On Monday, March 21st, W South Beach will host the 2nd Annual Taste of Tennis Miami to kick off professional tennis in Miami. AYS is thrilled to produce this one of a kind food and tennis experience that brings together professional athletes, world-renowned chefs and local influencers for an off-the-court celebration, Miami style.
The action-packed evening will consist of sampling signature cuisine from top chefs, an array of cocktails, interactive sponsor experiences and appearances from the world’s best tennis players and legends. Past participants include Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Mike and Bob Bryan, John Isner and many others.
This year’s chef lineup consists of some of Miami’s finest such as Mike Pirolo (Bazi), Dustin Ward (BLT Prime), Diego Solano (Bulla Gastrobar), Stuart Cameron (Byblos), Paolo Dorigato (Dolce Italian), Lucas Marino (Driftwood Room), Michele Mazza (Il Mulino New York), Luisa Santos (Lulu’s Ice Cream), Josh Capon (Lure Fishbar), Piyarat Potha Arreeratn, also known as Chef Bee (Naiyara), Craig Koketsu (Quality Meats), Giselle Soto (Sugar Yummy Mama), Timon Balloo (Sugarcane Raw Bar & Grill), Loris Navone (Tamarina), Andrew Carmellini (The Dutch) and many more. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit FIU College of Architecture + The Arts.
AYS President Judi Lerner added, “We are thrilled to bring this event back to Miami. With more chefs and pro tennis players for guests to interact with, this year’s event promises to be even more exciting than 2015!”
John Stuart, Executive Director of the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts | Miami Beach Urban Studios pointed out that “innovation and technological advances bring all the pieces together into a supportive ecosystem from the most advanced techniques in food preparation and the latest materials technologies for tennis footwear and racquets, to some of the most advanced 3D printing technologies being studied by students at FIU.”
The full list of participating chefs and players will be announced prior to the event. For more information and to purchase tickets to the 2016 Taste of Tennis Miami, please visit www.tasteoftennis.com.