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The Museum of Discovery and Science will host its 19th Annual Bank of America Wine, Spirits and Culinary Celebration on Friday, April 4, 2014. The event is presented by Bank of America and all proceeds benefit the Museum.
This year’s co-chairs include: Mark Talbott, John Ebenger and Vivian Porcelli.
Last year’s Wine, Spirits, and Culinary Celebration set an attendance record with over 2,000 guests. This year’s event will seek to top that record, showcasing a sequence of wine or spirits with food pairings, each bound to delight, educate and entertain guests and their palates. The highlights of the evening are tastings from nearly 50 of South Florida’s leading restaurants, and a vast array of wines and spirits from around the world, courtesy of beverage sponsor Southern Wine and Spirits. There will also be an assortment of craft beers to taste. Visitors will also have an opportunity to bid on some amazing silent auction prizes. Each guest will receive a complimentary Riedel wine glass.
The evening will start off with an exclusive VIP Martini Reception from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. VIP guests will enjoy an exclusive seminar as well as early tasting. The VIP evening concludes with exclusive access to the ultra-chic Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort VIP Lounge to eat, drink and dance under the stars from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on the Museum’s Atrium. The evening attire is City Chic. Special seminars include a champagne tasting by “Champagne Wayne” at 7:00 and a wine tasting by Big 105.9’s Paul Castronovo at 8:00. Seminars will be held in the Keller Science Theater.
Doors open for VIP admission at 6:00 p.m. and to general admission at 7:30 p.m. VIP tickets are $150 per person and general admission tickets are $85 per person. Presale tickets are available at a reduced rate through March 2, 2014 with VIP tickets reduced to $135 per person and general admission tickets reduced to $75 per person. For advance tickets please call (954) 713-0954 or on-line at www.modsevents.org. Guests are encouraged to share in excitement of the event through social media by posting pictures of the event on Museum of Discovery and Science Facebook Page and Tweeting @IMAXSOFL and #MODSWine .
One of the distinguishing features of the Wine, Spirits, and Culinary Celebration is the quality of the restaurants. This year’s list of restaurants as of 3/26/14 includes: 3030 Ocean, A Thierry’s Catering and Event Design, Agape Cakes, Inc., Aruba Beach Café, Beauty and the Feast, Bravo, Café Ala Carte, Café Vico, Capital Grille, Cookies by Design, Crepemaker, Dapur Asian Tapas and Lounge, D’Angelo Pizza Winebar, and Tapas, Grateful Palate, Grille 401, Himmarshee Public House, Hoffman’s Chocolate, Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, Johnny V. Restaurant, Melting Pot, Michele’s Dining Lounge, Publix Aprons Cooking School, ROK: Brgr, S3, SAIA, Sea Level Restaurant and Ocean Bar, Shooters, Sky Thai Sushi, Susie’s Scrumptious Sweets, Texas de Brazil, Thasos Taverna, Timpano, Trulucks, Vienna Café and Wine Bar, Whole Foods Market, and Yolo Restaurant.
Guests will vote for their favorite restaurant which will win the honor of THINK Magazine’s “Peoples’ Choice Award”.
Major sponsors of the 19th Annual Wine & Culinary Celebration include: Bank of America; Southern Wine & Spirits; Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. Other sponsors as of 2/1/14 include JM Lexus, ADT, BB&T, Lochrie & Chakas, Southern Waste Systems, Christine & Austin Forman, Republic Services, Stiles Corporation, Fort Lauderdale Magazine, Print Dynamics, American Airlines and Think Magazine.
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