Eating appetizers and drinking wine have become some of man's top recreational activities, just after contemplating infinity and napping in the fridge. Let piquant portions entertain you with today's Groupon: for $44, you get a one-day pass to the second-annual Boca Raton Food and Wine Festival at East Camino Real on Saturday November 12 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m (up to $100 value).
Epicureans attending the Boca Raton Food and Wine Festival test tidbits of wine and spirits from 50 tasting booths playing proxy for six world regions while sampling eats from 70 southern-Florida chefs. The festival commences at sunset with a saunter down a 1,635-foot stretch of East Camino Real, transformed into a global village of cuisine through lavish decorations, regional fare, and edible Carmen Sandiego Wanted posters. Journeys begin with the savory fare of France, sweep through Asia, South America, Italy, the United States, and Spain, before winding down at Sweet Endings Village, whose dessert-fueled pleasures give way to two stages of live music, entertainment, and dancing. Wines and spirits from distillers such as Evan Williams and regions such as Napa Valley make siren calls to the senses along the way, charming mouths to tempt their flavors with scintillating scents and charmingly rapped renditions of Homer. Classes conducted by a festival sommelier offer educational breaks from culinary consumption, as do a local farmers' market, shopping bazaar, and outdoor art gallery.
Boca Burger Battle
Some like theirs rare and some like theirs well-done. Some like theirs bare and others like them chock full of toppings from eggs to shredded pork. No matter your burger preference, the competitors at the third-annual Boca Burger Battle will surely suit your fancy as they vie for the Golden Burger trophy and the titles of Best Boca Burger and Best Alternative Burger. Nineteen burger makers from throughout southern Florida converge, grilling inventive and alternative burgers, all of which guests get to sample. Contenders include grill masters from Bite Gastrotruck, Morton's Steak House, and 4th Generation Organic Market, who will be judged by seasoned chefs, festival-goers, and their mothers. To wash down juicy bites, the folks from Cockspur Rum and Iceberg Vodka will mix rum punch and Electric lemonade, alongside a slew of craft beer and wine vendors serving their own boozy creations. And the tastings aren't just limited to burgers and drinks; vendors will also dish out fries, onion rings, salads, wings, and desserts.
After the judges have declared the winners, the festival kicks into after-party mode with live music from rock fiends Classic Rock Therapy, previews of Star Motorcycle's sweet new bikes, and, of course, more drinks and eats. A portion of the day's proceeds will benefit the nonprofit organization People Reaching Out to Provide Education and Leadership, so you can leave feeling good about more than just your expanded palate.
Tips from Groupon Customers
“Great event for wine lovers!”
“I would like to see more food selection. ”
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E Camino Real & Federal Hwy.
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