ICBRKR GUIDE TO ART BASEL MIAMI 2018: Restaurant Hit List by Chloe Wynne Reed
Who’s headed to Art Basel Miami next week??
Basel Miami is one of my favorite events because every inch of the city is occupied by art shows, parties, interesting, fun people, and of course, food. Whether you are a collector or partygoer (or both!), you will need to stay well fed. Here are some spots on my Miami restaurant hit list for Basel week:
223 NW 23rd Street Miami, FL 33127
Chef Bradley Kilgore has received much acclaim for his inventive and exciting American restaurant set in an old warehouse in Wynwood. The menu features various tasting options comprised of responsibly sourced ingredients including chef’s counter and bar selections all with the ability to customize with special “enhancements.” Be on the lookout for the Art Basel Menu.
313 NW 25th Street, Miami, FL 33127
This is just what it sounds like – an eight-seat omakase restaurant hidden behind a secret door. Chef Tadashi Shiraishi’s passion for ingredients and artful preparation highlights the freshness and beauty of each flavor in his thoughtfully composed dishes. Born to Japanese parents and raised in Michelin starred kitchens in Tokyo and Brazil, his menus are sure to reflect the influence of his diverse training.
251 NW 25th Street Miami, FL 33127
Chef Michael Lewis and General Manager Steven Haigh’s “wood fired, Asian inspired” cuisine is a combination of the best parts of New American and Japanese BBQ. Their commitment to green practices means not only locally sourced fresh ingredients but they will plant five trees to replace the wood of one tree used for their firewood cooking. Don’t miss the duck breast burnt ends.
801 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL 33131
Komodo comes to Miami from the creators of LIV and China Grill. The three-story restaurant and lounge combines Southeast Asian cuisine with South Florida flair and has indoor outdoor dining spaces to suit your mood. Evenings will often feature DJs and entertainment. Their signature Peking duck is a must.
La Petite Maison: Brickell House
1300 Brickell Bay Drive, Mami, FL 33131
Sister restaurant to the London mainstay and other locations around the world, La Petite Maison is airy and sophisticated serving upscale French-Mediterranean fare.
Los Fuegoes by Francis Mallmann3201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140
The king of char has brought his open-flame South American cuisine to Miami at the Faena Hotel. His custom designed kitchen allows Mallmann to employ all of his fire-cooking techniques including an entire section dedicated to cooking in ashes. For the full unique experience check out the Sunday Asado.
Le Sireneuse9011 Collins Avenue, Surfside, FL 33154
If you are in Miami but would like to be transported to the Amalfi Coast Le Sireneuse will do just that. Le Sireneuse ushers in the “new dolce vita” through Antonio Mermolia’s traditional Southern Italian cuisine and champagne bar.
The Surf Club Restaurant9011 Collins Avenue, Surfside, FL 33154
Thomas Keller takes over the revamped iconic Miami club with fresh interpretation of classic dishes such as lobster thermidor and beef wellington – nods to the history of the club. You can expect sleek white, wood, and coral classic Floridian elegance as you enjoy Keller’s modern continental cuisine.
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