"RENDEZ-VOUS À ROLAND GARROS" IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LONGINES | OPENING RECEPTION AT THE RESIDENCE OF THE FRENCH CONSUL / by Eric Monteiro

The Consul General of France hosted the opening Reception of Rendez-Vous à Roland-Garros in partnership with Longines. The reception, produced and catered by Thierry Isambert Culinary and Event design, kicked off the 4 day tournament and also showcased the 125 year-long history of Roland Garros.

Rendez-vous A Roland Garros is a new venture with Longines, the USTA and the French Tennis Federation. The tournament was hosted at the Boca West Country Club and was open by invitation only to the top American U-18 players.

The newly laid red clay courts at the Boca West Country Club give the young players valuable experience on the most demanding surface in pro tennis. Roland Garros is famous for its red clay courts, one of the oldest and most noble surfaces in the history of tennis. Winners go to Paris for a play-off against winners of similar tournaments in India, Brazil, China, Japan and South Korea.

The iconic Roland-Garros trophies, the Coupe des Mousquetaires and the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen, were on display at the residence and this was the first time they had been in the USA.

The event was attended by representatives of Roland Garros, the FFT, the USTA, Longines, and the tournament participants. Tennis star-on-the-rise, Christina McHale, was a guest of honor.

 Clément Leclerc, Consul General of France in Miami

Clément Leclerc, Consul General of France in Miami

 Erin Leclerc and Clément Leclerc

Erin Leclerc and Clément Leclerc

 Stephane Deneef, Lucas Dubourg, Fabrizio Alcobe Fierro, & Clément Leclerc

Stephane Deneef, Lucas Dubourg, Fabrizio Alcobe Fierro, & Clément Leclerc

Tennis star, Christina McHale, was the special guest for this opening reception.

 Some of the best junior players in the USA participated in the tournament and attended the opening night reception at the house of the Consul General of France.

Some of the best junior players in the USA participated in the tournament and attended the opening night reception at the house of the Consul General of France.

 Cucumber Cups of Veggie Tartar

Cucumber Cups of Veggie Tartar

 Lemon Macaroons with a tennis ball design

Lemon Macaroons with a tennis ball design

 Griotte Cherry Mousse Dome

Griotte Cherry Mousse Dome