“It has become one of the most anticipated events on the tennis calendar.”
Taste of Tennis, widely regarded as the Premier Food and Tennis Experience, returns to Miami on Monday, March 20 at W Miami at 485 Brickell Avenue. In addition to food prepared by Miami’s leading chefs and appearances by the world’s top tennis players, Taste of Tennis is pleased to announce Citi as the Title Sponsor of the event.
“We are thrilled to welcome Citi as the Title Sponsor of the Citi Taste of Tennis Miami! Thanks to their support, our new venue W Miami in Brickell, and our partnership with Wellness in the Schools, this year’s event promises to be better than ever!” said Judi Lerner, president of AYS, the producers of the event.
Mindy Mercaldo, Market President at Citi added, “We are excited to sponsor the Citi Taste of Tennis Miami. Bringing together tennis stars and the best of the city’s culinary scene is a great way to partner with our vibrant community. From our sponsorships of Citi Bike, City of Miami Beach and the New World Symphony to our newly transformed Bayfront Citigold Center, opening soon, Miami is a very important market for us.”
Foodies and tennis fans rejoice, as the Citi Taste of Tennis is a “must” for all local foodies and tennis fans. Guests will enjoy a one of a kind evening with music, cocktails and signature cuisine, all topped off with appearances by the world’s best professional tennis players. Some of the biggest names in the sport have participated in Taste of Tennis, including Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Mike and Bob Bryan, John Isner, Genie Bouchard, Arantxa Sanchez, and many others.
A portion of proceeds raised at Citi Taste of Tennis will benefit Wellness in the Schools, which inspires healthy eating, environmental awareness, and fitness as a way of life for kids in public schools. Wellness in the Schools works with over 100 schools throughout New York, New Jersey, California and Florida. Wellness in the Schools Executive Chef Bill Telepan adds, “When I learned of our partnership with Taste of Tennis, I couldn’t think of a more perfect pairing! Good eating! Good playing!” South Florida local chef partners include Chef Michael Schwartz of Michael’s Genuine, Chef Aaron Brooks of Edge Steak and Bar, Chef Clark Bowen of DB Bistro Moderne, Chef Brad Kilgore of Alter and Chef Josh Capon of Lure Fishbar.
Taste of Tennis began as an intimate food tasting experience to kick off the tennis is NYC back in 2000. Since then, AYS has produced Taste of Tennis in New York, Indian Wells, Miami, and Melbourne, Australia. For tickets to the 2017 Citi Taste of Tennis Miami and for full list of confirmed chefs and players, please visit cititasteoftennis.com.