US Open’s dining and culinary offerings
August 27, 2015
FLUSHING, N.Y. – The United States Tennis Association (USTA), in conjunction with Levy Restaurants, the official restaurant partner of the US Open, today announced its new expanded variety of culinary choices available throughout the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Known as the sports and entertainment world’s ultimate annual food and dining experience, the 2015 US Open welcomes more than 700,000 fans to enjoy unparalleled bounty, including iconic local restaurants, refined fare from star chefs, fresh, local ingredients and interactive culinary experiences. This season’s event will enhance its innovative dining options with a brand new food truck, new restaurant partners, and new dining concessions. A pair of last year’s favorites – Hill Country Barbecue and Maya – will also extend service to the Club Level inside Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Once again, the US Open will team up with an all-star roster of acclaimed chefs, with some of the culinary world’s biggest names returning to craft their specialty dishes for fans, including Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, James Beard award winner Tony Mantuano, and celebrity chef Richard Sandoval. New to this year are two renowned Michelin star chefs: Michael White, chef and owner of highly-rated dining establishments including Costata, Marea and Al Fiori, and Ed Brown, creator and chef at Sea Grill and Ed’s Chowder House in New York. This team of celebrated chefs creates a truly unique culinary experience unlike any other.
New to the US Open
Ed Brown Joins ACES: Local star restauranteur Brown joins forces with sushi master Masaharu Morimoto in ACES, the US Open’s signature seafood stop, serving one-of-a-kind sushi combos and modern seafood entrées. Brown created the original concept for ACES when it opened in 1997.
Michael White’s Costata Joins Champions: The lush SoHo steakhouse serves luxury meals in the reimagined Champions:
Hill Country Barbecue and Maya Join Club Level: The two Food Village favorites this year extend service to the Arthur Ashe Stadium Club Level, featuring several new dishes:
New Flavors of the Open: Fresh seafood and local fare highlight the new dishes available throughout the Tennis Center this year:
Sweet Chili Food Truck: The second on-site food truck joins last year’s debutant, Morris Grilled Cheese, at the tennis center, serving the perfect combination of sweet and sultry flavors:
Juice Press, a local favorite, will be on-site selling a selection of their USDA certified organic bottled juices and smoothies to fans. Additionally, Juice Press will have the unique opportunity to serve its product to players and their guests in the US Open Player Dining area.
Lavazza, the exclusive coffee of the US Open, will be integrated into the on-site food and beverage experience. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase Lavazza’s coffee drinks at the new Lavazza Cafés located in the Food Village and South Plaza, as well as throughout the grounds.
Jacob’s Creek, the Official Wine of the US Open, will feature its Two Lands product at the US Open. The wines will be available to tennis fans at a number of on-site locations.
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Fast Facts & Figures
The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level — from local communities to the highest level of the professional game. A not-for-profit organization with more than 715,000 members, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game. It owns and operates the US Open, the highest-attended annual sporting event in the world, and launched the Emirates Airline US Open Series, linking seven summer tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns approximately 90 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S. and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. The USTA’s philanthropic entity, the USTA Foundation, provides grants and scholarships and helps under-resourced youth and individuals with disabilities, and supports wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans and their families. For more information on the USTA, log on to usta.com, “like” the official Facebook page, facebook.com/usta, or follow @usta on Twitter.
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