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Art Basil Miami 2012 – December 6, 7 & 8

South Florida/Palm Beach. For Immediate Release, November 19, 2012.

From small seeds do mighty oaks (and palm trees) grow. As Art Basel and Art Miami enter into a 2nd decade December 5-9, the two intertwined Art extravaganzas forge ahead as an unrivaled testament to tenacity. The 2nd artbasil.test has been created in honoraria of the 2 events endurance and the vision of the Art Basel founders Trudi Bruckner, Balz Hilt, and Ernst Beyeler.

Representatives of,, and will present on December 6, 7 and 8 distinguished chefs, legendary cooks and masterful mixologists who will exhibit their culinary art and creations to invited guests and media representatives.  Joining this gastronomic adventure are Elin and Andy Trousdale, who’s Zagat rated restaurant ‘Le Bistro‘ was featured on Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares in Lighthouse Point.

Likened to performance Art Gerdy Rodriguez representing the Restaurant Group, Le Cordon Bleu Executive Chef at the Porch Cafe on Ocean Drive Todd Webster (an advocate of sourcing locally) and the TBA Chef from the most see South Beach  dining destination La Gloutonnerie Restaurant with a visit by Restaurant Producer’s Jerry Prendergast plan to join master Mixologists for these pop-up events.  In their own unique way this stellar cast will embrace ‘Novo’ globalization and prevalent SoFla culinary influences originating in the Americas, Native Americas , the Caribbean (Puerto Rico and Mexico), Africa, Asia and the Mediterranean

Art Basel has earned an enviable reputation as one of the world’s most jubilant and fresh gatherings of Contemporary Art found anywhere since perhaps the post hunt gatherings that took place in the Spanish caves of El Castillo or France’s Chauvet region some 40,000 years ago.

Art Basel combines vision and imagination while embracing a culture that allows for  unbridled freedom and spontaneity.   As of this writing an estimated 65,000 guests, countless artists, collectors, curators, international press, celebrities and trend setters are packing their Tumi’s and backpacks in preparation of an annual pilgrimage to South Florida.  For one week visitors will immerse themselves in a sun dappled canvas of azure blues, events, hoopla and 1000 gallery exhibitions. To whit, visit curated by owner Mauro Nicoletti.

Each Art Basil performance will feature recipes prepared with ingredients culled from the finest local  food purveyors and growers to include Joe Selvaggio’s PDF Foods, Mak Khashman’s exotic fruits and farm fresh vegetable’s, Mozzarita Cheeses, Orchid Island Juices, Milos Virgin Olive Oil, and Yanni Diassinnos’ Maine Lobsters Live all seasoned with the 16 varietals of  potted Basil courtesy of Rock Garden Herbs in Doral.  Alluring and exotic flower arrangements and interiors will be provided by Interior Designs and Exotic Flowers.

Chefs and Mixologists will pay homage to the diversified cuisine and libations that are an integral part of South Florida’s global cross roads. One part entertainment and one part serious epicurean gastronomy; Guests will learn how to prepare show-stopping gourmet recipes paired with today’s au courant signature cocktails.

*Watch this web site for updates, venues and news. – Cristiane Roget 310-220-9118