Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival: Decadent Tastings, Parties & More
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The last date listed for Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival was Sunday November 10, 2013 / 12:00pm - 3:00pm (Jazz Bubbles & Brunch).
*Braman Motorcars Palm Beach Grand Tasting: A Culinary Affair
*_Saturday, November 9, 2013 – 6:00pm to 10:00pm
_As you stroll through the festival on Saturday feeling the balmy breeze while the sun sets you will be embraced in sensory delight. The 1/6 Mile Distance will be transformed into a lavish walkway of elaborately decorated countries and regions that come alive through a gastronomic journey of tastes, sounds and visions! Meet and mingle among 70 Chefs from the tri-county area as they prepare their most beloved dishes from 6 World Regions and a Sweet Endings Village. Premier vintners will offer tastings of some of the world’s finest varietals of wine. Cultural music and décor will take you to places afar. Live cooking demonstrations in Kitchen Alley and enjoy boutique experiences with the festival sommeliers in the Sensory Garden. Visit the Farmers Market, sponsored by Cabot Cheese, in partnership with NuTurf of Pompano Beach and Pero Family Farms, stroll through the Retail and Business Shopping Bazaar, and visit the outdoor Art Gallery. This year you can learn the art of cooking with rum in the Spirits Region and enjoy a varietal of seasonal craft beers. Enjoy Live Entertainment and dancing at the Main Entertainment Stage & Lounge with local songstress Kendra Fulmer opening up for the Urban Gypsy Band.
*VIP Dinner Under The Stars: A Four-Course Food & Wine Affair
*_Friday, November 8, 2013 – 7:00pm to 10:00pm
_On Friday night we are hosting an exclusive VIP Dinner Under The Stars. It’s about Atmosphere. It’s about Food. It’s about Wine. And now, seven south Florida chefs are bringing their culinary talents to your table. Friday evening includes a four-course dinner prepared live to please your palate as you are introduced to perfectly paired wines by our seven Sommeliers. An intimate number of guests will choose the region of their choice to dine for the evening; America, Italy, France, and Spain. After your culinary experience, you’ll make your way through the Retail and Business Shopping Bazaar and Art Gallery. Then, you’ll head to the Main Entertainment Stage & Lounge for Dancing. The Dinner Under The Stars has limited seating available to ensure an intimate experience. The VIP Dinner Under The Stars is hosted by Honorary Chair Robert Stanfield.
*Menu for VIP Dinner Under the Stars:
*1st course:Heirloom Tomato Salad fresh herbs and farmer’s cheese
2nd course:Blackened Grouper baked grits, wilted mustard greens, spicy ham-hock pot liquor
3rd course:Beef Shank potato and acorn squash hash, roasted beets with pan juices
4th course:Sticky Apple Cake custard cake, candied apples, vanilla bean ice cream
Wines Paired: _*
Chardonnay, Napa, Arroba Winery, Sonoma, CA _
100% Chardonnay. Tasting notes: Flavor profile: Rich, clean, moderate oak, not too much butter, aromatic, smooth, and long finish. Free SO2 at release, less than 15 ppm. Low histamines, preservative and Velcorin free.
_Merlot, Mendocino, Arroba Winery, Sonoma CA _
85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Syrah, 2% Cabernet Franc
Alc. 14.3%; pH: 3.85, T.A. 6.1g/L; R.S. 0.1% (classified dry).
Barrel aged 24 months in 50% French and 50% American oak, barrels were two to four years old. Tasting Notes: Mouth-filling flavors of plums, cherries and wild red berries dominate from start to finish. Soft, supple and complex. Free SO2 at release, less than 15 ppm. Low histamines, preservative and Velcorin free.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Deerfield Ranch Winery, Sonoma CA_
75% Cabernet, 13% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot, 2% Malbec
Alc. 15.1%; R.S.: 0.05%.
Barrel aged 36 months in 75% French and 25% American oak barrels. 2006 produced gentle Cabernets. The blend and extended barrel aging brought out the subtleties of the vintage. The result is a full flavored Cabernet without aggression, depth and balance without strong tannins or high acid.
Cantina Colli Euganei, Fior d’Arancio_
*Vineyard Party: A Vine to Glass Affair
*_Friday, November 8, 2013 – 7:30pm to 10:00pm
_If you want to take advantage of the experience that we have created join us on Friday night for the Vineyard Party. While walking through the vineyard, the sights, sounds and aromas transport guests to Sonoma and Napa Valley. There you will find a lavish selection of cuisines prepared by our chefs along with plenty of wine varietals to enjoy while watching the live cooking demonstrations in Kitchen Alley. Guests can hang out in the Wine Sensory Garden with the festival sommeliers for a sensory wine tasting experience. There is something for everyone’s palate…enjoy varietals of craft beers and cordials in the Spirits Region. Stroll into the Farmer’s Market for fresh herbs and organic produce. The outdoor Retail and Business Shopping Bazaar and Art Gallery is open all evening. At the Main Entertainment Stage & Lounge enjoy the vibe of The Valerie Tyson Band. This will be a fun-filled Vine to Glass Affair for a limited number of guests.
*Jazz Bubbles & Brunch: A Social Affair
*_Sunday, November 10, 2013 – Noon to 3:00pm
_And, for those of you who like to wake up on Sunday mornings to enjoy a delectable brunch we have the perfect atmosphere waiting for you! Start your Sunday at the Jazz Bubbles & Brunch. Luxuriate in the chic, European breakfast, featuring an array of brunch stations, including unique fruit preparations and fresh catch dishes. Cheers to festival friends, both old and new, while enjoying Sparkling Wines, Mimosas and Bloody Marys. Don’t be shy … you can go up for seconds!