Press Release Brava! reopens at the Adrienne Arsht Center
BRAVA! REOPENS AT ADRIENNE ARSHT CENTER WITH NEW MENU
BY CONSTELLATION CULINARY GROUP
Photo Credit: Lazaro Llanes
MIAMI, FL (Dec. 16, 2021) – Constellation Culinary Group has announced that this Thursday, Dec. 16, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County will reopen its celebrated restaurant, BRAVA!, coinciding with the opening night of Miami City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker.” The highly anticipated reopening will include a new menu by the expert team at Constellation Culinary Group.
BRAVA!’s 2,500-square-foot dining room is located on the second floor of the Arsht Center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House. The perimeter of the dining room is lined with large-scale photography of the Arsht Center and two walls covered in white orchids that serve as the restaurant’s main focal points. The dining room is outfitted with black wooden tables, plush cerulean chairs, and a warm mustard sofa, creating an inviting setting for pre-show dinners and drinks. Its 1,000-square-foot terrace seats 20 and offers views of Downtown Miami.
To relaunch BRAVA!, Constellation Culinary Group’s expert team of food and beverage professionals created an expansive menu heavily inspired by classic French cuisine.
Starters include Sherry Studded Lobster Bisque topped with chives; the Shrimp Cocktail with poached gulf prawns, pickled vegetables, and cocktail sauce; Filet Mignon Steak Tartare with buttered toast and soft herbs; Chicken Liver Parfait with cranberry, thyme, and buttered brioche; Grilled Baby Gem Caesar with lemon and black pepper dressing, Parmesan cheese, buttered panko, oven-dried tomatoes, and black olives; and Beet Carpaccio, a flavorful combination of baby kale, spinach, walnuts, dried cranberries, pears, and blue cheese topped with sherry vinaigrette.
For the main course, diners can choose from Risotto Cacio e Pepe with Meyer lemon, aged Asiago cheese, and Italian parsley, plus the option to add grilled shrimp or roasted maitake mushrooms; Short Rib and Wild Mushroom Lasagna with tomato anise broth and fresh herbs; Brick Chicken, a savory combination of roasted fingerling potatoes, parsnip mousse, and sautéed spinach topped with thyme jus; Steak Frites served with béarnaise sauce and French fries; Pan-Seared Atlantic Salmon with tomato beurre blanc, asparagus, and hookah purée; Coq Au Vin, a French classic served with braised chicken, petite vegetables, crispy bacon, fingerling potatoes and white bean ragu served with maitake mushrooms, roasted tomatoes, and baby kale topped with basil oil.
For those looking to indulge in something sweet, dessert options include Baked Alaska, a fiery combination of strawberry, vanilla, and pistachio ice creams, vanilla chiffon cake, toasted Italian meringue, and crème anglaise; Floating Island, which includes mango meringue, passion white chocolate sauce, and fresh berries; Crème Brûlée with brigadeiro and Grand Marnier orange; Raspberry Sorbet with mint; and house-made Girl Scout Cookies, including lemon shortbread, do-si-dos, and coconut macaroons.
During dinner hours, guests can also order snacks and sides à la carte, including Warm Cheese Gougères, Citrus and Rosemary Olives with Marcona Almonds, and Rosemary and Parmesan Kettle Chips.
Upon entry, guests can lounge at the 5-seat bar, which serves a robust menu of beer, wine, Champagne, specialty coffee drinks, and a selection of signature cocktails. including the French Kiss, a mix of Bombay Sapphire gin, St. Germain, strawberry purée lemonade, and a splash of prosecco; the Refined Fashion, served with Angel’s Envy bourbon, Tahitian vanilla syrup, angostura bitters, amaretto, and drunken black cherries; and the Cool as a Cucumber margarita, a combination of Cazadores tequila, St. Germain, and lime, pineapple, and cucumber juice garnished with a Tajin rim.
During matinées, a brunch menu is offered, including Bagels and Lox with smoked salmon, cream cheese, and capers; Smoked Salmon Benedict with latkes, hollandaise, and watercress; and Mushroom Quiche, served with baby heirloom tomatoes. Brunch cocktails are available à la carte, including the BRAVA! Mimosa and Seasonal Bellini with crémant sparkling wine, orange, and seasonal nectar; BRAVA! Bloody Mary, a flavorful mixture of Grey Goose vodka, homemade bloody mary mix, vegetables, and shrimp cocktail; and BRAVA! Sangria, a white sangria with a Miami twist – served with a touch of Bacardi rum and tropical fruits.
Upon opening on Dec. 16, BRAVA! will offer scheduled seatings when performances are scheduled in the Ziff Ballet Opera House or Knight Concert Hall. Reservations can be made online at the time of ticket purchase, at any time on this page or through the Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722. More information is available here. Walk-ins are accepted based on availability.
BRAVA! is available for private events and large parties. To book your next event, email Nicole.Resnick@ConstellationCulinary.com.
About Constellation Culinary Group
Launched in 2008 and reimagined in 2018, Constellation Culinary Group is dedicated to providing best-in-class dining experiences for one-of-a-kind events, cultural centers, professional settings, restaurants, and cafes. The group brings culinary visions to life at over 19 locations in eight cities, including internationally renowned cultural institutions Carnegie Hall, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the New York Botanical Garden, Clark Art Institute, and Pérez Art Museum Miami. Constellation Culinary Group consistently creates unforgettable experiences with the help of its skilled and thoughtful people who believe in the company’s mission and philosophy that good food connects us. For more information, visit ConstellationCulinary.com or follow on Instagram at @ByConstellation and @ByConstellationFL.
About the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
Set in the heart of Downtown Miami, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County occupies 570,000 square feet along historic Biscayne Boulevard between Northeast 13th and 14th streets. Hosting more than 300 events each year, the Arsht Center is committed to welcoming and connecting all people to the arts, the center, and each other. Its stages are alive year-round with artists from around the world, innovative programming from resident companies and local arts partners, free community events, and arts education experiences.
Since opening in 2006, the Arsht Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has been recognized as a catalyst for billions of dollars in new development in the downtown area, a leader in programming that mirrors South Florida’s diversity, a host venue for historic events, and a hub for arts education. Its multipurpose spaces can accommodate up to 2,400 people with state-of-the-art theaters, beautiful outdoor plazas, elegant private salons, and artistically designed lobbies, rooms, and theaters.
The Arsht Center serves over 60,000 young learners each year via more than 100 culturally diverse and inclusive education programs, many enhanced by its relationship with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, local teaching artists, and Miami-based arts organizations.
The Arsht Center is also a home stage for three resident companies – Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet, and New World Symphony – and a launchpad for local artists to make their mark on the international stage. Other events include a robust series of touring Broadway musicals direct from New York, the largest jazz series in South Florida, a major annual Flamenco Festival, and an award-winning Miami-based theater program. Its Family Fest, Free Gospel Sundays, CommuniTEA Dance LGBTQ+ celebration, and Heritage Fest are among dozens of free events that bring together people from all corners of the community. For more information, visit ArshtCenter.org.
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