21st Annual Bank of America Wine, Spirits and Culinary Celebration

21st Annual Bank of America Wine, Spirits and Culinary Celebration


Friday, April 8, 2016    
6:30 pm


Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33312

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The Museum of Discovery and Science will host its 21st Annual Bank of America Wine, Spirits and Culinary Celebration on Friday, April 8, 2016. The event is presented by Bank of America and all proceeds benefit the Museum.

This year’s co-chairs: Anthony Bland of Merrill Lynch, Michael Tiufekchiev of Southeast Toyota Finance, Elliott Flynn, of Meehan Financial Group and President of Friends of MODS, and honorary chair John Magee of Southern Wine and Spirits are expecting at least 1,500 guests. Event highlights include tastings from 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, great prizes in the silent auction and a complimentary Riedel wine glass for every guest.

Platinum guests will enjoy premium cuisine, complimentary valet, exclusive access to Platinum Lounge and early access to the Grand Tasting. Doors open for the Platinum experience at 5:30 p.m. Grand Tasting admission begins at 6:30 p.m.

The Grand Tasting will feature over 40 of South Florida’s top restaurants and a sampling of over 200 wine, spirits, and craft beers. This will be followed by the ultra-chic After-Party Lounge where all guests can continue to enjoy additional culinary delights from the After-Party restaurant partners and dance under the stars. The After-Party will begin at 9 p.m. in the MODS atrium.

Tickets are $250 for the Platinum experience (only 500 tickets available at this level) and $150 for the Grand Tasting. Parties of ten receive a reduced rate of $2,250 for Platinum and $1,350 for Grand Tasting Host packages. Special pre-sale discounted rates of $225 for the Platinum experience and $135 for the Grand Tasting are available through 2/15/16. For advance tickets inquiries, please call 954-713-0906 or email Robyn Harper at rharper@mods.net. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Meredith Feder at 954-712-1172 or meredith.feder@mods.net. To purchase advance tickets, please visit: 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, Tweeting @IMAXSOFL, and utilizing Instagram to upload their event photos by tagging the Museum’s IG page: @m0ds with the hashtag: #MODSWine.

One of the distinguishing features of the Bank of America Wine, Spirits, and Culinary Celebration is the quality of the restaurants. This year’s list includes the following, with more to come: 3030 Ocean, A Fare To Remember, Adena Grill & Wine Bar, Beauty & The Feast, Boatyard, Cafe ala Carte, Cookies By Design, Crepemaker, Fork and Balls Restaurant, Gino’s Italian Market, Hard Rock Café, Ilios, Kitchen 305, Kuro, Lobster Bar Sea Grille, Pizza Craft, S3, Sea Level Restaurant at Harbor Beach Marriot, Season’s 52, Sette Bello, Shooters Waterfront and Events By Grateful Palate, Stache, SuViche, Tacocraft Taqueria and Tequlia Bar, The Capital Grille, The Chimney House, Timpano Italian Chophouse, and YOLO Restaurant.

Major sponsors of the 21st Annual Wine & Culinary Celebration are: Bank of America and Southern Wine & Spirits.

Other sponsors include: American Express, Auto Nation, Inc., BankUnited, City Furniture, Coral Ridge Country Club, Berkowitz Pollack and Brant, Ellis Diversified, Ernst and Young, Gold Coast Distributors, Gray Robinson, Greenberg Traurig, LLP., Gunster, KPMG, Safe Plus Self Storage,  Suntrust Bank, Tidal Wave Properties, LLC. M. Austin and Christine Forman, Velocity Solutions, Inc., WSVN-TV, Yellow Cab, and radio partners are HITS 97.3, EASY 93.1 and HOT 105.