The Grand Tasting at the Addison to Include Silent Auction of Exotic Luxury Items Including The Macallan James Bond 60th Anniversary Release Decade I
(Boca Raton, FL) The Boca Raton Historical Society will be hosting the always popular BOCA BACCHANAL, an annual weekend celebration of fine wine and food, slated for April 28-30, which always concludes with The Grand Tasting, offering extraordinary tasting selections of wines, champagnes, and whiskey, as well as generous samplings of signature dishes by celebrated local chefs.
This delicious event will run from 1 to 4 pm 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 (33432).
The Grand Tasting will also include a silent auction of exotic luxury items, including The Macallan James Bond 60th Anniversary Release Decade I 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, BOCA BACCHANAL will present two special sipping seminars from noon to 1 pm 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.
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.
During The Grand Tasting from 1 to 4 pm, 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.
Plus, unforgettable taste sensations from 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.
Tickets to The Grand Tasting are $125 per person; $160 including a Sipping Seminar. For more information and to purchase tickets to BOCA BACCHANAL 2023, please visit www.BocaHistory.org or BocaBacchanal.com .
This year’s BOCA BACHHANAL weekend also includes:
Friday April 28, 7 pm
An exclusive BOCA BACCHANAL Distillers Dinner showcasing five exquisite whiskeys from The Macallan, and is 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 (33432). It will be held in The Boca Raton’s fabulous 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 delicious food at this event will be prepared and served by Andrew Roenbeck, Director of Culinary Operations & Resort Executive Chef, and Peter Annewanter, Executive Chef of MB Supper Club and Flybridge.
Saturday April 29, 7 pm
Vintner Dinner in a Private Home ** SOLD OUT **
+ Hosts: Thom & Joyce DeVita and Al & Joni Goldberg
+ The Food: Eric Baker, Chef/Owner of AlleyCat and Big in Japan
+ The Wine: Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars from Napa Valley, California—represented by Anna Pepgjonaj
Vintner Dinner at The Depot for cocktails, then to the Addison for dinner ** SOLD OUT **
+ Hosts: David & Holly Meehan and Zoe Lanham & the Addison
+ The Food: Patrick Duffy, Executive Chef, The Addison welcomes to his kitchen:
- Jeff Tunks, Executive Chef, Corvina Seafood Grill in Boca Raton
- Chris Clime, Executive Chef, PassionFish in Reston, VA
- Jose Hernandez, Executive Sous Chef, the Addison
+ The Wine: Domaine Carneros from Napa Valley, California—represented by Winemaker TJ Evans
Vintner Dinner at The Seagate Beach Club ** SOLD OUT **
401 S. Ocean Blvd. (33483)
+ Hosts: The Seagate Hotel & Spa with Elizabeth Kelley Grace and Olivia Hollaus
+ The Food: Chef Gordon Maybury, Director of Culinary; Ivan Acevedo, Executive Chef; and Mitzu Nozaki, Pastry Chef
+ The Wine: ZD Wines from Napa Valley, California - represented by Teresa D’Aurizio, National Sales Manager
“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,” says Mary Csar, Executive Director.
Sponsors for BOCA BACCHANAL 2023 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.
About The Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum:
The Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum is the 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. Now open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm, the museum is located in historic Town Hall at 71 N. Federal Highway (33432). For more information, please call 561.395.6766 or visit www.BocaHistory.org.
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