| By Press Release
Photos courtesy of Citi Taste of Tennis


Monday marked a fantastic evening in Indian Wells with the return of Citi Taste of Tennis at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa. The celebration was hosted by tennis legends Tracy Austin and Nicholas Monroe alongside Chef Eric LeClair, Executive Chef at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells and Michelin Star Chef, Minh Phan.

The evening kicked off with a VIP hour presented by PTPA (Professional Tennis Players Association) including a panel with top sports and entertainment thought-leaders and entrepreneurs discussing athlete advocacy and the trajectory of the sports and entertainment industry. Featured speakers included Chamillionaire, Jacquelyn Dahl, Nneka Ogwumike, Jalen Rose and Aly Wagner.

A few highlights of the night include:

Grand Slam Cuisine: Tennis star Alexander "Sascha" Zverev turned up the heat on-stage during a cooking demo with Chef Minh Phan. 

Turning Up the Heat: During the Citi Gold VIP Dinner Hour, Chef Minh Phan displayed her live art installation tying in the beauty of food cuisine and the power of art. 

Servin' It Up Citi-Style: Pro tennis players including Aleksandar Kovacevic, Dayana Yastremska, Jack Draper, Shelby Rogers, Marcelo Arévalo, Yana Sizikova, Neil Pauffley and more (full list below) sampled incredible cuisine including paella tierra y mar, courtesy of Daniel Ruiz from Sol y Sombra, lamb lollipops, courtesy of Jonathan Ungo from BaBaloo Lounge, toffee ice cream cups, from Brandini Toffee, and so much more. 

Throughout the evening, guests sipped on craft cocktails from Sipsmith Gin, bubbles from Zonin1821 and a Kick Serve cocktail from VOSS paired with a bedazzled bottle. 

See the full menu here.

The Experience: Upon arrival, guests were greeted with a dreamy view under the stars with their favorite tennis stars. As the night continued, guests enjoyed endless food from Coachella Valley's best chefs while enjoying music courtesy of the talented alt-indie singer/songwriter Jared Harper and dancing the night away to two-time Grammy nominated artist from One Drop Redemption, Josh David Barrett.

Pro Tennis Players in attendance included Aleksandar Kovacevic, Alex Molcan, Alexander "Sascha" Zverev, Alizé Cornet, Alon Moritz, Anna Bondár, Arnaud Restifo, Bianca Andreescu, Claire Liu, Dayana Yastremska, Desirae Krawczyk, Édouard Roger-Vasselin, Elena-Gabriela Ruse, Gaby Dabrowski, Geoffrey Blancaneaux, Giuliana Olmos, Holger Rune, J.J. Wolf, Jack Draper, Kimberly Zimmerman, Lauren Davis, Marcelo Arévalo, Maryna Zanevska, Michael Russell, Miomir Kecmanović, Neil Pauffley, Nick Monroe, Nicole Melichar-Martinez, Peyton Stearns, Rachel Stuhlmann, Shelby Rogers, Tracy Austin, Wang Xiyu, Wu Yibing, Yana Sizikova and Yulia Putintseva. Coaches in attendance included Brian Garber, Patrick Mouratoglou and Victor Mordekhai.

Featured Chefs included Andie Hubka (Cork & Fork), Philippe Caupain (Si Bon), Juan Leon (VUE), Jonathan Ungo (BaBaloo Lounge), Hervé Glin (PGA West Golf and Resorts), Daniel Rodriguez (King's Highway), Nestor Ruiz (Road Runner), Brandon Weimer (Brandini Toffee), Jon Butler (The Penney & Parlour), Daniel Felix (Sol Y Sombra) and Claudio Marfia (Il Corso).

 The next Citi Taste of Tennis events on the calendar are:

►Citi Taste of Tennis Miami: March 20, 2023 | JW Marriott Miami

►Citi Taste of Tennis DC: July 30, 2023 | TBD Venue

►Citi Taste of Tennis New York: August 24, 2023 | Gotham Hall