Culinary Experiences

July 28, 2022 10:40 PM

The Best of DC is coming to the Citi Open this summer!

Tournament officials announced today a world-class lineup of culinary and hospitality partners to match the star-studded action on the court, which is scheduled to begin on July 30 and run through August 7. From player meet-and-greet sessions each night to live music, the 2022 Citi Open will once again feature a wide variety of fan and hospitality experiences that make Washington's summer tennis tradition the most popular event of the summer.

World Central Kitchen founder and celebrity super-chef José Andrés will headline the food and beverage lineup, serving up traditional Spanish flauta sandwiches from his world-famous Pepe Food Truck, alongside Maryland native and celebrity chef Nicholas Stefanelli, who will prepare his signature Arancini rice fritters and Lasagna "alla Norma" with eggplant and tomato basil ricotta salata and more from his renowned Michelin Star restaurant Masseria.

In addition to local DC institutions like Duke’s Grocery, Roaming Rooster, South Block, King Street Oyster Bar, and Oro Pizza and dessert offerings from Dolcezza, Georgetown Cupcake, and Ice Cream JubileeMoët and Kim Crawford will top the list of beverage partners and premium brands that will make the 2022 edition of the Citi Open a "Best of DC" culinary experience.



“Each summer, fans come to the Citi Open not only to see the best players in the world on our courts, but also to spend the day or evening enjoying a great food and beverage festival with a wide selection of some of the best chefs, restaurants, and brands from DC and around the country," said Citi Open Chairman Mark Ein, “which is why we are once again thrilled to feature an amazing roster of world-class food and beverage partners, led by superstar chefs like José Andrés and Nick Stefenelli and brands like Moët at the Citi Open this summer.”

On court, the 2022 Citi Open’s stacked player fields will feature the top stars from the ATP and WTA Tours, including three former World No. 1 players, six Grand Slam champions, four former Citi Open titlists, three Olympic gold medalists, and numerous Top-20 players. Headliners include three-time Grand Slam champion and former World No. 1 Andy Murray, 2022 Wimbledon finalist and 2019 Citi Open champion Nick Kyrgios, D.C. native Frances Tiafoe, 2022 Indian Wells champion Taylor Fritz, 2021 US Open champion Emma Raducanu, 2021 US Open finalist Leylah Fernandez, two-time Grand Slam champions and former World No. 1s Simona Halep and Victoria Azarenka, 2015 Citi Open and 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens, 2020 Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin, and more.