Resy and American Express to Host Multiple Dining Events During Art Week in Miami Including Dinner 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

From left to right: Massimo Bottura, Michael Solomonov, Missy Robbins, Mashama Bailey
From left to right: Massimo Bottura, Michael Solomonov, Missy Robbins, Mashama Bailey
  • Resy and American Express will host multiple dining events in Miami starting November 29th to give Resy users and American Express Card Members exclusive chef and restaurant access during one of Miami’s most in-demand weeks.
  • Artist Phillip K. Smith III will debut Garden of Reflections, an original site-specific art installation commissioned for Resy and American Express’ Design District pop-up.
  • Reservations for the top chef dinner series are available exclusively to Global Dining Access by Resy members. Reservations for a gallery day featuring Smith’s art and food by Zahav Chef-Owner Michael Solomonov will be free and open to all Resy users. Reservations go live November 9th, 2022 at 10 a.m. EST at

Resy and American Express announced plans to celebrate the intersection of food, art and culture during art week in Miami with a four-day pop-up in the Design District headlined by Michelin and James Beard Award winning chefs and renowned artist Phillip K. Smith III, plus special events at some of the most popular restaurants in Miami.

“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. There will be intimate dinners cooked by Massimo Bottura (Tues., Nov. 29), Missy Robbins (Thurs., Dec. 1) and Mashama Bailey (Fri., Dec. 2) and 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 provides eligible American Express® Card Members elevated access to 500+ top restaurants in the United States and around the world. Benefits include the ability to book exclusive reservation slots, Priority Notify at all Resy restaurants, and invitations to exclusive events.

“Art has always been my passion, together with music, poetry, fast cars and motorcycles, and of course food” says 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.”


Southern California desert-based artist Phillip K. Smith III was commissioned to create a site-specific art installation for the Resy and American Express gallery in the Design District. The piece, Garden of Reflections, is a series of reflective columnar sculptures that react to the immediate surroundings: the sun, clouds, treetops and architecture during the day, and the action of the dining experience at night. Smith last showed 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.

“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. With projects from Desert X AlUla 2022 to Bharti Kher’s Ancester, currently on display with the Public Art Fund in New York City, UAP works across curation to installation to bring the most unique creativity to life.

Schedule of Events for Resy and American Express’ Design District Pop-Up

Location: 151 NE 41st Street, 3rd Floor, Miami, FL

Global Dining Access by Resy Dinner Series

  • Tuesday, Nov. 29 | 6:00 p.m.: Dinner with Massimo Bottura (Chef Patron of Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy) and Phillip K. Smith III’s Garden of Reflections
  • Thursday, Dec. 1 | 5:30 p.m and 9:00 p.m.: Dinner with Missy Robbins (Chef and Owner of Lilia, Misi and MISIPASTA in Brooklyn, NY) and Phillip K. Smith III’s Garden of Reflections
  • Friday, Dec. 2 | 5:30 p.m and 9:00 p.m.: Dinner with Mashama Bailey (Chef and Co-Owner of The Grey in Savannah, GA and Diner Bar in Austin, TX) and Phillip K. Smith’ III s Garden of Reflections

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