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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Ukraine's Top Men's Tennis Star Sued

Ukraine's Top Men's Tennis Star Sued

            MIAMI, Florida: Sergiy Stakhovsky, Ukraine's top ranking men's tennis player and a member of the ATP international professional tour, has been sued in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and unjust enrichment.

            A companion lawsuit for tortuous interference with a contractual relationship also has been filed against Global Sports Management Ltd. and its president, Dirk Hordorff, the player's current manager.

            Each lawsuit seeks damages in excess of $1 million. They were filed by Renaissance Tennis Management (RTM), Stakhovsky's manager. Stakhovsky began living and training with RTM in late 2006, working with RTM's coaches at various South Florida locations.

            "Sergiy Stakhovsky would not be the player he is today without the help and the financial support provided for him by Renaissance Tennis Management," said Adam Kenner, RTM's attorney. "Mr. Stakhovsky simply did not honor his end of a business relationship, and must believe he is not bound by his contractual obligations."

            The lawsuits assert that Stakhovsky failed to pay RTM for its training and management services, and that Hordorff and Global Sports Management interfered with RTM's management of Stakhovsky while the player was still under contract with RTM.

            Stakhovsky, a Ukrainian citizen, currently is ranked No. 70 in the world and is playing at the Sony Ericsson Open tournament beginning this week in Miami. He currently resides in Bratislava, Slovakia.

            Global Sports Management is a tennis management company based out of Malta and Bad Homburg, Germany. It represents some of the top players on the ATP tour. Hordorff has coached Rainer Scheuttler for the past eight years, and previously has managed other top players from Europe including Novak Djokovic, Mikhal Youhzny, Ivan Ljubicic, Janko Tispsarevic and others.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


In honor of our dearly missed and beloved client

Federico Luzzi

24 March – 7:30 PM  RSVP-


162 Alcazar Street

Gaetano’s Restaurant

Hotel St. Michel

Corner of Alcazar & Ponce de Leon

Coral Gables

$75.00 per ticket all inclusive.

Antipasto Tipico Italiana

Scialatielli Ai Frutti Di Mare

Paccheri Con Ragu Di Carne

Viennese Table

Pannacotta, Tiramisu, Tarte tatin, Gelati E Tartufi

About Chef Gaetano Ascione (Owner of Gaetano Ristorante)

Chef Gaetano Ascione, a native of Naples, Italy, began his expansive culinary career in 1970 with a degree in Hotel Training from State Professional Hotel Management Institute in Salerno, Italy. He immediately started working as a Chef de Partie in Italy and continued onto Germany, England and the Bahamas.

His career as Executive Chef began in 1979 including working at the Georgetown Club in Washington D. C. where he served two U.S. Presidents (Mr. Carter and Mr. Reagan).      

He held the same position in countries such as Italy (Executive Chef for the Allied Officers Club NATO in Naples), South Korea (Paradise Beach Hotel and Casino), South Africa and Singapore.

After a stint in Singapore, he joined The Palace Hotel, Sun City in South Africa as Executive Chef, as well as being named the Executive Chef for the Inaugural Ceremonies of President Nelson Mandela in Pretoria, South Africa.

In 1996 he was affiliate with two 2 Star Michelin Restaurant in Cannes-France: Belle Otero at The Carlton-Hotel under Chef Francis Chaveau and at the Palm d‘Or at the Hotel Martinez under Chef Christian Willer

Prior to opening his own restaurant in 1997, Gaetano took the post of Executive Chef at Tanglin Club (the oldest Private Club in Singapore). Owner and Executive Chef of two very upscale Restaurant in Singapore (Gaetano Restaurant and Petrus Wine Bar, La Stella Restaurant and Life)

In 2001, he was a finalist for "The Chef Of the Year" for The World Gourmet Summit in Singapore.

Served as a Consultant to Taj- Mahal Group of Hotel in India, Hilton Seoul in South Korea, Marchese Piero Antinori of Antinori Winery in Florence, Italy.

Quattro Restaurant at the Four Season Hotel in Houston welcomed Chef Gaetano in 2006, and he has proved to be an invaluable asset with his simplistic approach to authentic Italian dining.

Married with three children, holder of two nationality (US and Italian) Permanent Resident of Singapore.

Later he went on to become Executive Chef of the Biltmore Hotel, Executive Chef of Gaia, and now owns Gaetano's Ristorante, located inside of the Hotel St. Michel.

Fluent in 5 languages (Italian, english, spanish, german, french).

Member of various professional associations including Chaine de Rotisseurs, American Culinary Federation, Gruppo Virtuale Cuochi Italiani, etc...

When Chef Gaetano Ascione, is asked about the type of food served at the restaurant, always replies that he serves "only good food".
He's all about using only Italian ingredients—everything, including the cheese, olive oil and pasta, is imported from the Boot

Saturday, March 06, 2010

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