US Open Champion, Marin Cilic stops by Grenada booth and gives thumbs up to Chef Bishop’s cuisine

Game! Sentence! Fit! Grenada Tourism Board serves aces at the US Open Citi Taste of Tennis

NEW YORK – The Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) proudly showcased the flavors of Grenada for the first time at the annual Pre-US Open Citi Taste of Tennis Event in NYC. Considered the world’s premier tennis and food event, the prestigious event brings together the world’s best tennis players. Plus, unique cuisine from leading chefs in one place.

Presentation of spices from Grenada

As a sponsor of the event, GTA shared cuisine that illustrates why the destination is the World Food Travel Association’s inaugural Culinary Capital.

GTA CEO Petra Roach remarked, “Citi Taste of Tennis provided Grenada with an excellent opportunity to showcase how we use our spices, fine Tree-to-Bar chocolate and world-class rum to create a dining experience that different from all others. As a boutique destination, we take special care to partner with boutique events whose audiences match the demographic profile of our visitors, and Citi Taste of Tennis provided us with just that.”

Chef Belinda Bishop – Grenada Tourism as US Open
Chef Belinda Bishop serves fan-favorite stuffed breadfruit cassava ravioli with coconut turmeric sauce.

Grenadian Chef Belinda Bishop has been selected to lead Grenada’s culinary offering. She prepared delicious stuffed breadfruit cassava ravioli with coconut turmeric sauce that was a gastronomic delight. Chef Bishop also used award-winning chocolate and Cannes Brûlée rum in two desserts. One is a spiced cocoa and banana bread pudding with a caramel and rum sauce. The other was a Grenadian chocolate tart with nutmeg anglaise.

Grenada Tourism at the US Open
Grenada’s nutmeg princess Ingrid Phillip

The focus on chocolate and rum also continued with a stunning display of cocoa and chocolate from Belmont Estate and Tri-Island Chocolate. Guests were also treated to rum tastings of Cannes Royale Extra Old Rum, an aged artisanal rum. To round off the presentation, Grenada’s aromatic nutmeg took center stage Nutmeg Princess. She is a symbol of national pride and leads the occasion.

US Open champion Marin Cilic walks past the Grenada stand and praises Chef Bishop's cooking
US Open champion Marin Cilic walks by the Grenada stand and praises Chef Bishop’s cooking

Former US Open champion Marin Cilic got in on the action, stopping by the Spice of the Caribbean booth for his share of the evening’s goodies. There were also appearances from Venus and Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka and Nick Kyrgios. Also celebrities like Garbiñe Muguruza and Eva Longoria.

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