Here’s What’s Popping Up Around Miami for Art Basel 2015

Miami Art Week needs no introduction. From December 1 through 6, nearly every hotel, restaurant, public space, and hole-in-the-wall will transform into a gallery or on-the-spot installation.

But those who know Miami Art Week know it goes far beyond getting a glimpse into the ever-growing contemporary art world. From live music and performances to lavish parties and gatherings, the other places and happenings are just as important. Recharge at pop-ups, including a prix-fixe sit-down and chef Michelle Bernstein’s famous fried chicken.

For five nights only, the restaurant will partner with restaurant reservation service Table8 to host a series of exclusive, ticketed dinners, featuring a special tasting menu crafted by chef and owner Brad Kilgore. The restaurant will transform into a tasting-menu dining experience, serving new dishes specially designed for Art Basel, alongside the regular ones.

The menu will include variations of local tomatoes, such as smoked, cured, raw, dehydrated, powdered, and gelée, served with horseradish; soft egg with sea scallop espuma, chive, truffle pearls, and Gruyère; carnaroli risotto with escargots, parsley butter, chicken skin, and Boursin; and a chocolate and mint dessert made with dark Araguani chocolate mousse, black mint ice cream, hibiscus, and chartreuse.

The Miami Art Week dining event, from December 1 through 5, will feature two seatings per night, at 7  and 9:30. Guests can choose a five-or seven-course menu for $80 or $110. Advance ticket purchase is required via Table8.

Sunset Ice Cream at Hyde Midtown Suites & Residences (3401 NE First Ave., Miami)
Midtown fairgoers will be able to have their art and eat it too when Spencer Finch takes his ice-cream truck cross-country for its Art Basel debut. Finch uses a solar-powered truck to distill the colors of the sunset into tasty soft-serve ice-cream cones dubbed “edible monochromes.” The truck will be parked next to the sales center for Hyde Midtown Suites & Residences. Visitors will be able to enjoy these sun-colored treats free of charge during Art Basel. Catch the truck December 1 from 5 to 10 p.m. and December 2 through 5 from 1 to 8 p.m.

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