This past Monday I attended the first inaugural Taste of Tennis Miami presented by Citi®, which was poolside at W South Beach Hotel. Not too shabby for a Monday night, right? While I was walking around I would bump into people like tennis’ winningest doubles team of all time Bob and Mike Bryan, and the I would run into Michele Mazza from II Mulino NY. Pretty awesome, huh?
Besides being at the W South Beach, I also had the opportunity to hang out and speak to some of the chefs who were serving up some delicious bites for the guests – one being Timon Balloo, executive chef over at Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill. Having worked both abroad, and born to Chinese and Trinidadian parents, Timon really puts his heart and sole to what he offers at his restaurant. And, that really showed at Taste of Tennis. He was serving a local beet salad that was perfectly refreshing for the hot Miami night.
Then I got to speak to Gilberto Arriaza from Gilbert’s Bakery, and all I can say is what an awesome guy! Extremely down-to-earth and just exceptionally cool to talk to. At the event he was serving up mini cakes, and guests were able to choose from multiple sauces to add on top. I chose guava!
For more information on Taste of Tennis New York and Taste of Tennis Miami, please visit www.tasteoftennismiami.com.
And make sure to check out my full Tastemade video and interviews with both Timon and Gilbert below!