Restaurant will also Serve as the Site of the Event Credential Center
ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (February 19, 2019) – Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is proud to announce a new partnership with Rococo Steak for the upcoming event set for March 8-10. The restaurant, located at 655 Second Ave. S., in downtown St. Petersburg, is the official steak restaurant and the official credential center during the race weekend.
“We are very fortunate that this world-class event is right in our backyard and we are grateful to be a part of the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. We are excited to serve the incoming race fans, teams and guests to showcase our innovative menu, exceptional wine list and crafted cocktails,” says Lee Karlins, president of Caledon Concepts, the boutique restaurant company that includes Rococo Steak and other local favorites.
As part of the partnership, the official IndyCar street-legal, two-seater vehicle will offer rides to Rococo Steak’s guests and customers on an upcoming evening. During the race weekend, the Oakville Room located in the upstairs area of Rococo Steak will serve as the credential center location for workers, media and team personnel participating in the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg to pick up their event passes.
"We are proud to have Rococo Steak join as a partner. Rococo provides a convenient location near the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg track to host our credential center with free short-term parking,” said Kim Green, co-owner, chairman and CEO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions, organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. “Our guests attending the race should try the great steaks, seafood and other array of selections on the menu. It’s an incredible culinary experience just five blocks away from the event."
Tickets to the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg are on sale now at gpstpete.com or by phone at 888-476-4479. Registrations are open for the 7th Annual Modern Business Associates 5K Run on the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Track benefiting the Police Athletic League set for March 8, 2019, at gpstpete5k.com.
ABOUT ROCOCO STEAK
Rococo Steak located in downtown St. Petersburg, Fla., is an American steakhouse with a twist. Rococo Steak offers tons of unique dishes with loads of savory flavors innovated by Rococo’s executive chef, Jordan Buendia. With over 700 varietals of wine and a five-time Wine Spectator Award of Excellence award winner, guests can enjoy a rotating selection of unique wines from Rococo’s in-house sommelier. Rococo Steak is part of Caledon Concepts, a boutique restaurant group that includes Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant and Che Lounge. For more information about Rococo Steak, please visit http://www.rococosteak.com.
ABOUT FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF ST. PETERSBURG
The 15th annual Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is a race event held during Florida’s spring break season each March. As the NTT IndyCar Series’ season-opening race for the ninth consecutive year, St. Pete is a destination city hosting this annual motorsports tradition and offering a festival atmosphere with its downtown location. The temporary circuit is a 1.8-mile, 14-turn configuration using the streets circling Pioneer Park, the Duke Energy Center for the Arts, The Dali Museum and extending onto the runways at Albert Whitted Airport, which overlooks the waterfront of Tampa Bay and picturesque St. Petersburg Harbor and Marina. Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is owned and operated by Green Savoree Racing Promotions, which also promotes three additional IndyCar races, Honda Indy Toronto (July 12-14, 2019), The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (July 26-28, 2019) and Grand Prix of Portland (August 30-September 1, 2019).
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