Back to Its Roots: Boca Bacchanal

Boca Bacchanal 2018

This year’s Boca Bacchanal has exciting new events and a return to the iconic Boca Raton Resort & Club

Who says you can’t go home again? Those of us who remember the first Bacchanals 17 year ago recall that most events were held at the Resort—and this year the popular foodie weekend is returning there, in a big changeup that sounds exciting.

Here are the particulars:

WHEN AND WHAT:

April 4 to 6

Thursday evening (April 4) kicks off the festival with a fun new event reminiscent of a popular South Beach Wine & Food mainstay, “Bubbles & Burgers,” at the Boca Resort’s Beach Club. This event will feature the visiting chefs and a menu of innovative sliders—with lots of Champagne and sparkling wines.

Friday night (April 5): This is the evening for elegant five-course vintner dinners in private homes and at historic locations, parties revered for stunning décor, private chef and vintner interaction—the works.

Saturday night (April 6): The popular Grand Tasting (with more than 20 restaurants) will be held in the Great Hall of the resort, with a fun Town and Country theme complete with beer garden, and a silent auction in the central corridor. Director of the Boca Raton Historical Society, Mary Csar, says, “It’s all going to flow. … This is a transition year for us, and we’re really excited.” This year, the Grand Tasting will also feature a special dockside VIP party showcasing featured vintners. VIP party guests will also have the opportunity to tour a luxurious 90-foot Cheoy Lee yacht before they head over to the Grand Tasting.

Vintner Dinners 2018

PRICES:

A Patron Package, with a ticket to a Vintner Dinner, the VIP Party, and the Grand Tasting: $500 per person (a $50 savings per person). Through April 6, 2019, guests may also purchase tickets to any of the individual events at regular prices.

Bubbles & Burgers: $75 per person

Vintner dinners: $350 per person

VIP party: $75 per person; VIP tickets are only available to guests who also purchase tickets to the Grand Tasting.

Grand Tasting: $125 per person

WHO BENEFITS:

Since its inception, in 2003, the Boca Bacchanal has supported the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum. Csar says, “The funds that we raise from this year’s event will help the BRHS&M to build new, state-of-the-art family-friendly exhibits to showcase Boca Raton’s unique history. We are proud that all proceeds from the Boca Bacchanal will go directly back into our community to preserve our history, to educate our children, and to build a  sense of place in Boca Raton for generations to come. Boca Bacchanal is a win-win for our community.”

For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit bocabacchanal.com or bocahistory.org, or call BRHS&M at 561/395-6766 ext. 101.


This story is from our March/April 2019 issue of Boca magazine. For more content like this, subscribe to the magazine.

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