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  • Cipriani 42nd Street 110 East 42nd Street New York, NY, 10017 United States (map)
Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for AYS Sports Marketing

Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for AYS Sports Marketing

Deets: Citi Taste of Tennis celebrated their 20th anniversary of the launch of the Citi Taste of Tennis series. As a premier lifestyle event on the tennis tour, Citi Taste of Tennis offers foodies and tennis fans an evening of incredible cuisine prepared by top local chefs and "served" by the top pro tennis players. We welcomed tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams and John Isner along with Executive Chef Richard Blais as yesterday's event headliners.

Yesterday marked a fantastic evening in midtown Manhattan with Citi Taste of Tennis NYC at Cipriani 42nd St. Benefiting New York Junior Tennis & Learning, yesterday's celebration welcomed tennis stars John Isner, Serena Williams, and Venus Williams along with Executive Chef Richard Blais as the event's headliners.

Tennis all-stars Venus Williams and Serena Williams and executive chef Richard Blais turned up the heat with an onstage cooking competition. After a close contest, the sisters "tied" for best dish.

Cookin' it up Citi-style: Pro tennis players like Coco Gauff and Andy Roddick as well as former champion boxer Mike Tyson sampled incredible cuisine including truffle gnocchi by Annise Hernandez-Scott of Davio's, "nuclear" green gazpacho with almond pesto courtesy of Kerry Heffernan's Grand Banks, sushi from Chef Morimoto, and tennis ball-shaped cupcakes from Patisserie Chanson.

The VIP Experience: In the Citigold Lounge VIP guests kicked off the night at an exclusive Q&A featuring John Isner. Guests danced the night away to energetic beats by DJ Mad Linx, The Rakiem Walker Band and reggae artist, Naomi Cowen, while enjoying Diplomático Rum and Zonin Prosecco.

About AYS
AYS is a woman-owned event management and marketing company founded in 1995. AYS provides customized event solutions and consultation services that help our clients maximize marketing initiatives. AYS also founded and produces the Taste of Tennis, a one-of-a-kind food and tennis experience.

About Citi
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

About New York Junior Tennis & Learning
NYJTL is dedicated to developing the character of young people through tennis and education for a lifetime of success on and off the court. All NYJTL community and after-school programs are offered in all five boroughs at no cost. Having served 85,000 youth of NYC in 45 years, today NYJTL is the largest non-profit youth tennis program.


Pro Tennis players
John Isner, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Coco Gauff, Andy Roddick, Milan Tyson, Gaël Monfils, Daniil Medvedev, Felix Auger Aliassime, Marc Murphy, Belinda Bencic, Abi Spears, Vania King, Jamie Loeb, Monica Puig, Donna Vekic, Bethanie Mattek Sands, Kristi Ahn, Danielle Collins and more.

Richard Blais (Juniper and Ivy), Masaharu Morimoto (Morimoto), Sujan Sarkar (Baar Baar), Edward Lee (Milkwood), Chef Bao Bao (Boaburg), Lamar Moore (The Swill Inn), Rory MacDonald (Chanson Patisserie), Kerry Heffernan (Grand Banks), Michael Han (Ortzi), Julian Medina (Toloache), Mina Newman (Sen Sakana), Cedric Tovar (Lotte NY Palace), John Stage (Dinosaur BBQ), Neil Cline (British Virgin Islands), Sani Hebaj (Dabble @ The Conrad), Mike Viola (Boars Head), Anastacia Song (American Cut)

Citi (Title Sponsor), Ays, Lotte New York Palace, The British Virgin Islands, Zonin Prosecco, Remedy, Boar’s Head, Oban, Diplomático Rum, VOSS, CopperGel, Jamaica, Daou, Grand Brulot, WalkersWood Caribbean Foods, Natalie’s, El Espolón Tequila, GrandMarnier, SKYY Vodka, Aperol Spritz, Appleton Estate Rum, Bulldog London Dry Gin, Campari, Völkl, ChefWorks, TossWare, FOH, KIND, EAT ME GUILT FREE, Lolli & Pops, Stash, Simply Gum, Vegan Rob’s, Kosandrinos Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Goodwipes, Brooklyn Bites, Smash Mallow, RipVan Wafels, Beach Modern Luxury, Hamptons, New York Tennis Magazine.

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Earlier Event: August 20