Art Basel bites at Bin 18, Red, Mercadito, Baoli


Restaurants are readying specials aimed at the well-heeled international crowd that arrives with Art Basel Miami Beach Dec. 5-8:

Alfredo Patino, chef-owner of Bin No. 18, 275 NE 18th St., Miami, is using the occasion to launch The Perfect Egg, an 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday brunch featuring 18 variations on eggs benedict ($10-$18). The dishes, based on a cooking method Patino boasts is better that sous-vide, are served with a choice of fruit, Caesar salad or home fries. Preview it at the soft roll-out this Sunday; 786-235-7575.

Red, The Steakhouse, 119 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, unveils chef Peter Vauthy’s five-course, family-style Red Basel menu on Wednesday. Available to parties of four or more through Dec. 8, it features an entree choice of bone-in filet, wild salmon and tuna; 305-534-3688.

Mercadito Midtown, 3252 NE First Ave., Miami, toasts the art fair with the van Gogh-inspired Starry Night, an $11 amalgam of blueberry-infused tequila, lemon, mint, Mexican spiced syrup and pomegranate; 786-369-0430.

Baoli, 1906 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, claims that its kobe-based Bâoli Burger, served on a brioche bun with heirloom tomatoes, foie gras and black truffle slices, is Miami’s priciest hamburger at $65 (truffle fries included); 305-674-8822.

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