As Art Basel Miami and Miami Art Week kick off this week, we have “nicknamed’ the popular Miami and Miami Beach event “Ate Basel”, in honor of the many creative and innovative dining options offered to the over 70,000 expected artists, gallery owners, collectors and attendees.
James Beard Award winning and one of Miami’s favorite chefs, Michelle Bernstein will once again offer Michy’s Pop Up for its 3rd year during Art Basel in Miami Beach 2015 at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, across the street from the Miami Beach Convention Center. The pop-ups – consisting of the Garden Café by Michelle Bernstein, serving breakfast and lunch, and the Michy’s Pop Up restaurant in the evening – will give Art Basel devotees, foodies, locals and visitors a delicious destination for a morning bite, mid-afternoon refreshment or sophisticated dinner while indulging in one of the region’s most glamorous, annual cultural events.
And a very welcome calm and peaceful spot among the craziness of Basel.
“Art Basel's Miami Beach show is a one-of-a-kind event,” says Bernstein, who launched the pop-ups with her husband and business partner David Martinez in 2013 and is the official caterer for Art Basel's Miami Beach events. “There is nothing else like it with a magic uniquely its own. It helped reshape Miami into a serious cultural destination, drawing thousands hungry for art, conversation, engagement and enlightenment. We’re honored to be a part of it.”
The Garden Café by Michelle Bernstein will open on Monday, November 30 from 1-6 pm and then 10-6 on Tuesday 12/1 and Sunday 12/6, and 10-8 Wednesday 12/2-Saturday 12/5 , serving a diverse menu of breakfast and lunch dishes imbued with Bernstein’s signature style in a casually chic setting. Fresh pastries and piping hot gourmet coffee are the perfect jump start; lunch items will include an array of Soups, Sandwiches, Salads and Entrees, many featuring locally-sourced ingredients. Standouts include carrot miso soup with crispy leeks, tomato and burrata salad with arugula, beets and crunchy bread, rotisserie chicken salad sandwich with candied pistachios and dried cranberries on brioche; and Meyer lemon and thyme grilled fresh fish with greens, Cerignola olives and salsa verde. The Garden Café by Michelle Bernstein will feature table service as well as a grab n’ go option.
The Michy’s Pop Up will begin offering dinner service from 6 pm to 11 pm on Wednesday, December 2- Saturday December 5 . Housed inside the Botanical Garden’s Banyan Room as well as on its terrace, it will feature a fresh daily menu, including an array of small plates, as well as a premium bar and an internationally-inspired wine list. Though reservations are required for dinner ( available thru Resy) , the Michy’s Pop Up will be open to walk-ins looking for tapas or a cool, craft cocktail. “When we launched the pop-up in 2013 Michy’s (the chef’s flagship restaurant in Miami) was open and it existed as an extension of that,” Bernstein explains. “In 2015 we closed, remodeled and relaunched Michy’s as CENA, with a new look, concept and menu. The return of Michy’s as a pop-up this year means a lot to us and we’re excited to serve some of Michy’s classics as well as new dishes when we open our doors in December.” Selections many can expect to see on the Michy’s Pop Up menu range from creamy polenta with truffle poached egg and the chef’s famous braised short ribs with roasted root vegetables to fettucine carbonara with smoked bacon and crispy Jamón Serrano and Greek yogurt panna cotta with watermelon soup, fresh lychees and passion fruit gelée.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive. Miami Beach, FL
Call for reservations at 305-213-2512 or book thru Resy http://www.michyspopup.com/