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1st annual taste of tennis Miami presented by Citi®


3/18/2015, 3:46 p.m.
1st annual taste of tennis Miami presented by Citi®
A portion of the proceeds from the event benefits a local charity of choice. This year’s beneficiary, in addition to a full list of participating chefs and players, will be announced prior to the event. |

World Class Athletes, Celebrities and Chefs Serve Up a Unique Culinary Experience Monday, March 23rd at W South Beach Tickets On Sale Now at TASTEOFTENNISMIAMI.COM

MIAMI BEACH, FL – AYS is pleased to announce the inaugural Taste of Tennis Miami presented by Citi® taking place on Monday, March 23rd poolside at W South Beach at 7:30pm. For 15 years, Taste of Tennis has kicked off the US Open Tennis Championships in New York and it is widely considered the World’s Premier Food & Tennis Experience! The event brings together professional athletes, top chefs and luxury brands for an unforgettable evening of gourmet food, interactive sponsor experiences, signature cocktails and appearances by the world’s best tennis players. Tennis personalities and local celebrities will be paired with some of Miami’s best chefs to Serve Up a unique food tasting experience. Participants include: tennis’ winningest doubles team of all time, Bob and Mike Bryan, Feliciano Lopez, Ivo Karlovic, Lucie Safarova, Ekaterina Makarova and many others.

Miami’s finest chefs and restaurants, Andrew Carmellini (The Dutch) as Exclusive Chef of the Citi VIP Lounge, Paula DaSilva (3030 Ocean), Dustin Ward (BLT Prime), Patricia Yeo (Khong River House), Kerry Heffernan (Wild Fish Direct), Michele Mazza (Il Mulino NY), Timon Balloo (SugarCane Raw Bar Grill), Bocce, Sushi Samba and more to be announced.

“Citi is pleased to be the Presenting Sponsor of Taste of Tennis Miami,” said Citi Retail Banking Miami Market President Diane Ryan. "Miami is an important market for our bank and we aim to engage with the local community and increase our involvement throughout the city. Taste of Tennis along with initiatives like Citi Bike Miami, the Citi lounge at Aventura mall and our partnership with New World Symphony are examples of new ways we are doing that."

AYS President Judi Lerner added, “We are thrilled to bring this event to Miami. Great food, music, signature cocktails and pro tennis players, poolside at the W South Beach, we can’t think of a better way to celebrate the return of tennis to South Florida.”

A portion of the proceeds from the event benefits a local charity of choice. This year’s beneficiary, in addition to a full list of participating chefs and players, will be announced prior to the event. For more information and to purchase tickets to the 2015 Taste of Tennis Miami presented by Citi, please visit www.tasteoftennismiami.com.

Major sponsors for the 1st Annual Taste of Tennis Miami include Citi, W South Beach, Franciscan Estate, Mouton Cadet, Volkl, Head Penn, among others.