|Revelers at the 2011 Bacchus Bash!|
Get ready to revel, my fellow wine and food lovers!
The 10th Annual Boca Bacchanal commences on Friday, March 23rd and kicks off a weekend of fabulous food and wine fun! As General Chairs of this year's event, Steve and I have been hard at work along with committee members and volunteers making the tenth anniversary an exceptional year. I am also happy to announce I'll be giving away 2 tickets to this year's Grand Tasting! For instruction on how to enter the drawing please keep reading. But first, a little about the weekend:
We have a fabulous lineup of Vintners and Chefs joining us for our tenth anniversary. Our Vintners include Tony Apostolakos of Masi Agricola, Veneto, Italy; Laurent Drouhin of Maison Joseph Drouhin, Burgundy, France; Dennis Koelewijn of Bodegas Salentin, Mendoza, Argentina; Tom Johnson of Silver Oak Cellars and Twomey Cellars, Napa, California; Clarke Swanson, Swanson Vineyards, Napa, California; and Anthony Truchard, Truchard Vineyards, Carneros-Napa, California.
Our talented Chefs include Kevin Garcia of Cesca, New York, NY; Michael Tuohy of Dean & Deluca, St. Helena and Napa, CA; Ken Frank of La Toque, Napa, California; Ken Vedrinski of Trattoria Lucca, Charleston, SC; Carlos Guia of The Country Club at Wynn Las Vegas Resort, Las Vegas, NV; and Pano Karatassos of Buckhead Restaurant Group: Kyma, Atlanta, GA, Chops Lobster Bar and City Fish Market, Boca Raton, FL.
|General & Honorary Chairs|
The Boca Bacchanal weekend kicks off Friday night with Vintner Dinners hosted in beautiful private residences that are each paired with a featured Chef and Vintner. Steve and I are pleased to be co-hosting a dinner again this year at the Seagate Beach Club featuring the wines of Maison Joseph Drouhin and the cuisine of Chef Ken Frank of Napa Valley's La Toque restaurant. For more information on the Vintner Dinners or to purchase tickets, please click here.
|Joyce & Thom Devita|
Saturday night is the Bacchus Bash, an extravaganza of food and wine Chaired by Joyce and Thom DeVita. Here you will join our six fabulous Chefs and Vintners as they prepare and pour selections for your enjoyment during a lively and festive reception followed by a multi-course feast prepared by Boca Raton Resort & Club Executive Chef Andrew Roenbeck. The evening's not-to-be-missed silent and live auctions will feature amazing wine, travel, dining and lifestyle lots including: "Swanson Vineyards Sensational Savor and Stay," "Masi Agricola: Veneto Beckons," and a very special lot from Silver Oak Cellars just to name a few. Also, be sure to bring your dancing shoes for the posh, postprandial "Rock your Bacchus" after party. For more information on the Auction items or to purchase tickets to the Bacchus Bash, please click here.
|Grand Tasting Chairs!|
The weekend concludes with Sunday's Grand Tasting at Mizner Park Amphitheatre Chaired by the Dream Team of Jay and Melissa Whelchel, Morgan and Oliver Green and Kelli Bloechinger and Brandon MacLeod. At this event you can stroll and sample delicious dishes from 30 local chefs and enjoy over 140 wines including those from our six featured vintners. You can also shop for culinary delights including herbs, produce, oils and gourmet specialty foods at "The Marketplace." For more information on the Grand Tasting or to purchase tickets, please click here.
Now for the giveaway! This year I'll be giving away 2 tickets to Sunday's Grand Tasting on Sunday, March 25th at Mizner Amphitheater - a $200 value! Entering is easy and I only ask two things: 1) please leave a comment below and share with me your favorite everyday wine - that bottle you like to open when you get home from work or enjoy on a relaxing weekend and 2) stop by The Glamorous Gourmet Facebook page and give it a "Like" which will keep you up to date on upcoming events and the latest blog updates (click here to go immediately). The winner for the giveaway will be drawn at random and announced on Sunday, March 18th - one week prior to the event. I appreciate your participation and best of luck!
I hope to see you at any of our amazing events this year where you can sip, savor and bid for a good cause. Proceeds from Boca Bacchanal benefit the Heritage Education and Historic Preservation Programs of the Boca Raton Historical Society. These programs provide innovative, diverse and rapidly growing programs for Boca Raton area residents and visitors. Thank you in advance for your support!