In advance of the opening of The Centurion Lounge at Miami International Airport later this season, American Express announced its partnership with James Beard award-wining Chef Michelle Bernstein.

Chef Bernstein is the owner and chef of Crumb on Parchment and chef of Seagrape in the Thompson Miami Beach.

Chef Bernstein will lend her signature style, a flavor mix of Latin and Southern influences, and culinary inspiration to craft a menu unique to the new lounge in Miami. The menu will suit the palettes of those local to South Florida while also reflecting the diversity of travelers that come through Miami.

The Centurion Lounge at MIA will offer locally inspired, seasonal menus designed by Chef Bernstein, as well as Miami-inspired cocktails by mixologist Jim Meehan.

American Express works with culinary partners on the menus at existing airport lounges, including Scott Conant in Las Vegas, Dean Fearing in Dallas-Fort Worth, and Cedric Vongerichten in New York’s LaGuardia Airport.

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