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Food, Sport

Citi Taste of Tennis Melbourne

Citi Taste of Melbourne is back in Melbourne as one of the highlights of the Australian Open featuring Aussie Tennis Legend Pat Cash and Elite Tennis Pros. We enjoyed an Exclusive Culinary Experience at The Plaza Ballroom that made us proud of our city and it's talent, as well as get pumped for the Australian Open. Kudos to the organisers for a fabulous event.

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A stunning event at The Plaza Ballroom in Melbourne.

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Cooking demonstration by Venus Williams along with Pat Cash and chef David Ricardo was a highlight.

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Kerri-Anne Kennerley was in fine form on the stage.

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Kerri-Anne Kennerley with special guest Pat Cash.

As a premier lifestyle event on the tennis tour, Citi Taste of Tennis offered foodies and tennis fans an evening of signature cuisine prepared by top chefs paired with some of the world’s best tennis players. Guests enjoyed an unforgettable evening sampling fine food, sipping signature cocktails and fine wines, and mingling with their favourite tennis players such asGael MonfilsElina SvitolinaMatteo BerrettiniAjla TomljanovicDanielle CollinsBorna CoricMiomir Kecmanović

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Chef Scott Pickett with the best jaffle of my life; Pyngana Cheddar Jaffle, fermented pepper and blood sausage.

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Alejandro Saravia from Pastuso created a hit with his Apollo Bay Rock Lobster on Peruvian-style brioche.

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Lucy Liu chefs working wonders with betel leaf offerings.

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Chef David Ricardo from Plaza Ballroom with amazing Cured Spencer Gulf Hiramasa Kingfish.

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Grand Slam Macrons and Pavlova with berries and cream by Chef Tim Clark were another standout.

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Brewhaha Kombucha was flowing.

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Chef Ian Curley stepped up with delicious Yarra Valley Salmon Caviar with smoked cods roe on warm potato blinis, as well as a fabulous homemade calzone.

Along with great music, the event featured an exciting cooking demonstration with Venus Williams, past Citi Taste of Tennis players and chefs, and a number of other surprises.

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Chef Pierrick Boyer with exquisite dessert creations.

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Flame torched Hervey Bay scallops by Chef Oak Kunnalok of Kekou were a crowd pleaser.

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Superb evening in Melbourne showcasing Melbourne's culinary finest.

This year’s chef lineup consisted of some of the most notable chefs including:
● David Ricardo - Plaza Ballroom
● Pierrick Boyer – Reverie Café & Dessert
● Ian Curley – French Saloon
● Oak Kunnalok - Kekou
● Zac Cribbes and Jenna Louise North – LUCY LIU Kitchen & Bar
● Alejandro Saravia – Pastuso
● Valerio Calabro – Ganzo Ristorante Pizzeria
● Tim Clark - Cacao
● Scott Pickett – Pickett & Co.
Citi Taste of Tennis Exclusive offered guests a “taste” of the event series. The event includes unlimited food and drink throughout the evening.
Check out the link and follow #CitiTasteofTennis on social media for updates.