Miami Open expands entertainment options with top chefs, models and Olympians

The Miami Open is bringing a new twist on food, fashion and fun to the annual tennis tournament at the Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne (March 23 – April 5).

The Miami Open Experience be the ultimate beach party, featuring celebrated chefs, fashion designers, models and Olympians and take place during the second week of the tennis event and consist of three major elements:

  • Taste of the Open: a culinary programming curated by chefs Tom Colicchio, Scott Conant, Josh Capon and Michelle Bernstein.
  • Tori Praver Fashion Show: the SI swimsuit model-turned-fashion designer Praver will showcase her latest line of swimwear.
  • AVP Pro Beach Volleyball: an exhibition tournament with participation from some of the world’s best volleyball stars led by three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings. 

The Miami Open Experience is a complimentary offering included in the cost of the Miami Open ticket. 

FOOD

Taste of the Open runs from April 1-5, as the Miami Open will turn into a gourmet market with culinary presentations by four celebrated chefs: Tom Colicchio, Scott Conant, Josh Capon and Michelle Bernstein.    

Tom Colicchio, host of the Emmy Award-winning program Top Chef, is one of the most-highly regarded figures in the culinary arts.  Colicchio’s newest restaurant, Beachcraft, will open in Miami this March at the 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach.  Additionally, Colicchio is the host of Bravo’s Best New Restaurant which premiered in January 2015.

Scott Conant, the award winning chef, author and TV personality, is the founder of New York City’s Scarpetta, nominated in 2009 for ‘’Best New Restaurant in America’’ by the James Beard Foundation.  Conant opened the Miami edition of Scarpetta at the Fountainebleau Hotel on Miami Beach and has recently unveiled his highly anticipated new venture, Corsair, in Aventura, Florida.  

Josh Capon is the chef and partner of Lure Fishbar at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel as well as The Bowery Meat Co, Burger & Barrel and El Toro Blanco in New York City.  He was the winner at this year’s Burger Bash at the South Beach Food & Wine Festival and at the 2014 New York City Food & Wine Festival. The win marked his sixth at the events. 

Michelle Bernstein, a local favorite, rounds off the award-winning chef lineup. Known for her Latin style flavor of cooking, Chef Michelle is the founder of Michy’s, Crumb on Parchment and Seagrape. 

 

FASHION

On Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4, fashionistas can check out the new swimwear line from model Tori Praver. The Miami Open Experience will also have a pop-up store showcasing Praver’s swimwear range from April 2 through the end of the tournament.  

 

FUN

The Pro Beach Volleyball tournament will take place April 2-4 and include three men’s and women’s teams, starring triple Olympic Gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings, 2012 Olympic Silver medalist April Ross, 2008 Olympic Gold medalist Phil Dalhausser and two-time Olympian Sean Rosenthal.  The players will be taking to the sand at the Miami Open’s new beach volleyball court located along the west side of the stadium.  The team of Walsh Jennings – Ross went undefeated on the 2014 AVP Tour.

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