The days surrounding Miami Art Week, which includes the cornerstone Art Basel Miami Beach, are some of the most exciting times to be in the city. Every year, art comes in different guises, including haute cuisine, and from November 29 to December 2, some of the world’s and the country’s top chefs will host dinners in the Design District, in partnership with Resy and American Express.
Massimo Bottura of the three-Michelin-starred Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy—awarded the World’s No. 1 Restaurant by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2016 and 2018—will headline the Nov. 29 event. James Beard Award-winning chefs Missy Robbins of Lilia, Misi and Misipasta in New York and Mashama Bailey of The Gray in Savannah and Diner Bar in Austin will take over on December 1st and 2nd, respectively. Each of the dining experiences costs $350 per person, including the multi-course menu, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
The three days will take place in a gallery space with a Basel-exclusive installation by California-based contemporary artist Phillip K. Smith III, entitled ‘Garden of Reflections’. It is a series of reflective column sculptures that react to the immediate environment: the sun, clouds, treetops and architecture during the day and the action of the dining experience at night. Smith last appeared at Art Basel Miami 2017 with 120 Degree Arc East Southeast, a 500-foot-long reflective installation located on the beach in the Faena Arts District.
On Nov. 30, there will be an all-day Gallery Show at the venue, featuring food and drinks from James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Solomonov of Zahav, Abe Fisher, Merkaz, Dizengoff, Goldie, Laser Wolf, Federal Donuts and K’Far. in Philadelphia and Laser Wolf in Brooklyn. Admission, food and drinks to this event are free, but reservations through Resy are required for entry.
“Our intention was to bring four chefs of different styles from around the country and the world to Miami and give them a platform where their food and art come together,” Hannah Kelly, Chief Marketing Officer at Resy, tells Forbes. “They’re all award-winning, incredibly creative and part of our Global Dining Access collection.” Kelly glances at the menus. “Guests will get a taste of Mashama Bailey’s foie gras and grits, Missy Robbins’ antipasti, Massimo Bottura’s ‘The Crunchy Part of the Lasagna’ and other hit dishes. During Gallery Day, there will be food and drink throughout the day, with Mike Solomonov’s menu changing as the day goes on. In the morning there will be bureks, rugelas, mini challah Danes. In the afternoon, latkes, short rib sandos, mushroom baklava and more.”
This is the second year that American Express Platinum Card and Resy have participated in the Miami Art Week festivities. Last year, they held a Carbone pop-up dinner at the Edition Hotel Miami Beach, “which sold out instantly!” Adds Kelly, “Seeing the demand for last year’s Carbone dinner, combined with Miami being a fast-growing market for Resy (our restaurant footprint has grown fourfold since 2017), we set our sights on Art Basel 2022. Food Worth the Week The events activated by Resy during Art Week showcase the range and caliber of Resy restaurants, the exclusive access unlocked by the Global Dining Access program and of course how dynamic and exciting its culinary scene is Miami”.
Beyond Design District pop-ups, Resy also partners with local Miami restaurants for events during Art Week: Art After Dark at Cote Miami, where guests can dine while viewing art from private collections in collaboration with the public art consultancy Artline (December 1 to 9). and special dinners at Joe’s Stone Crab (November 30) and Mandolin Aegean Bistro (December 4).
Bookings for the Resy and American Express Design District Pop-Up go live on November 9, 2022 at 10am. EST at resy.com/miami
Reservations for the Cote Miami, Joe’s Stone Crab and Mandolin Aegean Bistro events go live on Wednesday, November 11th at 11:00am EST at resy.com/miami