One of the most spectacular wine and food events in the city – an evening of incredible wine, inventive food pairings, and unparalleled opportunities to enhance your wine cellar.
The 2020 Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction, presented by Tesoro by Concert, kicked off with a Champagne reception at 6 p.m. and featured nine additional outstanding wines paired with an exquisite five-course menu prepared by the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s culinary team. The evening was topped off with live music and dancing. Live and silent auctions throughout the evening featured rare wines, epicurean getaways and unique culinary experiences featuring chefs and sommeliers from the West Coast’s top restaurants. A must for any serious wine collector!
Emcee: Chris Gailus, Global BC Anchor
Champagne Taittinger Prélude Grands Crus NV, Champagne, France
Parsnip ‘Bone Marrow’
Smoked & Roasted | Parsnip Custard | Parsley Salad | Preserved Lemon Chimichurri | Crusty Bread
Maison Joseph Drouhin Côte de Beaune Blanc 2017, Bourgogne, France
Gérard Bertrand Château la Sauvageonne Grand Vin Blanc 2018, Languedoc, France
Tartare of Jumbo Scallops
Urchin| Radish Carpaccio | Pomelo | Tapioca Cracker
Château des Jacques La Roche Moulin-à-Vent 2015, Beaujolais, France
Château Pesquié Silica Ventoux Rouge 2017, Southern Rhône, France
Wild Boar Kasseler
Buttered Carrot Puree | Foie Gras Pastrami | White Bean Croquette | Spaetzle Crisp
Carrot Persillade | Neck Tart | Date Caper Puree
Paul Jaboulet Aîné Domaine de Thalabert Crozes-Hermitage 2017, Northern Rhône, France
Il Molino di Grace Il Margone Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2013, Tuscany, Italy
Benton Brothers Cheeses – 18 Month Comte & Marechal
Salted Chocolate Nut Bar | Honey Comb | Creamed Honey | Gougere
Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2015, Veneto, Italy
Schloss Johannisberg Grünlack Spätlese Riesling 2018, Rheingau, Germany
Degustation of Citrus
Blood Orange Polenta Cake | Yuzu Sorbet | Chipotle Key Lime Meringue | Kalamansi Gelee
Citrus Chips | Dark Chocolate Pliable Ganache
Maison Sichel Château d’Orignac Pineau des Charentes NV, Cognac, France
All proceeds from the Bacchanalia Gala support Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival.
No Minors 19+
Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction was graciously co-hosted by:
Consulate General of France
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
Consulate General of Italy
Bordeaux Wine Cruise 2020
The celebration of France, as theme country, will extend beyond festival week with a curated seven-night wine river cruise to Bordeaux from April 9-16, 2020. The cruise is offered in partnership with Expedia CruiseShipsCentres and AmaWaterways and includes exclusive wine dinners, tastings and seminars led by Paul Wagner, the festival’s 2018 keynote speaker and seminar leader in 2019 and 2020. Visit our Bordeaux cruise page for more details.