Chef Mashama Bailey brings her Southern food to NYC at Intersect

by | Jan 26, 2021 | Chefs, Dining, Featured, Featured, Restaurants, Specials

Acclaimed Savannah, Georgia Chef Mashama Bailey is bringing the best of her Southern cuisine from award-winning restaurant The Grey to the Big Apple in a multi-week residency at Intersect by Lexus. In its first-ever takeout and delivery program, the venue is featuring a rotating three-course menu that changes on a weekly basis — to keep things interesting. 

Located in New York City’s Meatpacking District, Intersect by Lexus has featured some excellent chefs in their Restaurant-in-Residence rotation, and this month’s is no exception. Chef Mashama Bailey residency started on Thursday, January 21, and is running through mid-April, so you will have plenty of time to enjoy her port city classic dishes mixed with the NYC flavors. 

The menu, which includes appetizer, entrée and dessert courses, along with sides of The Grey’s signature collard greens, pickles and homemade bread, is available Thursday through Sunday evenings. To complement the experience, guests can choose between a selection of handcrafted cocktails such as Chatham Artillery Punch and the Father John Manhattan available to order à la carte, and a wine pairing package. 

Orders will also include some branded gifts inspired by The Grey and Intersect by Lexus, such as a copy of Chef Bailey and her business partner Johno Morisano’s new book, Black, White & The Grey, an at-home pickling kit and a free month of Netflix to stream Chef Bailey’s episode of Chef’s Table. 

Wine pairing intersect by lexus

Current menu

LEEKS VINAIGRETTE:Tomme, Benton’s Country Ham, Rye Crouton 

GRILLED RED SNAPPER: Charred Citrus, Salsa Verde 

BUTTERSCOTCH CREAM: Rye Brisee, Candied Sweet Potatoes, Chantilly Fried Sage 


From Thursday, Jan. 28 to Sunday, Jan. 31

For this new edition of the program, Intersect partnered with food delivery app Taste to make sure everyone will have a safe meal at home. Orders can be placed at their website.  Each menu costs $65, excluding delivery, tax and gratuity, and the three course wine pairing is available forpurchase for extra $24.

Intersect by Lexus restaurant residency

About Chef Mashama Bailey

Mashama is a New York City girl – born in the Bronx and raised in Queens. Thanks to the women in her family — grandmothers, aunts and her mom — she learned to cook and became passionate about the power of food to tell stories. Chef Bailey attended the Institute of Culinary Education and also did a six-month stage at Château du Feÿ in Burgundy, France to improve her cooking techniques. 

After working 12 years in New York restaurants, Mashama was invited by John Morisano to become the partner and executive chef at his new Southern restaurant in Georgia, The Grey, set in a former Greyhound bus terminal in downtown Savannah. With a penchant for regional produce, seafood and meats, Chef Bailey is always bringing new ideas to the restaurant. 

The Grey was a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation’s Best New Restaurant award, with Chef Bailey winning Best Chef Southeast award in 2019. Not to be missed, she was featured on Netflix’s Chef’s Table in 2019 and became the first African American chef to star on the acclaimed show.

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