Art 'Baseliando' guide: Dining events

Contemporary art inspires chefs and restaurateurs this weekend

By Andrea Torres - Digital Reporter/Producer

Courtesy of Amara at Paraiso

MIAMI - All the walking around and negotiations are bound to get the Art Basel Miami Beach crowd hungry and eager to relax and have a drink this weekend.  

Here is a list of the best dining events and hot spots:


Amara at Paraiso, 3101 NE 7th Ave., is Chef Michael Schwartz's waterfront pop-up. It will be open from Wednesday to Saturday. For information or reservations, call 305-702-5528 or click here for link to  Resy.


Miami Beach

Garden Cafe at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr., is Chef Michelle Bernstein's outdoor haven will be open from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday. 

Habitat, 2341 Collins Ave., will be serving ramen from 12 a.m. to 2 a.m. 

Root & Bone, 1801 Collins Ave., will be serving elevated southern fare from 5 to 11 p.m. 

Stubborn Seed, 101 Washington Ave., will have Ze Florist, Friday and Saturday night. For more information, call 786-322-5211.

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, 1600 Lenox Ave., will be serving a $200 four-course dinner with a cocktail, wine pairings, taxes and gratuity included.  

HOT SPOT: Juvia, 1111 Lincoln Rd., an ultramodern space serving eclectic food, will require a reservation at 305-763-8272. The night time view of Lincoln Road is the charm. 

NaiYara, 1854 Bay Road, will have art by Herbert Galarza from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday. 

Iberostar Berkeley Shore Hotel, 1610 Collins Ave., will be serving $18 steak tartar tacos and $7 elote to go from 8 to 11 p.m. 

The Baazar by José Andrés South Beach, 1701 Collins Ave., is hosting a 7 p.m. Friday dinner to benefit the World Central Kitchen’s mission in Puerto Rico. Dinner is  $125 per person. 

Museum of Ice Cream Sunset Soiree is an interactive exhibit that allows visitors to taste, smell, touch and photograph the sweet and colorful pieces. Preview tickets are $98 from Dec. 6 to Dec. 11. General admission tickets for the rest of the month are $38. The museum will be open from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Faena District, 3400 Collins Ave. in Miami Beach.


HIVE is a four-day cocktails and culinary village. There will be a circular mixology bar by Bitter Truth and experiences by Deep Eddy Vodka, Jack Daniels, Red Bull, Red Stripe, Chivas, Coppers's Craft, Revolucion Tequila and Jagermeister. The food hall includes PINCH, Casa Blanca, China Box, Tacos and Tattoos and Latin House. Admission is free. The event is from 12 p.m. to 3 a.m., Saturday at at 2250 NW 2 Ave., in Miami's Wynwood. 
HOT SPOT: Wynwood Kitchen & Bar, 2550 NW 2nd Ave., at the Wynwood Walls park, will require a reservation at 305-722-8959. The walls of the bar are decorated with Shepard Fairey's work.
Taste of the Yard at The Wynwood Yard, 26 NW 29 St., will be serving $25 tastings with five choices and drink offerings from 5 to 8 p.m. 


Southwest Miami-Dade

The Frost Art Museum, 10975 SW 17 St., will be hosting the Art Basel Breakfast in the Park from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday. 

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