Arthur Arnaize

While working in PR 20 years old, Parisian Arthur Arnaize met 2-star chef Thierry Schwartz in Alsace, igniting an unrealized culinary passion. Schwartz accepted Arthur into an artisanal baking and traditional French cooking internship which lasted two years. During this time, Arthur learned about creativity, discipline and organization to make perfect crusty breads, golden croissants, desserts and viennoiseries. In 2014, Arthur relocated to Miami to pursue his interest in art and food, fulfilling his dreams by opening L’Epicerie in Wynwood – his first restaurant – where the Miami New Times bestowed it’s “Best Baguette in Miami” award to him in 2016. Now chef at LaMuse Cafe at Avant Gallery, a contemporary art gallery located at the luxurious Epic Miami, Arthur channels the best of European sensibilities into a menu focused on exceptional salads, creative sandwiches, seafood plates and vegetarian delights. His project with gallerist and restauranteur, Dmitry Prut, merges art and cuisine in a way wholly unique to Miami – a lively cafe embedded inside an eclectic atmosphere that’s very Alice In Wonderland.

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What is your earliest memory involving food or wine?: Walking to and from school near Paris, ARthur would eat mouthfuls of wild berries, constantly staining his hands and clothes in berry juice Another charity/non-profit cause important to me is:: Arthur is currently looking for visual arts-related non-profits to donate his time and passion. Equally important is the preservation treatment of wild animals who find themselves in animal clinics and rehabilitation facilities - for example, the turtle hospital in Marathon. If I could collaborate with anyone in the world on a project, it would be:: Arthur would love to marry the culinary arts with graffiti art and street art which he dabbled in as a teenager growing up in Paris. Since LaMuse Cafe is nestled inside Avant Gallery, a contemporary gallery located at Epic Miami, Arthur is actively looking for collaborations with artists the gallery represents. I never leave home without my:: A box of yeast - to make bread wherever I go