and Champagnes from an array of impressive wineries. Guests will also have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction, via the BidPal app, for items ranging from vacations and dinners, to jewelry, handbags, and clothing, to artwork and electronics.
Guests will enjoy sampling delectable bites from many popular area restaurants, including Apiero, the Boca Raton Resort & Club, Bolay, Burton’s Grill & Bar, Chops Lobster Bar, Henry’s, Loch Bar, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Oceans 234, Ouzo Bay, and The Capital Grille.
The theme of this year’s Grand Tasting is “From New York City to California Wine Country” and guests who first enter the event–to register in the foyer–will notice that this area has been decorated as an airport, courtesy of Privaira.
The Great Hall will be decorated to reflect New York City and the room will be delineated with well-known street names that will intersect–in the center of the room–at Central Park. In addition to a variety of restaurants, wineries, and vendors, Saks Fifth Avenue will also be hosting a Central Park-inspired lounge, featuring Taittinger Champagne, and there will be a display of exotic cars, from Excell Auto Group, along with their urban-themed city bar with a selection of spirits and seating for event patrons.
The Camino Hall will be decorated to reflect California Wine Country and will feature foods that are native to the region, along with a selection of wine stations, and vendors. Additionally, this area will feature The Heart of Delray Gallery, who will display and sell the artwork of Thomas Arvid. A nationally recognized artist, Arvid is well-known for his oversized, still life compositions centered on wine and the rituals surrounding wine.
In the hallway, connecting the Great Hall and the Camino Hall, guests can view–and bid on– auction items; enjoy the pop-up shop from Crown Wine & Spirits; and view the video–from BRHS&M–centering on their History Alive campaign. The video will include information on their building expansion project, their installation of new, interactive exhibits, and their dedicated, permanent children’s learning annex.
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Biagio Cru and Estate Wines
Blue Ridge Spirits and Wine
BNA Wine Group
Bocelli Family Wines
Bronco Wine Company
Castle Rock Winery
Douglas Green Boschendal
Foley Family Wines
Hahn Family Wines
J. Garcia Carrion
Maison Louis Jadot / Résonance
Niner Wine Estates
Pacific Highway Wine and Spirits
Pacific Southern Wine Co.
Palm Bay International
Prestige Beverage Group
Provence Rose Group
Ron Rubin Winery
San Sebastian Winery
Santa Margherita USA
Silver Oak Cellars / Twomey Cellars
Social Sparkling Wine
Terlato Wine Group
Vintage Wine Estates
Boca Raton Resort & Club
Burtons Grill & Bar
Café Med – Wyndham Deerfield Beach
Chops Lobster Bar
The Capital Grille
Dubliner Irish Pub
J & D Cakes
Maggiano’s Little Italy
The Melting Pot
Morton’s The Steakhouse
Potions in Motion
Flint and Flame
Parks Luxury Sporting Accessories* As of March 21, 2019
Tickets, to Bubbles & Burgers, on Thursday evening, April 4, 2019, are $75, per person; tickets to the Vintner Dinners, on Friday evening, April 5, 2019, are $350, per person; tickets to the VIP Party, on Saturday, April 6, 2019, are $75, per person; and tickets, to the Grand Tasting–also on Saturday evening, April 6, 2019–are $125, per person. It is important to note that tickets, to the VIP Party, are only available to guests who also purchase tickets to the Grand Tasting.
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Since its inception, in 2003, the Boca Bacchanal has supported the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum. 100 percent of the proceeds, from this wonderful food and wine festival, will fund innovative and diverse heritage education programs for residents, students, and visitors. These programs are now serving upwards of 1200 school children, each year, with impactful experiences in historic locations.
Csar adds, “The funds that we raise, from this year’s event, will help the BRHS&M to build new, state-of-the-art family-friendly exhibits to showcase Boca Raton’s unique history. We are proud that all proceeds, from the Boca Bacchanal, will go directly back into our community to preserve our history, to educate our children, and to build a sense of place in Boca Raton for generations to come. Boca Bacchanal is a win-win for our community.”
For additional information or to purchase tickets, please go to www.bocabacchanal.com or bocahistory.org. Guests may also purchase tickets by calling the BRHS&M, at 561.395.6766, Ext.101. Additionally, tickets may be purchased at the BRHS&M, at 71 North Federal Highway, in Boca Raton, Florida 33432.
Guests are encouraged to use Metro Taxi/Uber/Lyft as transportation to this year’s Boca Bacchanal.