Some of the things we most look forward to during Art Basel are the unlikely collaborations. Take for instance the "Design Dialogue" series that included a conversation moderated by Hans Ulrich earlier this week with architect Jacques Herzog and rapper turned self-proclaimed icon, Kanye West. That's something you don't see every day, and Thursday's Heineken-sponsored dinner at The Gale showcased another such partnership.
Nils Erik, Smile XXVII Studios Artist Alexander Mijares during the presentation of the Suckling Pig entree
Highlighting the relationship between a modern artist and the culinary arts, the Dutch brewing company and SAVEUR magazine invited an intimate group of guests to enjoy a five-course meal prepared by Dolce Italian's Executive Chef, Paolo Dorigato, and inspired by pieces from Alexander Mijares' newest collection. The Miami-born talent is best known for his colorful, Latin-infused work and has garnered an international following in the short time he has been painting.More »