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Faena Theater Serves Dinner During Sultry Evening Show

Almost a year ago, the Faena Theater in Miami Beach debuted C’est Rouge!, a sultry cabaret show. The production, which includes clothes-optional dance routines set to Latin and jazz rhythms, was a first for the theater inside the $1 billion Faena complex. Throughout the performance, actors, dancers, and acrobats command the dimly lit, sparkling...
Dine in opulence during the Faena's cabaret show.
Dine in opulence during the Faena's cabaret show. Courtesy of the Faena
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Almost a year ago, the Faena Theater in Miami Beach debuted C’est Rouge!, a sultry cabaret show. The production, which includes clothes-optional dance routines set to Latin and jazz rhythms, was a first for the theater inside the $1 billion Faena complex.

Throughout the performance, actors, dancers, and acrobats command the dimly lit, sparkling red space. But since the cabaret-inspired musical experience debuted in June 2016, which was created by hotelier Alan Faena and Spanish choreographer Blanca Li, the theater has made some tweaks, including offering a three-course dinner between acts.

Offered Friday and Saturday evenings inside the 3,000-square-foot, 150-seat theater, the prix-fixe dinner, including two glasses of house wine or beer, is served in the dark. Somehow the staff effortlessly delivers plates of tuna crudo and smoked short ribs without a slip.

Highlights from the dinner menu are roasted campari tomatoes paired with fresh burrata sprinkled with garden pesto; pan-seared red snapper drizzled in orange coconut milk and served with black sticky rice and a tropical fruit salad; and smoked short ribs atop a bed of potato and yuca purée with chimichurri.

Before the show ends, a dessert tower is delivered to each table. The display includes hazelnut marjolaine, cheesecake pops, raspberry macarons, and a peanut butter dulce bar.

The addition of dinner doesn't come cheap, though. For $250 per person, guests receive the prix fixe during the performance. Without dinner, tickets now cost $65 instead of $45.

C’est Rouge!
At the Faena Theater, located at 32nd Street and Collins Avenue, Thursdays and Fridays at 9 p.m. and Saturdays at 8 and 10 p.m. Friday dinner service begins at 8 p.m., and Saturday dinner service begins at 7 p.m. For more information or reservations, visit faena.com or call 786-655-5600.

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