Going to the US Open has turned into a Labor Day tradition (if you can call an event two years running a tradition). Last year it rained and rained and I didn’t see much tennis, but this year that wasn’t the case. While the stadiums were packed for the best games of the day, I got to see some doubles matches and some of the up and coming men and women’s players.
It’s been a fun experience nonetheless! And this year, in addition to the US Open, I got to go to the Taste of Tennis, an annual event that brings some of tennis’ biggest stars and some of New York’s best chefs together for a night filled with music, speciality cocktails and lots and lots of food! Here are a couple snapshots from the event…
Dishes pictured above: Lemon Meringue Pie Shots with Tennis Disco Balls from David Burke Group //Potato Wrapped Scallops with Corn and Fava Bean Salad from The Red Cat // Grilled Lamb Bacon with Spring Garlic Kimchi from Restaurant North // Carving Station with Mac and Cheese from Ben and Jack’s Steakhouse//Cold Poached Salmon Cucumber Lime Dashi from Four Seasons // Lobster Terrine with Sorrel Sauce from Oceana
I wish I could have tasted and photographed every dish, but there was a ton of food and we couldn’t even get around to everything both by the time we were full and in the midst of the huge crowd in their small event space.
And other dishes included (sadly not pictured but nevertheless enjoyed): Pan Seared Pave Steak with Black Peppercorn Sauce from Les Halles // Buffalo Chicken Balls with Bleu Cheese Dressing from The Meatball Shop // Stuffed Chicken Breast with Pumpkin and Jerk Sauce from Jamaica Tourist Board// Beets with Goat Cheese from The Cheesecake Factory //Asian Tuna Hotdogs from Measure Lounge // Tuna Tartare with Soy Lime Vinaigrette, Avocado Salad and Taro Chips from Bagatelle // Gnocchi Bolognese from Davios // Roasted Hanger Steak, Jalapeno Mashed Potatoes from Lexington Brass
I also need to step up my tennis game… there were a ton of famous tennis players hanging out at the event and I maybe knew 1/5 of them… I do know Serena Williams though and she did a sushi demo with Chef Morimoto, which was pretty cool (even if seen from afar).