The quaint historic neighborhood of Buena Vista is tucked away in a pocket of Miami just north of the booming Wynwood and Midtown communities on the edge of the Design District. The Buena Vista Deli — or BVD as it is known to patrons — is a French bakery located at 4590 NE Second Ave.
Corentin “Cory” Finot, a master Parisian baker and alumni of Lycée Hotelier de Saint Quentin en Yvelines, is the hospitable proprietor of this charming corner of France. His partner Claude Postel is a seventh generation French chef.
World travelers always look for the places where the locals go to find the best atmosphere, quality, service and price. The BVD delivers all of these, and more.
Finot said he had the honor and privilege of working for the visionary developer Tony Goldman at his Wish Restaurant on South Beach. They both shared a love for food and art. Inspired by Goldman, Finot decided to bring a neighborhood restaurant to Buena Vista and the BVD was born.
The BVD has an inviting outdoor patio where customers often mingle with friends and children while reading complimentary copies of the New York Times, Miami Herald or the assortment of Tin Tin books. Small dogs also find the patio an ideal place to socialize.
Just before Art Basel and Miami Art Week 2012, Pinot decided it was time to decorate the blank patio wall facing the patio with a colorful mural. He called on the talented Edwin Sepulveda (aka Don Rimx) who created a colorful Provencal image that has been enjoyed by BVD regulars.
Recently, artist Johanna Boccardo (aka JOJAPIPOSA) was inspired by the geometric pattern of the adjacent fence and created her multicolored tape bombing art installation titled Color Study In 45. These artist efforts have resulted in a most iconic intersection at NE 46th Street and Second Avenue.
Goldman would be proud of Finot’s efforts in Buena Vista to continue his vision of creating a neighborhood outdoor museum.