Five Things You Can’t Miss at the Miami Open

El Nuevo Herald

The Miami Open is bringing a new twist on food, fashion and fun to the annual tennis tournament at the Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne (through April 5). Here are five things you cannot miss inside the gates this year.

1. Taste of the Open.

From April 1-5, the Miami Open will turn into a gourmet market with culinary presentations by four celebrated chefs: Tom Colicchio, Scott Conant, Josh Capon and Michelle Bernstein. Think special tasting menus from each and a chance to shake the chef’s hand.

2. Enjoy a Swim Fashion Show.

On Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4, fashionistas can check out the new swimwear line from Sports Illustrated model Tori Praver. The Miami Open will also have a pop-up store showcasing Praver’s swimwear line from April 2 through the end of the tournament.

3. Watch a Pro Beach Volleyball tournament.

Taking place April 2-4, the competition on a new beach volleyball court located along the west side of the stadium will include three men’s and women’s teams, starring triple Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings, 2012 Olympic silver medalist April Ross, 2008 Olympic gold medalist Phil Dalhausser and two-time Olympian Sean Rosenthal.

4. Chill with Moët.

Moët & Chandon returns as the official champagne of the Miami Open, serving their flagship — Moët Impérial — along with a new addition, Moët Ice Impérial, the first champagne specifically designed to be served over ice. At the Moët lounge on tournament grounds, guests will also be able to customize their white goblets of Moët Ice with fresh fruit and herb garnishes.

5. Get on the Party Bus.

Don’t worry about parking this year. Arrive in style in the Miami Open Mobile Lounge, a VIP, door-to-door luxury bus, complete with flat screen TVs, DJ and complimentary drinks, and designed to entertain up to 30 guests. After a full day of tennis, return to the Mobile Lounge for a hassle-free trip home. Available through the end of the tournament, group tickets for either 100 level box seats or 300 level seats are included. Packages start at $4,200.