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Jamaica Tourist Board & Palace Resorts Served Up A Taste of Jamaica At Citi Taste Of Tennis 3Jamaica Tourist Board & Palace Resorts Served Up A Taste of Jamaica At Citi Taste Of Tennis 3

Jamaica Tourist Board & Palace Resorts Served Up A Taste of Jamaica At Citi Taste Of Tennis

The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) showcased the island’s decadent flavors at the 19th annual Citi Taste of Tennis event in New York City. A precursor to the US Tennis Open, the evening brought together the world’s best tennis players and featured signature cuisine from the city’s leading chefs.

The JTB partnered with Palace Resorts, Red Stripe, Appleton Estate Rum, and Walkerswood for the exclusive celebration. All guests had the chance of winning five-day/four-night trip for two to Moon Palace Resort in Ocho Rios.

Jamaican Chef Wenford P. Simpson served an array of specialties that included an open-faced jerk chicken slider with pickled red cabbage and mango chutney, bringing a taste of the island to New York City. Patrons washed down the savory treats with Red Stripe Beer and Appleton Estate’s Rum Punch.

During the event, tennis players including Serena and Venus Williams, participated in chef demos with Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto as guests looked on from the Jamaica station sipping signature Red Stripe Beer.

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Above(L-R): Sloane Stephens, 2017 US Tennis Open Champion, poses with Chef Wenford P. Simpson at Citi Taste of Tennis New York.
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Above: Chef Wenford P. Simpson (second from the right), poses with bloggers and influencers at Citi Taste of Tennis New York.
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Above (L-R): Cessie Cerrato, Senior Director for Palace Resorts, Yasmeen Gumbs-Breakenridge, 2018 Mrs. New York and Kristopher DaCosta, Digital Marketing Manager, Jamaica Tourist Board.
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Above: Guests enjoying jerk chicken sliders with pickled red cabbage and mango chutney served by Chef Wenford P. Simpson.
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