Published On: Tue, Mar 5th, 2019

MODS Wine, Spirits & Culinary Celebration – Friday, March 15

“Broward County’s Premier Culinary event returns”

By Kenny Spahn

Get ready, fellow Foodies – the MODS Celebration is almost here!  “The 24th Annual Museum of Discovery and Science / Bank of America Wine, Spirits and Culinary Celebration,” to be exact, which takes place Friday, March 15.  As always, the big bash takes place at The Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS), with all proceeds going to the Museum.


Now in its 24th consecutive year, the MODS Celebration is a perennial fan favorite, and has become one south Florida’s best (and longest running) culinary events. Don’t miss this amazing chance to sip, savor, and socialize amongst 1,500-or-so like-minded partygoers, amidst the fun and wonders of the MODS, while enjoying unlimited samplings from dozens of South Florida’s top eateries, including: A Joy Wallace, American Fine Wine Competition, Angelo Elia Bakery Bar, Another Broken Egg Café, Barbados Tourism Council,  Café ala Carte, Crepemaker, Dune at Auberge, Fare to Remember, Grateful Palate, Gulfstream Park and Racing, Healthy Xpress, Java & Jam, John Knox Village, Kitchen 305 at Newport Beachside, Kona Ice, Mai Kai, Ocean 2000,  Raw Juce, Seasons 52, Shooters Waterfront, Spatch, Susie’s Scrumptious Sweets, Tasteful Thoughts, Timpano, Township, YOLO, and more!

To accompany all this fare, guests may enjoy endless samplings of fine wines, along with plenty of craft beers and select spirits (thanks to sponsor Southern Glazer Wine & Spirits), and even take the complimentary wine glass home.  Also on tap for the evening: a Silent Auction with fantastic prize packages, live entertainment, and more.  And of course, no MODS Celebration would be complete without the ever-popular After Party (8:30 – 10:00 pm) in the MODS Atrium, where the food & drink continue, the music (and the guests!) get livelier, and partygoers dance off the calories under the stars.


Joseph Cox, President and CEO of the Museum, proudly notes, “The Wine, Spirits and Culinary Celebration is always an incredible event in South Florida.  We strive to create unforgettable experience for each guest, with great food, wine and spirits, but most importantly, the coming together as a community for a local organization. This year will be another fantastic night!”

But what makes the MODS Celebration really special is not just the great food and drink – it’s also the most fun event you’ll ever attend. That’s because it happens within the awesome environs of the Museum of Discovery and Science – so in-between bites and sips you can roam around and explore, marvel at the awesome displays and live animals, and challenge your skills at some state-of-the-art interactive games (particularly fun after a few dozen wine samplings!) – and maybe even learn a few things!


So mark your calendars for March 15 – and see you at the MODS!

The 24th Annual Bank of America Wine, Spirits and Culinary Celebration takes place Friday, March 15, 2019, from 6:30 pm (or 5:30 for Platinum Experience ticketholders) through 8:30 pm at The Museum of Discovery and Science (401 SW Second Street in downtown Ft. Lauderdale); and continues with the After Party from 8:30 – 10:00 p.m. in the MODS Atrium.

Tickets are $150 for the Grand Tasting, or $300 for the Platinum Experience (only 500 available), which includes one-hour early access to the Grand Tasting, plus exclusive access to Platinum Lounge.  Ticket prices are all-inclusive, with unlimited samplings of all the food and drink offerings, plus entry to the exclusive After Party, and a complimentary wine glass.  Parties of 10 or more can receive a reduced group rate.

To purchase tickets or for more information, visit  or call (954) 467-MODS (6637).

For sponsorship opportunities contact Hillary Wallace at (954) 713-0918 or

Guests are encouraged to share the excitement through social media by posting pictures on the MODS Facebook Page, Twitter (@IMAXSOFL), and Instagram to (@mods, #MODSWine)

Stay apprised of other local Food & Wine Festivals!  Check out my article:

About The Museum Of Discovery And Science        The MODS provides experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science through a constantly changing array of exhibits, programs and films, including the exclusive IMAX® theatre. Founded in 1976 as The Discovery Center, the nonprofit facility serves approximately 400,000 visitors annually.  The Museum is open seven days a week, 365 days a year, with extended IMAX® hours on most evenings.  For more information, call (954) 467- MODS (6637), or visit:


About the Author

Kenny Spahn is a renowned food critic, culinary columnist, and restaurant authority, and has published over 800 culinary articles. Mr. Spahn also heads up Restaurant Placement Group, an exclusive recruiting, placement, and consulting firm for the restaurant and hospitality industry. For more information, visit:


About the Author

Kenny Spahn - KEN SPAHN is an award-winning Food Critic and Culinary Author, and a renowned restaurant & hospitality authority and consultant. He has authored over 800 food-related articles; appeared on numerous TV, radio, online, and print venues; served as Celebrity Judge at culinary competitions; taught Hospitality Management courses at local colleges; appeared as a guest speaker at industry events; consulted and recruited for hundreds of restaurant, hotel, and food service operators; and has been intricately involved in countless food, wine, culinary, and restaurant events. Mr. Spahn is widely recognized as one of Florida's most knowledgeable and well-connected restaurant professionals. Ken Spahn is also the Founder and President of RESTAURANT PLACEMENT GROUP, the exclusive recruiting, consulting, and placement firm for the Restaurant, hospitality, and food service industry. For more information, visit: Boca Raton Tribune is honored to have Mr. Ken Spahn on its team!

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