Bacchus Beckons at The Addison

Bacchus Beckons at The Addison

By Rachel Galvin

Bacchus Beckons, held at the end of last month at The Addison in Boca Raton, serves as a kick-off yearly to one of the top local culinary events of the year — Boca Bacchanal. That beacon of wine and food extravagance includes two facets — the Vintner Dinners, on April 4 and 5, and the Grand Tasting, on April 7.

At Bacchus Beckons, they announced where the Vintner Dinners would be held, who would be hosting them and which chefs would be preparing food, paired with which wines. See below for details.

Announcing the information was emcee Paige Kornblue, who asked the participating parties to come up and pose for photos after she announced them. She was first introduced by Boca Raton Historical Society Chairman Olivia Hollaus, who also thanked sponsors and mentioned that the events benefitted the historical society and the Schmidt Boca Raton Historical Museum.

The Grand Tasting also will include a silent auction.

Tickets for Vintner Dinners are $350 each. Tickets for the Grand Tasting are $150. For more information, visit


Vintner Dinner 1: The Pride of Paso Robles
: The Addison: Zoe Lanham & Olivia Hollaus 
Chefs: Patrick Duffy, Executive Chef, The Addison
            & Jose Hernandez, Executive Sous Chef, The Addison
Wine:  DAOU Adelaida District ~ Paso Robles
Wines Presented By: Alexandra Schatz

Date: Thursday, April 4, 7 p.m.

Vintner Dinner 2: Family Wineries of Napa
 LeAnn & Russell Berman and Nicola & Stevie Verses
Chef:   Eric Baker, Chef/Owner, Alley Cat Boca      
Wine:  ZD Winery ~ Frog’s Leap Winery ~ Round Pond Estate ~ Truchard Estate Vineyard ~ JAX Vineyard ~ Robert Craig Winery ~ Vineyard 29
Wines Presented By: Chris Kearney

Date: Friday, April 5, 6 p.m.

Vintner Dinner 3: The Essence of Piedmont Flows to The Seagate
Hosts: Joyce & Thom DeVita and Joni & Al Goldberg
Chefs: Dmitriy Kakuschke, Director of Culinary Operations, The Seagate
            Derrick Connor, Resort Executive Sous Chef, The Seagate
Wine:  Michele Chlarlo Winery, Asti ~ Piedmont, Italy
Wines Presented By: Robin Vaughn

Date: Friday, April 5, 7 p.m.

Vintner Dinner 4: Tour de France
Host: The Boca Raton
Chefs: Andrew Roenbeck, Vice President of Culinary Operations, Group Event Chef, The Boca Raton
           Peter Annewanter, Executive Chef, Supper Club & Flybridge, The Boca Raton
Wine: Tattinger ~ Louis Jadot ~ Château des Jacques ~ Château La Nerthe
Wines Presented By: Antoine Collet

Date: Friday, April 5, 7 p.m.


Date: Sunday, April 7, 1-4 p.m.

Location: The Addison, 2 East Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432

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