Buick Enclave and Buick LaCrosse Named the Official Vehicles of Bon Appetit Presents Chicago Gourmet

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Aug 20, 2012) - The Illinois Restaurant Association is pleased to announce the 2013 Buick Enclave  and 2013 Buick LaCrosse as the official vehicles of Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet, a premier culinary experience to be held in Millennium Park September 29-30, 2012. The new models of the luxury 2013 Buick Enclave and 2013 Buick LaCrosse will be available for attendees to preview on the Great Lawn and on the South Promenade of Millennium Park. Guests can meet with Buick representatives and explore the luxury features of the vehicles.

The new 2013 Buick Enclave advances the award-winning design, craftsmanship and technology that ushered in Buick's renaissance and reintroduced the brand to a new generation of customers. The industry's best-selling three-row luxury crossover features fresh styling, new safety technologies, in-vehicle connectivity and a more refined driving experience. The full-size Buick LaCrosse luxury sedan features the fuel-saving eAssist™ system standard. Using a variety of advanced technologies, it delivers an estimated 36 miles per gallon on the highway and 25 miles per gallon in the city, which rivals -- or exceeds -- that of small cars, but in a full-size luxury package that comfortably seats five adults.

We are thrilled to partner with  Buick," said Sam Toia, President of the Illinois Restaurant Association. "The Enclave and LaCrosse's style and sophistication are a perfect match for the discerning tastes of Chicago Gourmet attendees."

"Our customers are extremely interested in culinary arts, which is why we're proud to make Buick a major ingredient in this year's Chicago Gourmet," said Craig Bierley, Buick advertising and promotions director. "We hope attendees will take the opportunity to discover the distinctive attributes of both vehicles throughout the weekend."

About Buick
is a modern luxury brand offering vehicles with sculpted designs, luxurious interiors with thoughtful personal technologies, along with responsive-yet-efficient performance. Buick is attracting new customers with its portfolio of award-winning luxury models, including the Enclave crossover, LaCrosse sedan, Regal sport sedan, Buick Verano sedan and the all-new 2013 Encore crossover. Learn more about Buick cars and crossovers at www.buick.com, on Twitter @buick or at www.facebook.com/buick.

About Chicago Gourmet
Chicago Gourmet was created by the Illinois Restaurant Association in 2007 to celebrate Chicago's culinary achievements and the city as an international epicurean destination. Visit www.chicagogourmet.org.

Contact Information:

Janet Isabelli

(312) 878-1222