Get Inspired at LaMuse Cafe

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On December - 16 - 2019

LaMuse Cafe & Restaurant brings something to the table every day of the week. The overwhelming response to LaMuse’s seven-day-a-week brunch sparks the French cafe-inspired haven to launch post-work happy hours and dinners on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Nestled inside the eastern wing of Avant Gallery at the Epic in Downtown Miami, LaMuse is a space bursting with European cafe vibes. From the flower-adorned ceilings to the vine-covered gates separating guests from the hustle and bustle of the city, LaMuse is a quick trip to Europe without so much as booking the flight. The space was personally envisioned and designed by owner and Avant Gallery owner/gallerist Dmitry Prut, who also curated the art at David Grutman’s Swan and Bar Bevy.

The restaurant, which houses a premier coffee bar, wine bar, and craft cocktail bar is open 7 days a week for brunch and lunch. Whether inside at one of the gallery seats or al fresco beneath Miami’s towering skyscrapers, LaMuse Cafe & Restaurant remains one of Miami’s multi-dimensional locations: ideal for “creative power lunches,” a watering hole with a surprisingly cultural edge for happy hour crowds, and a quaint spot for couples searching for a romantic date night locale.

 

LaMuse’s new dinner options are available  Thursdays from 6-10:30pm and Fridays and Saturdays from 6 to 11:30pm. The menu is as artistic as what you’ll find adorning the walls and includes shareable plates like Smoked Duck and Mushroom Pizzetta, Crab Croquets and Goat Cheese Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms. For those who like to keep what’s on their plate for themselves, a menu of mains abounds. Find Greed, an homage to Anthony Bourdain, with creamy risotto, pan-seared tiger shrimp and asparagus tips and edible flowers. Much like Warhol’s muse, the Beef a la Marilyn Monroe is a saucy dish with glazed beef, potato and carrot fondant red wine-infused blueberries and a blackberry wine sauce. Plates range from $12 to $28, with the exception ofthe “Eat More Art” package; a  $5,000 signature Golden Lobster dish served with risotto and golden crusted parmesan chips and completed with a Lina Condes sculpture.

End the evening on a sweet note with the signature  Art Tart® collection. These limited-edition desserts are fresh, seasonal and decadent —and true works of art, too. The Cotton Candy Cloud is more than just triple chocolate mousse, ganache and fresh raspberries stacked in a delicious tower, it’s an edible sculpture that will surely send your Instagram story into engagement overload. The Banksy’s Boy Meets Girl Art Tart® marries pastry cream with a crispy Parisian cookie shell and fresh berries foran edible interpretation of Banksy’s work. Never has art tasted quite so good.  

LaMuse Cafe & Restaurant’s menu features fresh, generous, ingredient-focused salads ripe with premium vegetables. The hydroponic butter lettuce, Campari tomatoes, English seedless cucumbers and watermelon radishes awaken taste buds. Choose from Seafood Cobb, with shrimp, lump crabmeat, cage-free eggs and fresh avocado; authentic Niçoisewith “dolphin safe” tuna, haricot verts and roasted fingerling potatoes; or a hearty Quinoa with hearts of palm, corn, chickpeas, cucumbers and mint. Beyond salads, diners can also savor dishes named after artists and their muses. Dora’s Deviled Eggs with Trout Roe or Caviar are aptly named after Picasso’s muse, Dora Maar). Brigitte’s Burrata & Roasted Tomatoes acquired their namesake from BrigitteBardot), while Picasso’s Prosciutto & Melon is monikered after the Maestro himself, Pablo Picasso). Craving a sandwich? Several options anchor the menu: Turkey, Apple, Brie & Mint, and Prosciutto, Burrata & Fig Jam. And since it is Miami, the Cuban CroSub harmonizes Austrian Canon cheese and thick barrel pickles and imported garlic ham.

Brunch, which takes place daily from 10:30 to 2:30weekdays and until 3:30 on weekends, features crossovers from the lunch menu. You’ll also find the LaMuse favorite,Paradise Platter, with avocado toast, cage-free poached eggs, Campari tomatoes, microgreens and sprouts—ideal for those who want something that hinges between the first and second meals of the day.  

Whether celebrating the day or simply unwinding from it, LaMuse offers several wine-based signature cocktails perfect for toasting. Find Warhol’s Guava Punch, where sake, guava purée and citrus, blend with honey. Frida Margarita mixes tequila, with agave lime and orange bitters, is served garnished with a lavender sprig and black salt.  Or, for those on a health kick with a hankering for something a bit stronger, opt for Spiked Matcha or the Cucumber Cooler. It’s a guilty pleasure minus the guilt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LaMuse at Avant Gallery
EPIC Miami 

270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, #102

Miami, FL 33131

305.400.0036

www.lamusecafe.com |www.avantgallery.com

@lamuse | @avantgallery

 

 

 

Plates are artfully prepared

 

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