Opera Dining

Café Lobby Dining by the Des Moines Embassy Club

Enhance your Des Moines Metro Opera experience by enjoying a delicious pre-show meal in our own gourmet restaurant conveniently located in the secluded air-conditioned comfort of the lobby of the Blank Performing Arts Center. The Des Moines Embassy Club team brings their special magic to the menus themed for evening performances of each opera. Please note: Café Lobby Dining will not be available for the matinee performances on June 30, July 7, 13, 14, 19 or 21.

Café Lobby Dining is $75 per person (includes glass of wine/beer). Advance reservation and payment required. Call the DMMO Box Office at (515) 209-3257 for more info.

The 2024 Menus

The Barber of Seville

Negroni Spritzer

1st Course

Salami, Capicola, Prosciutto Crostini
White Bean Hummus with Parmesan Crisp
Grilled Artichoke and Olive Salad

Roasted Zucchini, Red Bell Peppers, Onions, Charred Tomatoes
Potato Gnocchi with Sage and Olive Oil
Vegetarian Lasagna Rolls with Marinara
Flounder with Lemon-Caper Sauce
Carved: Italian Spiced Beef Sirloin Steak

Tiramisu with Chocolate Sauce and Coffee Cream


Bärenjäger Cocktail

1st Course

German Potato Salad
Pretzel Bite with Mustard
Smoked Sausage

Braised Red Cabbage and Apples
Spaetzle with Herb Butter
Potato Crusted Cod with Mustard Dill Sauce
Veal Jägerschnitzel
Carved: Pork Roast with Au Jus Sauce

Apple Tarte with Vanilla Ice Cream

Pelléas & Mélisande

St. Germaine-Champagne Cocktail

1st Course

Country Pâté on Croustades
Nicoise Salad

Haricots Verts with Mushrooms and Onions
Potatoes Dauphinoise
Crabmeat Stuffed Sole with Beurre Blanc
Steak Diane Beef Tips
Carved: Herb Crusted Pork Loin with Honey Glaze

Chocolate Mousse Tarte with Cabernet Poached Pear and Fresh Berries

American Apollo

Jameson & Ginger Ale

1st Course

Potato Salad
Deviled Eggs with Lobster
Smoked Oysters

Green Beans and Baby Carrots
Wild Rice Blend
Clam Bake
Boston Baked Chicken
Carved: Beef Brisket Pot Roast with Horseradish Sauce

Boston Cream Pie Triffle

À La Carte Dining

Create your own meal from an assortment of sandwiches, salads, and other goodies from local vendors including Nourished, Savor the RiseThistle's Summit, and Purveyor, and enjoy at any of our outdoor dining areas under the shade sails in the theatre gardens. We have curated a wide variety of options that include vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free items.

À La Carte Dining items will be available at the outdoor concessions beginning 2 hours before the performance. No pre-order or reservation is required.