Boca Bacchanal a Yearly April Foodie Fest

Join Boca Bacchanal for a specialized, customized dinner, or a stroll tasting many local restaurants’ dishes from April 6 to 7. The popular vintner dinners are April 6 at estates and  The Boca Raton Resort & Club and feature a vintner and chef, pairing wine and food for a five-course meal.

The dinners start at 7 p.m. and cost: $325 per person

Bacchanalia is at Mizner Park Amphitheater from 7 to 11 p.m. There are more than 30 restaurants and vintners, along with the Bacchanal Spirits Lounge sponsored by Excel Auto Group.

Among vintners attending:

  • Round Pond Estate Winery, Napa, California
  • Swanson Vineyrads and Clos Pegase, Napa Valley, California
  • BR Cohn and Delectus Winery, Napa Valley, California
  • Masi Agricola, Italy
  • HALL Wines and Walt Wines, Sonoma, California
  • Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars, Sonoma, California

Sip and nibble

Photo by Lynn Kalber
Photo by Lynn Kalber

I had the good fortune to recently discover Il Paesano in Fort Lauderdale. It’s been there for years, but hidden on the north side of Oakland Park Boulevard and a tad difficult to find. It’s worth finding. This is an Italian café, deli and wine market. It’s not a huge dining area, but don’t miss reserving the wonderful wine room with a table seating four or six lucky people. Not only are you surrounded by bottles for sale (the Tenute Marta Rosa Hibisco was a yummy, fruity Montepulciano d’Abruzzo), but the beautifully prepared food is the reason to go there multiple times. 2645 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954/396-1700


Lynn Kalber was raised in Boca Raton and has always worked in Palm Beach and Broward counties. She is a career journalist, with 26 years at The Palm Beach Post alone, where she wrote feature and food articles, edited the food section and wrote about wine as part of the Swirl Girls. She lives in West Palm Beach with her husband, writer and author Scott Eyman.

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