Saturday, September 19, 2015

The 2015 16th Annual Taste of Tennis Gala – W Hotel - New York City - August 27, 2015

On August 27th, the top stars of the tennis court and the kitchen aligned at the 16th Annual Taste of Tennis Gala at the W Hotel in New York City. Guests including Bachelorette star Andi Dorfman and Serena Williams looking fabulously sporty in a fitted LBD and Nikes!  

Serena Williams with Andi Dorfmann of the Bachelorette
Proceeds from this year's event benefit the rehabilitation of Eli Kulp, a beloved Philadelphia-based chef who was paralyzed in the recent Amtrak train derailment.

Serena and Venus Williams joined sports and culinary enthusiasts for the evening.  Venus and Andi even showed off her culinary chops by throwing on an apron and got behind the burner for a live cooking demo with headlining celebrity chef Marc Murphy of the show Chopped and restaurant Landmarc right here in NYC.

Venus Williams assisting with a cooking demonstration at the 2015 Taste of Tennis Gala
According to Victoria Azarenka, the best thing about this event are the gathering of athletes, great food, drinks, and music all under one venue.

Co-hosted by World Doubles Champions the Bryan brothers, fellow players John Isner, Victoria Azarenka, Eugenie Bouchard and Gael Monfils attended the interactive tasting experience to mingle and sample bites by New York’s most prestigious chefs. 

Tennis doubles champion players; the Bryan brothers
Culinary stations were set up throughout the space for guests to enjoy dishes from Jonathan Waxman (Jams), Alfred Portale (Gotham Bar & Grill), Daniel Holzman (The Meatball Shop), Ilan Hall (The Gorbals) and plenty of macarons for desserts. 

Mark your calendars - don't miss next year's Taste of Tennis Gala, an event not to be missed prior to the US Open!

Chef Marc Murphy giving a demo of recipes from his book Season with Authority w/ special guest Venus Williams
Chef Marc Murphy with Andi Dorfman

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