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The Boca Bacchanal food and wine festival returns to Boca Raton this weekend

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This weekend, the Boca Raton Historical Society will once again host its Boca Bacchanal event, an annual celebration of fine wine and food.

“The 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 and tasty opportunity to support the heritage education programs of The Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum and the Boca Raton Historical Society,” event director Mary Csar tells News Break.

Slated to take place April 28-30, the event focuses on the grand finale Grand Tasting, a luxurious tasting of fine wines, champagnes, and whiskey, as well as generous samplings of signature dishes by celebrated local chefs.

The evening will run from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, at The Addison, which is widely considered one of the most important pieces of architecture in South Florida and is located at 2 East Camino Real. Tickets are on sale now at for $125 per person, and $160 for the added Sipping Seminar.
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During the Grand Tasting, attendees will revel in generous samplings from such vintners and distributors as Silver Oak, Twomey Cellars, Domaine Carneros, DAOU, St. Supéry Estate, Coppola, Hahn, Hope Family Wine, Luca Bosio, and more.

Additional restaurants will include AlleyCat, Atlantic Grille at The Seagate Hotel & Spa, Bazille at Nordstrom, Big in Japan, Blis Foods, Capital Grille, Gourmetphile, KakaoZON Ecuadorian Chocolate, Lemongrass Asian Bistro, Max’s Grille, Oceans 234, Poke Company, Ramen Lab Eatery, Sicilian Oven, and six curated food stations presented by The Addison.

As with years past, the Grand Tasting will also include a silent auction of exotic luxury items, including this year's highlight: the Macallan James Bond 60th Anniversary Decade I release with four Lalique tumblers. The bottle packaging includes an original illustration of scenes from Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), and You Only Live Twice (1967). The timeless single malt was specifically developed to reflect both the enduing character of James Bond and the Scottish heritages shared by both 007 and The Macallan Distillery in Craigellachie, Scotland.

Another item in the silent auction will be The Macallan private tasting experience hosted by National Brand Ambassador Katie Nahat and featuring some of its most exclusive whiskies with a catered pairing—to be hosted in the home of the auction winner.

Other auction items include Holland America Cruise for two, a Salmanazar (9 liters) of Taittinger Brut La Française, Truchard Wine Tasting for 10, vacation on a solar yacht, luxurious hotel stays, and memorable restaurant experiences.

As a special prelude to the Grand Tasting experience on April 30, the Boca Bacchanal will present two special sipping seminars from noon to 1 p.m. spotlighting the Macallan Distillery and ZD Wines from Napa Valley, California.

The Macallan Scotch Whiskey will be represented by Brand Ambassador Katie Nahat and will offer sample sips of The Macallan, Macallan Harmony Intense Arabica, Macallan Double Cask (15 years), and the Macallan Rare Cask 2022.
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ZD Wines will be represented by National Sales Manager Teresa D’Aurizio, who will offer tastings of the vintner’s 2021 Chardonnay, 2021 Carneros Pinot Noir, 2019 Napa Cabernet, and the 2012 Library Cabernet.

In addition to a sold out vintners dinner, this year’s Boca Bacchanal weekend also includes an exclusive Distillers Dinner on Friday April 28, at 7 p.m., showcasing five whiskeys from Macallan. hosted by The Boca Raton, the historic luxury landmark hotel designed and brought to life by Addison Mizner almost 100 years ago, located at 501 E. Camino Real.

The event will be held in The Boca Raton’s MB Supper Club which recreates the ambience of the golden age of supper clubs in the 1930s and 40s when high society frequented coveted establishments to dine, imbibe, and enjoy live entertainment.

The food at this event will be prepared and served by Andrew Roenbeck, the resort's Director of Culinary Operations and Executive Chef Peter Annewanter, Executive Chef of MB Supper Club and Flybridge.

Sponsors for 2023 Boca Bacchanal include Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC), The Addison, The Boca Raton, The Seagate Hotel & Spa, Boca Magazine, Publix, Crown Wine and Spirits, The Berman Group, BRiC and CP Partners, JM Family, Privaira Private Aviation, The Buzz Agency, Boca Chamber, BLIS, Atlas Event Rental, and more.

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