Citi Taste of Tennis returns to Miami with Venus Williams & Monica Seles


Citi Taste of Tennis returns in style, headlined by tennis legends Venus Williams and Monica Seles, as well as Michelin Star Chef David Shim of Cote. The event will take place at the JW Marriott Miami this coming Monday.

Venus Williams
Venus Williams

Citi Taste of Tennis announces its triumphant return to the pro-tennis circuit, unveiling live events for 2022 in both Indian Wells, CA and Miami, FL. As a premier lifestyle event on the tennis tour for over 20 years, Citi Taste of Tennis offers foodies and tennis fans an evening of incredible cuisine prepared by top local chefs, “served” by some of the world’s top pro tennis players.

Following the first event of the year on March 7th in Indian Wells, Citi Taste of Tennis will return to Miami on Monday, March 21, 7-10 pm.

At the event, guests can expect an unforgettable evening, sampling fine food, sipping signature cocktails and mingling with their favorite tennis players. With a heightened focus this year on supporting businesses that have endured throughout the pandemic, Citi Taste of Tennis is putting the spotlight on a curated lineup of local chefs and restaurants including:

David Shim – Cote, Dayanny De La Cruz – Centerplate, Karla Hoyos – Tacotomía, Valerie Chang – Itamae/B-Side, Adrianne Calvo – Maximum Flavor Hospitality Group, Fabian Di Paolo – El Salón, Christian Chirino – TUR Kitchen, Mikel Goikolea – Leku, Jason Acoba – Tanuki, and Private Pastry Chef and Founder of Women Chefs 305 – Karina Rivera.

In other words – come hungry!

Throughout the evening, attendees will enjoy beats from DJ Mad Linx, as well as Miami-based duo Coco & Breezy. Speciality VOSS mocktails will be served alongside a full-bar while guests delight in an interactive photo booth. Last but not least, exciting cooking demonstrations will take place throughout the evening from this year’s lineup of chefs, all outfitted with attire thanks to Chefworks.

The Citi Taste of Tennis series is produced by AYS Sports Marketing and was the brainchild of AYS’ founders Judi and Penny Lerner. In 2001, the mother-daughter duo and longtime tennis fans, dreamed of creating an event that combined the international appeal of fine food and professional tennis. And such, Citi Taste of Tennis was born. With over 20 years and hundreds of events under their belt, AYS’ Citi Taste of Tennis has become one of the most anticipated “off the court” events at tennis tournaments worldwide.

Tickets to the event are $250 and include unlimited food and drink throughout the evening. Group discounts are also available.

A portion of the proceeds raised at this year’s Citi Taste of Tennis Miami will benefit the USTA Foundation, the national charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association, utilizing the powerful combination of tennis and education to enhance the lives of under-resourced youth through its support of the National Junior Tennis & Learning network.



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