Tennis fans can now bid for a dinner date with 19 time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal, of Spain. According to AJC.com, Buckhead sushi restaurant Umi will host Nadal for a charity dinner this Sunday, March 1. A donation of $6,500 includes a spot at the Sunday evening dinner and an on-court seat for the related Atlanta Challenge Exhibition, which is a tennis exhibition that will take place at the Infinite Energy Arena between Nadal and Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov.
Proceeds from the dinner will go towards the Rafa Nadal Foundation and the National Tennis Foundation. Umi is known to be an excellent sushi restaurant and a socialite hotspot and hosts celebrities who live or visit the Atlanta area..
Tickets for the dinner, priced at $6,500 per person or $12,500 per couple, include a meet and greet with both Nadal and Dimitrov, a photo, and access to the March 2 Atlanta Challenge event 2 with on-court seats and access to the courtside lounge, which is being held on March 2nd.
According to their website, Umi is located in Atlanta’s bustling Buckhead neighborhood, and unites classic along with modern Japanese flavors in a sophisticated, contemporary setting. Designed by Atlanta artist and designer Todd Murphy, the interior is elegant, yet simple with organic, earthy elements closely reflecting the pure and clean qualities of Asian fare.
Our menu showcases the freshest fish from the world’s finest markets and highest quality ingredients available. Items such as baked lobster tempura, sautéed foie gras and black cod miso and a selection of “aburi” or slightly cooked sushi-grade fish accompany an assortment of starters, soups, salads, sashimi, nigiri and specialty house and traditional rolls.
The diverse beverage list includes a fine selection of exclusive craft sake, handmade cocktails, premium wine and beer and pressed, artisan roasted Lamill coffee.
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