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Monday, March 28, 2011

The 9th Annual Boca Bacchanal & Auction - Part Deux!

Following the reception, guests adjourned to the dining room and were seated at tables adorned in tropical style. Colors of mango, green and gold; tropical centerpieces; and natural bamboo accents evoked a festive Florida feel. 

After the introduction of our featured Chefs and Vintners, the winner of the Champagne Table was announced and the lucky table was relocated to the elegantly appointed accomodations. Guests were then treated to a performance by our sultry Salsa Dancers and the dinner and Live Auction commenced! 

Fierce competition ensued for lots including fabulous trips to the wine regions of France, Italy and California - among other items. Even during the heat of the auction, everyone managed to enjoy each delicious course. I just had to include the menu (complete with photos!) and wine pairings below - Bon Appétit!

First Course
Allen Susser, Chef Allen's, Aventura, FL
Stone Crab Cobbler with Coconut Milk, Corn & Key Lime
Jacques Lardiére, Maison Louis Jadot, Burgundy, France
2008 Maison Louis Jadot Puligny-Montrachet, Beaune

Second Course
Mark Militello, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Winter Mushroom & Foie Gras Stuffed Quail with Fingerling Potato Puree
Rosa Lee DeLeuze, ZD Wines, Napa Valley, CA
2008 ZD Pinot Noir, Napa Valley

Main Course
Andrew Roenbeck, Executive Chef, Boca Raton Resort & Club
Toasted Fenugreek Crusted Lamb, Seal Cove Farm Feta-Crisp Kataifi, Avgolemono Vinaigrette, Roasted Peppers a la Grecque, Melted Baby Spinach
Kathryn Hall, Hall Winery, Napa Valley, CA
2007 Hall Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Jean Spielman, Executive Pastry Chef, Boca Raton Resort & Club
Fruits "Exotica", Warm Caramelized Champagne Mango Bread Pudding, Chocolate Vanilla Rum Roasted Pineapple, Crystallized Key Lime Ice Cream, Coconut-Orange Graham
Clovis Taittinger, Champagne Taittinger, Reims, France
Champagne Taittinger "Nocturne", Reims, NV

The meal was truly delicious and paired beautifully with the wonderful wine selections. Following dinner, guests adjourned to the "Rock Your Bacchus" after party - a new addition to the evening this year. DJ Will Power spun fabulous tunes into the wee hours and guests and Vintners alike proceeded to bust a move on the dance floor! Please see the slide show in the right column for more, um, photos.

Cheers and thank you to everyone who attended our event - we greatly appreciate your support! An additional thank you to Sarah Flynn, Mary Csar and the Boca Raton Historical Society staff and Boca Bacchanal Planning Committee for helping us create a fabulous event. We are greatly looking forward to the 10th Annual Bacchanal and Auction next year - hope to see you there!



  1. awesome!
    the dessert looks aaamazing!

  2. Wow, love the pic of you! Quite a stunning lady. The meal looks fabulous.

  3. i'm so glad i'm not alone with liking the subway :) thanks for the comment!

  4. Looks like great fun, Stephanie! I hope the Boca Bacchanal was very successful.
    I loved seeing Oliver Saucy on the list...he's one of our favorites!

  5. Barbara,
    Yes, Oliver Saucy was amazing! Such a nice guy too:)

  6. Sounds like a lovely evening. Those desserts are divine, and it looks like the vitners are having a wonderful time.
    xoxo, B

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  8. Wow. The fashion in that photo is gorgeous. Food sounds out of this world and the pairings sound amazing. Congrats on this event!

  9. How do you stay so skinny attending these fine events! Dessert looks spectacular, and fruit exotica is the perfect way to describe the plate.


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