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The Boca Bacchanal returns with annual food and wine event benefitting Boca Raton Historical Society

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The annual Boca Raton food and wine festival, Boca Bacchanal, is back next month. The two-night event will take place May 6-7, and ready to celebrate with a night of fine wine and food benefitting the Boca Raton Historical Society.

The event kicks off Friday, May 6 for the Vitners Dinner, with wines presented by Château La Nerthe, DAOU Vineyards, Silver Oak & Twomey Cellars, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, and Masi Agricola. Held in beautiful private homes, historical locations, or other premier locations throughout Boca Raton, attendees will enjoy one of five simultaneous evenings that will pair the talents of internationally acclaimed vintners complimented by 5-course dinners prepared by renowned chefs. Tickets are $350 per person.

The bacchanal continues on Saturday, May 7 with the The Grand Tasting at The Boca Raton. During the event, prized vintners will offer tasting selections of their wines and champagnes. Attendees will also enjoy generous samplings of signature dishes from local restaurants. There will also be a silent auction of wine, dining, travel, and lifestyle packages.

Dinner-by-the-bite at the Boca Bacchanal Grand Tasting will feature selections provided by eateries including Eight Stations by The Boca Raton, Brulé Bistro, Rose’s Daughter, The Capital Grille, Eat District, Ganzo Sushi, KakaoZon Chocolate, Kapow Noodle Bar, Meso Beach House, New York Grilled Cheese, The Poké Company, Prezzo, Proper Ice Cream, Ramen Lab Eatery, Rebel House, Alley Cat, Sicilian Oven, and Tucker Duke’s.The Grand Tasting will take place in the Grand Ballroom in the Mizner Center at The Boca Raton located at 501 East Camino Real. Tickets are $200 per person.

"Boca Bacchanal is a festive weekend that celebrates and enhances the appreciation of wine and food, while bringing together world class chefs and vintners, offering their finest specialties, while providing the entire community with a delightful opportunity to support the heritage education programs of The Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum and the Boca Raton Historical Society,” says Historical Society executive director Mary Csar.

Taking center stage as the main host for the event, is the Boca Raton —originally opened in 1926 as The Ritz-Carlton Cloister Inn. The resort provides year-round escape for members of The Boca Raton Club and resort guests with five hotels amid 200-waterfront-acres include Cloister, Yacht Club, Beach Club, Tower and Bungalows.

The Boca Raton’s culinary offerings showcase a world of flavor, with new signature restaurants in development through a partnership with Major Food Group. Resort amenities include a half-mile private beach, an award-winning spa, 18-hole golf course, 34-slip full-service marina, Racquet Club with 16 tennis courts and four pickleball courts, retail boutiques, seven swimming pools, and various water activities at Harborside Pool Club.

Proceeds from the Boca Bacchanal will benefit Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum, home of the Boca Raton Historical Society, whose mission is to collect, preserve, and present information and artifacts relevant to the past and evolving history of Boca Raton and to maintain a visible role in education and advocacy of historic preservation in the community. The museum is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., located in historic Town Hall at 71 N. Federal Highway. For more information, or to purchase tickets to Boca Bacchanal, call 561-395-6766 or visit BocaHistory.org.

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