Serena Williams, 2012 Olympic Gold Medalists, The Bryan Brothers and Culinary Pro Gail Simmons to dish out aces for the world’s top tennis players and chefs are set to serve-up the US Open’s hottest pre-tournament action at the 13th Annual BNP Paribas Taste of Tennis.
Held at New York’s posh W Hotel on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the 13th Annual ‘BNP Paribas Taste Of Tennis’ included the greatest names in Tennis as well as serving up a powerhouse of culinary masters.
This year’s lineup includes 2012 men’s doubles Olympic gold medalists Mike & Bob Bryan, Wimbledon Champion and gold medalist Serena Williams, women’s world # 1 Victoria Azarenka, Americans James Blake and Mardy Fish and top 20 men’s players Janko Tipsarevi? of Serbia (#8), Gilles Simon of France (#12) and Fernando Verdasco of Spain (#18). Also taking part in the festivities will be Sam Stosur of Australia, Marin ?ili?of Croatia, Michael Russell of the USA, Mirjana Lu?i? of Croatia, Tommy Haas of Germany, Mark Woodforde of Australia and Milos Raonic of Canada. Hosted by Extra’s AJ Calloway, the players will cook-up culinary aces alongside cooking expert and judge on Top Chef/host of Top Chef: Just Desserts Gail Simmons, Marc Murphy of Landmarc and Buddakan’s Brian Ray, among many others.
Attended by Tennis Stars, Serena Williams (USA), Mike & Bob Bryan (USA), Victoria Azarenka (Belarus), James Blake (USA), Sam Stosur (Australia), Mardy Fish (USA),Janko Tipsarevi? (Serbia), Gilles Simon (France), Fernando Verdasco (Spain), (Croatia), Michael Russell (USA), Mirjana Lucic (Croatia), Tommy Haas (Germany), Mark Woodforde (Australia) and Milos Raonic (Canada)
13th Annual BNP PARIBAS TASTE OF TENNIS, Benefits New York Junior Tennis & Learning was also supported by Celebrity Chefs Gail Simmons (Top Chef Judge/Top Chef: Just Desserts Host) Marc Murphy (Landmarc), Julian Medina (Yerba Buena), Daniel Holzman & Michael Chernow (The Meatball Shop), Brian Ray (Buddakan), Romuald Jung (Bagatelle) Adriano Ricco (STK OUT), Marco Porceddu (Asellina), Wendy Israel & Angel Elon (Baking By Design), Craig Wallen (Spasso), Inky Pak (Kyotofu), Fernando Navas (SushiSamba), Peter Andino (Heartbeat), Chris Leahy (Lexington Brass), Jehangir Mehta (Graffiti), Emma Hearst (Sorella), Kerry Heffernan (NYC Chef/ Top Chef Masters), Robert Deiaco (Armani Ristorante), Jonathan Waxman (Barbuto), David Craine (BLT Bar & Grill), Marc Anthony Bynum (M Bynum Creations), and John Mooney (Bell Cook and Candle).