CITI TASTE OF TENNIS EVENT BEFORE THE US OPEN
Get Served like a Pro by tennis and culinary rock stars like Chef Masaharu Morimoto, April Bloomfield, Jonathan Waxman, Alexander Zverev, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Gael Monfils and many more
Masaharu Morimoto –the Iron Chef, James Beard Award winner, and Citigold Lounge Host – will lead the roster of world class culinary masterminds for Citi Taste of Tennis' 18th year. Citi Taste of Tennis is an unparalleled Food and Tennis Experience produced by AYS that will take place at W New York on Thursday, August 24th. Good Morning America's Lara Spencer will be hosting this year's soiree, where NYC's top chefs will showcase their culinary skills with some of world's best tennis players serving the attendees. We are excited to announce that Citi is the Title Sponsor of this year's event in New York.
"After 3 successful years of partnership, we are excited this year to become the title sponsor of Citi Taste of Tennis New York, a marquee event in one of our most important markets" says Will Howle, Citi U.S. Retail Banking President. "New Yorkers are passionate about their goals and dreams and they work hard to make it here. Citi is glad to be a partner on that journey."
Serving first at Citi Taste of Tennis is Dynamic Duo Bob and Mike Bryan, who will be facing off in a Sushi Challenge alongside Morimoto during the exclusive VIP hour. The appetizing affair then begins at 7:00 p.m. when guests will enjoy tastings from leading chefs, sip on signature cocktails, and escape to destination-themed lounges. The Citi Taste of Tennis is a one-of-a-kind experience where guests have watched Rafael Nadal fry catfish, been served tacos by Genie Bouchard, and danced with Venus Williams at the DJ booth.
Alongside Morimoto, the impressive lineup of notable chefs at the main event this year includes:
- Andre Fowles (Miss Lily's)
- Andy D'Amico (5 Napkin Burger)
- Antoine Westermann (Le Coq Rico)
- April Bloomfield (Salvation Taco, Salvation Burger)
- Catherine Medrano (Regency Bar & Grill)
- Eleazar Estrada (Pampano)
- Frances Tariga (Megu)
- Istvan Toth (Davio's)
- John Mooney (Bell, Book & Candle)
- Jonathan Waxman (Barbuto)
- Judy Joo (Jinjuu)
- Kerry Heffernan (Grand Banks)
- Oliver Lange (Zuma)
- Roxanne Spruance (Kingsley)
- Seamus Mullen (Lifeway)
- Timon Balloo (SUGARCANE raw bar grill)
The fun continues with Citi Taste of Tennis After Dark, a delectable dessert-tasting experience in the CitiGold Lounge from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Ticketholders can enjoy trendy treats from vendors like Wowfulls, I CE NY and Cookie DO, dessert drinks, and the company of top tennis players who also have a sweet tooth.
Premier event sponsors include Citibank, Jamaica Tourist Board, Etihad Airways, Genesis Long Island City, Lifeway Foods, Campari America, Tropical Cheese Industries, Voss, Chef Works, and Volkl Tennis. Wellness In The Schools stands as the event's non-profit partner.