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Monday, May 22, 2023

BOCA BACCHANAL Welcomes 300+ to Three-Day Celebration of Exquisite Wine & Food

Annual Benefit for Boca Raton Historical Society Included Four Memorable Vintner/Distiller Dinners and an Amazing Grand Tasting at The Addison 

(Boca Raton, FL ) The always popular BOCA BACCHANAL, an annual celebration of fine wine and food benefitting the Boca Raton Historical Society, welcomed more than 300 ticket buyers when it returned late last month for five tasty events within 48 hours:

Friday, April 28 – Distiller Dinner at The Boca Raton
At BOCA BACCHANAL’s first Distiller Dinner 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, five exquisite whiskeys from The Macallan Distillery in Craigellachie, Scotland were showcased. At the thirst-quenching event, Macallan was represented by Brand Ambassador Katie Nahat, while the delicious meal was prepared and served by Andrew Roenbeck, The Boca Raton’s Director of Culinary Operations & Resort Executive Chef, and Peter Annewanter, Executive Chef of MB Supper Club and Flybridge.

Saturday, April 29 – Three Traditional Vintner Dinners

  • Vintner Dinner #1 in a Private Home
    Hosts Thom & Joyce DeVita and Al & Joni Goldberg offered a memorable repast prepared by Eric Baker, Chef/Owner of AlleyCat and Big in Japan, along with amazing wines from Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars from Napa Valley, California—represented by Anna Pepgjonaj 
  • Vintner Dinner #2 at The Boca Raton Train Depot for cocktails; followed by dinner at The Addison
    Hosts David & Holly Meehan and Zoe Lanham & The Addison served an extraordinary meal prepared under the direction of The Addison’s Executive Chef Patrick Duffy, who welcomed to his kitchen Jeff Tunks, Executive Chef, Corvina Seafood Grill in Boca Raton; Chris Clime, Executive Chef, PassionFish in Reston, VA; and Jose Hernandez, Executive Sous Chef, The Addison. The wine served at this Vintner Dinner was courtesy of Domaine Carneros from Napa Valley, California—represented by Winemaker TJ Evans. 
  • Vintner Dinner #3 at The Seagate Hotel & Spa in Delray Beach
    Hosts The Seagate Hotel & Spa with Elizabeth Kelley Grace and Olivia Hollaus offered an incredible meal prepared by the hotel’s chef Gordon Maybury, Director of Culinary; Ivan Acevedo, Executive Chef; and Mitzu Nozaki, Pastry Chef. The featured wines were from Napa Valley’s ZD Wines represented by Teresa D’Aurizio, National Sales Manager. 

Sunday, April 30 – The Grand Tasting at The Addison
As a special one-hour prelude to The Grand Tasting, BOCA BACCHANAL presented two special sipping seminars spotlighting The Macallan Distillery in Scotland and California’s ZD Wines, followed by The Grand Tasting at which attendees reveled in generous samplings from such vintners and distributors as ZD Wines, 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.

The Grand Tasting also included a silent auction of exotic luxury items, including The Macallan James Bond 60th Anniversary Release Decade I with four Lalique tumblers, The Macallan private tasting experience hosted by National Brand Ambassador Katie Nahat, a 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 always, BOCA BACCHANAL was 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 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

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Mary Csar, Executive Director
Schmidt Boca Raton Historical Museum
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