Michelle Bernstein fans who lament the closure of her beloved Cena by Michy's have reason to rejoice. The James Beard Award winner returns to Miami Beach to open two pop-up restaurants during Art Basel.
Bernstein's Garden Cafe will be open at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden Monday, November 28, through Sunday, December 4. The outdoor café will give art lovers a chance to take a breather with an assortment of sandwiches, salads, soups, and baked goods, similar to the fare offered at Bernstein’s Crumb on Parchment in the Design District.
Menu items include a Middle Eastern platter ($12), chopped Greek salad ($12), a kale and quinoa salad ($13), a garden turkey sandwich with Amish white cheddar ($14), and Michelle's favorite — a sandwich with Molinari Finocchiona salami, Parmesan, fig jam, arugula, and olive oil ($15). Skewers of Florida fish of the day can be added to salads for $17.
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In addition to food, Tampa Bay's Kahwa Coffee will bring its truck to the garden.
Bernstein, who returns with the Garden for her fourth year, says, “I’m so happy to be a part of Art Basel again this year. I think it's one of the most important events of the year for Miami as a destination. It really has become the unofficial kick-off to our tourism season. We’ll have some great new dishes at the Garden Café this year, which I’m excited for everyone to try.”
The chef will also open a Michy's pop-up at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Alas, located in the Art Basel Collectors' Lounge, it's for VIPs only. If you have credentials for that area, the pop-up is open November 28 through December 4. '
The Garden Cafe hours are Monday from 1 to 5 p.m., Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.