More Food, More Wine, More Fun, (and More Rain) than Ever Before!
When Local Mom Scoop decided to attend Boca Bacchanalia for a third year in a row, I knew I was in for not just wine tasting, but something more magical.
The pouring rain didn’t stop Local Mom Scoop and 1,500 guests celebrating the Boca Raton Historical Society and Museum (BRHS&M) for a Boca Bacchanal weekend unlike any before.
Bacchanalia, held Friday night (March 27), for the first time at the Boca Raton Airport Hangar, wowed guests from the moment they arrived on the red carpet with views of private jets, gorgeous Ferraris, the signature Boca Bacchanal car and a spectacle of live entertainment including an aerialist, juggler, a gorgeous red carpet gowned performer at the entry way.
With over 40 South Florida restaurants and over 140 varieties of wine from top vintners across the world, Local Mom Scoop was tasting and sipping her way as chef demonstrations from three of Bacchanal’s notable chefs were being projected.
We found ourselves being drawn into the luxurious pop-up shop from Saks Fifth Avenue, and unique offerings from local businesses and sponsors for guests to enjoy.
There were fabulous models, furs and Cinderella Shoes to fall in love with. In honor of the Cinderella movie, you could pick your favorite Cinderella Shoe and post it on Instagram and leave the shop with a Cinderella themed goodie bag from the themed candy bar.
History went high tech this year with a live social media stream (attendees who posted with the hashtag #BocaBacchanal could see their posts on the main event screen) and models in video vests streaming footage of the BRHS&M programs and preservation projects who walked the event taking donations for the new Welcome Center at Town Hall.
Celebrity Kathie Lee Gifford, representing GIFFT Wines, was a presenter at Bacchanalia and a Vintner Dinner in Boca Raton. Local Mom Scoop was too busy mingling and missed her, but was able to met her cardboard cutout.
The sold out Vintner Dinners took place Saturday night (March 28) at seven luxurious homes in Boca Raton and South Palm Beach County. Taking a cue from the fun the night before, each home had unique entertainment and event décor. Boca Bacchanal’s visiting Chefs and Vintners presented unforgettable five course dinners with wine pairings in each home.