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The 20th Annual Citi Taste of Tennis

| September 12, 2019 | Lifestyle

The 20th Annual Citi Taste of Tennis New York kicked off the US Open! The evening featured signature cuisine from the city’s leading chefs and appearances by your favorite tennis stars. Grand Slam Champions Serena and Venus Williams took the stage in a sister-sister cooking competition. You’ve never had food served like this at this exclusive food and tennis celebration! Full list of participating restaurants and tennis players can be found on


Venus Williams and Serena Williams attend Citi Taste Of Tennis

On Thursday, August 22, Citi Taste of Tennis celebrated their 20th anniversary. As a premier lifestyle event on the tennis tour, Citi Taste of Tennis has been offering foodies and tennis fans amazing experiences of incredible cuisine prepared by top local chefs and "served" by the top pro tennis players for 2 decades. The tennis world gathered at the iconic Cipriani in New York City to kick off the 2019 U.S. Open.


Guests attend the Citi Taste Of Tennis Gala


Cake on display during the Citi Taste Of Tennis Gala


The Rakiem Walker Project with Gloria Ryann perform at the Citi Taste Of Tennis Gala

The evening featured gastronomic dishes from the New York’s leading chefs and appearances by beloved tennis stars, who took time from their busy schedules to meet and greet fans. Also making an appearance at the event was some familiar American sisters: Venus and Serena Williams turned up the heat with an onstage cooking competition hosted by Celebrity Chef Richard Blais. Former Heavyweight Champ Mike Tyson and his tennis-player daughter Milan Tyson were in attendance enjoying themselves and the atmosphere.


The atmosphere at the Citi Taste Of Tennis Gala

The event was the perfect blend of tasting plates, signature cocktails, and bouncing beats. But it also had an underlying cause: the smash-up of tennis stars and celebrity chefs was a benefit for New York Junior Tennis & Learning.


Jill Zarin and Gary Brody attend the Citi Taste Of Tennis

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