The Concours D’elegance Hangar Party! Classy Chassis and Fine Food! Friday, Feb 10
Unequalled Food & Wine extravaganza kicks off Classic Auto show weekend
By Kenny Spahn
The Hangar Party is almost here! “So, what’s a Hangar Party?” you may ask. The Hangar Party at The Concours d’Elegance is not only one of the biggest and best food & wine festivals in the area – but it’s also the coolest and most unique event of the year! Where else can you check out vintage autos in pristine condition that would make Al Capone envious, quarter-million dollar Ferraris, high-tech private jets, and super-custom motorcycles – all while grazing on endless culinary samplings and fine wines in a festive party setting? In fact, the Boca Concours is now the nation’s fastest growing Concours, and the world’s largest such event for charity!
The festivities kick off Friday, February 10 with the duPont Registry™ Live Hangar Party, within the Atlantic Aviation hangar at the Boca Raton Airport (hence the name) from 6:00-9:00 pm. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to savor gourmet samplings from the area’s top chefs and marvel “up close & personal” at all the jaw-dropping exotic autos, motorcycles, boats, and private jets – all while schmoozing with amidst a hip crowd of like-minded foodies, movers & shakers, auto buffs, and general party-goers. And this year’s culinary lineup is better than ever! Dozens of the area’s top eateries and chefs will be dishing out their gourmet bites, including: Abe & Louie’s, Allied Kitchen & Bath Culinary, Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County Culinary Program, Blue Martini, EnerBee, En-Flux Catering, Exquisite Bites, Hoffman’s Chocolates, M.E.A.T Eatery, Monark Home National, NYY Steak, Oak and Cane, Oceans 234, Potions in Motion, Raw Juce, Sabor Latino, Sette Bello Ristorante, The Boca Raton Resort & Club Chef, The Little Chalet, The Raw Juice Co., Tilted Kilt, Vino Wine Bar, and more.
Accompany all this fine fare with endless pours of fine wines and craft beers, plus specialty drinks courtesy of Myschyf (the amazing hemp liquor), B&B Cappuccino, Blue Martini, Starbucks, and others.
Saturday starts with educational automotive seminars for serious automotive collectors, and weekend autoholics alike. Then a Live Auction presented by The Finest Automobile Auctions, showcasing a hand-picked selection of world class collector cars available for sale. Then, the Grand Gala Dinner, Auction & Show follows, featuring a cocktail hour, silent auction, gourmet dinner and live auction, including one-of-a-kind trips and experience packages. The festivities conclude with the spectacular Automobile & Motorcycle Exhibition on Sunday, among the verdant greens of the Boca Raton Resort & Club showfield. This is an automotive showcase like no other – with an unparalleled collection of classic autos and motorcycles from around the world. Wayne Carini, host of Chasing Classic Cars, will serve as Grand Marshal, and an expert panel of judges will select the finest Vintage, Antique, Classic, and Exotic vehicles based on time period, presentation, and overall style.
In addition to a close-up look at all the amazing vehicles, guests also get to stroll the Concours d’Gourmet Pavilion, and check out the various vendor tents, plus gourmet samplings from more than 30 of South Florida’s finest restaurants. The Sunday restaurant lineup includes: Abe & Louie’s, Bar Louie, B&B Cappuccino, Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County Culinary Program, Café Med, Casa d’Angelo, Cecile’s Gourmet Italian Ices, Enerbee, En-Flux Catering, Exquisite Bites, GourmetPhile, Max’s Grille, M.E.A.T. Eatery, Myschyf hemp liquor, New York Prime, NYY Steak, Oak & Cane, Oceans 234, Patio Bar & Grill, Potions in Motion, Raw Juce, Sabor Latino, Season’s 52, Sette Bello Ristorante, Sunset Catch, Tanzy, Truluck’s, Starbucks, The Little Chalet, The Raw Juice Co., Vino Wine Bar, Allied Kitchen & Bath, Blue Martini, The Boca Raton Resort & Club, Hoffman’s Chocolates, Monark Home National Chef, and others!
“The Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance is setting trends,” notes a proud James E. McDonnell IV, Founding Chairman of the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance. “Each year we raise the bar higher and set a goal to bring even more exciting elements to the event and raise money to support such a deserving cause.” Brian Quail, President & CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, notes “In 2016, the event attracted thousands of attendees and to date has raised more than $9.2 million for our organization, making the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance the world’s largest for charity!”
The 11th annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance Hangar Party takes place Friday, Feb 10 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at Atlantic Aviation hanger at the Boca Raton Airport. The Seminars, Grand Gala Dinner, Auction & Show on Saturday (Feb. 11) and the Automobile & Motorcycle Exhibition on Sunday (Feb. 12) are at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. To purchase tickets or for additional information, including a full schedule of events, please visit www.bocaCDE.com.
All events are open to the public with tickets sold separately: Friday duPont Registry™ Live Hangar Party ($125/person); Saturday Grand Gala Dinner, Auction & Show ($500/person select seat and $1,000/per person premier seat; table options also available); and Sunday Automobile & Motorcycle Exhibition ($75/person general admission or $125/person early admission with Concours d’Gourmet access). For additional questions, please call (954) 537-1010.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County (BGCBC) is a non-profit 501(c) (3) private agency, dedicated to helping young people improve their lives by building self-esteem and developing values and skills during their critical period of growth. With 12 area clubs, its purpose is to inspire and enable children to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. For more information, call (954) 537-1010 or www.bgcbc.org.
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