Citi Taste of Tennis, DC

The Citi Taste of Tennis in Washington, DC on July 30, 2018 | Photo: Eric Cuevas for Average Socialite

Affair: Citi Taste of Tennis DC

When: Monday, July 30, 2018 @ 7-10PM

Hot Spot: The Hamilton Live, Washington, DC

Deets: This year, premier tennis and culinary event, Citi Taste of Tennis, brought international tennis stars and D.C. area chefs together for the first time at Hamilton Live in DC. Coinciding with the Citi Open Tournament, Citi Taste of Tennis was also the official Citi Open Player Party benefitting the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation.

The evening featured signature cuisine from the city’s leading chefs and appearances by favorite tennis stars.

D.C. area chef, Edward Lee, World No. 22 Hyeon Chung, and World No. 17 Naomi Osaka served up barbeque brisket and spicy rice cakes at last night’s event among other food served by notable DC area chefs.

Citi Taste of Tennis was sponsored by Citi, Oban Single Malt Whisky, Diplomatico Rum, Voss Water, Chef Works, Volkl.

Spotted: The below tennis stars were in attendance:
Alexander Zverev, World No. 3
Marcelo Melo, World No. 10
Mike Bryan, Wimbledon Doubles Champion/World No. 1 Doubles
Hyeon Chung, Australian Open semifinalist/World No. 22
Frances Tiafoe, rising tennis superstar and Maryland native/World No. 45
Naomi Osaka, rising tennis star and World No. 17
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Lauren Davis

Participating local area chefs included:
Edward Lee, Succotash
Zach Smith, The Hamilton
John Mooney, Bidwell
Jeff Buben, Woodward Table
Amy Brandwein, Centrolina
Alex McCoy, Lucky Buns
Nicholas Tang, DBGB Kitchen & Bar
Jernard Wells, "Chef of Love"
Ron Duprat, Bridgewater Club
Roberto Santibañez, Mi Vida
Erik Bruner-Yang, Maketto
Warren Brown, Cake Love
Teresa Mollegas, Pie Sisters
Cathy Do, Sugar Lab
Paola Velez, Iron Gate
Shorne Benjamin, Chef Shorne

Hint For The Average Socialite:
Tickets were available here!

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