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Taste of Tennis: Top chefs and tennis stars take over Miami

Taste of Tennis: Top chefs and tennis stars take over Miami

Monday marked an exciting evening in Miami with the return of Taste of Tennis at the JW Marriott Miami. The celebration was hosted by Tennis Channel commentator and former ATP star Nick Monroe. Florida Tennis was in the house and it was an absolutely epic party.

Above: Alexander Zverev cooking up a storm.

Upon arrival, guests were welcomed to the JW Marriott Miami pool deck, taking in the 305 vibes. As the night continued, guests mingled with their favorite tennis stars while enjoying endless food from Miami's best, all set to music by DJ Aloona and a special appearance by Redfoo and DJ Irie.

Above: A look at the glamorous scene at the Taste of Tennis event in Miami.

Who was there? So many pros were in the house including Holger Rune, Alycia Parks, Alexander Zverev, Shelby Rogers, Alex de Minaur, Alex Michelsen, Rohan Bopanna, Sabrina Santamaria, Giuliana Olmos, Santiago Gonzalez, Elina Avanesyan, Matt Ebden, Donna Vekic, Jan Zielinski, Sachia Vickery, Jackson Withrow, Oksana Kalashnikova, Nadiia Kichenok, Lyudmyla Kichenok, Arina Rodionova, Gaby Dabrowski and many more who all sampled some incredible cuisine at the event.

Above: Alex Michelson sits in the Taste of Tennis throne.

The food included Falafel Sliders and Grilled Lamb Racks courtesy of Chef Antonio Bachour of Tablé, Cripsy Braised Niman Ranch Pork Belly and Corvina Ceviche courtesy of Chef Adrianne Calvo of Chef Adrianne's Vineyard Restaurant and Bar, Crispy Fish Tacos and Potato & Cheese Flautas courtesy of Chef Karla Hoyas of Tacotomía and much, much more.

Above: Miami-based Lucky in Love was a sponsor at the event. 

Throughout the evening, guests sipped on delicious espresso martinis from Segafredo Zanetti Coffee, the official Miami Open drink, The Ace Paloma by Maestro Dobel Tequila, refreshing cocktails by Brackish, “Voss-Tails” courtesy of VOSS, one-of-a-kind craft drinks by Alexander Davinci courtesy of Barbados, along with wine and Arak by Massaya.

High-profile chefs included Antonio Bachour (Tablé by Antonio Bachour), Patrick Palmer (JW Marriott Miami), Dayanny De La Cruz (Quimera), Cesar Zapata (Phuc Yea), Carolina Molea (L’Artisane Bakery & Bistro), Chris Valdes (Chris Valdes Catering), Adrianne Calvo (Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Bar), Karla Hoyos (Tacotomía), Omar Montero (Casa Ya'ax), Karin Ou Yang (Dirty French Steak's), Ilkay Suuctugu (Artisan Beach House at The Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour), Michael Hernandez (Boulud Sud at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami), Carlos Garcia (Leku Miami), Rodney Ignacio (SUGARCANE), Farid Lutfi (Lira Beirut Eatery).

The event, put on by woman-owned event management company AYS, wouldn't have been possible without the support of such impressive sponsors including  JW Marriott Miami, Segafredo Zanetti, Barbados, VOSS Water, Massaya, Brackish Vodka, Maestro Dobel Tequila, Volkl, Lucky in Love and Chef Works.  

Florida Tennis Gallery

Above: Florida Tennis Editor and Publisher Matt Pressman is joined by top tennis pros at Taste of Tennis (in photos 1-3, from top to bottom): Alex de Minaur, Alycia Parks, and Rohan Bopanna. Bottom Photo: Lucky in Love's Brenda and Brad Singer with brand ambassador and tennis professional Ema Burgic. Special thanks to Lucky in Love for their ongoing support of Florida Tennis! Photos in gallery: Florida Tennis.


Written by Florida Tennis' Editor and Publisher Matt Pressman. Source/Photos: AYS / Taste of Tennis.

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