The Sapphire Room Supper Club Marks First Appearance At Parkside During Austin’s Grand Prix Race Weekend Nov. 16 – 18, 2012

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A captivating and intimate supper club with five-star dining, a spirited bar and sultry entertainment.

During Austin’s Grand Prix race weekend November 16 – 18, Sapphire Productions is pleased to announce the launch of The Sapphire Room Supper Club. Enter a world of intimate and sophisticated dining with the five-star New American cuisine of Chef Shawn Cirkiel at his signature Parkside, noted by Bon Appetit Magazine as one of the “Hot 10 New American Taverns.” Tantalize the taste buds with selections of fine spirits and chef-inspired wine pairings. Be swept away by the soulful, dusky sounds of Suzanna Choffel and other top-tier performers. Then finish off the night dancing to the rhythmic beats of celebrity DJ el john Selector formerly of Thievery Corporation.

The Sapphire Room Supper Club is an authentic supper club experience in the thick of the action in downtown Austin, yet comfortably ensconced in the charm and intimacy of Parkside restaurant’s upper dinning area, where The Sapphire Room Supper Club comes alive for the first time during Grand Prix race weekend Nov. 16 – 18, 2012. This marks the first return of F1 racing to the United States in five years and Austin is the home of this inaugural $400 million purpose-built track.

The Sapphire Room Supper Club tickets include a five-course meal, signature cocktails, a selection of wines and mesmerizing entertainment.

The Sapphire Room Supper Club will proudly showcase Austin native and singer-songwriter Suzanna Choffel, a smoky mix of indie-soul-pop who claims influences as diverse as Erykah Badu and Edie Brickell, with echoes of Feist and Dusty Springfield. She is no stranger to accolades having already won two awards at The International Songwriting Competition held each year in Nashville.

Other Austin performers at The Sapphire Room Supper Club will include jazz, blues, rock and soul diva Tameca Jones known as the “Tina Turner of jazz.” Jones has opened for musical greats such as Smokey Robinson, David Sanborn and Oleta Adams and captivates audiences with her soulful vocals and groovy presence.

The Sapphire Room Supper Club is also proud to present Texas singer-songwriter Sara Overall who has written and performed hit songs for major motion pictures but her true love is being in front of a live audience where her astounding voice is perfectly showcased. Her latest album, Dandelion, is a mix of pop with an authentic 30’s and 40’s vibe. Performing with Overall will be international drummer Ramy Antoun who has previously played with the Black Eyed Peas, Seal, Pat Benatar and Paul Oakenfold, to name a few. He now runs his own successful artist development company, Creative Arts Group, in Austin.

Later in the evening the seduction continues with nationally renowned celebrity DJ el john Selector who mixes a modern international vibe intended to romance the listener and groove the dancer. el john began working with Thievery Corporation in 1999, eventually appearing on the 2002 release, Richest Man in Babylon and 2008’s Radio Retaliation.

Taste buds will be seduced by Chef Shawn Cirkiel’s new American cuisine at Parkside, the prime venue for The Sapphire Room Supper Club’s first launch. Widely recognized as one of Austin’s most creative restaurateurs, Chef Cirkiel has been impressing area foodies and critics alike since the early 2000s, when he gained the honor of Austin’s youngest five-star chef from the Austin American Statesman. His training at the Culinary Institute of America provided Cirkiel a refined cooking style while further encouraging his obsession with seasonal, local ingredients.

Sapphire Productions is proud to also have partnered with KHP Consulting, Official Distributors of the Formula One Paddock Club,™ KHP, in conjunction with The Sapphire Room Supper Club, offers exclusive two and three day Paddock Club™ tickets, including a range of bespoke options to make a Grand Prix weekend in Austin a truly unforgettable experience.

Look for future Sapphire Room Supper Clubs appearing at other venues during other high profile events in Austin. The Sapphire Room Supper Club looks forward to delighting, surprising and entertaining.

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