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Citi Taste of Tennis Celebrates 20th Anniversary At Indian Wells On March 4th, 2019


Join your Favorite Tennis Players and Chefs as they “Serve Up” an Exclusive Culinary Experience on Monday, March 4th at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort


Citi Taste of Tennis is pleased to announce its return to Indian Wells. 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.


This year, event headliners include tennis star John Isner and celebrity chef, television personality and author, Richard Blais. This marquee event returns to the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa on Monday, March 4th 2019 from 6:30pm – 10pm which marks its 3rd consecutive year in the desert.


At the event, guests enjoy an unforgettable evening sampling fine food, sipping signature cocktails, and rubbing elbows with their favorite tennis players. With nearly 2 dozen leading chefs already confirmed, guests will want to come hungry! Attendees can also expect great music, a photobooth, an exciting cooking demonstration, and a number of surprise guests. Best of all, a portion of proceeds raised at the Citi Taste of Tennis benefit the United Way of the Desert.


This year’s chef lineup includes:

Richard Blais (Juniper and Ivy), Larry Eells (Hyatt Regency), Karine Moulin (Hyatt Regency), Alvaro Barrera (Hyatt Regency), Raymond Shadman (Organic Market Café), April Estelle (Organic Market Café), Jason Moffitt (Chi Chi @ Avalon Hotel), John Mooney (Bell, Book & Candle), Paul Hancock (Miramonte), Brentfield Lettsome (British Virgin Islands), Ariq Flax (British Virgin Islands), Chad Gardner (533 Viet Fusion), Bianca Simonian (Kreem), Andie Hubka (Cork and Fork), Hervé Glin (Counter Reformation), Drew Davis (Catalan), Jason Niederkorn (Pink Cabana), Brandon Weimer (Brandini Toffee), Justin Jenkins (Justin’s Restaurant), and John Tsoutis (Evzin).


This year’s player lineup* includes:

Along with John Isner, World Number 3 and 2018 Nitto ATP Finals Champion Alexander Zverev, World Number 3 and 2018 Roland Garros champion Simona Halep, Germany’s Fave Dancer ”PETKO ” • Americas newest sweetheart and 2018 Australian Open Semi-Finalist Danielle Collins, Feliciano Lopez, Amanda Anisimova, Caroline Garcia, Sam Querrey, Mark Woodforde, and so many more notable players!

*Subject to change


The Citi Taste of Tennis series is produced by AYS Sports Marketing and was the brainchild of AYS’ founders Judi and Penny Lerner. Back in 2001 Judi and Penny, both longtime tennis fans, dreamed of creating an event that combined the international appeal of fine food and professional tennis. The Citi Taste of Tennis was born, and now 20 years later it has become one of the most anticipated “off the court” event at tennis tournaments nationwide.


Tickets to the event are $200 and include unlimited food and drink throughout the evening. Group discounts are also available. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.tasteoftennis.com/iw and be sure to follow #CitiTasteofTennis on social media for updates.


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.


Editor’s Note • Don’t miss this! It’s the unofficial player party. It has the best food and drinks and fun. 10sBalls is and has been a sponsor for 9 years now! We’ve got a group of 20 odd going, Sacha and Milan eat up. But watch out for Norman…

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