Press Release Constellation Culinary Group Announces Teatro Restaurant at the Adrienne Arsht Center, opening October 20, 2023


“The Show Starts Here”

MIAMI, FL (October 12, 2023)Constellation Culinary Group, known for providing best-in-class dining experiences for one-of-a-kind cultural centers across the U.S., has announced the opening of Teatro, an immersive dining experience at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County on October 20, 2023.

The restaurant, located on the second floor of the Arsht Center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House, will be the ultimate dining destination for pre-show meals and celebrations. The striking 2,500-square-foot dining room, designed by Johanna Dilone, creative director of Miami’s prestigious Gilded Group Decor, sets the stage for an immersive dining experience. The restaurant will offer a provocative and avant-garde ambiance and have bold decor in a rich red color palette, a theatrical nod to the red curtain on theater stages.

Teatro creates an immersive vibe, enchanting theatergoers with pre-show dinners, craft cocktails and an expansive selection of wines curated by Teatro’s team of wine enthusiasts. A chef-driven culinary concept, Teatro will serve a New American menu with creative European and Latin influences from executive chef Jose Danger. Chef Danger has been a part of Constellation Culinary Group’s expert team of culinarians for over five years. He holds a BS in restaurant management from Johnson & Wales University and has had the opportunity to work at some of South Florida’s most celebrated restaurants. Teatro’s menu is a collaboration between Chef Danger and Constellation Culinary Group’s corporate executive chef, Aaron Janus, who leads food and beverage across Constellation’s portfolio.

The restaurant will offer a prix-fixe menu, which will include a choice of one appetizer and entrée or one entrée and dessert, along with a tempting lineup of sides and à la carte menu. Appetizer options include Red Carpet Carpaccio, featuring heirloom tomato, mint tahini, toasted grains, Beldi olives and microgreens; Thai Coconut Curry Mussels, PEI mussels with lemongrass coconut broth, Thai herbs and grilled sourdough; Huevos Rotos, house-made kettle chips served with thinly sliced prosciutto and fried egg; Smoked Salmon Dip, a house-smoked salmon spread with salmon roe, capers, shallots and dill served with house-made kettle chips; and Steak Tartare “Big Mac,” chopped black Angus beef with house special sauce, gherkins, shallots, French herbs and sesame airbread.

For the main course, diners can choose from Cioppino, a fisherman’s stew with rich tomato broth, mahi-mahi, mussels and shrimp served with grilled sourdough; Risotto Carbonara, with Pecorino Romano, preserved egg yolk and shaved speck ham; Butternut Squash Rigatoni, with roasted butternut squash, feta, toasted pepitas and sage; Piri Piri Brick Chicken, a half boneless chicken served with golden raisins, pomegranate, crispy Brussels sprouts, whipped hummus and piri piri sauce; Pan-Seared Salmon, with gigande bean ragu, braised fennel, basil oil and fried fennel tops; Steak & Potato, grilled teres major (upgrade to a 12-ounce NY strip steak) with compound butter served with a crispy loaded potato topped with crème fraîche, aged cheddar, chives and speck; and Lamb Osso Bucco, slow-braised lamb served with anise, basil, tomato, polenta fries and classic gremolata.

During dinner hours, guests can also order sides à la carte (this is used without an accent on first mention/check for consistency), including Pile-High Fries, Parmesan herb fries served with ketchup; Crispy Loaded Potato, topped with crème fraîche, aged cheddar, chives and speck; and Shrimp Scampi, jumbo shrimp in a white wine garlic sauce.

For those looking to indulge in something sweet, dessert options include a choice of the Chai Coconut Panna Cotta, served with spiced poached pear compote, green cardamom granola and sea salt; Key Lime Meringue Tart with Florida Key lime custard, fall-spiced cracker crust and burnt Swiss meringue; and assorted seasonal sorbet and ice cream flavors.

Upon entry, guests can lounge at the 12-seat bar, which serves a robust menu of beer, wine by Gerard Bertrand, champagne, specialty coffee drinks and a selection of signature cocktails, including Teatro’s signature Espresso Martini, a flavorful combination of Grey Goose vodka, rich espresso, Cazadores Café and sea salt and the Tea Merchant, a mixture of Dewar’s 12 yr. Scotch Whiskey, egg white, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, lemon and honey syrup.

The bar also offers an à la carte food menu consisting of Chilled Pickled Mussels, Jere vinegar-preserved mussels, confit shallot and garlic served with crostini; Shrimp Cocktail, white wine poached shrimp with cocktail sauce, shaved baby vegetables and lemon; plus items from the dining room’s main menu: Steak Tartare “Big Mac,” Huevos Rotos, Smoked Salmon Dip, “Teatro” Chopped Salad and the “BackStage” Burger.

Upon opening, Teatro will be open before select performances in the Ziff Ballet Opera House or Knight Concert Hall. Walk-ins are accepted based on availability. For more information and to make reservations, visit Teatro is also available for private events and large parties for groups up to 100 guests. To book your next event, email

About Constellation Culinary Group

Launched in 2008 and reimagined in 2018, Constellation Culinary Group provides best-in-class dining experiences for one-of-a-kind events, cultural centers, professional settings, restaurants and cafés. With 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 brings culinary visions to life. As part of the Elior North America family, 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 additional information and a full list of Constellation dining and venues, visit

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 is committed to welcoming and connecting ALL people to the arts, to the Arsht Center and to each other. Our stages are alive year-round with artists from around the world, innovative programming from our resident companies and local arts partners, free community events that reflect Miami’s unique identity and arts education experiences for thousands of Miami children each year.

 Since opening in 2006, the Arsht Center, a 501C3 non-profit 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 Miami’s hub for arts education.

Each year, we serve more than 60,000 young learners and offer more than 100 culturally diverse and inclusive education programs — many enhanced by the Arsht Center’s 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 launch pad for local artists to make their mark on the international stage. Our 300+ events each year include the Center’s Signature Series of classical, jazz, Broadway, local theater and much more. We present 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. In addition, our Family Fest, Free Gospel Sundays, CommuniTEA LGBTQ+ celebration and Heritage Fest are among dozens of free events that bring together people from all corners of our community. For more information, visit






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