As you rush around hitting all the hot fairs, parties and exhibitions of the massive Art Basel Week, make sure that you eat, and eat well. Here are some ideas for your gastronomic pleasure.
For Hipsters and Indie Lovers
BLOOM Wynwood. Wynwoodâ€™s â€˜Itâ€™ spot for Asian and Latin American street food, will offer guests a special Art Basel Lunch menu by Executive Chef Ricardo Sauri and Chef Sergio R. Rivera Alamo from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, and a new Winter Happy Hour menu, which features a selection of $4 libations, wells, nibbles, craft beers, wine and sake from 5 to 8 p.m.
For more information, call 305.576.5443 | www.bloomwynwood.com | 2751 N. Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33127
The Cheese Course. Situated in the center of Midtown Miami, The Cheese Course is just a walk away from the many exhibits and showcases occurring in the Design District and Wynwood. The store will have an outdoor tasting table stationed in front for art enthusiasts to stop and try some delicious cheeses while taking in the visual scene.
For more information, call 786.220.6681 | www.thecheesecourse.com | 3451 NE 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33137
Cafeina Wynwood. Nestled in the heart of the Wynwood, Cafeina is the gem of the art district. A joint lounge, gallery, tapas-style restaurant and event space, the eclectic hotspot layers art upon nightlife upon celebrated cuisine for something completely different.
For more information, call 305.438.0792 | www.cafeinamiami.com | 297 Northwest 23rd Street, Miami, FL 33127
For Downtown City Types
The Hoxton. A perfect blend of metropolitan sophistication and urban beach house in the heart of downtown Miami, this Hamptons-style lounge is the premier spot for Art Basel entertainment. The Hoxtonâ€™s Art Basel Edition of its â€œLicense To Thrill: A Weekly Live Setâ€ is the perfect escape from the madness of Miami Beach.
For reservations, call 305.677.8466 | www.hoxtonmiami.com | 1111 SW 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33130
BONDST Miami Beach. Take a break from the chaos of Art Basel and head into the hidden oasis of BONDST located inside of the Townhouse Hotel just steps away from the Miami Beach Convention Center. Select from a variety of light sushi dishes and â€œMiami Specialtyâ€ dishes that taken advantage of locally sourced ingredients by Executive Chef Andy Choi.
For reservations, call 305.398.1806 | www.bondstrestaurant.com | 150 20th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Florida Cookery. Located inside South Beachâ€™s new hot spot, The James Royal Palm hotel, the restaurant provides an approachable, artistically-inspired environment with a menu that reflects the authenticity of Florida-style cooking â€“ local, fresh, and unpretentious. Kris Wessel has infused his heritage and culinary traditions as Chef and Partner, serving a variety of fresh, seasonal food that reflects both South Florida and his own family ties to the area, including Frog Legs Bathed in Lime Leaves, Lychee Roasted Quail and Mango Pie.
For reservations, call 786.276.0333 | www.florida-cookery.com | 1545 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
For Well-Heeled, Money Crowd
Cecconiâ€™s Miami Beach. Let your creative juices flow alongside the specialty cocktails, delectable dishes and high profile guests dining at Cecconiâ€™s during the week of Art Basel. Recognized as one of the top restaurants to enjoy a power meal, Cecconiâ€™s will be a gathering ground for art lovers from all around the world taking advantage of its colorful dÃ©cor and outdoor space during the festive season.
For reservations, call 786.507.7902 | www.cecconismiamibeach.com | 4385 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar. Escape the craze of Art Basel and enjoy a decadent meal at Miamiâ€™s legendary landmark, The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar. Dine and drink in the main dining room or take a walk into the library where books on art line the walls to satisfy any artistic cravings you may have while you devour dishes by Executive Chef Dewey LoSasso.
For reservations, call 305.538.8533 | www.theforge.com | 432 41st Street, Miami Beach, FL 33141
For International Art Collectors
Tosca. The recently opened restaurant will be spending its first Art Basel serving the worldâ€™s elite with a selection of dishes and a taste of luxury that cannot be found elsewhere. Guests can enjoy a classic black and white film in the screening area, make a wish and toss a Tosca coin into the fountain or write a love letter at the Juliet wall station and have it mailed and pinned to the actual wall in Verona, Italy. Tosca is the perfect refuge from the week of Art Basel with special lighting that is designed to complement even the most stressed complexions.
For reservations, call 786.216.7230 | www.toscamiami.com | 210 23rd Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
STK. The sexy steakhouse inside The Perry South Beach is located in the heart of Miami Beach. STK artfully blends two concepts into one â€” the modern steakhouse and a chic lounge â€“ bringing the pulse of New York to the rhythm of South Beach. While steak is the anticipated main attraction, signature items by Executive Chef Aaron Taylor include Parmesan Truffle Fries; Lilâ€™ BRGs; Shrimp Rice Krispies; Sweet Corn Pudding; and Jump Lump Crab Salad.
For reservations, call 305.604.6988 | www.stkmiami.com | 2377 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
HaVen Gastro-Lounge. Located on Lincoln Road, just walking distance from the Miami Beach Convention Center, HaVen Gastro-Lounge is the perfect spot for post-Basel entertainment. HaVen is a 2,000-square-foot, high-tech modern gastro-lounge created by hospitality and services entrepreneur Mike Boles and Executive Chef Todd Erickson.
For more information, call 305.987.8885 | www.havenlounge.com | 1237 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139