Constellation Culinary Group has announced that 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; 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.
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