Illustration by Virginie Morgand

Amex® Gold Card Picnic in the Park

By

Chef-prepared picnic bundles, curated by Resy.

We’re calling it now: This will be the summer of picnics. And on June 26 and June 27, you can enjoy the ultimate al fresco feast, available for one weekend only. These picnic bundles include a three-part lunch prepared by local chefs, dessert by an award-winning bakery, plus more goodies — all the essentials for a picnic done right. ​​


New York

Pickup Location: Central Park West and 72nd Street

Saturday, June 26: Lunch by Pastis — Buy Tickets

  • Marinated Bean Salad with Roasted Peppers and Niçoise Olives 
  • Parisian Ham Sandwich on a Baguette from Balthazar Bakery with Aged Comté Cheese, Bordier Butter, and Cornichons  
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Macarons 

Sunday, June 27: Lunch by Roberta’s — Buy Tickets

  • Porchetta Sandwich with Roasted Berkshire Pork, Swiss Chard, and Fennel Aioli
  • Roberta’s Crudité with Rainbow Radishes, Carrots, and White Bean Dip  
  • Roberta’s Pride Trail Mix with Assorted Nuts, Dried Apricots and Blueberries, and Calabrian Chilis 

Boston

Pickup Location: Long Wharf on Harborwalk (66 Long Wharf)

Saturday, June 26: Lunch by Pammy’s — Buy Tickets

  • Piadina Wrap with Calabrian Sweet and Sour Chicken, Local Spring Vegetables, and House XO Sauce
  • Cold Pasta Salad Made from House Noodles, Coconut and Chile Broth, and Local Wax Beans
  • House Chips Made from Fried Local Potatoes

Sunday, June 27: Lunch by Tiger Mama — Buy Tickets

  • Brickfields Spiced Pork Stuffed Roti and Chutneys
  • Slow-Cooked Chana Masala with Coconut, Ginger, and Cilantro
  • Spicy Watermelon and Cucumber Salad with Onions, Chilis, and Summer Herbs

Los Angeles

Pickup Location: La Cienega Park (8400 Gregory Way)

Saturday, June 26: Lunch by Kismet — Buy Tickets

  • Rotisserie Chicken with Toasted Chili and Summer Squash
  • Little Gem Greek Salad with Olives, Feta, and Mint
  • Carrot Salad and Couscous with Walnuts and Arugula

Sunday, June 27: Lunch by Ditroit — Buy Tickets

  • Heirloom Tomato Salad with Cucumber and Tarragon Dressing
  • Cemita de Quesillo with Avocado, Black Beans, Chipotle, and Avocado Salsa​
  • Chocoflán

San Francisco

Pickup Location: The Palace of Fine Arts (3381 Lyon St)

Saturday, June 26: Lunch by Liholiho Yacht Club — Buy Tickets

  • Ice Box Fried Chicken with Honey Sesame Glaze
  • Quinoa Salad with Mushrooms, Pumpkin Seed Pesto, Curried Golden Raisins, and Toasted Garlic
  • Coconut Butter Mochi

Sunday, June 27: Lunch by Red’s House — Buy Tickets

  • Red’s Signature Jerk Chicken Island Wrap with Jerk Aioli Sauce
  • Caribbean Mac Salad
  • Carnival Coleslaw

Event Details

Picnics are available for pickup on June 26 and June 27 in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Each bundle costs $45 and can be purchased for one, two, three, or four persons. Picnics can be purchased for specific pickup time slots on both days.

Reserve your picnic via Resy (beginning June 9) and pick it up at the designated time on June 26 or June 27. Picnics will be distributed from special food trucks that will be stationed near parks across the four participating cities.


The Lineup

The restaurant lineup is loaded: Pastis and Roberta’s in New York, Tiger Mama and Pammy’s in Boston, Kismet and Ditroit in Los Angeles, and Liholiho Yacht Club and Red’s House in San Francisco.

American Express® Gold Card Members receive special benefits, including exclusive access to tickets and additional items in their picnic packages.* Add your American Express Gold Card to your Resy profile here to unlock access.

And whether dining in, carrying out, or ordering delivery, earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at restaurants with the American Express Gold Card, the gold standard for dining cards.** Terms apply.

Not a Card Member? Apply here.

The Picnic Packages

Each picnic bundle includes all the essentials for a perfect day in the park:
  • An individual lunchbox-style meal by the day’s featured restaurant (see the menus below!)
  • A cookie by award-winning Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery: chocolate shortbread with toasted cocoa nibs
  • A LaCroix Sparkling Water
  • Blowing bubbles
  • A frisbee
  • A mini (1.0 oz) Supergoop! PLAY sunscreen lotion
  • A Pride-themed felt pennant flag, to celebrate Pride Month
  • A custom, reusable BAGGU bag

American Express Gold Card Members will receive additional, exclusive items in their bundles:

  • A custom picnic blanket
  • Two never-before-seen cookies by award-winning Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery:
    • A strawberry lemonade sandwich cookie: strawberry ganache sandwiched between two lemon butter cookies
    • A chocolate corn cookie: chocolate ganache sandwiched between two brown butter corn shortbread cookies
  • A full size (2.4 oz) Supergoop! PLAY sunscreen lotion
Photo Credit: Meredith Jenks

Picnic Menus: Full Ingredients

KISMET – SATURDAY, JUNE 26 – LOS ANGELES 

Rotisserie Chicken with Toasted Chili & Summer Squash:
Chicken, Coriander, Turmeric, Aleppo Pepper, Brown Sugar, Salt, Chili, Paprika, Cumin, Cinnamon, Black Pepper, Garlic, Canola Oil, Olive Oil, White Wine Vinegar, Summer Squash, Cilantro

Little Gem Greek Salad with Olives, Feta & Mint:
Little Gem Lettuce, Kalamata Olives, Feta, Red Onion, Cucumber, Radish, Mint, Sumac, Salt, Honey, White Wine Vinegar, Distilled Vinegar, Olive Oil, Onion Powder

Carrot Salad & Couscous with Walnuts & Arugula:
Carrots, Aleppo Pepper, Bay Leaves, Coriander, Orange, Olive Oil, Sugar, Salt, Garlic, White Wine Vinegar, Dill
Couscous, Salt, Turmeric, Black Pepper, Bay Leaves, Thyme, Date, Apple Cider Vinegar, Lemon, Currants, Walnuts, Arugula 

DITROIT – SUNDAY, JUNE 27 – LOS ANGELES 

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Cucumber & Tarragon Dressing:
Tomato, Cucumber, Tarragon, Olive Oil, Vinegar, Onion, Lemon, Salt Pepper

Cemita De Quesillo with Avocado, Black Beans, Chipotle & Avocado Salsa:
Bread (Contains Gluten), Cheese, Avocado, Black Bean Puree (Onions, Garlic, Chile Chipotle), Chipotle Chile, Salsa (Tomatillo, Cilantro, Onions, Garlic, Serrano, Avocado, Salt)

Chocoflán:
Chocolate, Egg, Milk, Cinnamon 

LIHOLIHO YACHT CLUB – SATURDAY, JUNE 26 – SAN FRANCISCO 

Cold Fried Chicken-Honey Sesame Glaze
Chicken Thighs, Chicken Rub (Salt, Onion, Garlic, Paprika, Mustard Seeds, Black Pepper, Szechuan Pepper, Brown Sugar), Batter (Whole Wheat Flour, Corn Starch, Tapioca Starch), Honey Sesame Glaze (Tamari, Honey, Black Vinegar, Sesame Paste), Garnish (Wadaman Golden Sesame Seeds, Salted Black Sesame Seeds)

Quinoa, Maitake Mushroom, Curried Raisins, Toasted Garlic 
Maitake Mushrooms, Outstretched Mushrooms, Rice Bran Oil, Parsley, Dill, Carrots, Garlic, Cabbage, Olive oil, Garlic, Onions, Garlic, Ginger, Curry Powder, Raisins 

Coconut Butter Mochi
Rice Flour, Coconut Milk, Eggs, Butter, Milk, Sugar, Vanilla, Yellow Nectarines, Pandan 

RED’S HOUSE – SUNDAY, JUNE 27 – SAN FRANCISCO  

Red’s Signature Jerk Chicken Island Wrap served with our Jerk Aioli Sauce
Gluten Free Tortilla Wraps, Halal Chicken, Organic Romaine Lettuce, Grilled Red Onions, Organic Cucumbers

Caribbean Mac Salad
Green, Red &Yellow Bell Peppers, Diced Celery, Shredded Carrots, Red’s House Dressing, Gluten Free Elbow Macaroni Pasta

Carnival Coleslaw
Purple & Green Organic Cabbage, Chopped Carrots, Organic Yellow Corn & Red’s House Dressing 

PASTIS – SATURDAY, JUNE 26 – NEW YORK 

Marinated Bean Salad with Roasted Peppers and Niçoise Olives 

Parisian Ham Sandwich on a Baguette from Balthazar Bakery with Aged Comté Cheese, Bordier Butter, and Cornichons  

Chocolate Hazelnut Macarons *contains nuts 

ROBERTA’S – SUNDAY, JUNE 27 – NEW YORK 

Porchetta Sandwich with Roasted Berkshire Pork, Swiss Chard, & Fennel Aioli
Porchetta (Pork Belly, Pork Collar, Fennel Seed, Fennel Pollen, Espelette Pepper, Lemon Zest, Rosemary, Sage, Kosher Salt), Fennel Aioli (Hellman’s, Fennel, Fennel Seed, Orange Juice, Lemon Juice, Garlic, Salt, Pepper), Swiss Chard Condiment (Rainbow Chard, Garlic, White Balsamic, Olive Oil), Ciabatta (Flour, Yeast, Kosher Salt, Olive Oil)

Roberta’s Crudité with Rainbow Radishes, Carrots, and White Bean Dip  
White Bean Dip (Cannellini, Toasted Sesame Oil, Tahini, Sesame Seeds, Garlic, Lemon, Olive Oil), Crudité (Rainbow Carrots, Radishes)

Trail Mix
Almonds, Walnuts, Cashews, Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Coconut, Apricot, Date, Blueberries, 
Honey, Maple Syrup, Calabrian Chili, Chili Oil, Salt   

PAMMY’S – SATURDAY, JUNE 26 – BOSTON 

Piadina Wrap with Calabrian Sweet and Sour Chicken, Local Spring Vegetables, and House XO Sauce
Piadina Wrap (Flour, Durum Semolina, Water, Labne Yoghurt, Olive Oli, Active Dry Yeast, Kosher Salt, Chicken, Radish, Jicama, Lime), House XO (Dry Cured Scallops, Dry Cured Shrimp, Prosciutto, Umami Tomato (Shoyu, Rice Vinegar, Honey, Salt), Garlic, Ginger, Dried Figs, Fresh Figs, Pepperoncini, Thai Chili, Kosher Salt, Olive Oil, Black Sesame Paste, Modified Corn Starch), Calabrian Sweet Chili Sauce (Vine Ripened Tomato, Shallots, Garlic, Olive Oil, Fresno Chili, Pickled Calabrian Chili, White Wine, Rice Wine Vinegar, Sugar, Tamarind Paste, Kosher Salt) 

Cold Pasta Salad Made from House Noodles, Coconut and Chile Broth, and Local Wax Beans
Wheat Pasta, Carrots, Snap Peas, Bell Pepper, Soy Sauce, Rice Vinegar, Honey, Tomato, Coconut, Basil, Mint, Xanthan Gum, Lime, Olive Oil 

House Chips Made from Fried Local Potatoes
Soy (fryer oil), Russet Potatoes, White Vinegar 

TIGER MAMA – SUNDAY, JUNE 27 – BOSTON  

Brickfields Spiced Pork Stuffed Roti & Chutneys
Roti Dough (AP Flour, Olive Oil, Salt, Water), Pork Filling (Pork Shoulder, Onions, Garlic, Ginger, Spices, Chicken Broth, Red Chilis)

Basil Raita 
Greek Yogurt, Lime Juice, Thai Basil, Cucumber, Sugar 

Onion Chutney 
Onions, Tomatoes, Sugar, Vinegar, Garlic, Spices 

Mint-Cilantro Chutney 
Mint, Cilantro, Vinegar, Sugar, Garlic, Chilis, Xanthan Gum 

Slow-Cooked Chana Masala with Coconut, Ginger, & Cilantro
Chickpeas, Onions, Garlic, Ginger, Jalapeno, Spices, Coconut Milk, Tomatoes, Mustard Seeds, Cilantro 

Spicy Watermelon & Cucumber Salad with Onions, Chilis, & Summer Herbs
Watermelon, Red Onion, Jalapeno, Mint, Thai Basil, Cilantro, Cucumber, Lime Juice 

MAH-ZE-DAHR – ALL CITIES 

Chocolate Shortbread with Toasted Cocoa Nibs
Butter, Dutch-Process Cocoa Powder, Sugar, All-Purpose Flour, Rice Flour, Cocoa Nibs, Kosher Salt
Allergens: Dairy, Gluten

Strawberry Lemonade Sandwich Cookie
Butter, Lemon Zest, Sugar, Rice Flour, All-Purpose Flour, Salt, Strawberry Puree, White Chocolate
Allergens: Dairy, Gluten, Soy 

Chocolate Corn Cookie
Butter, Sugar, Cornmeal, Salt, All-Purpose Flour, Cream, Milk Chocolate
Allergens: Dairy, Gluten, Soy 


Terms & Conditions

*Reservations are limited. The “Amex Gold Picnic in the Park” event is open to Resy users. Establishing a Resy account is free. To participate, a Resy user must make a reservation on Resy.com or through the Resy app to pick up a picnic basket on June 26, 2021 or June 27, 2021, at a specified reservation time, in one of four outdoor locations. Each outdoor location is located in a different U.S. city – New York City, Boston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. The reservation period will commence at 10am EST on June 9, 2021 for all Resy users, and will continue until all available reservations have been made. Reservation tiles with Gold badges can only be reserved by American Express® Gold Card Members. Gold Card Members must link their Gold Card to their Resy profile and use it to unlock exclusive access to reservations. All sales final. No refunds. No exchanges. American Express and Resy are not responsible for informing restaurants about dietary restrictions or for the restaurant being able to accommodate the restriction.

**You will earn one point for each dollar charged for an eligible purchase in each billing period on The American Express Gold Card. You will earn: 3 additional points (for a total of 4 points) for each dollar charged at restaurants worldwide; 3 additional points (for a total of 4 points) on the first $25,000 of eligible purchases per calendar year at supermarkets located in the U.S. (superstores and warehouse clubs are not considered supermarkets); and 2 additional points (for a total of 3 points) for airfare on a scheduled flight charged directly with passenger airlines (charter flights and private jet flights are excluded) and airfare charged directly with amextravel.com. You may not earn additional points for purchases at a restaurant located within another establishment (e.g. a restaurant inside a hotel, casino, or event venue). For example, purchases made at a restaurant located within a hotel may be recognized as a purchase at a hotel, not a restaurant. You also will NOT earn additional points for purchases at bars, nightclubs, cafeterias, and convenience stores. Eligible purchases are purchases for goods and services minus returns and other credits. Eligible purchases do NOT include fees or interest charges, cash advances, person to person payments, purchases of gift cards, purchases of travelers checks, purchases or reloading of prepaid cards, or purchases of other cash equivalents. Additional terms and restrictions apply. Merchants are assigned codes based on what they primarily sell. We group certain merchant codes into categories that are eligible for additional points. A purchase with a merchant will not earn additional points if the merchant’s code is not included in an additional points category. You may not receive additional points if we receive inaccurate information or are otherwise unable to identify your purchase as eligible for an additional points category. For example, you may not receive additional points when: a merchant uses a third-party to sell their products or services; or a merchant uses a third-party to process or submit your transaction to us (e.g., using mobile or wireless card readers); or you choose to make a purchase using a third-party payment account or make a purchase using a mobile or digital wallet. Please visit americanexpress.com/rewards-info for more information about rewards.

Discover More


Guides

The Resy Guide to the Best Roast Chicken in New York

Rustic Canyon

Dish By Dish

How Andy Doubrava Made Rustic Canyon’s Menu His Own, In Six Dishes

Interviews

At Union, Being There for Pasadena Means Taking Care of People First

Photo by Nathalie Mohadjer, courtesy of Café Compagnon

The Hit List

The Paris Hit List, Fall 2021 Edition: Café Compagnon, Ama Siam, Mokoloko, and More

Guides

The Resy Guide to Cocktails in San Francisco

The Rundown

Everything You Need to Know About Panorama Room, Now Open on Roosevelt Island

Guides

The Resy Guide to Pre and Post-Theatre Dining in London

Resy Lineup

The Resy Lineup: Halloweekend Events, a New Speakeasy, and Miss Lily’s in Soho Is Back!

Interviews

Gunpowder Proves Soho Has Still Got It. But For Harneet Baweja, Challenges Remain

The Rundown

Welcome to Semma, the Latest Hit From the Same Team Behind Dhamaka and Adda

Guides

Where To Enjoy Outstanding Seafood in Sydney

The Rundown

Five Things to Know About JoJo’s Beloved Cocktail Lounge in Midtown

Horses

The Rundown

Everything You Need to Know About Horses, Now Open in Hollywood

New on Resy

New on Resy: Tigre Tacos, Trattoria Brutto, Gunpowder Soho, and More

Resy Spotlight

Nashville’s White Limozeen Is a Beacon of Bright Pink Hope