Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival


Luckily, the weather should turn a bit cooler in the next week or so, just in time for the all-outdoor 6th Annual Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival from Nov. 20 to 22. There are four events during three days, all at the Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton campus.

Tickets are on sale for the “VIP Dinner Under the Stars,” Nov. 20 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with Chef George Patti from MEAT Eatery & Taproom and Chef Ardany Rivas from DaVinci’s of Boca. When you purchase tickets for this, choose a region: Table 1 – American (including foie gras, CalaBazza bisque, beef short ribs and bacon and bourbon s’mores in a jar) or Table 2 – Italian (including burrata caprese, wild mushroom risotto, lamb chop and warm chocolate cake). The festival sommelier will choose wines to pair with your dinner. Tickets are $150 per person when purchased in advance.

Another option on Nov. 20 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. is the “Vineyard Party,” where lots of restaurants, wineries, breweries and retailers will serve food and drinks galore. Tickets are $59 per person when purchased in advance.

On Nov. 21, there’s the “Grand Tasting” from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., with a welcome reception, live entertainment and more food and more drinks. Tickets are $100 per person when purchased in advance.

Last but certainly not least, on Nov. 22, the “Craft Brew Battle, A Hoppy Affair!” spotlights craft brewing and brew masters. Tickets are $55 per person when purchased in advance.

Four different kinds of “Passport” tickets allow entrance to some or all of the events. The tickets start at $95. Click here or call 561/338-7594 to purchase yours today.

About the Author

Lynn Kalber wasn’t born in Boca Raton, but she attended elementary through high school there, so she might as well have been. She’s a graduate of the University of Florida and has been in journalism most of her life, including 26 years at The Palm Beach Post. She’s written feature and food stories, and edited food copy among other jobs, including blogging about wine (The Swirl Girls). Her husband is writer and author Scott Eyman. They live in West Palm Beach with an assortment of cats and dogs.

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