October 28, 2015
Attention oenophiles and arts patrons: you'll want to grab tickets for the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts' Bacchanal gala Saturday, Nov. 7. This 17th annual black-tie wine gala and auction not only supports PAFA's student scholarships, but it is also bringing world-renown wineries and one of Philly's favorite chefs to the table.
Held in the school's Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building, the evening will celebrate Tuscany with a "La Dolce Vita" theme with legacy wineries Marchesi Antinori, Carpineto and Poliziano in attendance. The night includes wine tastings, dancing, silent and live auctions and a gourmet four-course dinner from Marc Vetri's Vetri Family Restaurants.
Hugh Hildesley of Sotheby's, New York, will be the auctioneer for the evening and the dance floor will be filled with Philly's swankiest corporate and philanthropic professionals. PAFA will also be presenting the Thomas Jefferson Award, which recognizes excellence in the wine industry, to honoree Marchese Antinori.
With access to the gala starting at $550 per person and the tickets flying fast, this is sure to be an unforgettable night - for those who can afford such a contribution.