Brad Kilgore is a Miami chef known for his beautifully crafted dishes, and now — he’s teaming with Miami’s favorite performing arts center to bring meals worthy of a standing ovation.
When you go see art, it’s only fair that you eat art too.
Brad Kilgore: “This is the fun part. Some crispy rice on top.”
That’s chef/food artist Brad Kilgore making his Wahoo Sashimi at Brava, a new restaurant inside the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami.
Brad Kilgore: “I thought it was a really beautiful building. Really cool and how it was all about performing arts, and I like to have that sort of presence in my cuisine.”
Kilgore says the food is classically inspired with a modern presentation.
Brad Kilgore: “Everything has its classic root, with a twist to it.”
Like this 3 Day Beef Rib.
Brad Kilgore: “It’s been cooked for two days and marinated for one.”
It’s placed on a coconut and cream sauce.
Brad Kilgore: “A Toasted Garlic Dashi is what we call it.”
With greens, pan roasted mushrooms and … whatever this is.
Brad Kilgore: “The roots of the garlic, something you don’t see very often.”
Tyrone Manning: “I had the 3 Day Short Rib which was phenomenal — absolutely phenomenal. It just slid off the fork.”
For the fish aficionado — here’s the Alaskan Halibut.
Brad Kilgore: “You have zucchini made into the scales of the fish — and the fish is very lightly poached, so very gently cooked. The sauce on the outside is bright green. It’s made from the fish itself and spinach and a bit of lemon zest.”
Gladys Azevedo: “There’s a lot of attention to detail. The fish is very fresh, but there’s definitely a lot happening in this dish, just like there is on stage.”
To satisfy your sweet tooth…
Brad Kilgore: “Desserts are amazing. They’re by my wife Soraya, and she’s an absolute talent.”
This Key Lime Cube may be too pretty to eat — but eat it anyway.
Brad Kilgore: “Four different citruses, it has passion fruit, calamansi, key lime, Persian lime.”
Or — go for the Goat Cheese Cheesecake.
Brad Kilgore: “Its kind of a dome shaped. It’s really hard to describe. It’s really amazing, with a splatter of morello cherry and tarragon with cherry sorbet.”
For now — dinner is served only on show days. Make a reservation to dine before your performance — or…
Brad Kilgore: “We do have an extended seating, so if you’re not coming to a show, not a problem. You can come here and eat in the hours between 5 and 9.”
FOR MORE INFO:
Brava by Brad Kilgore
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, Inc.
1300 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
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