Published On: Mon, Oct 24th, 2011

Boca Bacchanal uncorks weekend dates, names chairman for 2012 event

BOCA RATON — Cheers!

Planning for the 10th anniversary celebration of Boca Bacchanal
Winefest Weekend, the Boca Raton Historical Society’s largest and
most eagerly anticipated fundraiser, is in full swing.

Organizers are promising an exciting roster of internationally
renowned chefs and vintners, delectable cuisine, a live auction and a
vast array of fine wines to taste.

Chairs for the event are Skipp Jackman, Betsy Fletcher, Barbara
Levitt, Steve & Stephanie Miskew, Joyce & Thom Devita

Boca Bacchanal benefits the Heritage Education and Historic
Preservation Programs of the Boca Raton Historical Society.

Scheduled for March 23-25, 2012, the weekend uncorks with
sumptuous Friday night Vintner Dinners hosted in private residences,
featuring the talents of the highly acclaimed chefs and vintners.

The excitement continues Saturday evening as Bacchus, the Roman
god of wine, summons all to celebrate at the Bacchus Bash. Savor an
extravaganza of sensational food and wine created with the encore
participation of the Vintner Dinner Chefs and Vintners.

Attendees can sip and dine at a reception featuring by-the-bite
signature dishes and wines, followed by a multi-course feast
prepared by Boca Raton Resort & Club Executive Chef Andrew

Then, join scores of bidders vying for silent and live auction items.
Afterward, revel in a “Rock your Bacchus” postprandial dance party.

“To mark our 10th anniversary the committee will present an amazing

celebration. I have seen the list of Chefs and Vintners, and I promise
this will be one of the most unique and heralded food and wine
events in the country,” said Chairwoman Stephanie Miskew.

“Part of the fun is Saturday night’s Bacchus Bash, which is filled with
so many delightful surprises. After the sipping and dining, bidding at
the dynamic live auction begins. Everyone raises their paddles and
competes for fabulous prizes. All that and the evening is just getting

The weekend concludes outdoors on Sunday afternoon in a tented
space at Mizner Park Amphitheatre. The popular Grand Tasting
features the specialties of 30 outstanding local chefs and scores of
top vintners. Each year more than 1,200 guests sip, savor and stroll
their way through this delicious alfresco luncheon on the green.

The Boca Bacchanal Committee announced chairpersons who will
lead this year’s event:
Honorary Chairmen – Ted and Kate Toomey; General Chairmen –
Steve and Stephanie Miskew; Bacchus Bash Chairmen – Joyce and
Thom DeVita; Grand Tasting Chairmen – Morgan and Oliver Green,
Kelli and Brandon McLeod, Melissa and Jay Whelchel ; Auction
Chairmen – Betsy Fletcher and Barbara Levitt.

Committee members include: Roxana Garciga, Bill Barnes, Lauri
Saunders, Carla Marsh, Robin Deyo, Debbie Abrams, Jim Ballerano,
Sharon and Bill Shubin, Margaret Mary and John Shuff and Steve

For more information on Boca Bacchanal or to purchase advance
tickets, visit the website at or call the Boca
Raton Historical Society at 561-395-6766 X 101.

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