Following Sold-Out and Celebrity-Attended Event in LA, The American Express Gold Card Pulls Into Mana Wynwood for The Resy Drive-Thru Miami on March 18 and 19, 2021
American Express and reservations platform Resy announce The American Express Gold Card presents The Resy Drive-Thru Miami, a two-night culinary event on Thursday, March 18 and Friday, March 19, 2021. Located at Mana Wynwood Convention Center, the drive-thru event will treat guests to a 10-course tasting menu from the comfort of their car and feature a stellar lineup of Miami’s favorite chefs (Michelle Bernstein, Michael Schwartz, Timon Balloo, José Mendín) and restaurants (Mr. Mandolin, CARBONE Miami, PLANTA). The Resy Drive-Thru debuted in Los Angeles in October 2020 to instant success – 4,000 Notifies set and 600 tickets sold out in under 15 minutes. Fast Company called it “The Future Of Dining” and it was praised for its creativity combined with COVID-19 safety protocols.
To bring the buzzy event to Miami in March, Resy is again teaming up with The American Express Gold Card, the ultimate Card for passionate diners, with 4x Membership Rewards® points at restaurants, including takeout and delivery, access to unique dining experiences, and more. American Express Gold Card Members can add their Card to their Resy wallet and unlock an exclusive “4X Experience” comprised of Access (48-hour pre-sale tickets and primetime slots), Service (a custom car lane with dedicated waiters), Experiences (entry to an immersive dessert tunnel), Swag (gift bag, limited-edition apron), and more surprises.
Following The Resy Drive-Thru, Resy and American Express will make a donation to Feeding South Florida, a member of the Feeding America network of food banks and the leading domestic hunger-relief organization serving Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties.
The Resy Drive-Thru Gets a Miami Makeover
Attendees will find the exterior of Mana Wynwood transformed into a colorful, vibrant, labyrinth inspired by Miami’s diverse cuisine, Latin culture, pop art aesthetic and Wynwood walls. Larger-than-life food sculptures and iconography will be a feast for the eyes, but the main attraction is the incredible lineup of Miami’s most sought after restaurants and chefs – a mix of institutions, mainstays and newcomers:Balloo (Chef Timon Balloo), Cafe La Trova (Chef Michelle Bernstein), CARBONE Miami, Harry’s Miami Beach (Chef Michael Schwartz), Mr. Mandolin, Niu Kitchen, Osaka Nikkei Miami, PLANTA (Chef David Lee) and Pubbelly Sushi (Chef José Mendín).
Although chefs will not approach cars due to COVID-19 safety precautions, each will be visible preparing their dish in a socially distanced tent, and each course – delivered through car windows – is accompanied by an audio explanation and music tracks to match. By the time cars exit, passengers have enjoyed a bespoke tasting menu of Miami’s best bites.
“I have been a part of a lot of culinary events over the years, but this is the first multi-restaurant drive-thru, and we can’t wait to see it in action,” says Michael Schwartz, Owner of Michael’s Genuine and Harry’s Miami Beach. “In addition to being drawn to the creativity of the event, we’re looking forward to collaborating with our peers after a year of limited events, and treating guests to a memorable night. With this lineup, I know the food is going to be phenomenal, and I’m sure the cars will be part of the show, too!”
Exclusive 4X Experience for American Express Gold Card Members
In honor of the American Express Gold Card’s 4X Membership Rewards points on dining, The Resy Drive-Thru Miami will give Gold Card Members access to 4X the perks leading up to and while at the event. The Experience is available to guests who purchase a ticket with an American Express Gold Card through their Resy wallet. American Express Gold Card Members will enjoy:
- Access: Early access to tickets, 48 hours before the general public as well as exclusive access to primetime “Golden Hour” (8-9pm ET) time slots.
- Service: Upon arriving at the drive-thru, Gold Card Members’ vehicles will be directed to a custom car lane with extra bites and a dedicated server per vehicle.
- Experiences: In the Gold Card car lane lies a sweet and sensory Gold Donut Tunnel experience powered by Miami’s beloved artisan donut shop, The Salty Donut. This aroma-driven immersive tunnel simulates a donut being made and ends with a limited-edition Gold-glazed donut.
- Swag: Gold Card Members will bring home a guidebook to the chefs’ dishes and recipes, a limited-edition apron, and more swag.
To Purchase Tickets
Tickets for The Resy Drive-Thru Miami are $110 per person and can be purchased at Resy.com/DriveThru and in the Resy app. Tickets go on sale February 24, 2021 at 10:00am EST for American Express® Gold Card Members who get exclusive 48 hours access to tickets. To purchase a ticket, add an American Express Gold Card to your Resy account and purchase your ticket with that card. Tickets are first-come, first-served. Tickets go on sale to the general public on February 26, 2021 at 10:00am EST.
Source Resy, Inc.