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A Dramatically Delicious Cultural Package: La traviata and Dining at Grille 401

Published on Apr 23, 2013 by Riverwalk Arts Entertainment District

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Theater-goers are in for an operatic and gastronomic treat, thanks to Riverwalk A&E District’s package in conjunction with partner Florida Grand Opera (FGO) and the trendy Grille 401 on Las Olas Blvd.  Available Sunday, May 5, the package merges a matinee performance of the legendary opera La traviata, presented by FGO at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, with an unforgettable three-course prix fixe dining experience at Grille 401, a chic Downtown Fort Lauderdale dining destination. Package prices range from $50–$75 per person and save up to $66 over purchasing the package features on their own.

On May 5, La traviata will begin at 2 p.m. For Upper Orchestra seats, the package is priced at $75 per person (savings of $66); for Upper Balcony seats, the package is priced at $50 per person (savings of $48). Dinner at Grille 401 will take place from 57:30 p.m. following the performance.

Those who can’t make it May 5 can still enjoy La traviata and Grille 401: they can purchase the Grille 401 three-course prix fixe dinner as an add-on to the regular La traviata ticket price (starting at $21 per ticket) on Thursday, May 2 and Saturday, May 4.  For only $35 per person (retail value of $52), guests can enjoy dinner from 57 p.m. on Thursday, May 2 before La traviata begins at 7:30 p.m., and from 57:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 before La traviata begins at 8 p.m.

With the May 5 package or May 2 and 4 add-on, guests will enjoy a memorable evening with a delectable three-course prix fixe dinner at Grille 401, which offers a fresh, seasonal menu and delicious variety of authentic, local flavors. The dinner includes choice of Starter: Soup or Caesar Salad; choice of Entree: Woodfire Grilled Pork Chop, brined in-house, served with a bourbon sauce and parmesan potatoes; Herb Roasted Bell and Evans “All Natural” Chicken, half “all natural” chicken topped with cilantro key lime sauce and served with shoestring fries; or BBQ Salmon, fresh filet of Atlantic salmon prepared on the wood-fired grill and basted with Grille 401’s house made BBQ sauce served with Kale salad; and choice of dessert:  Hot Fudge Sundae or Key Lime Pie. Patrons must present package vouchers to their server at the time of seating; excludes taxes, gratuity, beverages and alcohol, which patrons are responsible for upon completion of their meal.

FGO presents an acclaimed performance of La traviata at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The opera tells the story of Verdi’s Violetta Valéry, one of the most desirable women in Paris, but who is labeled by society as “la traviata,” a woman who has gone astray. When she at last meets a young man with whom she truly falls in love, his father demands a supreme sacrifice from her to save the family’s reputation. Her broken heart and the disease that ravages her body bring her to an early and tragic death.  La traviata, which has continued to captivate audiences for more than 150 years, combines Verdi’s glorious music and Violetta’s moving demise to make it one of grand opera’s most compelling experiences.

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