Resy and American Express hosted multiple dining experiences during Art Week in Miami, including a series with Massimo Bottura, Missy Robbins, and Mashama Bailey with original art by Phillip K. Smith III; Gallery Day to Feature Food by Michael Solomonov.
Starting November 29th, Resy and American Express will host a series of dining events in Miami to provide Resy users and American Express Card Members with exclusive chef and restaurant access during one of Miami’s busiest weeks. Massimo Bottura, Michael Solomonov, Missy Robbins, and Mashama Bailey are among the chefs. Garden of Reflections, an original site-specific art installation commissioned for Resy and American Express’ Design District pop-up, will be unveiled by artist Phillip K. Smith III.
Reservations for the top chef dinner series are available exclusively to Global Dining Access by Resy members. Reservations for Smith’s art and food by Zahav Chef-Owner Michael Solomonov will be free and open to all Resy users.
Reservations went live on November 9th at 10 a.m. EST HERE.
Resy and American Express announced plans to celebrate the intersection of food, art, and culture during Miami Art Week with a four-day pop-up in the Design District led by Michelin and James Beard Award-winning chefs and renowned artist Phillip K. Smith III, as well as special events at some of the city’s most popular restaurants.
“Miami is one of Resy’s fastest-growing markets and such an exciting restaurant city,” said Alex Lee, CEO of Resy and VP of American Express Dining. “During Art Basel week, when we see reservation demand in Miami spike, we’ll supercharge what Resy is known for: guiding you to and helping you get into the best restaurants.” The Design District pop-up will feature restaurants and chefs in Resy’s Global Dining Access* program. Intimate dinners will be prepared by Massimo Bottura (Tues., Nov. 29), Missy Robbins (Thurs., Dec. 1) and Mashama Bailey (Fri., Dec. 2) as well as a gallery day (Wed., Nov. 30) with food and drinks by Michael Solomonov. The pop-up will also feature the return of American Express presents SAVOR & SOUL, a unique dining experience celebrating Black chefs and culture with a menu curated by Mashama Bailey. In addition, Resy will host special events at popular Miami restaurants COTE Miami, Joe’s Stone Crab, and Mandolin Aegean Bistro for Global Dining Access Members.
Global Dining Access by Resy is a dining program that grants eligible American Express Card Members access to 500+ top restaurants in the United States and around the world. The ability to book exclusive reservation slots, Priority Notify at all Resy restaurants, and invitations to exclusive events are among the benefits.
“Art has always been my passion, together with music, poetry, fast cars and motorcycles, and of course food” said Massimo Bottura, Chef Patron of Osteria Francescana and Founder of Food for Soul. “When we are able to put together all these things and create an amazing event I am always on. It is the only way you can transmit emotions. I can’t wait to come in Miami again. It’s all about emotions.”
“Food, culture and art are so intricately linked and I am thrilled to be partnering with American Express and Resy to bring this exciting experience to guests in Miami,” said Chef Michael Solomonov, Chef and Owner of Zahav and five-time James Beard Foundation award-winner.
“Miami is such a lively and vibrant city, rich in Caribbean culture,” said Mashama Bailey, Chef and Co-Owner of The Grey. “We are excited to showcase dishes rooted in these cultures and cook for people who love art and beauty, and who have a discerning eye and palate – it is always a welcomed challenge.”
“I am excited to be a part of an event that brings the world of food and art together,” said Missy Robbins, Chef and Owner of Lilia, Misi and MISIPASTA. “It is a great opportunity to showcase our form of expression outside of the four walls of our restaurants and to introduce our food and hospitality to international and local guests.” Phillip K. Smith III, a desert-based artist from Southern California, was commissioned to create a site-specific art installation for the Resy and American Express gallery in the Design District. Garden of Reflections is a collection of reflective columnar sculptures that react to their immediate surroundings: the sun, clouds, treetops, and architecture during the day, and the action of the dining experience at night. Smith most recently displayed 120 Degree Arc East Southeast, a 500-foot-long reflective installation located on the beach in the Faena Arts District, at Art Basel Miami 2017.
“Art Basel brings a lot of weight, of course,” says Phillip K. Smith III, “I was intrigued by the challenge of providing artwork for a space that will operate as a gallery by day and a restaurant by night. And so, I’ve created Garden of Reflections, an artwork that will reflect and collage the movement and action of the space across its varied surfaces while changing perceptually from day to night.”
The partnership between Smith, Resy and American Express was facilitated by UAP who connects artists to opportunities in the public/private realm and supports their design and fabrication needs. UAP works across curation and installation to bring the most unique creativity to life, with projects ranging from Desert X AlUla 2022 to Bharti Kher’s Ancestor, which is currently on display with the Public Art Fund in New York City.