Venus Williams & Monica Seles with Michelin Star Chef David Shim of Cote at Citi Taste of Tennis
This month marked a fantastic evening in Miami with the return of Citi Taste of Tennis Miami at the JW Marriott Miami. The celebration welcomed tennis legends Venus Williams, Monica Seles and Garbiñe Muguruza along with Michelin Star Chef David Shim of Cote.
A few highlights along with a post-event media alert and links to imagery and footage below:
Grand Slam Cuisine: Garbiñe Muguruza, who achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 1 by the Women's Tennis Association, turned up the heat alongside Michelin Star Chef David Shim of Cote with an onstage cook-off.
Servin' It Up Citi-Style: Pro tennis players including Alexander “Sascha” Zverev, Bethanie Mattek Sands, Andreja Klepac, Sabrina Santamaria, Desirae Krawczyk, Dušan Lajović, Edouard Roger-Vasselin, Alizé Cornet, Oscar Otte and more sampled incredible cuisine including truffle brioche french toast by Dayanny De La Cruz of Hard Rock Stadium, slow cooked pork belly with kimchi courtesy of Patrick Palmer from JW Marriott Miami, salmon truffle ponzu from Jason Acoba of Tanuki, key lime pie macaroons from Karina Rivera of deZaan, and so much more. See the full menu here.
The VIP Experience: Guests kicked off the evening with an on-stage Q&A featuring Monica Seles, followed by blindfolded musical challenge with TK & Venus Williams, all while enjoying custom cocktails from both Willo Farm and Diplomatico Rum, a tasting with Casa Del Sol Tequila, VOSS speciality mock cocktails and wine by Catena Wines. The evening concluded as guests danced the night away to energetic beats by DJ Mad Linx. Last but not least, a portion of the evening's proceeds benefited the USTA Foundation.