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With the Daunting Gridlock That is ArtBasel – Artists Come to Collectors with Pop-Up Group Exhibits from FAD.D. in West Wynwood to FAENA

For Immediate Release – December 3, 2018

Sr. Correspondent- Cristiane Roget for AdAvenueGroup.com / ForbeFrancais

SALVATORE ZAGAMI, DANIEL STANFORD,  YANLUIS BERGARECHE and  DUDLEY BACQUIE, TRAN$PARENT, JOHN PAUL MARTIN, CERJ LALONDE AND STEWART PRICE  EXHIBITING AT TWO LOCATIONS – ONE SOUTH BEACH – FAIRWIND HOTEL & MIAMI FASHION COLLECTIVE WEST WYNWOOD FAD.DISTRICT.

                       Miami/FL FRIDAY – DECEMBER 7, 4PM – 8PM.  Lawrence Johansen, Publisher of Livin’ Lux, Jennifer Sclafani Founder of Miami Fashion Collective and media partners AdAvenueGroup / VIPictures  are inviting Art Enthusiasts, Collectors and members of the media to the HOTEL FAIRWIND, at 1000 Collins Avenue 33139 in South Beach, Florida. Guests are invited  to a Champagne Collector’s Preview and Rooftop Reception presided over by Lisa Sussman, TV Host, Author and Affordable Smart Habitat Advocate, Woman of Achievement 2018  with informal press conference to Meet the 12 Artists and experience the trend setting product activations produced by Miami Fashion Collective in Association with Stanford Emporium and ArtBasil.org set to coincide with ArtBasel 2018.   The citywide pop-ups feature inspiring exhibits and a full portfolio of libations and signature cocktails,  at the new – to – debut  10 & Collins – Food & Spirits located in the Fairwind of the  4.5 star rated hotel.  

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, Noon to 9PM. The  MIAMI FASHION COLLECTIVE Group Exhibit and  GARDEN OPEN HOUSE PARTY unfurls  in West Wynwood in the heart of the  Fashion Allapattah Design District (FAD.D.) The all-day outdoor gathering includes the 8th Annual ARTBASIL.ORG CHEF’S SHOWCASE.  Complimentary Wine and Spirits will  be served  and  the chef and mixologist demo  incorporates Thai Basil sponsored by ROCK GARDEN HERB’S,  the nation’s largest purveyor of fresh grown edible herbs.  Performance by Ignacio Naranjo – Alain Guerra and Performance Art Exhibit by Yanluis Bergareche.  731 NW 28th Street, Miami, 33127. (Corner of NW 7th Ave/State Road 441- 1 Block West of I-95)

ARTISTS ON DISPLAY

The renowned Sculptor, SALVATORE ZAGAMI, father of Chemical Line Imagery, has exhibited in the company of Fernando Botero, Kenny Scharf, Andrew Wyeth and Conrad Marca-Relli,  to name a few. On display will be his ‘psychological’ works as well as his legacy of earlier sculptures and multimedia works.  In evidence is his world view, to paraphrase, “Making my art is my only way to participate in the world. It is better to create than destroy. Destruction is simple. People who create rather than destroy are evolving into the architects of our society and the standard bearers of our hopeful future. ” Titled “Man’s Best Friend” Pretty brazen title for the year of #MeTo

DANIEL STANFORD, fine art luminary has traveled the globe in a quest for higher planes of being.   His signature style is evident on acclaimed campaigns that include Lancôme Cosmetics ™ and Guess Jeans™.  His cultural influences play an integral role in his aesthetic and a multimedia process informs his work as artist, painter and photographer.  His celebrity portraiture appears in the collections of Rhianna, Snoop Dogg, Lady Gaga and his equestrian influenced ‘Arabia Dream‘ is featured in the film ‘House of Versace’.  With distinguished Galleries and fellow artist  Data – Stanford will be curating the two group exhibits.

YANLUIS BERGARECHE a masterful futuristic realist is considered a ” rock art star” and immensely successful in the cosmopolitan Havana , Cuba.  Bergareche relies on a profound connection with the nature of things  and depicts a world that is off kilter, and out-of-sync with the natural harmony; that is life itself. This prescience is evident in his breathtaking obras exhibited for the first time to coincide with  ArtBasel – Miami.  The 18th iteration of ArtBasel-Miami is a city wide event and uber art fair that has its genesis in a celebration and veneration of Latin Art, from Botero to Bergareche.

 Behind a visage of Zen like calm, Bergareche is  an artist that commands  his craft with imagery of roiling complexity.   He will exhibit his mastery of the medium with a live mural creation at the Miami Fashion Collective 4PM on Saturday, December 8. 731 NW 28th Street, West Wynwood- FAD.District. (Fashion Allapattah Design District).

Bergareche is a startling milestone on the darkly lit road once traveled by the likes of  H.R. Giger  (the son of a botanist, a friend and kind gentle soul) Bosch, Bruegel, Lovecraft, Poe and Kafka.

We are at a nexus of survival of this curious species  or what seems our inevitable demise…as TS Elliot mused “this is the world ends , this is the way the world ends, not with a bang but a whimper…

Also on display will be contemporary works by

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RACHEL HARRIS, SHAWN  KOLODNY , CERJ LELONDE currently residing in China and collected by Moroccan Royalty, DUDLEY BASQUIE, JOHN PAUL MARTIN an early collaborator with BRITTO, RICHARD HENRY SAENZ direct from Panama cities burgeoning art scene and and ‘rough and ready’ Fashion Photographer STEWART PRICE.

Saturday – December 8 from Noon to 9PM

Solo performances by singer song writer from Colombia, Ignacio Naranjo, who recorded his first LP in Criteria Studios  home of the Bee Gees and Julio Iglesias among them. He  will be performing original  compositions with  acoustic guitar accompaniment that includes, Sir Dylan Duke spinning Deep House and Alain Guerra organic Percussion throughout the day.  Next door will be four days of celebration of the newly previewed Flamingo Vintage Pound with nonstop musical accompaniment  by the area’s most sought after DJ’s.  Arrive early to leave late.

A $20 donation for commemorative, vintage glassware provides guests with complimentary, premium libations  from  valued sponsors.  Proceeds in part donated  to Wisdom Land & Self Sustaining Shelters – ArtForPeaceAwards.com, founded by Dame Munni  Irone of Beverly Hills, CA and New Delhi, India.  Special appreciation extended to the Churchill Center presided over by Dr. Dana Churchill in Los Angeles, CA.

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SWEAT LOCK ™ Patent Pending-  Fashioned from high performance, ergonomic Pro-Cool fabric ™  this tech-to-wear has the edge on gadgets like Google Glass, which is expensive, bulky, and downright goofy. Here is a high-tech wearable that is not only ‘cool’ it is,in fact, cooling. SWEAT LOCK ™ increases your comfort zone all for a 3-pack at $19.99.  (AMAZON LINK  ‘Sweat Lock Disposable Hat Liner’)  A sustainable item SWEAT LOCK extends the cap’s lifespan with less waste and more pleasure.  Instead of guarding that priceless limited edition ‘Yankee’ or ‘Heat’ cap under lock and key,  the wearer can sport it in public to the envy of all. No charge for the  bragging rights that are priceless.  According to Jay ‘The Kidd’ the most common question they are asked by purchasing agents and customers is “why did it take so long to come up with this indispensable accessory? “.

SWEAT LOCK, disposable cap liners, the au courant fashion accessory is manufactured in Pennsylvania, the Cayman Islands  an offshore banking capital and one of the planet’s most pristine barrier reefs. Unlike the Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the Cayman Islands are a short ‘hop skip’ from Miami’s shores where Jay and Danielle are investigating commercial property for another ‘Sweat Lock’ workshop.

Jermaine ‘Jay’  Kidd, says when you wear SWEAT LOCK you  fashion sense moves up a notch, wear it with pride .

 South Beach Brewery – Co-Founder of South Beach Brewing Company, Lorenzo Borghese and Trey Jagger, visionary entrepreneurs will be presenting .  Borghese returned last week from a cooperative global confab in Hong Kong with the founder of Co-Modeco /Pac Rim Business Council Holmes Stoner intent on expanding the South Beach Brewery horizons and affordable homes in South Florida (co-modeco.com) .  Borghese , a philanthropist to the core’ modestly down plays his role as a “Bachelor” in ABC’s ninth season.  The Brewer duo will keep guests sated with beer based infusions of Strawberry orange mimosa , south peach Shandy and Blood Orange Sunset.  Yumm!

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Lamborghini EstateWines are award-winning and world renowned. The estate was founded by Ferruccio Lamborghini – best known for creating the line of luxury sports cars by the same name and  is located in Umbria near Lake Trasimeno. Watch for Antonio Banderas reprising the life and times of the Lambhorghini  ‘famiglia’ along with an AList cast that will be announced soon.   Banderas  as honorary President of Miami Fashion Week has made sustainable and humane fashion his cause and South Florida a frequent and favorite pastime.

Blue Bear Portfolio of gourmet international wines. A wine portfolio created by the genius of Escure Christophe and Mey Palomino that exceeds the sum of its parts. Complex yet balanced the Blue Bear Premium Estates have many facets to please the nose and palate.  All his wines are somewhat on the enigmatic side which makes them  more fascinating and rewarding than most. Wine on Fire, OMG.

 

 

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A Collection Of Art And Culinary Artistry Of Epic Proportions. ArtBasil Joins Red Dot Fair Gala – Tuesday-December 2- With Wrap Up Parties At Segafredos And Havana 1957 Culminating In ‘The Day Of Transformation /Grand Opening With Angela Armenakis’, Saturday, December 6.

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Tuesday, December 2 from 6PM  to 10PM ArtBasil VIII Joins Red Dot Fair for the 3rd year in co-hosting the Red Dot Fair Gala I Art Opening and Culinary Celebration to coincide with Art Basel and Miami Art Week. By melding the epicurean genius of Top chefs and locally sourced ingredients;   Renowned chefs from Segafredo Brickell, Bocce, Havana 1957, Passion Group’s Dolores , But You Can Call Me Lolita, Crazy About You, Tuscan Grill, Luigi’s Coal Oven Pizza, and Johnny V’s (among others to be announced) will again illustrate their creative resourcefulness in what has been called ‘an aspirational dream come true’ and ‘the best event of the season’.

With over 65 of the world’s top galleries including the Maria Napoles returning Latin Pavilion all exhibiting under the vast Red Dot Pop Up Tent situated in the heart of the Wynwood District (reddotfair.com) the Opening Gala and Art Basil (ArtBasil.org) is an event  grounded in edible traditions and serious art appreciation and collection.  Something brand new and exciting is happening this year — with an ever expanding menu and aged libations that promise to be nothing short of transcendent.

Each Chefs performance blends food with theatrics while honoring the diversified traditions that are integral to South Florida’s lauded position on the global culinary map.  At the cross roads, ArtBasil will feature a fusion of Native American, African, Mediterranean, Latin, and neo Colonial Caribbean fare with a Mediterranean / Greek  and Italian tour de force.  One part entertainment and one part serious epicurean gastronomy, guests learn how to prepare appetizers paired with au courant signature cocktails.

The Art Basil Chefs are challenged to create hundreds of amuse-bouché, canapés, and hors d’œuvres from ingredients contributed by farm to table, fine food purveyors.  If there was but one rule imposed at ArtBasil it was, ‘All chefs must feature fresh Basil in their preparation,’ according to Steve Levine, Art Basil co-founder and renowned food photographer.

Among ArtBasil hosts this year are Mariam Ghaly public relations of Vector International Pictures (VIPictures.com) Angela Armenakis of the Health,Wellness and Beauty Center*  Cristiane Roget of ABNewswire.com and VectorVoyage.com and Sublette Hernandez of VErestaurant Group (Segafredo /Havana 1957) with special appearances still to be announced.

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Snap! Space Grand Opening- a Ribald Gathering of 100’s of Snappy Dressers & the World’s Top Fashion Photographers

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 Snap ! Orlando (SnapOrlando.com) has embodied the concept of a ‘pop-up’ exhibit not unlike Red Dot Art Fair-Miami. Under the guidance of Patrick and Holly Kahn, formally of book LA, the couple and their cadre of collaborators have exhibited international photographers in the city of Orlando for the past four years. With exhibits at various warehouse venues and event spaces, Snap!, for the first time has a year-round home: the landmark Cameo Building near downtown Orlando.

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 Patrick Kahn, Snap! Orlando’s executive producer, created a ribald affaire as a soft opening on January 17, 2014.

Its facade is being renovated to reflect the history of the 63-year-old building that was once home to the Cameo Theater. Guests include Michael Phillip of MP Studios Tampa, Serge Dulac of Unity Productions and Costa Rica Cocao Farms, Founder Patrick Kahn,Cristiane Roget of Art Basil, Federico Quevedo of Expo Feria USA and emerging photographer and filmmakers Luca Dulac.  Images in part courtesy of Carlos Leal.

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Art Basil VII, Like Life, is a Blatent Act of Imagination,Tuesday-Dec. 5, Red Dot Fair Gala Reception

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ART BASIL, LIKE LIFE, IS A BLATENT ACT OF IMAGINATIONArt Basil VII marries the traditions of old world culture with Red Dot Fair’s exhibition of 70 + acclaimed art galleries to be entertained by celebrated chefs pairing delectable cuisine with stellar spirits in a Mediterranean Tour de Force 

Miami/Florida  On Tuesday, December 3 – between 6-10 pm, an anticipated three-thousand fashionably attired,  famished guests will be treated to a sneak preview of seventy galleries exhibiting in the 7th Annual Red Dot Fair’s vast pop-up structure.  Located in the heart of Miami’s burgeoning Wynwood Art District, at 3011 NE 1st Ave and NE 31st Street, 333137 the 8th Annual Red Dot Fair will host global Art Galleries and Artists direct from California, Texas, London, Paris, Germany, Russia, China, Japan, Korea, Brazil, South America, South Florida and points in between.

Red Dot Fair Founder, George Billis, confirms that given previous year’s attendance an estimated 25,000 guests will visit Red Dot Fair during the week of December 3 through 8.  The Art Basil /Red Dot Fair Gala Reception on Tuesday, December 3 is open to the public.  The $25.00 admission will be donated, in part, to Red Dot’s favored Foundation Million Trees/ Miami and card holders will gain complimentary entry to Red Dot Fair for the week.

Culinary Art Basil Now in its 7th incarnation, Culinary Art Basil, a jubilant celebration of cuisine and culture, will co-host Red Dot Fair’s opening Gala Reception & Gallery Preview.  A member of Art Basil’s nomination committee, Charles Majeski of Advanced Culinary Solutions confirms, “Art Basil is an ad hoc, volunteer association made up of media, marketing, design, photography and culinary professionals.  Distinguished chefs are invited to demonstrate the making of delectable dishes that are to be sampled by our guests”.

Arturo  and Stephanie Paz, founders of Jarred Events and direct from New York are doing a star turn with their families exquisite granola and sweets.  Joining the Paz family is Marco de Simone  who trained in his family’s restaurants in Milano where he gained fame creating  State Dinners for Mikhail Gorbachev of Green Cross International and ‘naughty, naughty’ Silvio Berlusconi.  Announcements of chefs representing Israel /Palestine, Asia, Texas and Latin America will be posted on the ArtBasil.org’s website up to the day of the event.

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DRINK UP & BE BOLD & EAT WITH GUSTO. “Culinary Art Basil indelibly blurs the line between ‘art appreciation’ and ‘art, as an excuse to eat and imbibe’.   The amusebouches, canapés, cichetti, antipasti, tapas and hors d’oeuvres are meant to evoke sighs of bliss among the guests,” confirms the beguiling Adi Kafri of Noa Catering and Café. Inspired by Israel she and her daughters Nin, Omer and Amit will be doing a star turn with the freshest grilled peppers and braised oriental kale , and lamb and beef schwarma from Grand Western fine meat purveyors.

Signature cocktails by Deep Eddy’s Vodka, Angel’s Envy Bourbon, Papa’s Pilar Rum will be served.  Perfect pairings of Infinium Spirits, Fratelli Branca’s Italian portfolio will also be sampled. Red Dot libations include Chambord Liqueur Beck’s Beer, Pure Swiss Mineral Water, Vita Coco, naturally and Barefoot Wine.

New to Art Basil is a generous contribution of Deep Eddy  Vodka , Sweet Tea, Grapefruit and 80 proof that will complement morsels of Royal Food Distributors Fresh and Tasty Premium Smoked Salmon redolent with dill, and Fresh Harvester Masago  (Black , Orange and Red). Connoisseurs claim Masago  is even better than Beluga.  Tod Webster has been invited to make his home-style magic with Grand Western’s tender lamb lollypops.  Deep Eddys’  infused vodkas are the first flavored vodkas produced in Texas.   Created by Sweet Tea founder Clayton Christopher and Chad Auler of Savvy Vodka-Deep Eddy is ten times distilled and natural with pure cane sugar, clover honey, Texas Spring Water and Black Tea or Grapefruit.

Papa’s Pilar’s is back for an Art Basil repeat performance.  A cask-aged, sipping rum it comes with a time machine included. Inspired and owned, in part, by the Ernest Hemingway’s family, imbibers are transported to a time when the West was ‘wild’ and Hemingway’s deep water vessel, Papa’s Pilar, possessed the same gutsy spirit of this bold and complex rum.  Royalties are earmarked for Florida Reef Restoration.  SoBe Fizz-Red Dot ™ Private Label water will keep Red Dot Fair goers hydrated.

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Another nod to the Italians and Sicilians is the Fratelli Branca tasting It was in 1845 that the Distillery of Fratelli Branca was born.  Art Basil will be presenting their liqueurs par excellence.  The top shelf Fernet –Branca is a melding of 27 herbs, from all five continents with aloe of  South Africa, rhubarb from China, gentian from France, galingale from India or Sri Lanka, chamomile from Italy or Argentina, just to name a few. Flowers, herbs, roots, extracts and teas are blended to produce the beneficial properties.

Proceeds from the Faux Farmer’s Mediterranean Market produced by Teena’s Pride Farms in conjunction with Whole Foods CSA Farm to Table Collective, Redlands Spice Park, Mr. Greens Produce,  Living Green Fresh Market on Commercial Blvd East and Grand Western Meat Purveyors circa 1968 are earmarked for the Green Railroad Organic Work Shop (G.R.O.W.) under the direction of Charles Coiner, Jonathan Roussel, Thi and Bill Squire.  

The trio is taking their inspiration from the ambiance found in a St Tropez Café, a Sicilian Fresh Market, an Aegean Greek Bistro  and a luxurious medina or souk, replete with hand stitched tapestry, hookahs and mosaic inlaid tables by  Peter Hannah’s Vapormones.com.  Backdrops of rural images and ancient towns are inspired by New York photographers Bethany Bandera. 

 

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Red Dot Fair Returns to Wynwood District in December-Art Basil VII to Host Eat-Drink & Savor For Guests With An Appetite

Art Basil VII _VIPictures_Crisitane RogetArtBasilVII is set to collaborate with RedDotFair on the VIP Gala Reception, Tuesday- December 3  – 6pm to 10 pm.  By invitation only. Guests will be enchanted and moved by the power of Mediterranean food, fine art and libations  to amaze, enchant and provoke.

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The highly anticipated Red Dot Fair returns to the Wynwood Art District in Miami, December 3 -8, 2013, located  3011 NE 1st Ave at 35th Street.   Anticipating 15, 000 guests overall Red Dot Fair runs concurrent to Art Basel-Miami Beach. Aptly named the international ‘art walk for billionaires’.

Building upon its reputation as a diverse fair, Red Dot Fair offers a unique selection of approximately 60 galleries exhibiting painting, sculpture, photography and fine-art objects.

Plans are in the works to Host Art Basil VII with several culinary stations celebrating  the diverse cuisine emanating from the Mediterranean.  The top of the food chain, epicureans & oenophiles gather to eat-drink, savor a pop up ‘feast for the eyes’.  The world’s most renowned chefs will present the most delectable pairings, tastings and delicacies representing Tunisia, Morocco, Cypress, Greece, Sicily and Italy.

Red Dot Fair Miami strives to create a fair for galleries specializing in emerging, mid-career and established artists that present work of lasting value. The luxurious layout of the 60 thousand square foot tented venue will provide visitors with a sophisticated and friendly environment to view artwork presented by the galleries. Red Dot is excited about being part of Miami’s vibrant art scene and its great fabric of galleries, museums and cultural institutions.

For Red Dot Fair Admission or Exhibition at Red Dot Fair contact info@reddotfair.com  or 917.273.8621

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Sat.-July 20. 2013 Premiere ‘Compulsion’ w Heather Graham. Miami Beach Cinematheque Fundraiser

An Event For Fine Food , Fashion & for the Love of Film -Compulsion, The Movie-East Coast Premiere , Miami Beach, FL

Heather Graham stars in ‘Compulsion’ East Coast /Miami Beach Premiere & Fundraiser -July 20 at 4PM at MB Cinematheque, presented by Culinary Art Basil VI.  Graham, as a master chef in stilettos, turns up the heat in this seductive psychological thriller. Also, starring Carrie-Anne Moss (‘Matrix’), Kevin Dillon & Joe Mantegna. The Movie’s Gourmet Menu will be served nightly at the Bentley Hilton’s de Rodriguez Cuba throughout Swimwear Week.  http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/compulsion/

Saturday July 20-2013 East Coast Premiere of ‘Compulsion’.

 4:00 PM- Fundraiser benefiting MB Cinematheque. (MBcinema.com) Seating Limited. $75 per couple, ($50.00 per couple, MB Members) Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave. 33139  rsvp 310-220-9118 or 305-673-4567 (films)

 6:30 PM  Director Egidio Coccimiglio Q & A. Cast & Crew Invited. MB Cinema, City Hall. Art Basil VI (artbasil.org) presents culinary wizard Doug de Rodriguez, 2 Time James Beard Recipient, Arturo and Stephanie Paz reprising appetizers and prix  fixe 4 course dinner inspired by Compulsion’s menu paired with mocktinis, signature cocktails and tropical punch courtesy of Vita Coco-pure coconut water.

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The movie inspired menu specials include Alaska King Crab Cakes by Yanni Diassinos, Mr. Green’s Ginger coriander broth, Maine Lobster Live’s  freshest Fish en croute w lemon butter sauce, Grand Western Rack of Lamb with a complement of  Bemka’s, House of Caviar’s  truffled Ragoût, Grand Western Venison Loin & Mr. Green’s Produce Parsnip Gratin, Onion Comfit,  Bemka Périgord Truffle Jus and Profiteroles by Bindi Deserts from Joe Selvaggio’s PDF Foods that are guaranteed to evoke sighs of bliss.

Sunday- July21,  2013 –Film Fashion Finale

 5PM-on  De Rodriguez Cuba, 101 Ocean Dr, MB 33139  TastingMenu, Signature Cocktails, Swimwear Finale ‘Five Ways to Ceviche’, Cabanas and Cuba.  Presented by Doug de Rodriguez, author of The Great Ceviche Book with Book signing with proceeds for G.R.O.W.   Lounge on the seaside cabanas, unwind with informal modeling by Vicki Soble, Haute Couture Resort Wear.    Stage Production by Frank Gonzalez of MasterSoundPro.com Event Logistics. By Invitation only. rsvp eat@artbasil.org. Pass around ‘Ceviche & Compulsion Tasting Menu’.  Gift Bags by Elite Smile Designs.com and Vita Coca.   Dinner reservations recommended.  Happy Hour Prices.  101 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Fl 33139.

Set for theatrical release ‘Compulsion’ is distributed by Phase 4 Films in the USA, E-One Entertainment in Canada and Moonstone Entertainment, Worldwide Sales Agents.  Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond has evidenced his own compulsion with films that have inspired fashion trends for decades.  Best known for Warren Beatty and Julie Christie’s ‘pre’ PETA fur wrapped wardrobe in Alaska-bound ‘McCabe and Mrs. Miller’ , ‘Deliverance’, the movie that gave new meaning to banjos, kissing cousins and the black leather vest and  the rage for bloody black lipstick in ’Black Dahlia’.  With four nominations and an Academy Award win for ‘Close Encounters’, Vilmos is invited with director Egidio Coccimiglio for a post screening Q & A followed by a deLuxe poolside VIP Party at the Bentley Hilton.  (Dinner Reservations Recommended)

Associated Media – AB Newswire (abnewswire.com), Afar Magazine (afar.com)  the 19th Hole Magazine, Sub_Urbano Magazine, Forbes  Restaurant, WWD , Red Dot Fair and a pending interview with New York Times -Style Section.

 

 

Compulsion – The Movie

Compulsion centers on two women, each grappling with obsessions that have begun to overtake their lives. Heather Graham portrays Amy, a vivacious, calculating chef whose need to be desired is so far-reaching that she becomes a star in her own imaginary cooking show. Carrie-Anne Moss is Saffron, a reclusive but alluring ex-child star, whose ever-intensifying relationship with Amy builds to a surprising climax.

Todd Webster of the Porch Cafe on Ocean Drive Serves up Art Basil’s Piece de Resistance

December 8, 2012/ Art Basil’s finale unfolded on the north end of Ocean Drive at the venerable  Front Porch Café  housed in the authentic Art Deco atrium of the alluring ‘Z’ Hotel.   Art Basil’s spontaneous celebrations further congealed into a delicious soufflé of ingredients that had included heated moments, a retrospective of fashion by Coco Chanel and the powerful taste of Spirits of the Tsars Vodka served in hand cut, crystal flutes.  The legacy of  the glassware for Spirits of the Tsars is one for the history books.  Scroll down for details.

With Spirits of the Tsars bottle service beginning at  $1000 large  the night on ‘The Porch‘  was a perfect finale for Art Basil’s epicurean denizens of the night.  

Take note:  ‘Porch regulars’.  With Todd now in the  Kitchen, The Porch Cafe is no longer  just the  place for the “best breakfast on South Beach.” (according to Urban Spoon & Yelp).      

Melding culinary genius and locally sourced ingredients renowned chef Todd Webster, again illustrated creative resourcefulness.  He prepared the piece de resistance with his version of creamy squash borscht from Mac Khashman farm fresh produce and a Grand Western Steak melt- in-your-mouth with a Lamb tartar.  With training equally derived from Le Cordon Bleu and the United States Marine’s;  Webster likens himself to “just a cook”.   Lashes down with that little smile,  former Marine Webster confesses he “could not live without the colors, textures and flavors of his agrarian home in Homestead”.   While his ideas are grounded in traditions, something brand new and exciting is happening to our palates— his menu is nothing short of transcendent.  The basil Panna cotta (from Italian cooked cream) by Pastry Chef Stuart was a stairway to heaven.

Each performance blended food with theatrics and honored the diversified traditions that are integral to South Florida’s lauded position on the global culinary map.  At the cross roads, ArtBasil featured a fusion of Native American, African, Mediterranean, Latin, and neo Colonial Caribbean fare.  One part entertainment and one part serious epicurean gastronomy, guests learned how to prepare appetizers  paired with au courant signature cocktails.  Made from  Spirits of the Tsars ™  liquid gold. the newly released vodka is aged three years in cognac casks.  Stellar grape from the reserves of  J.Lohr Wineries also received applause from the discriminating guests. 

The Art Basil Chefs were challenged to create hundreds of amuse-bouché, canapés, and hors d’œuvres from ingredients contributed by farm to table, fine food purveyors.  If there was but one rule imposed at ArtBasil it was, ‘All chefs must feature fresh Basil in their preparation,’ according to Levine.

The Chefs had a field day, utilizing phylum’s of Rock Garden Basil that included Chocolate, Peppermint, and blood red Thai, all grown locally on the Green Organic Railroad Workshop (G.R.O.W.) farms in Doral, Florida.

THE INCEPTION OF ARTBASIL  

The Inception of Art Basil. Charlie Coiner at Rock Garden Herbs-in a moment of lucidity conceived the idea that became a Brainstorm that ArtBasil.org is becoming.

Yani Diassinos lugged in crates of succulent Maine lobster and off the dock snapper fished from gushing pools and water tanks at his Maine Lobster Live Wholesale Seafood Market in Pompano Beach.  Mak Khashman and Joe Selvaggio’s of PDF Foods sourced Florida fresh squeezed blood oranges and honey tangerines, volcanic Scotch bonnet peppers, snappy vine ripened cucumbers, and micro eggplants. Grand Western’s (Grandwesternsteaks.com) special cuts of mouth-watering marbled beef and tender lamb served as the underpinnings for menus throughout the tastemaker’s trifecta.

Future installments of Art Basil  (artbasil.org) are currently being planned to coincide with the

  • National Association of Television Executive Producers (NATPE, January 28-30) located in the cosmopolitan Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach and adjacent docks
  • The much anticipated return of Red Dot to the Wynwood District, (February 14-18)
  • To coincide with the  South Beach Food and Wine Festival (February 21-24). To underwrite, participate, or r.s.v.p. for future Art Basil performances visit ArtBasil.org.  or Facebook http://www.facebook.com/culinaryartbasil  ) or ArtBasil.org.

Photo Credits Steve Levine, Christian Strong, Emmanuel Salvant & Don Parchment

Editor-Brett Miller

Note: Spirit of the Tsars  crystal flutes are  a replica of the glass used by Tsar
Nichols II as his vodka glass without his initials.   The makers commissioned the Dyatkovsky Crystal Factory in Moscow Russia, est 1790, to produce for us this elegant vodka glass made the same way it was then. Each glass is fashioned from one piece of hand blown leaded glass with all decoration being individually hand cut.

We have had each glass individually etched with our shortened brand name “Tsars”. These will be available to consumers from our web site (www.Tsars.us) and establishments that carry Spirits of the Tsars, Ultra Premium Infused Vodka, as well as used in promotions, tastings, and presentations.  Sip like a Tsar!

RED DOT Joins Culinary ART BASIL’S ‘Green Dot’ For An Evening of Tsars Under Brittle Shards of Stars & Fragrant Cuban Cigars

December 7, 2012 Art Basil Night II

The moveable feast re-emerged the second night in the heart of the Wynwood District on Red Dot’s unadorned wooden deck that had little natural lighting. Cloaked in the ambiant darkness the three headed sculptures by the comly Argentine sculptress Cecilia Lueza cecilialueza@yahoo.com  glowed in the dark.  With fresh orchids by interior designer Ines Naftali Florals and Events; the activity unfolded under a canopy of full moon and stars.

 Spirits of the Tsars Vodka ™ reappeared to complement free flowing vintage reserve wines by vintners J. Lohr, Papi, and YaYa.  The night evolved into a love affair between off-the-grid, thought provoking art, and stellar global cuisine.

Elin Trousdale, doyenne at Lighthouse Point’s Le Bistro (called by Zagat Guide one of the top 10 French in South Florida) and a triumphant survivor of Gordon Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares was accompanied by Tai Dempster onto the culinary stage. Lip smacking rosettes of Florida snapper crudo, featuring a bouquet of julienne baby carrots on a disk of hand cured chorizo and deep red radish were topped with a drizzle of zesty habanero dressing. /www.lebistrorestaurant.com 

Direct from stints in Manhattan’s most acclaimed kitchens, Chef Deniz with her nine-month baby, Aiden, on her hip, displayed ‘Performance Art under duress’. An afternoon absorbed in art overload was more enticing with Deniz’s delicate mélange of succulent Maine lobster, Basmati rice, micro basil, cumin, pine nuts (Turkish not Chinese) fresh Rock Garden mint and sumac rolled into tubes of tender Khashman cabbage.

Gerdy Rodriguez, Restaurant Group’s chief consultant & restaurateur and his bella Senora presented the finish of Mexican Chocolate Flan Caramel, Cayenne-Cocoa Crumble, and Cinnamon Ice Cream. Carumba!

Allied Kitchens ™ supplied the only kitchen convenience  Allied brothers Bill  and Joe Feinberg accompanied by the  second generation Michael Feinberg rolled in a massive, one-ton marble table.  Their mobile custom island is replete with an imported slab of  Cesar stone quartz, top drawer Viking range grill and the rectangle island fashioned from 2nd growth zabrano wood imported directly from Gabon, Cameroon, and Congo. The finely hewed hulk was rolled onto the Red Dot’s unadorned wooded deck with ease.

Without the benefit of running water, electrical lighting, or cutlery, the three presenting chef’s epicurean mastery was even more evident. Red Dot’s George Bill is could barely show restraint when it came to tasting and testing the dishes that were visibly smart and stunning.

The main nod to a thematic affinity was George’s, Wynwood Old World Cigar Lounge with Julio hand rolling fragrant tobacco leaves into redolent cigars on the spot.

A Night For a Blanc et Noir Movie & Plates in Technicolor By Christian Testa

December 6, 2012 – Art Basil Night I

Art Basil’s opening night unfolded at La Gloutennerie’s Vintage Kitchen, a two story, free standing eatery surrounded by a lush garden in the most southern point of South Beach. The posh dining destination is grounded in the tradition of a French boulangerie replete with retro blanc et noir photos gracing the walls, artisanal cheeses under glass counters, and a salumi bar reminiscent of a family style Trattoria in Roma’s Piazza Novana.

Chef Christian Testa and sous chef Aurelin feted the elegantly attired guests with their version of show-stopping  ‘cicchetti’ (tapa like plates served in Venetian bars). With ingredients that included a salmon mousse, a squeeze of Florida citrus, a dab of basil pesto, savory gazpacho, and buttery flakes of Parmigiano-Reggiano.  Spirits of the Tsars, the vodka world’s newest top drawer ‘reveal’ was served and is being called ‘perhaps the best liquor ever made’ by Vodka Buzz.   From yachtsmen Mark Owens and Chris Nolan, the Spirits of the Tsars is an infusion of rare pear, apple and Madagascar vanilla was served to adoring denizens of the night in crystal flutes fashioned in the Ukraine.  The exclusive gathering commemorated the launch of ArtBasil.org with Spirits of the Tsars hand crafted bottles  replete with more 24 carat gold than rapper Kanye West’s front teeth.

Future ArtBasil.org  Gatherings to be posted within days.  Visit us soon for the new confirmed Calendar.

Art Basil Media Partners

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