For two nights in October, some of Los Angeles’ most beloved restaurants will join forces for a special 10-course meal. The twist? It will be served to guests in their cars.
Powered by Resy’s new Event Ticketing tool, this first-of-its-kind event will take place Oct. 15 and Oct. 16 at the Hollywood Palladium. Upon entering the park, cars will go from “restaurant” to “restaurant,” each represented by a tent — and socially distanced. Diners will remain in their cars for the duration of the experience. By the end, guests will have enjoyed a 10-course collaborative meal.
Welcome to The Resy Drive-Thru.
More than 10 of L.A.’s most sought-after restaurants will be creating never-before-seen dishes for the Resy Drive-Thru, with the goal of celebrating the magic of dining, even in the current landscape. (Have COVID-19 questions? See below.) The event is also a way for Resy and American Express to support restaurant partners who are seeking new ways to connect with consumers and innovate in a time when restaurant service limited.
Drum roll, please. The participants are:
- Alta Adams
- Jon & Vinny’s
- Mozza Restaurant Group
- Night + Market
- Nyesha Arrington
- Trap Kitchen
Spicy Deviled Egg with Rice Cracklings
Keith Corbin, Alta Adams
Betel Leaf with Tamarind-Braised Coconut, Lime Leaf, Smoked Trout Roe
Mei Lin, Nightshade
Thai Pasta Salad: Thai Basil Pesto, Grilled Gai Lan, Silken Tofu, Chile Oil
Kris Yenbamroong, Night + Market
Gochujang Glazed Sea Bass with Local Greens and Toasted Sesame Vinaigrette
Trap Kitchen Golden Rice with Chicken
Malachi Jenkins and Roberto Smith, Trap Kitchen
Mortadella Sandwich, Truffle Parmesan Fondue
Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, Jon & Vinny’s
Slow-Roasted Pork Collar with Bird’s Eye Chile and Bagoong Coconut Cream. Caramelized Cauliflower and Shaved Turnips.
Chad Valencia, Lasa
Ricotta Cake Doughnut with Coriander Brittle, Lemon Curd and Strawberries.
Curtis Stone, Gwen
Petits Fours: Houjicha Caramel and Ganache Tart; Apple Cider Pate De Fruit
Akira Akuto, Nick Montgomery and Jen Yee, Konbi
Bonus: A special take-away item from Majordomo. Additionally, Drive-Thru partner Hedley & Bennett will provide a free mask for every attendee — in addition to donating 1,000 masks to World Central Kitchen’s efforts.
And if that all wasn’t enough, American Express Card Members will also receive an exclusive amuse bouche from the Kismet duo of Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson.
Tickets are $95 per person, and go on sale Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. PT for American Express® Card Members who get exclusive 48 hours access to tickets before anyone else. To purchase a ticket, add an American Express Card to your Resy account and purchase your ticket with your American Express Card. Tickets are first-come, first-served. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. PT.
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Safety Protocol FAQ
How is the guest experience designed with COVID-19 in mind?
Guests will be required to wear masks when interacting with their server and other event personnel. All guests will stay in their cars throughout the Drive-Thru, and be ushered throughout the experience by signs and socially distanced attendants. Guests will pre-book and prepay via the Resy app. Cars will enter the park in 15-minute time slots, to allow for pacing.
Once I get there, how many people will I interact with?
Each car will have one dedicated waiter who will walk next to their car as they travel through the experience, minimizing exposure to multiple event personnel.
What measures are being taken to ensure the safety of staff?
Prior to arriving on site, all event personnel will be tested for COVID-19 and upon arrival, all personnel must present their negative COVID-19 test results to the COVID-19 compliance officer at check-in. Upon arrival, temperature checks and screening surveys will be done in accordance with ADA/CDC guidelines for all event personnel, including restaurant staff. Staff with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will not be allowed onsite and will be sent home to self-quarantine. Those that pass the screening will receive a wristband for a closely controlled event environment. Following the aforementioned screening procedure and check-in, all event personnel will undergo a safety training covering COVID-19 compliance rules and regulations. All event personnel, including participating restaurants, will wear masks, gloves and face shields throughout the event. Hand-washing stations or hand sanitizers will be at entrances to the site and in multiple locations. Event staff will socially distance throughout the entire event, keeping a minimum of eight feet distance at all times.