Robert Weil has been with Longboat Key Club since 2001. Prior to his move to Longboat Key Club, he worked for Club Corp. of America in establishments from Washington DC to Atlanta. Weil was raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, graduated from NC State University with a degree in history/education. He is a certified executive chef by the American Culinary Federation. He is married to Jane, has a son, Tristan, and daughter Eva Jane. When he's not cooking, he enjoys outdoor activities and gardening.
The Resort at Longboat Key Club is a 410-acre beachfront resort and private membership club located on the barrier island of Longboat Key, just off the coast of Sarasota, Florida. The Resort and Links on Longboat Golf Course are bordered on the west by the Gulf of Mexico with the Harbourside Golf Course, Longboat Key Club Moorings and Tennis Gardens bordered by Sarasota Bay on the east. With an emphasis on privacy, exclusivity, and personalized service, The Resort at Longboat Key Club is a true luxury vacation destination offering 223 luxury suites, tennis, golf, fitness facilities, The Spa, private beach access, a 291 slip deep-water marina, and 8 restaurants and lounges all at one property. Renowned as a beautiful, tropical island paradise, resort guests will feel pampered and away from it all yet still have easy access to local attractions, shopping, dining, cultural events and two international airports.
6TH ANNUAL “BACCHUS ON THE BEACH” STONE CRAB CELEBRATION & WINEMAKER AUCTION TO BENEFIT MOTE MARINE LABORATORY & AQUARIUM AND COMBAT WOUNDED VETERAN CHALLENGE AND SCUBANAUTS INTERNATIONAL
Experience vintages from over 35 vintners and specialty distillers, culinary creations from the Chefs of Longboat Key Club, dancing in the sand and exciting wine and travel auction.
The sixth annual Bacchus on the Beach Stone Crab Celebration & Winemaker Auction will take place November 10 and 11, 2016, once again bringing some of the most prestigious winemakers and producers to the beautiful beach-setting at The Resort at Longboat Key Club. Guests are invited to attend one of the specialty wine dinners on November 10th, the upscale wine-tasting event on the beach on November 11th, or go “all-in” and attend both. This is truly one of the most exclusive and intimate wine events on the west coast of Florida.
The beachside event is well known for its outstanding selection of premium vintages, specialty spirits and local craft brews all featured as a complement to the reason for the season, stone crabs! A feast for food-lovers and wine aficionados, the event is well known for its one-of-a-kind live auction showcasing exceptional wines, travel, adventure and dinner packages. This is the “must-have” ticket to kick-start a fabulous new season of island living.
The beneficiary of this year’s event is Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, supporting the organizations marine research institution as well as the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge and SCUBAnauts International*. Tickets to the wine dinners are $135 per person. Tickets for the Bacchus on the Beach Stone Crab & Wine Auction are $150 per person. To purchase tickets call (941) 387-1662, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us, #Bachus2016.
BACCHUS ON THE BEACH, WINE DINNERS
Thursday, November 10, 2016
- Gulfside Plancha with Wild Horse Winery North Beach, 5:30 Reception, 6:00 pm Dinner Featuring Todd Ricard, Winemaker
- An Evening with Woodward Canyon Winer Spike & Tee’s, 6:30 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Dinner Featuring Thomas Woodley, Winemaker
- Rodney Strong Vineyards Wine Dinner Sands Pointe Restaurant, 7:00 pm Reception, 7:30pm Dinner Featuring Justin Seidenfeld, Winemaker
- An Evening at Portofino with Jankara Winery and Coterno Fontino Winery Portofino Restaurant, 7:30 pm Reception, 8:00 pm Dinner Featuring Renato and Angela Spanu, and Fabio Fantino and Noemi Conterno, Winemakers
“BACCHUS ON THE BEACH” STONE CRAB CELEBRATION & WINEMAKER AUCTION
Thursday, November 11, 2016
Beach Festival Tent • 5:30 pm
The 6th annual Bacchus on the Beach Stone Crab Celebration & Wine Auction will be better than ever with over 100 selections from our featured wineries and producers! Enjoy the ambiance of the evening along the Gulf of Mexico as you participate in the Grand Tasting, enjoy stone crab and unique dishes prepared by the Chefs of Longboat Key Club, dance in the sand and aim high at the live auction as rare vintages, unique travel packages and outdoor adventures are presented to benefit Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium and the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge and SCUBAnauts programs. A party with a purpose! $150 per person.
LIVE AUCTION PACKAGES
• Spotted Eagle Ray Charter with Mote Marine Scientists
• Behind the Scenes Tour of Mote Marine Laboratory
• Cafe L’Europe, four-course, five star wine dinner for six, by Scene Magazine
RAFAEL HERNANDEZ - THE WINE DIRECTOR, THE WINERY RESTAURANT AND WINE BAR IN NEWPORT BEACH
3131 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach
The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar pairs contemporary California regional cuisine, with a hip, vibrant, sophisticated setting, to create a cutting-edge dining experience. Located on Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach, The Winery was named "Restaurant of the Year" by the Orange County Concierge Association in its first year in business. The restaurant's wine list, which currently offers 650 selections, changes weekly, offering diners a wide range of varietals from around the world. Guests can look into and even tour the restaurants' climate-controlled cellars, which can hold up to 7,500 bottles! The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar offers a warm and passionate menu complimented by the perfect wines -- endless possibilities and something to suit every palate.
DINING AT THE WINERY NEWPORT BEACH
The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar's Newport Beach location is on Pacific Coast Highway, overlooking the Marina. The Winery Restaurant Newport Beach provides the same rich experience as its flagship location at The District in Tustin, with the successful pairing of contemporary California regional cuisine, with a hip, vibrant, sophisticated setting, to create a cutting-edge dining experience. They have been recipients of many awards and honors, including RIVIERA Magazine and the Orange County Business Journal’s “Restaurant of the Year,” as well as the prestigious Southern California Restaurant Writers Association’s “Restaurateurs of the Year.”
The Winery Newport Beach transports guests to a relaxing Napa or Sonoma getaway. Upon entering, they will be greeted with sumptuous stone slabs and warm wood flooring, a fourteen-foot high glass private wine locker display, majestic stone, dazzling light fixtures and an immediate view of the Pacific Ocean. Finishes throughout will be luxurious yet inviting, including a backlit precious agate stone host desk and bar top on each floor. Unique, beautiful stone and warm, comfortable upholstery are planned throughout. Real wine barrel staves have been designed to adorn the bar lounge tables and ceiling elements, tying in the restaurant’s particular focus on wine.