Artists Mikołaj Obrycki and Eddy Bogaert’s Art Basel Miami Restaurant Picks
A native of New York, Bogaert is an established artist whose paintings are highly sought after by the art, music and fashion world. His work has been presented in several Art Basel galleries. In addition, Bogaert’s first NFT collection was on display in the physical gallery of the TokenSociety VIP lounge in Wynwood. Most recently, he has collaborated with Bloomingdales and Lamborghini of Midtown Manhattan.
Through a variety of bright colors and a contrasting aesthetic, he described his work as a “chaotic balance”. Known for using mixed media and vivid colors on dark canvases, he seeks to portray the intricacies of humanity.
Obrycki’s specialty, of Polish origin, is watercolor and the use of mixed media, tending to weave words and / or letters into his work of art. It is akin to graffiti style art, which is sometimes discredited for not really being “art”. Somewhere between abstract and figurative painting, her work involves recurring themes that include women, jazz artists, and even famous people such as Madonna and Elvis.
Both of their works could be spotted in Art Basel Miami this year. The Art Basel weekend can be blurry; it’s always chock-full of art galleries, high-end events, parties and more. But the two artists always take the time to savor a bite between Art Basel engagements. We got recommendations from both artists on where they like to grab a quick and satisfying bite during the art festival. Here is what they had to say.
South Beach’s legendary Puerto Sagua restaurant is nothing fancy. That said, they’ve been making Cuban specialties since 1962. This no-frills corner store is just a few blocks from the ocean. This popular spot is the staple for the comfort food Miami is known for. Best-selling dishes include bistec de pollo con arroz y frijoles; the Cuban sandwich; and a variety of comforting soups and stews.
For those looking for an incredible burger, look no further than LT Steak & Seafood, a seasonally-inspired American eatery, at the luxury property The Betsy Hotel. Their Stacked Butcher Burger features cheddar cheese, spicy onion rings, black pepper bacon, pickled jalapeños and barbecue sauce. If you’re in the mood for something more fancy, they have a new selection of starters that include steak frites with a suspension steak and parmesan truffle fries and a selection of quality dry-aged steaks ranging from ‘an 8-ounce filet mignon to a 10-ounce wagyu skirt. steak that comes with your selection of sauces.
Then finally, for another quick meal stop by the popular Piola Miami Beach Fresh ingredients and attentive service make this the perfect Art Basel stop. Highlights of the menu at this authentic pizzeria include Italian classics like Margherita topped with fresh basil; the Moderna garnished with fresh arugula, diced tomatoes and grana padano shavings; and the Hollywood with barbecue sauce, brie cheese, onions, chicken and cilantro.
There are also other starter options like legnano gnocchi with a four cheese cream sauce made with mozzarella, brie, gorgonzola and parmesan; penne alfredo with chicken; and traditional spaghetti bolognese.
Here’s to creating your own incredible dining experience at next year’s Art Basel.