AYS is hosting the Taste of Tennis Week from August 20th to August 23rd in New York City, where food and tennis meets. Enjoy sensational cuisine prepared by the most prestigious chefs in the world at the 15th Annual Taste of Tennis Gala. Meet some of the finest chefs and culinary personalities at the Celebrity Chef Tennis Challenge. Sip handcrafted cocktails and mingle with professional tennis players at the Party with the Pros.
Tickets for the Taste of Tennis Week are currently on sale. More details on each event can be found below:
Wednesday, August 20th, 9AM-12PM
Celebrity Chef Tennis Challenge
Midtown Tennis Club – 341 8th Avenue
Professional chefs will serve up something a little out the ordinary as they compete in a round-robin style doubles tournament to determine who is the King (or Queen) of the court. Event is hosted by Top Chef Masters Finalist Kerry Heffernan.
Participating chefs include: Marc Murphy (Landmarc), Kerry Heffernan (Top Chef Masters Finalist), Daniel Holzman (The Meatball Shop), Michael Chernow (The Meatball Shop), David Seigal (Cull & Pistol), Francois Payard (FPB, FP Patisserie), Zac Young (David Burke Group), Chad Brown (Davio’s), Eric Gabrynowicz (Restaurant North), Jonathan Waxman (Barbuto), Phil Conlon (Corkbuzz Wine Studio), Alfred Portale (Gotham Bar and Grill), Philippe LaJaunie (Les Halles), Carmen Quagliata (Union Square Café), Floyd Cardoz (Celebrated Indian American Chef) and Andrew Friedman (Cookbook Author)
Thursday, August 21st, 7PM-10PM
Taste of Tennis Gala
W New York- 541 Lexington Ave
The Taste of Tennis is a one of a kind event featuring fine food prepared by 25 of NYC’s top culinary minds, signature cocktails, interactive sponsor experiences, live music and appearances by the world’s greatest tennis players. Hosting this year’s gala will be Today Show’s Tamron Hall, headlining Chef Masaharu Morimoto and professional tennis star Serena Williams. Proceeds benefit City Harvest.
Participating chefs include: Headlining chef, Masaharu Morimoto (Morimoto), John Mooney (Bell, Book, & Candle), Marc Murphy (Landmarc), Peter Andino (Heartbeat), Daniel Holzman & Michael Chernow (The Meatball Shop), Eric Gabrynowicz (Restaurant North), Kerry Heffernan (Top Chef Masters Finalist), Bill Telepan (Joel Javier/Larissa Raphael) (Telepan Local), David Seigal (Cull & Pistol), Kevin Sbraga (Sbraga and The Fat Ham), Jimmy Bradley (The Red Cat), Phil Conlon (Corkbuzz Wine Studio), Chad Brown (Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse), Carlos Llaguno (Les Halles), Harold Moore (Commerce Restaurant), Ben Pollinger (Oceana), Zac Young (David Burke Group), Georgeann Leaming (Suppa), Admir Alibasic (Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse), Sebastien Chamaret (Bagatelle), Paul Evans (Secrets St. James, JTB) among others.
Participating athletes include: Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Bryan Brothers, Sloane Stephens, Gael Monfils, Aga Radwanska, Dustin Brown and more to be announced.
Major sponsors for the 15th Taste of Tennis include Citi, Rado, Guadalupe Islands Tourist Board, The Cheesecake Factory, Jamaica Tourist Board, W New York, UnBurn, Mouton Cadet and Franciscan Estate Napa Valley, among others.
Saturday, August 23rd, 6PM-9PM
Party with The Pros
Measure Lounge at Langham Place Fifth Avenue hotel
Enjoy an evening of great food, handcrafted signature cocktails and live music, with some of the top names in professional tennis.
Participating athletes include: Victoria Azarenka, Sloane Stephens and John Isner