Experience the formula for extraordinary dining at The Mercedes-Benz Circuit Supper Club Nov. 15

Celebrity chef, racing legends and intimate performances highlight exclusive culinary experience

Austin, Texas, Oct. 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Circuit of The Americas™, the country's only Formula 1™ racetrack, Interluxe Group and NBC Sports invite you to be part of the most exclusive dining experience in Austin, Texas, during the 2013 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX.   

The Mercedes-Benz Circuit Supper Club features laid-back luxury and world-class cuisine from celebrity Michelin-starred Chef Daniel Boulud of New York City, as well as legends from the world of racing and intimate performances from popular entertainers. Based on the decadent supper clubs of yesteryear, the Mercedes-Benz Circuit Supper Club includes a sumptuous menu of savory tastes as big as Texas, served up spectacularly at the city's hippest new entertainment space, Brazos Hall (204 E 4th Street, Austin, TX 78701).  This mouth-watering culinary experience takes place one night only, Friday, Nov. 15, beginning at 7 p.m. CST, and is within walking distance of Austin Fan Fest fueled by Shell, a free Grand Prix celebration in downtown Austin.

After dinner, Circuit of The Americas ambassador and Formula One World Champion Mario Andretti will delight guests with his memories and "war stories" from his years as an F1 driver. NBC Sports personalities will be on hand to host the enlightening question-and-answer session with this motorsports icon.  

The Mercedes-Benz Circuit Supper Club will also feature a live auction with phenomenal prizes, including VIP tickets to the 2014 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX and exclusive access to the AMG Driving Academy and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The live auction will benefit The Laureus Foundation and the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas.

Tickets for this premium culinary and entertainment experience are $1,200 per person or $10,000 per table of 10 and go on sale to the public Friday, Oct. 4. Reserve your seat or table today with the Circuit Supper Club Concierge at 512.201.4021 or Concierge@CircuitSupperClub.com.

About Chef Daniel Boulud

A native of Lyon, France, Chef Daniel Boulud is today considered one of America's leading culinary authorities and one of the most revered French chefs in New York, the city he has called home since 1982. He also happens to be a genuine fan of Formula 1 racing. Boulud is chef-owner of db Bistro Moderne, DBGB Kitchen and Bar, Bar Boulud, Café Boulud, Boulud Sud and Épicerie Boulud. He is best known for New York's exquisitely refined DANIEL, the three Michelin-star Relais & Châteaux restaurant.

Boulud's restaurant brands can also be found in the world's most sophisticated cities, including Palm Beach, Miami, Beijing, London, Toronto and Formula 1 host cities Montreal and Singapore. Boulud is the author of eight cookbooks, his most recent, DANIEL:  My French Cuisine (Grand Central Life & Style, 2013); the recipient of three James Beard Foundation awards, including "Outstanding Chef" and "Outstanding Restaurateur;" and was named a "Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur" by the French government, as well as "Chef of the Year 2011" by The Culinary Institute of America.

About Circuit of The Americas

Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, is a world-class destination for premium sports and entertainment. It is the first racing facility in the United States purposely built for Formula 1™ racing and is designed to host a variety of sports and entertainment events. The Circuit is home to the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, which was named the 2012 "Sports Event of the Year" by SportsBusiness Journal/Daily, and is the new North American host of the summer edition of ESPN's X Games.  Additionally Circuit of The Americas welcomes spectators from around the world for some of the most

prestigious national and international motorsports series, including MotoGP™, V8 Supercars™, GRAND-AM Road Racing™, American Le Mans and the FIA World Endurance Championships.

Circuit of The Americas' 1,500-acre campus includes a variety of permanent structures designed for business, education, entertainment and sporting use. Its signature 3.4-mile, 20-turn undulating racetrack features remarkable elevation changes and a number of challenging turns patterned after some of the world's iconic Grand Prix tracks. The Austin360 Amphitheater is an expansive outdoor live music space, featuring the largest permanent stage in Central Texas and the capacity for 14,000 guests. The Circuit's iconic 25-story Observation Tower has a viewing platform offering 360-degree views of the venue, downtown Austin and Texas Hill Country. The 44,000-square foot Event Center offers an expansive convention and banquet space that doubles as an international Media Center during sports and entertainment event.  The Event Center includes more than 30 broadcast booths, an internal café and dedicated news conference room. The Circuit's massive Main Grandstand features permanent seating for 9,000, a variety of well-appointed suites, and the Velocity Lounge and hospitality area.  Circuit of The Americas also offers a state-of-the-art on-site medical facility, parking for 25,000 vehicles, taxi and shuttle bus depots and a permanent heli-stop. For more information and downloadable video, audio and photos, visit: www.CircuitofTheAmericas.com, www.Austin360Amphitheater.comor the Circuit's dedicated FTP site, media.circuitoftheamericas.com.

About Interluxe Group

Interluxe Group is a collection of marketing and media professionals from both sides of the Atlantic with a simple vision to provide creative, genuine marketing solutions for commercial brands, small businesses and media corporations. Interluxe is a boutique marketing agency group created to provide event consultation, product integration, compelling content and sales to the automotive, luxury lifestyle and hospitality industries. Interluxe Group provides a strategy to meet objectives, through effective measurement; proving return on investment. Interluxe is structured to be flexible, approachable and dedicated. We have the personnel to execute high-quality projects, cost effectively, and have a track record of successful campaigns and productions all over the world.

About NBC Sports Group

NBC Sports Group consists of a unique array of broadcast television, cable television, regional television, radio and digital sports assets, including NBC Sports, NBC Sports Network, Golf Channel, NBC Olympics, 11 NBC Sports Regional Networks, two regional news networks, NBC Sports Radio and NBCSports.com.

In 2012 NBC Sports Group produced two record-breaking events: The 2012 London Olympic Games, which became the most-watched event in U.S. television history with more than 217 total million viewers, and Super Bowl XLVI, now the most-watched program in U.S. television history, averaging 111.3 million viewers. In addition to NBC Sports Group's partnerships with the International Olympic Committee and the NFL, the company's unparalleled collection of media rights agreements include partnerships with: NHL, PGA TOUR, PGA of America, USGA, European Tour, Premier League, MLS, University of Notre Dame, Tour de France, French Open, Formula One, IndyCar, Churchill Downs, Breeders Cup, America's Cup and many more.

NBC Olympics, with more than 90 Emmy Awards for its coverage, is renowned for its unsurpassed award-winning production. NBC owns the rights to the Olympics through the 2020 Summer Games, at which point NBCUniversal will have presented 11 consecutive and 17 total Olympic Games, the most for a U.S. media company in both categories. NBC Sports Network is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States to more than 80 million homes. The Golf Channel, which is available in more than 120 million homes worldwide and 84 million in the United States, televises more than 150 tournaments each year, representing more than 3,300 hours of tournament coverage. NBC Sports Digital properties include NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports Live Extra app, NBCOlympics.com, GolfChannel.com, Rotoworld.com, the complete collection of NBC Sports Regional Network websites as well as a partnership with Yahoo! Sports, which makes it the most trafficked sports destination on the web. Delivering more than 2,400 sporting events annually, along with breaking news and comprehensive analysis, the 11 NBC Sports Regional Networks reach more than 50 million cable and satellite homes.

About Mercedes-Benz USA

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Montvale, N.J., is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States.  MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse line-up in the luxury segment with 12 model lines ranging from the sporty C-Class to the flagship S-Class sedans and the SLS AMG GT.  

MBUSA is also responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans, and smart products in the United States.  More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com, www.mbsprinterusa.com and www.smartusa.com.

Accredited journalists can visit our media site at www.media.mbusa.com.



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