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Chef Allen’s Farm-to-Table Monday Night Dinners at the Arsht! (April 1: Cambridge)

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Every Monday Evening in April: Chef Allen's 5-Course, Plant-based Farm-to-Table Dinner A delicious meal, served community-style, surrounded by local growers Presented in collaboration with the Arsht Center and Urban Oasis Project     Chef Allen’s Monday Night Farm-to-Table Dinners This Month: Spring Green | This Week: Cambridge Monday, April 1, 6:30pm The Cafe at Books...

Chef Allen’s Farm-to-Table Monday Night Dinners (Southern Comfort: Charleston, SC)

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Every Monday Evening in March: Chef Allen's 5-Course, Plant-based Farm-to-Table Dinner A delicious meal, served community-style, surrounded by local growers Presented in collaboration with the Arsht Center and Urban Oasis Project     Chef Allen’s Weekly Farm-to-Table Dinners Theme: Southern Comfort | This Week: Charleston, SC Monday, March 18, 6:30pm The Cafe at Books & Books, Arsht...

Chef Allen’s Farm-to-Table Monday Night Dinner (Southern Comfort: Nashville, TN)

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Every Monday Evening in March: Chef Allen's 5-Course, Plant-based Farm-to-Table Dinner A delicious meal, served community-style, surrounded by local growers Presented in collaboration with the Arsht Center and Urban Oasis Project     Chef Allen’s Weekly Farm-to-Table Dinners Theme: Southern Comfort |  This Week: Nashville, TN Monday, March 11, 6:30pm The Cafe at Books & Books,...

Chef Allen’s Farm-to-Table Monday Night Dinners (Lagunitas Beer Pairing)

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Every Monday Evening in March: Chef Allen's 5-Course, Plant-based Farm-to-Table Dinner A delicious meal, served community-style, surrounded by local growers Presented in collaboration with the Arsht Center and Urban Oasis Project   Chef Allen’s Weekly Farm-to-Table Dinners  Theme: Southern Comfort  | This Week: New Orleans LA Monday, March 4, 6:30pm The Cafe at Books & Books,...

Chef Allen’s Farm-to-Table Monday Night Dinner featuring A Taste of Redland: LOCAVORE

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Are you a locavore? You should be! A locavore is someone who eats foods grown locally as often as possible. We invite you to join the Miami Locavore Movement and celebrate the local community at a unique Farm-to-Table Dinner. Chef Allen Susser is delighted to partner with The Taste of Redland team and Steve Haas,...

Market Mondays & Chef Allen’s Farm-to-Table Monday Night Dinners at the Arsht! This week: Jamaica

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

This December, Market Mondays welcomes new produce vendors to the Farmers Marketplace. Taste of Redland will participate with locally-grown Redland-Raised and Fresh-from-Florida produce. Cerasee Farms adds in local offerings straight from Liberty City.  Additionally, Taste of Redland will provide produce for Chef Allen’s Monday night farm-to-table dinners. The curated dinners will be centered around Taste of...

Market Mondays & Chef Allen’s Farm-to-Table Monday Night Dinners at the Arsht! This week: Martinique

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

This December, Market Mondays welcomes new produce vendors to the Farmers Marketplace. Taste of Redland will participate with locally-grown Redland-Raised and Fresh-from-Florida produce. Cerasee Farms adds in local offerings straight from Liberty City.  Additionally, Taste of Redland will provide produce for Chef Allen’s Monday night farm-to-table dinners. The curated dinners will be centered around Taste of...

Chef Allen’s Sustainable Seafood Dinner featuring Guest Chefs Michael Schwartz, and Aaron Brooks

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

The Café at Books & Books at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Presents  CHEF ALLEN’S HOOK, CATCH & COOK: AN EVENING OF SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD Featuring chefs  Michael Schwartz - Michael’s Genuine Aaron Brooks - Edge Steak & Bar Allen Susser - The Café at Books & Books  “Tickets always go fast for this very popular dinner...

Chef Allen’s Weekly Farm-to-Table Dinner featuring CITY THEATRE!

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

On Monday, November 26th at 6:30 PM at the Arsht Center, City Theatre and Books and Books will partner for the holidays with Chef Allen’s delicious Farm to Table Dinner celebrating Thanksgiving, accompanied by City Theatre’s entertaining Taste of Winter Shorts!  Every Monday in November, Chef Allen's 5-Course, plant-based Farm-to-Table Dinner includes a delicious al...

Chef Allen’s Farm-to-Table Monday Night Dinner: Summer Grilling Around the World: Lima

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Every Monday in August: Summer Grilling Around the World Chef Allen's 5-Course, Plant-based Farm-to-Table Dinner A delicious meal, served community-style, surrounded by local growers  Presented in collaboration with the Arsht Center and Urban Oasis Project BUY DINNER TICKETS HERE Chef Allen’s Weekly Farm-to-Table Dinners Theme: LIMA Monday, August 20, 6:30pmThe Cafe at Books & Books,...

Chef Allen’s Farm-to-Table Monday Night Dinner: Summer Grilling Around the World: Barcelona

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Every Monday in August: Summer Grilling Around the World Chef Allen's 5-Course, Plant-based Farm-to-Table Dinner A delicious meal, served community-style, surrounded by local growers  Presented in collaboration with the Arsht Center and Urban Oasis Project BUY DINNER TICKETS HERE Chef Allen’s Weekly Farm-to-Table Dinners Theme: BARCELONA Monday, August 13, 6:30pmThe Cafe at Books & Books,...

Chef Allen’s Farm-to-Table Monday Night Dinner: Summer Grilling Around the World: Sydney

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Every Monday in August: Summer Grilling Around the World Chef Allen's 5-Course, Plant-based Farm-to-Table Dinner A delicious meal, served community-style, surrounded by local growers  Presented in collaboration with the Arsht Center and Urban Oasis Project BUY DINNER TICKETS HERE Chef Allen’s Weekly Farm-to-Table Dinners Theme: SYDNEY Monday, August 6, 6:30pmThe Cafe at Books & Books,...

Chef Allen’s Farm-to-Table Monday Night Dinner: Grilling in the USA: Kansas City, KA

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Every Monday in July: Grilling in the USA Chef Allen's 5-Course, Plant-based Farm-to-Table Dinner A delicious meal, served community-style, surrounded by local growers  Presented in collaboration with the Arsht Center and Urban Oasis Project BUY DINNER TICKETS HERE Chef Allen’s Weekly Farm-to-Table Dinners Theme: KANSAS CITY, KA Monday, July 30, 6:30pmThe Cafe at Books &...

Chef Allen’s Farm-to-Table Monday Night Dinner: Grilling in the USA: Austin, TX

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Every Monday in July: Grilling in the USA Chef Allen's 5-Course, Plant-based Farm-to-Table Dinner A delicious meal, served community-style, surrounded by local growers  Presented in collaboration with the Arsht Center and Urban Oasis Project BUY DINNER TICKETS HERE Chef Allen’s Weekly Farm-to-Table Dinners Theme: AUSTIN, TX Monday, July 23, 6:30pmThe Cafe at Books & Books,...

Chef Allen’s Farm-to-Table Monday Night Dinner: Grilling in the USA: Honolulu, HI

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Every Monday in July: Grilling in the USA Chef Allen's 5-Course, Plant-based Farm-to-Table Dinner A delicious meal, served community-style, surrounded by local growers  Presented in collaboration with the Arsht Center and Urban Oasis Project BUY DINNER TICKETS HERE Chef Allen’s Weekly Farm-to-Table Dinners Theme: HONOLULU, HI Monday, July 16, 6:30pmThe Cafe at Books & Books,...

Chef Allen’s Farm-to-Table Monday Night Dinner: Grilling in the USA: Sonoma CA

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Every Monday in July: Grilling in the USA Chef Allen's 5-Course, Plant-based Farm-to-Table Dinner A delicious meal, served community-style, surrounded by local growers  Presented in collaboration with the Arsht Center and Urban Oasis Project BUY DINNER TICKETS HERE Chef Allen’s Weekly Farm-to-Table Dinners Theme: SONOMA, CA Monday, July 9, 6:30pmThe Cafe at Books & Books,...

Chef Allen’s Farm-to-Table Monday Night Dinner: Grilling in the USA: Greenville, SC

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Every Monday in July: Grilling in the USA Chef Allen's 5-Course, Plant-based Farm-to-Table Dinner A delicious meal, served community-style, surrounded by local growers  Presented in collaboration with the Arsht Center and Urban Oasis Project BUY DINNER TICKETS HERE Chef Allen’s Weekly Farm-to-Table Dinners Theme: GREENVILLE, SC Monday, July 2, 6:30pmThe Cafe at Books & Books,...

FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: Anjanette Delgado Theme: Writing the Breakup Miami Book Fair presents First Draft, a series of informal writing events that turn happy hours into great stories. You’re inspired. But you’re also thirsty. Swing by a First Draft event for a drink (the first one’s...

Chef Allen’s Monday Night Farm-to-Table Dinner: Opera Edition – Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

The Café at Books & Books is proud to collaborate with the Florida Grand Opera in a new series of opera themed farm-to-table dinners. Before each premiere, the FGO will offer a lively and informative series of mini-lectures pegged to their 2017-18 season. The series features Justin Moss, FGO’s Director of Broward Operations and Outreach, widely known to South...

Chef Allen’s Hook, Catch & Cook: A Sustainable Seafood Dinner

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

The Café at Books & Books at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Presents CHEF ALLEN’S HOOK, CATCH & COOK: AN EVENING OF SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD James Beard Award-Winning Chef Allen Susser Joins Forces with Guest Chefs Sean Brasel & Cesar Zapata to Create an Exquisite Sustainable Seafood Dining Adventure from Under the Sea “Tickets...

Market Mondays & Farm-to-Table Dinner: Famous Lovers in Literature: Romeo + Juliet

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

“My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep; the more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite.” - William Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet. This month, we immerse ourselves in tales of literary love to inspire our weekly dinner events at Market Mondays. Bring your Valentine to...

Chef Allen’s Farm-to-Table Monday: Farm-to-Fitness: Get Your Yoga On!

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Chef Allen’s Monday Night Farm-to-Table Dinners Farm-to-Fitness: Get Your Yoga On! Monday, January 22, 6:30pm The Cafe at Books & Books, Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Blvd. 33132 RSVP HERE Have a question? Give us a call: 786-405-1745 MARKET MONDAY'S @ THE ARSHT

Chef Allen’s Monday Night Farm-to-Table Dinner: Opera Edition – Richard Strauss’s Salome

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

The Café at Books & Books is proud to collaborate with the Florida Grand Opera in a new series of opera themed farm-to-table dinners. Before each premiere, the FGO will offer a lively and informative series of mini-lectures pegged to their 2017-18 season. The series features Justin Moss, FGO’s Director of Broward Operations and Outreach, widely known to South...

Chef Allen’s Farm-to-Table Monday: Farm-to-Fitness: Dinner with My Guru

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Chef Allen’s Monday Night Farm-to-Table Dinners Farm-to-Fitness: Dinner with My Guru Monday, January 15, 6:30pm The Cafe at Books & Books, Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Blvd. 33132 RSVP HERE Have a question? Give us a call: 786-405-1745 The Menu: Heirloom Tomato, cucumber, Kalamata Olives, Baby Gem Lettuces and Green Goddess   Grilled Eggplant Quesadilla, Spinach, Caramelized Onion,...

Chef Allen’s Farm-to-Table Monday Night Dinners: Farm-to-Fitness: Peace is Every Meal

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

The Cambodian monk Thich Nhat Hanh taught us that Peace is Every Step. We’re taking that lesson one step further as we enter the new year with a resolution to pay attention to what we are eating and how we are doing it. Slow down, clean up, seek a seasonal and delicious alternative! Market Mondays...

Chef Allen’s Monday Night Farm-to-Table Dinners: From Palette to Palate: PABLO PICASSO

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

This is a 5-course, plant-based dinner, inspired by the fresh and local produce of the Farmers Market. Every week we theme these dinners differently so that the spirit of what is going on in our community can infuse the ingredients and give us something to talk about together. As Art Basel invades our city this...

Chef Allen’s Monday Night Farm-to-Table Dinners: From Palette to Palate: SALVADOR DALÍ

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

This is a 5-course, plant-based dinner, inspired by the fresh and local produce of the Farmers Market. Every week we theme these dinners differently so that the spirit of what is going on in our community can infuse the ingredients and give us something to talk about together. As Art Basel invades our city this...

City Theatre’s Winter Shorts

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Thursday, December 7 - Saturday, December 23 CARNIVAL STUDIO THEATER Get in the spirit of the holidays with City Theatre’s brand new Winter Shorts! This festive version of Summer Shorts: America’s Short Play Festival features a jolly program of short plays, each a complete work 8-10 minutes long!  Treat yourself, your friends and family to an evening of...

Chef Allen’s Monday Night Farm-to-Table Dinners: From Palette to Palate: FRIDA KAHLO

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

This is a 5-course, plant-based dinner, inspired by the fresh and local produce of the Farmers Market. Every week we theme these dinners differently so that the spirit of what is going on in our community can infuse the ingredients and give us something to talk about together. As Art Basel invades our city this...

Chef Allen’s Farm-to-Table Mondays: Alice in Wonderland

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Monday, November 27, 6:30pm, Arsht Center  $25 per person and optional $14 wine pairing (+ tax & gratuity) This week: ALICE IN WONDERLAND Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 fantasy novel written by English mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a...

Chef Allen’s Monday Night Farm-to-Table Dinners: Farm-to-Fiction: GAME OF THRONES

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

“The wine was very fine; an Arbor vintage, she thought. It tasted of oak and fruit and hot summer nights, the flavors blossoming in her mouth like flowers opening to the sun.” A Storm of Swords, p. 931 Welcome to Westeros. Make the hiatus between seasons all the better by joining us for a Game of Thrones...

Chef Allen’s Monday Night Farm-to-Table Dinners: Farm-to-Fiction: HARRY POTTER

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

We apologize about the inconvenience but this dinner is SOLD OUT. Please join us for the next edition of Farm-to-Fiction: GAME OF THRONES. More info In November, we celebrate Miami Book Fair! Just as food plays a central role in our lives, it also does in the lives of the fictional characters we adore. These memorable food...

Chef Allen’s Monday Night Farm-to-Table Dinner: Opera Edition – Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

The Café at Books & Books is proud to collaborate with the Florida Grand Opera in a new series of opera themed farm-to-table dinners. Before each premiere, the FGO will offer a lively and informative series of mini-lectures pegged to their 2017-18 season. The series features Justin Moss, FGO’s Director of Broward Operations and Outreach, widely known to...

Chef Allen’s Monday Night Dinners: DEARLY DEPARTED – Mary Shelley

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

In honor of the spirit of Halloween, this month, we go back in time to rescue some of our favorite dearly departed authors. Join us as we celebrate their lives with special, themed dinners that summon the ambiance, characters and settings of their work and times. To RSVP email Keith Green HERE THE MENU: Garlic Charred...

Chef Allen’s Monday Night Farm-to-Table Dinners: DEARLY DEPARTED – Mary Shelley

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

In honor of the spirit of Halloween, this month, we go back in time to rescue some of our favorite dearly departed authors. Join us as we celebrate their lives with special, themed dinners that summon the ambiance, characters and settings of their work and times. $25 per person + $14 optional wine pairing To RSVP email Cristina Nosti HERE The...

Chef Allen’s Monday Night Dinners: DEARLY DEPARTED – Edgar Allan Poe

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

In honor of the spirit of Halloween, this month, we go back in time to rescue some of our favorite dearly departed authors. Join us as we celebrate their lives with special, themed dinners that summon the ambiance, characters and settings of their work and times. To RSVP email Cristina Nosti HERE The Menu Turkey Fig...

Chef Allen’s Monday Night Dinners: DEARLY DEPARTED – Agatha Christie

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

In honor of the spirit of Halloween, this month, we go back in time to rescue some of our favorite dearly departed authors. Join us as we celebrate their lives with special, themed dinners that summon the ambiance, characters and settings of their work and times. To RSVP email Cristina Nosti HERE October 16th is a...

Chef Allen’s Monday Night Farm-To-Table Dinners: DEARLY DEPARTED – Raymond Chandler

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

In honor of the spirit of Halloween, this month, we go back in time to rescue some of our favorite dearly departed authors. Join us as we celebrate their lives with special, themed dinners that summon the ambiance, characters and settings of their work and times. To RSVP email Cristina Nosti HERE. Please refer to RAYMOND...

Chef Allen’s Monday Night Farm-to-Table Dinner: DEARLY DEPARTED – Emily Brontë

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

In honor of the spirit of Halloween, this month, we go back in time to rescue some of our favorite dearly departed authors. Join us as we celebrate their lives with special, themed dinners that summon the ambiance, characters and settings of their work and times. To RSVP email Cristina Nosti HERE The Menu Honey &...

Farm-to-Table Dinner

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Chef Allen's farm-to-table dinners are legendary. Local, fresh, vegetarian. 5-courses accompanied by live music.

Chef Allen’s Hook, Catch & Cook: An Evening of Sustainable Seafood

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

James Beard Award-Winning Chef Allen Susser Joins Forces with Guest Chefs Paula DaSilva & José Mendín to Create an Exquisite Sustainable Seafood Dining Adventure from Under the Sea The Café at Books & Books at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts presents  CHEF ALLEN’S HOOK, CATCH & COOK: AN EVENING OF SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD  “Tickets...

Chef Allen’s Farm-to-Table Dinners: Summer Gardens of Asia

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Farm-to-Table Mondays Stay healthy, friends. Join us for Chef Allen’s Farm-to-Table Dinner every Monday night! In the coming weeks, Chef Allen’s spectacular 5-course meal will showcase his Summer Gardens of Asia recipes.  What’s his inspiration?  The freshest ingredients from our local south Florida farmers.  Sit at our communal table accompanied by live music by Carlos Andrade. $25.00 per 5-course dinner,...

Farmers Market

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Keep it fresh Mondays.  The Adrienne Arsht Center Farmers Market features Florida-grown produce, prepared foods, and locally-produced crafts. Purchase fresh food from stands overflowing with local harvest – seasonal fruits, vegetables, meats, prepared food and beverages.  Stop by the Café at Books & Books afterwards for Monday's Farm-to-Table dinner at 6:30. Free parking available in...

First Draft

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story.