Announcing Rafael Nadal at Taste of Tennis 2016

17th Annual Taste of Tennis NYC to Feature Chef Marcus Samuelsson and Tennis Legend Rafael Nadal, brought to you by Olive Oil From Spain

Taste of Tennis, the World’s Premier Food and Tennis Experience produced by AYS Sports Marketing, is excited to announce that this year’s marquee Taste of Tennis culinary demo will feature 14X Grand Slam Champion Rafael Nadal and James Beard Award winning Chef Marcus Samuelsson! Tickets are on sale now through the official website,

In addition to Rafael Nadal at Taste of Tennis, you can expect to see the likes of Simona Halep, the always entertaining Gael Monfils, legend Billie Jean King, America’s Top Tennis player John Isner and everyone's favoriteSloane Stephens along with several of your favorite chefs such as Marcus Samuelsson, Jonathan Waxman and Floyd Cardoz showcasing their culinary skills on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 7pm-10pm, with returning DJ Mad Linx. With an array of amazing food, this one-of-a-kind experience features a variety of themed lounges, signature cocktails and guest DJ segments by professional athletes.

On Friday, August 26thTaste of Tennis Pavilion, hosted by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, is coming to the Mylan WTT Finals! This interactive culinary experience will feature cuisine prepared by top local restaurants, handcrafted cocktails and a variety of exciting VIP experiences including photo opportunities and meet and greets with some of your favorite tennis players. Following the Pavilion is the Celebrity Chef Tennis Challenge which kicks off the Mylan WTT Finals where 4 celebrity chefs step out of the kitchen and onto the court in an exciting tennis exhibition on center court!

For more information or to purchase tickets to The Taste of Tennis MasterClass, The Taste of Tennis Gala or the Taste of Tennis Pavilion please visit All media invitation and press inquiries please contact Ashli Urquhart at
  • August 17-25th The Taste studio appearance featuring various chefs & athletes (Media requests)
  • August 24th Taste of Tennis Master Class (Private Event)
  • August 25th World TeamTennis and Billie Jean King reception 5-7pm (Private Event-Media Invite)
  • August 25th Taste of Tennis Gala 7-10pm (Public Event)
  • August 26th Taste of Tennis Pavilion-Celebrity Chefs Challenge Hosted By Marcus Samuelson at the Mylan WTT Finals(Public Event)

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