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For those that are looking for food-related happenings during Art Basel weekend. 


LaMuse Café
Neighborhood: Brickell
Avant Gallery will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary with complimentary Rosé all day toasts for gallery guests at its newly integrated LaMuse Café  – all week long during Art Basel, presented by Whispering Angel, which is also celebrating its decade-long milestone of the Rose All Day concept it pioneered.


KYU
Neighborhood: Wynwood
KYU has set up a Taittinger Champagne Pop-Up bar on their exterior patio that is open throughout Miami Art Week. It will feature Taittinger champagne and Rosé along with a handful of KYU signature dishes such as the Pork Bao Buns and Roasted Cauliflower available for purchase. It’s a great option for someone who can’t get a res at KYU (they’re all booked up) but wants to swing by.


Villa Azur
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
The Mediterranean restaurant presents a lineup during Art Basel that includes contemporary artwork by Catherine l’Empereur and Antoine Verglas along with collaborations with the trendiest international clubs and guest DJ’s. Guests will enjoy Armand de Brignac and Louis Roederer Champagne while discovering HYT- a Swiss luxury watch brand revolutionizing the haute horology industry.


Veza Zur
Neighborhood: Wynwood
Offering Miami locals and art aficionado’s a welcoming hangout spot where they can enjoy quality craft beers during Art Basel, VEZA SUR Brewing Co. will be hosting a live painting installation with a well-known local artist, Jorge-Miguel Rodriguez of Rodri Designs on Saturday, December 9th. Known for his unique style and varying art mediums – such as street, pop and abstract art – Jorge-Miguel Rodriguez will be hand painting 50 limited edition VEZA SUR Brewing Co. beer bottles, and selling them to locals, art seekers and visitors passing by Wynwood.  So for those who are looking to avoid the crowded galleries and long lines that come with Art Basel, drop by the cool Miami craft beer pub on Saturday for a tasty beer, good food, great music and a live art installation by Rodri Designs.  Entry is free and beers start at $4.


Amara Pop Up
Neighborhood: Wynwood
Saturday, Dec. 9: Paraiso Bay (3101 NE 7th Ave, Miami, FL 33137).
Chef-restaurateur Michael Schwartz’s quintessential Miami restaurant Amara is hosting a pop-up in December during Art Basel to preview the restaurant before it opens in January. Guests will enjoy an Amara experience served family style including snacks and cocktails for their table followed by 4 courses, as well as a selection of wine, beer and other beverages for $189 all in.


1-800-LUCKY
Neighborhood:
Friday, Dec. 8: Boys Noize with very special guests
Saturday, Dec. 9: Noon – 4PM, members of the Wu-Tang Clan will be at 1-800-LUCKY for a meet & greet and autograph signing
4 – 11PM, Everyday People (NYC), featuring DJ MOMA
11PM – 5AM, Special guest DJ to be announced
Sunday, Dec. 10: Hot Creations present Lee Foss and Det Lef


Tamara’s Bistro
Neigborhood: Miami Beach
Wrapping up Art Basel, join The National Hotel for pop artist Elisabetta Fantone’s Art Basel Closing Party Brunch at Tamara’s Bistro on Sunday, December 10th from 12-3 p.m. The brunch is priced at $39 per person and $20 for bottomless mimosas. A variety of art pieces and installations will consume the property’s walls and floors. The hotel’s Art Deco entrance will be wrapped with Fantone’s prints, the lobby will be stamped with her signature artwork, and one of the hotel’s Luxury Cabana Suites will be redecorated with her pop art murals featuring Salvador Dali. Her art will make a splash inside the hotel’s pool, recognized as Miami Beach’s longest infinity-edge pool.


Shelborne
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Top Chef Alums Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth have brought their famed New York City Root & Bone to Shelborne South Beach! In honor of Art Week, guests can get their first taste of the menu at the pop up “Bourbon & Beats” this Saturday, December 9th. Guests will enjoy complimentary light bites inspired by McInnis’ Southern upbringing as well as cocktails courtesy Maker’s Mark. To set the vibe, live music will be provided by Wynwood Strings.

Happy Baseling! Pop by & check out this years installation by @mrbrainwash. Week full of events ahead. Stay tuned..

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BLT Steak
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
The newly opened BLT Steak at the Iberostar Berkeley offers a great solution for those who want to grab and go while Baseling. Chef Carlos Torres will be offering his hot new signature dish – steak tartare tacos – to go! Also available, elote (Mexican corn). Just order with the restaurant hostess right inside the hotel entrance between 8 PM and 11 PM. Tacos are priced at $18; elote $7; or order a combo for $20. BLT Steak Miami is located at the newly opened Iberostar Berkeley Hotel at 1610 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, in addition to in-room dining and the hotel’s rooftop pool deck. Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling (786) 605-0819. https://bltrestaurants.com/blt-steak/miami/.

Tuna tartare 😋 @bltrestaurants check out more on our Instastories!

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Habitat
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Chef Jose Mendin of Food Comma Hospitality Group, who just opened Habitat, his latest concept inside Miami Beach’s 1 Hotel South Beach, is gearing up to showcase the restaurant during Art Basel Miami Beach/Miami Art Week. For the star-studded week, Chef Mendin along with Michelin-starred chef de cuisine, Angel Palacios and mixologist Pedro Sanchez will be creating a tantalizing tapas and cocktail menu which will be offered in Habitat’s mezzanine lounge throughout Miami Art Week from 6 PM to midnight. Live music will be available nightly beginning at 9 PM. Also on tap will be Chef Jose Mendin’s beloved Late-Night Ramen series which will be offered from midnight to 2 AM. Habitat is located at 2395 Collins Avenue. Reservations are recommended and are available via Opentable Telephone: (305) 604-6700; www.habitatmb.com.


NaiYaRa
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Art aficionados and scene-makers should add another must-visit destination to their Art Basel to-do list: NaiYaRa restaurant and bar on Miami Beach. In celebration of Miami Art Week/Art Basel Miami Beach, NaiYaRa will host widely known South American street artist Herbert Galarza. Infamous for his “Graffiti-pop” style, Galarza fuses historic pop imagery and contemporary cultural iconography to create highly individualized messages about society and culture. During dinner service on Friday, December 8 the restaurant will double as a gallery, exhibiting a number of Galarza’s work. From 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM, the artist will be onsite painting live. In full view of the dining room and NaiYaRa’s bustling bar, what better way to take in just a fraction of the amazing art that takes over the 305 every December. Co-sponsored by Macallan scotch, the event will also feature a pop-up shop featuring not just works by the artist, for sale, but also custom-painted bottles of Macallan; timeless, one-of-a-kind remembrances from Basel 2018. Diners and imbibers will also be able to order exclusive, one-night-only Macallan pours. NaiYaRa is located at 1854 Bay Rd, Miami Beach, FL. Reservations are recommended and are available via Opentable. Telephone: (786) 275-6005; www.naiyara.com

@the_macallan by @herbertgalarza installs going innnn 🎨 #artbasel #scotch #miamibeach

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Fontainebleau
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Art lovers and cocktail enthusiasts alike can take in all that Art Basel has to offer at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach. From December 7-10, the Miami Beach landmark will be home to a new collaborative collection from German designer Philipp Plein in the Chateau Lobby. Guests can sip and savor handcrafted cocktails at Bleau Bar, the hotel’s lobby centerpiece, where the tables are the ideal spot to meet, mix and mingle. Fontainebleau Miami Beach is located at 4441 Collins Avenue, on Miami Beach, FL 33140. www.Fontainebleau.com. Telephone: (877) 326-7412.


Cantina La Veinte
Neighborhood Brickell
Tucked inside the Icon Brickell is culinary gem Cantina La Veinte. Since opening in 2014, the two-story restaurant with views of Biscayne Bay and Brickell Key has continuously taken diners and imbibers on a journey through rarely-explored areas of Mexico. This year, the restaurant will celebrate Art Basel in true Cantina style – by honoring the diversity of Mexican artistry through gastronomy, entertainment, and art exhibits. Kicking off the week’s festivities is Spanish actor and artist Jordi Molla, who will display his artwork during an Art Basel themed afternoon from 2PM-6PM on Sunday, December 3, 2017. From Friday, December 8 to Sunday, December 10, recognized Mexican artists will exhibit their artwork in Cantina’s gorgeous outdoor waterfront patio beginning at 8PM each night. The covered al fresco dining area makes for the perfect spot to sip cocktails and enjoy the ocean breeze while taking in the spectacular views and unique artwork. Tickets are free with Eventbrite registration. Cantina La Veinte is located at 495 Brickell Avenue at the Icon Brickell. Lunch and dinner are served Monday – Wednesday, noon until midnight; Thursday – Saturday, noon – 1 AM; Sunday, noon – 11 PM.  Happy Hour is offered Monday – Friday, 4 PM – 8 PM. Telephone: (786) 623-6136; www.cantinala20.com.
December 8: Arantxa
December 9: Lao Gabrielli
December 10: Neón