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11th Annual BNP Paribas Taste of Tennis will be held on Thursday, 26, August 2010 New York *Youtube*

Posted on August 23, 2010 at 2:41 AM

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11th Annual BNP Paribas Taste of Tennis

The world's top tennis players and chefs are set to serve up the US Open's hottest pre-tournament action at the 11th Annual BNP PARIBAS TASTE OF TENNIS. This year's lineup includes tennis superstar Andy Roddick, Wimbledon marathon man John Isner and Wimbledon finalists Tomas Berdych and Vera Zvonareva. These stars will be teamed up with Katie Lee, STK's Todd Mark Miller, Sue Torres of Sueños and many others.
The star-studded charity event produced by AYS Sports Marketing and benefiting the New York Junior Tennis League, is set for Thursday, August 26th, 7-10pm at the W New York.
One of summer's most anticipated New York nightlife events, BNP PARIBAS TASTE OF TENNIS gives guests the opportunity to mingle with their favorite tennis stars and chefs while sampling an eclectic mix of specially-designed dishes that earn rave reviews each year.

This year's BNP PARIBAS TASTE OF TENNIS lineup of scheduled players includes:

*Andy Roddick (USA)
*John Isner (USA)
*Tommy Robredo (Spain)
*Gilles Simon (France)
*Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic)
*Shahar Peer (Israel)
*Evgeny Korolev (Russia)
*Vera Zvonareva (Russia)
*Max Mirnyi (Belarus)
*Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland)
*Aleksandra Wozniak (Canada)
*Thiemo de Bakker (Netherlands)
*Robert Lindstedt (Sweden)
*Thierry Tulasne (France)
*Taylor Dent (USA)
*Justin Gimelstob (USA)
*Marin Cilic (Croatia)
*Francesca Schiavone (Italy)
*Yanina Wickmayer (Belgium)
*Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia)

The menu of notable chefs/restaurants scheduled to appear:

*Todd Mark Miller - STK
*Fernando Navas - SushiSamba
*Wendy Israel & Angel Elon - Baking By Design
*Adrian Richardson - La Luna Bistro
*Sue Torres - Sueños
*Peter Andino - Heartbeat
*Bart Vandaele - Belga Cafe
*Bobby Hellen - Resto NYC
*Kerry Heffernan - South Gate
*Mario Pagán - Chayote
*Brad Farmerie - Public
*Ashley Palma - The Collective
*Chris Rendell & Ryan Butler - Double Crown
*Michelle Park - Kyotofu
*Martin Maginley - Restaurant at Round Hill
*Keith Kornfeld - Pranna

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Teaming up with Roddick, chef headliner Katie Lee is well-known in the culinary world. Katie's broad experience ranges from authoring best-selling cookbooks, The Comfort Table and The Comfort Table: Recipes for Everyday Occasions, to writing culinary and lifestyle features for an array of magazines. She regularly appears as a Special Correspondent, covering food and fashion for The Early Show, and has served on the judge panel on Food Network's Iron Chef America. Katie has also been featured in Vogue, Town & Country, Cosmopolitan, The New York Times and on Oprah, among others.
This year's BNP PARIBAS TASTE OF TENNIS features a number of marquee sponsors including BNP Paribas as title sponsor, Rums of Puerto Rico, W New York, Cadillac, Puerto Rico Tourism, Stella Artois, Saddlebrook Resort, FIJI Water, Dunlop,, Turnkey Intelligence, and SNY.
This year's BNP PARIBAS TASTE OF TENNIS benefits the NEW YORK JUNIOR TENNIS LEAGUE which is the largest tennis and education-themed community organization in the United States providing free services to more than 100,000 New York City youth ages six to 18 each year. To reach its goals, NYJTL mobilizes the support of the community, corporate citizens, foundations, organizations and individuals who are committed to achieving net gains for kids.


Updated: (e-mail from Rich DTL)

Big Berd was on the list of potential attendees but he didn't show up on the green carpet or the party afterward. I know, I was so bummed. I was really looking forward to meeting him and getting to speak  with him about the Open and other stuff. Plus, I think he has great style, as you know, and was anticipating his arrival to see what he was wearing. *sad face*

11th Annual BNP Paribas Taste of Tennis

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