Metropolitan Minute . TASTE OF TENNIS BY M E L I S SA C L A R K P H OTO S BY G E T T Y I M AG E S & PAU L P R I N C E
he greatest female tennis player in the world, Serena Williams, was holding court and serving tasty food in a cooking challenge with her also famous sister Venus at the annual “Taste of Tennis,” a Citi sponsored event at Cipriani’s on East 42nd street.
Metropolitan Minute took more than a minute to enjoy an evening filled with A-list athletes and top chefs. Our always courageous photographer Paul Prince got right up in the face of boxing legend Iron Mike Tyson who was all smiles as he bragged about his young daughter, Milan Tyson who at the age of nine, plays a fierce game of tennis and wants to become the next Serena. We kept running into Olympic Gold Medalist Bethanie Mattek-Sands who is also known by some as the “Lady Gaga” of the Tennis world with her Lucky in Love tennis clothing line. She rubbed elbows and tattoos with Exercise Insanity creator Shaun Thompson. Food Network’s Chopped, Chef Marc Murphy spilled the beans on his new book, “Season with Authority: Confident Home Cooking.” While Bravo’s Top Chef Richard Blais gave us the inside scoop on the cooking challenge between Serena and Venus Williams. No surprise to find former Real Housewives of New York star, Jill Zarin in the group. Everybody who watches the Bravo show knows Jill is a tennis fanatic. Zarin graced the Citiblue carpet with her new love Gary Brody and her cute pup Miss Bossi. It was a pleasure to see Ms. Zarin all smiles. A wide range of food was stationed all over from home-cooked creole dishes to Indian, Korean, and good old sliders. The crowd was not disappointed either with the French imported liquors and delicious wines. Check out our Metropolitan Magazine on Instagram and Facebook for exclusive interviews. Head over to www.tasteoftennis.com to see the full event.
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