Back in October American Express and reservations platform Resy created a drive-thru dining experience in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Palladium and the demand was remarkable — the event sold out 600 tickets in less than 15 minutes with a waitlist of thousands. Fast Company called it “The Future Of Dining” and it was praised for its creativity combined with COVID-19 safety protocols. And now the event is coming to Miami for two nights of luxury in-car dining.
The American Express Gold Card presents The Resy Drive-Thru Miami, will take place on Thursday, March 18 and Friday, March 19, 2021. Located at Mana Wynwood, the drive-thru event will treat guests to a 10-course tasting menu from the comfort of their car and feature a lineup of Miami’s noteworthy chefs (Michelle Bernstein, Michael Schwartz, Timon Balloo, José Mendín) and restaurants (Mr. Mandolin, CARBONE Miami, PLANTA).
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), L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, 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.
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.
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 can be purchased in groups of two, three or four. Guests using a group ticket must arrive in the same vehicle, maximum of four persons per vehicle. Each Drive-Thru ticket holder will see the event in their Resy mobile app and will receive exclusive event-related content via text and email leading up to their entry.
Tickets go on sale beginning 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.