Monday, June 16, 2014

2014 Key West's 5th Annual Bacchanalia

This was a great group of events that were enjoyed thoroughly enspite of the heat and almost no breeze during the evening.   It was a great group of events that were enjoyed by those who attended. 
Darrell Gwynn Foundation, whose mission is to provide support for people with paralysis and PREVENT spinal chord injuries. Proceeds from Key West Bacchanalia will benefit the Darrell Gwynn Foundation.

A Feast of Ice and Fire at Pier House
     Friday, June 13th, 6 – 8pm at the Pier House at 1 Duval Street, Key West, FL Enjoy world – class tapas prepared by renowned Chef Norman Van Aken, the only James Beard Winner from Key West, prophetic author and restaurateur!   Chef Norman reunited with Pier House’s extraordinary Chef Maria Manso!   I Enjoyed speaking with the Chefs as I tasted their dishes and had the opportunity to watch Chef Norman autograph his book.  The ABC Bartending School was there to serve the incredible cocktails made with wonderful  Bartbancourt  rums.  An elite event, that I enjoyed visiting.
Burger Wars and Cocktails at the
Rums  of  Puerto Rico  Grand Tasting Village
     Saturday June 14th, from 3pm until 7pm at Rick’s Entertainment Complex, on Duval Street Key West, Florida.  40 will enjoyed unlimited Rums of Puerto Rico Cocktails along with other great spirits!  We sampled Angus Beef burgers from “Bravo TV’s Top Chef “and restaurateur – Howie “the Bulldog” Kleinberg while chefs from Key West’s great restaurants competed for the “Burger Supremacy” – your vote decided! 

Bulldogs,  Rum and BBQ
     Sunday, June 15th  from 11:30am until 2pm.   Hog’s Breath Saloon at the Corner of Front and Duval, Key West was the final stop for 2014’s  5th Annual Key West Bacchanalia,   You brought your bulldog to one of the most legendary hot spots in Key West.   Enjoying the music and open bar of Rum Cocktails and Party for the Cure while they enjoyed “Bravo TV’s Top Chef” star,  Howie “the Bulldog” Kleinberg prepared you the best tasting Angus Beef BBQ in the world. Howie shared his secret tips of cooking so you can be a master too – this one sizzled and has become a cult favorite through the years!!Heaven! Unlimited cocktails and BBQ included, wow what a party..