Tuesday, September 9, 2008

"Sideway's" Wine Dinner & Movie Event at Bogart's Bar & Grille

Bogart’s Bar & Grille to Host Sideways Dinner and Movie Charity Event Featuring Famed Chef

Proceeds to Benefit Jimmy Mancbach Memorial Scholarship Foundation

Boca Raton, FL – September 29, 2008 – Bogart’s Bar & Grille will be hosting a Sideways dinner and movie event to benefit the Jimmy Mancbach Memorial Scholarship Foundation on Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 7 p.m. The scholarship honors Jimmy Mancbach’s dream of creating a scholarship for up-and-coming fine wine professionals.

The Oscar award-winning movie Sideways was filmed in California’s wine country, where famed chef, Frank Ostini, the special guest of the event, is the proprietor of the Hitching Post Restaurant, which was featured in Sideways, and winemaker of Hartley Ostini Vineyards. The dinner will feature the authentic Hitching Post menu and wines from the Sideways region, including Loring, Au Bon Climat, Hartley Ostini and others.

“We really wanted to honor Jimmy’s dream and felt that it was important to tie in pieces of the California wine area that he spent so much time at. It is an honor to have Frank Ostini joining us for this event and we hope to raise a significant amount of money to benefit the Foundation,” stated Burt Rapoport, owner of Bogart’s Bar & Grille.

Individual ticket donations for the event are priced at $195 and $1,200 for a table of eight. All donations will be endowed to the scholarship and dinner includes hors de oeuvres, a three-course meal with paired wines, a Premier movie ticket, valet parking, popcorn and gratuities. Availability for the event is limited and the attire is casual chic.

Before passing away, Jimmy expressed his wish to provide a rare opportunity for young wine enthusiasts to work with some of America’s greatest winemakers. The annual recipients of the scholarship travel to specially selected wineries during harvest, where they work with some of the most talented and celebrated winemakers and viticulturists in the wine industry. This year, the foundation sent out three recipients and Southern Wine & Spirits matched the necessary funds to enable these scholarships.

For additional information and to purchase tickets, please contact Francine Van Auken at 561.395.7682 or Francine@rapoportsrg.com. To find out more about the Jimmy Mancbach Scholarship, please visit: http://www.jimmymancbachscholarship.com/.

Special offer to all attendees: the opportunity to purchase specially created (Jimmy) magnums by award-winning winemaker Tony Soter of Soter Vineyards and Etude Vineyards in honor of his dear friend Jimmy Mancbach - all proceeds to go to the Jimmy Mancbach Memorial Scholarship Foundation.

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