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: • Jonathan Waxman (Barbuto) • Andy D’Amico (5 Napkin Burger) • Antoine Westermann (Le Coq Rico) • April Bloomfield (Salvation Taco, Salvation Burger) • Frances Tariga (Megu) • Istvan Toth (Davio’s) • John Mooney (Bell, Book & Candle) • Judy Joo (Jinjuu) • Kerry Heffernan (Grand Banks) • Oliver Lange (Zuma) • Roxanne Spruance (Kingsley) • Seamus Mullen (Lifeway) • Timon Balloo (SUGARCANE raw bar grill) • Andre Fowles (Miss Lily’s) • Catherine Medrano (Regency Bar & Grill) • Eleazar Estrada (Pampano) • Andy Ricker (Pok Pok) • Istvan Toth (Davio’s) 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.
For more information or to purchase tickets to Citi Taste of Tennis please visit http://www.cititasteoftennis.com ABOUT AYS AYS created and produces Taste of Tennis, a one of a kind series of food-tasting events that kick-off major tennis tournaments nationwide. AYS also provides an array of event management and influencer marketing services for clients that wish to capitalize on the excitement of sports, entertainment, and culinary industries. For a full overview of AYS’ services visit www.aysworld.com. ABOUT CITI TASTE OF TENNIS Citi Taste of Tennis is a Premier Food and Tennis Experience. AYS created the Taste of Tennis in 2000, to kick off two weeks of tennis excitement in New York. The event, featuring food prepared by top chefs and appearances by the world’s top tennis players was an immediate hit and has become one of the most anticipated events on the tennis calendar. Since its founding, AYS has produced the Taste of Tennis in multiple cities including New York, Miami, Indian Wells, and Melbourne, Australia. ABOUT CITI Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. ABOUT WELLNESS IN THE SCHOOLS (WITS) Wellness in the Schools (WITS) is a national non-profit that inspires healthy eating and fitness for kids in public schools. Through public-private partnerships, we work with schools to provide healthy, scratch-cooked meals, active recess periods, and fitness and nutrition education. Trained culinary graduates partner with cafeteria staff to feed kids real food, and fitness coaches encourage schools to let kids play. Our partnership approach drives systemic, long-term change, shifting the entire culture of schools and ultimately fighting the childhood obesity epidemic.