American Express has begun operating their own network of “Centurion lounges,” which are a step above what travelers have become accustomed to from US airline-operated lounges.
I consider the American Express Centurion lounge in Dallas my favorite lounge in the U.S.. It’s one of the two lounges I visit most often.
The Miami lounge will be most easily accessible to American Airlines passengers.
“I get to create salads and fun appetizers for those who just want to nibble as they work and main courses with vegetables and a heavier starch side with very little limitation,” Bernstein said to the Miami Herald. “As always, I just want it to be consistent, bold in flavor and make someone feel sated but not too full to board a plane and still have a good, relaxing flight.”
Bernstein became well known in the food world upon taking over the restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental Miami in 2001.
She co-hosted The Food Network’s Melting Pot and has been a guest judge on Top Chef. No stranger to deals of this sort, she was the chef for Delta’s international business class meals in the middle of the last decade and she had a line of cookware on the Home Shopping Network.
Nonetheless, her restaurants have a reputation for being quite good.
I’m definitely looking forward to the new lounge when it opens soon, and to what Chef Bernstein has in store.