Art Basel: $8 for Four Chocolate-Covered Strawberries!

Categories: Behind the Line
Ben Guzman
Basel Grub for a pretty penny.
Art Basel opened the flood gates to the public yesterday and all eyes are on Miami Beach. But what happens once you're inside the Convention Center and feeling a little peckish? You get slammed with inflated prices for food and drink..

For those of us not holding VIP or press passes, tickets aren't cheap. And once you're inside walking around and getting thirsty, you must pay for $7 beers, and even a $20 glass of Ruinart Blanc de Blanc champagne. Say you want four chocolate-covered strawberries? It'll cost you $8!

Anais Alexandre
$8 chocolate covered strawberries
So maybe you are reconsidering the drinks and fruits. Those Spicy Salmon Rolls look good, but they will run you $12 for a container.

Anais Alexandre
$10 - $12 Sushi a la MBCC
Our advice: Eat beforehand, far away from the Convention Center area.

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Miami Beach Convention Center

1901 Convention Center Dr, Miami Beach, FL

Category: General

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Dear Anais,I hope you realize logic is flawed considering that at the Mandarin Oriental for example it would cost you $66 for 6 chocolate covered strawberries, a glass of Tattinger $24, and sushi between $15 and $24. You should also relaize that the clientele that they are going after is very wealthy probably just a few steps higher on the tax scale than both You and I.

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