Levy Restaurants selected as Official Restaurant Partner for “Summer of Racing”

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Known as the leader in the industry for pairing their restaurateur vision and creativity with event innovation and ingenuity, Levy Restaurants has been selected as Official Restaurant Partner for the 2013 America’s Cup. Driven by a passion for showcasing the local culinary community, Levy brings an unparalleled scope of expertise from five star, Michelin-rated restaurants to the world’s preeminent sporting events.

Over the course of the “Summer of Racing,” guests will enjoy a wide range of entertainment, dining and shopping options, from concerts in the Pavilion, to the PUMA YARD Bar, the pop-up America’s Cup Sports Bar with famed mixologist Scott Beattie, the Napa Valley Wine Lounge, the Nespresso Café, waterfront chalets, exclusive clubs and much more. New fans and sailing enthusiasts alike can expect the height of luxury, to a simple sip and snack along the Embarcadero, in a vibrant atmosphere while experiencing the action up close and personal as never before.

“The Bay Area is an idyllic backdrop for the rich heritage, fierce competition and progressive vision of the America’s Cup and we are honored to be a part of the tradition,” says Andy Lansing, President and CEO of Levy Restaurants. “Like-minded in our approach, we are pushing the boundaries of creativity and innovation by combining our restaurateur roots and depth of event expertise to transform the America’s Cup Park and the America’s Cup Village on Marina Green. We are excited to showcase our local partnerships and welcome visitors and residents to the new, unexpected dining experiences of the Embarcadero.”

Levy Restaurants will showcase the best of Bay Area ingredients, chefs, partners and artisans, including local legends Cowgirl Creamery, Dirty Girl Produce, Roli Roti and the Bi Rite Creamery and more, to celebrate truly authentic local flavors at the 2013 America’s Cup.

“We think it’s important for fans of the America’s Cup to come to our venues and enjoy a real San Francisco experience, including the food and drinks,” said Stephen Barclay, the CEO of the America’s Cup. “Levy Restaurants has the experience to deliver this for our fans through their commitment to promote local food producers and caterers.”

About Levy Restaurants
Levy Restaurants, founded in Chicago in 1978, is recognized as one of America’s fastest growing and most critically acclaimed restaurant companies, and is the leader in premium sports and entertainment dining. Levy was named one of the 10 most innovative companies in sports in the world by Fast Company magazine. The company’s diverse portfolio includes award-winning restaurants such as James Beard Award-winning Spiaggia in Chicago, Fulton’s Crab House, Bar Toma, Portobello and Wolfgang Puck Grand Café at Walt Disney World Resort, renowned venues like STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, O2 Arena in London, and events including the, US Open, Kentucky Derby, The Super Bowl, MLB All-Star Games, NBA All-Star Games and the GRAMMY® Awards.