JTB, Palace Resorts serve up Taste of Jamaica

Sloane Stephens, 2017 US Tennis Open Champion, poses with Chef Wenford P. Simpson.
Jamaica Tourist Board

The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) said on Wednesday that it 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, JTB said.

It said it 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, Jamaica.

JTB said 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,” JTB said.

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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