On June 26-27 The American Express® Gold Card Will Host a Delicious Weekend of Summer Fun with Chef-Curated Picnic Bundles Prepared by Local Favorites: Pastis, Roberta’s, Kismet, Ditroit, Liholiho Yacht Club, Red’s House, Pammy’s and Tiger Mama
NEW YORK – June 2, 2021 – This June the American Express® Gold Card, the ultimate everyday dining card, will debut a brand-new culinary experience: Amex Gold® Card Picnic in the Park, one-weekend-only of chef-curated picnic bundles. The East to West Coast outdoor dining event – taking place Saturday, June 26 and Sunday, June 27, 2021 in NYC, Boston, San Francisco or Los Angeles – is one of the many ways Amex Gold is helping Card Members celebrate summer and enjoy their favorite restaurants again.
Thousands of picnic kits (with extra accessories for Gold Card Members) will be distributed simultaneously in four cities, across two days, with food prepared by some of the most in-demand restaurants. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 9 at Resy.com/Picnic.
“As summer arrives, we are all eager to get outdoors and experience the things we’ve missed the most, like enjoying great food with great friends. The Amex Gold Card Picnic in the Park is a perfect way to do just that and another example of how we are backing our Card Members, whether they are ordering takeout for a night in or unlocking dining experiences curated just for them,” said Rachel Stocks, Executive Vice President, Global Premium Products and Benefits at American Express.
- In New York City, legendary downtown bistro Pastis will create a Parisian-inspired picnic for day one, followed by an interpretation of picnic fare on day two from Roberta’s newest Brooklyn location in Domino Park, all available for pickup on Central Park West near the 72nd St Sheep’s Meadow entrance.
- In Los Angeles, picnics from popular spots – chef Enrique Olvera’s newly opened Arts District taco window Ditroit and Los Feliz neighborhood favorite Kismet – will be available near Griffith Park.
- In San Francisco local favorites Liholiho Yacht Club and Red’s House are on deck for Heritage- and Caribbean- driven picnics for pickup near the iconic Palace of Fine Arts.
- In Boston, two of the city’s most in-demand restaurants, Pammy’s and Tiger Mama will pack picnics to enjoy near the Boston Downtown Waterfront.
Each picnic includes the makings for a perfect day in the park: an individual lunchbox-style meal by the day’s featured restaurant, a treat by Mah-Ze-Dahr bakery (chocolate shortbread with toasted cocoa nibs), La Croix Sparkling Water, blowing bubbles, frisbee and a mini (1.0 oz) Supergoop! PLAY sunscreen lotion. American Express Gold Card Members can purchase tickets marked with a Gold badge in the Resy app and Resy.com – these tickets include extra accessories compliments of the American Express Gold Card including: a custom picnic blanket, a full size (2.4 oz) Supergoop! PLAY sunscreen lotion and two never-before-seen treats by Mah-Ze-Dahr (strawberry lemonade sandwich cookie and brown butter corn chocolate ganache sandwich cookie).
Tickets are $45 per person and can be purchased at Resy.com/Picnic and in the Resy app beginning June 9th at 10:00am EST for one, two, three or four persons. Tickets with an Amex Gold badge can be purchased by American Express Gold Card Members with an eligible card in their Resy wallet, while supplies last. Ticket holders can pick up their picnic kits from the Amex Gold food truck at the confirmed location, date and time – between 11am and 4:45pm – indicated in their purchase confirmation email.
This is the latest dining experience from The American Express Gold Card, the ultimate Card for passionate diners with 4x Membership Rewards® points at restaurants including takeout and delivery, access to unique dining experiences, and more. The Amex Gold Card Picnic In The Park weekend follows The Resy Drive-Thru in Los Angeles and Miami and Card Members can lookout for more unique experiences to come throughout 2021. To learn more and apply for the American Express Gold Card visit americanexpress.com/goldcard.
The Amex Gold Card Picnic In The Park lineup is as follows:
SATURDAY, JUNE 26
- New York City: Pastis
A New York City institution, the ever-popular Pastis channels Paris and its bistro fare, which locals and visitors alike continue to flock to. Picnic menu includes: Marinated Bean Salad with roasted peppers and niçoise olives, Parisian Ham on Balthazar bakery baguette with accoutrements, Chocolate Hazelnut Macarons. Pickup location: 72nd St and Central Park West, across from the W 72nd St Central Park Entrance, in front of The Dakota
- Los Angeles: Kismet
Chef-Partners Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson’s Los Feliz neighborhood restaurant with a menu that merges Mediterranean and California flavors. Picnic menu includes: Chicken with Toasted Chili & Summer Squash, Little Gem Greek Salad with olives, Feta & Mint Vinaigrette, Carrot Salad & Couscous with toasted walnut and arugula. Pickup location: La Cienega Park, 8400 Gregory Way, Beverly Hills, CA, Cross Streets: La Cienega Blvd & Gregory Way
- San Francisco: Liholiho Yacht Club
Heritage inspired, California born San Francisco favorite Liholiho Yacht Club is known for their original location in the Tenderloin district and now serving in the Mission. Picnic menu includes: Ice Box Fried Chicken with honey sesame glaze, Quinoa Salad with mushrooms, pumpkin seed pesto, curried golden raisins, toasted garlic, Stone Fruit Mochi Cake. Pickup location: Palace of Fine Arts, 3381 Lyon St, San Francisco, CA, Main Parking Lot on Lyon St
- Boston: Pammy’s
The cozy Cambridge restaurant from husband-and-wife team Chris and Pam Willis, serving New American fare with Italian trattoria influence. Picnic menu includes: Piadina Wrap filled with Calabrian sweet and sour chicken, local spring veg, house XO sauce, Cold House Noodles Pasta Salad, coconut and chile broth, local wax beans, Fried Local Potato Chips. Pickup location: Boston Long Wharf, 66 Long Wharf, Boston, MA, Long Wharf Boston at Harbor Walk, adjacent to the Boston Water boat Marina
SUNDAY, JUNE 27
- New York City: Roberta’s
The Bushwick pizza spot that started a Neapolitan pie movement and is now a household name, Roberta’s recently opened a second Brooklyn location across from Domino Park serving many favorites alongside new dishes. Picnic menu includes: Porchetta Sandwich with roasted Berkshire pork, swiss chard, salsa verde, Roberta’s Crudité with rainbow radishes, fiddleheads, carrots, white bean dip, Roberta’s Pride Trail Mix with nuts, dried fruits, Calabrian chilis. Pickup location: 72nd St and Central Park West, across from the W 72nd St Central Park Entrance, in front of The Dakota
- Los Angeles: Ditroit
Mexico City-based chef Enrique Olvera’s highly anticipated taquería concept, featuring with a menu of seasonal tacos, tamales and more modern Mexican bites in LA’s Arts District. Picnic menu includes: Heirloom Tomato Salad with cucumber and tarragon dressing, Cemita de Quesillo with avocado, black beans, chipotle and avocado salsa, Chocoflán. Pickup location: La Cienega Park, 8400 Gregory Way, Beverly Hills, CA, Cross Streets: La Cienega Blvd & Gregory Way
- San Francisco: Red’s House
Mother-and-son duo Christopher and Sharon Russell’s Caribbean restaurant merges traditional with modern, inspired by backyard family gatherings in their native Jamaica, transported to the Bay Area. Picnic menu includes: Red’s Signature Jerk Chicken Island Wrap served with jerk aioli from their condiment line, Caribbean Mac Salad, and Carnival Coleslaw. Pickup location: Palace of Fine Arts, 3381 Lyon St, San Francisco, CA, Main Parking Lot on Lyon St
- Boston: Tiger Mama
Chef Tiffani Faison’s Southeast Asia inspired restaurant in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood. Picnic menu includes: Brickfield’s Spiced Pork Stuffed Roti and Chutneys, slow-cooked Chana Masala with coconut, ginger and cilantro, Spicy Watermelon and cucumber salad, onions, chilis, and summer herbs. Pickup location: Boston Long Wharf, 66 Long Wharf, Boston, MA, Long Wharf Boston at Harbor Walk, adjacent to the Boston Water boat Marina