Category Archives: Seasonal Flavors (Restaurant)


Celebrate Mother’s Day at Essensia

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This Mother’s Day, Essensia is paying tribute to all moms. The time involved in making our wholesome menu is in recognition of all the time moms spend planning, shopping and preparing endless meals for endless appetites; it’s a true labor of love and it is our way of saying thank you. Gifted in more ways than one: she’s able to itemize what’s in the fridge without even opening the door; knowing when meltdowns can be pre-empted by the appearance of a snack and is able to have a lucid conversation while unloading the dishwasher. Mom, we salute you with a natural gourmet brunch, hand crafted with a scrumptious smorgasbord of specialty dishes and traditional favorites this May.




Has Christmas snuk up on you this year? Mid-week Christmases always catch us by surprise. Fortunately, Essensia Restaurant has prepared a scrumptious 3-course Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day brunch buffet that is sure to delight even the most sophisticated palates. Prepared for you by Essensia’s Signature Chef, Julie Frans and her talented culinary team, experience a flavorful and seasonal Christmas menu prepared with the highest quality local, natural and sustainable ingredients. So before you start freaking out about all the last minute shopping, party planning, gift wrapping, and cooking; reserve your table at Essensia and have at least one of those things taken care of for you!


Calling all Yogis for Al-fresco Yoga

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Talk about a pre-meal workout. The Palms Hotel & Spa and Essensia Restaurant have joined together to bring you our monthly yoga and garden-to-table dinner series to take place on our hotels Veranda Terrace Wednesday November 12 – offering a mix of garden-to-table dining, spa relaxation and meditation all under one roof. Following yoga, nourish your body with a wholesome healthy meal prepared with ingredients grown in our onsite Chef’s Organic Garden and prepared by Executive Chef Julie Frans.


New Miami Spice Menus Debut at Essensia for September

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As Miami Spice month continues into September, Essensia’s farm-to-table menus remain one of the best Miami Spice values in town! Chef Julie Frans keeps serving up fresh combinations based on premium local, seasonal ingredients, giving you another month to experience some of our signature dishes at a phenomenal price!


Stay at The Palms Hotel and Get Daily Spa + Food & Beverage Credits!

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Looking for the perfect summer vacation before the kids go back to school? Plan a Labor Day or end of summer vacation with our Resort Escapes Package and discover endless ways to stay, play, relax and rejuvenate at The Palms Hotel & Spa. Our most popular package now includes a daily $25 daily food and beverage credit amongst many other added values that are sure to save you time and money.


Dine-o-mite: Essensia Debuts 3-Course Miami Spice Menus


Essensia’ s 3-course Miami Spice menus are so stuffed with outstanding natural gourmet dishes that they are bursting at the seams with value. Regarded by locals as one of the most exciting things about summer in Miami, Chef Julie Frans and her team have crafted a series of 3-course menus, updated every two weeks to let you experience a taste of everything on Essensia’s regular summer menus at a discounted price!


Find Your Center Every Wednesday at The Palms Hotel & Spa


In Miami Beach, there is no standard way to practice yoga – no one and only yogi. Some practice once a week and stop for a glass of wine on the way home and others make it an absolute way of life. What’s important is that you find your own state of Zen or higher level of concentrated meditation. If you are looking for a place where you can really get away from it all — and, of course, return to your center — consider The Palms Hotel & Spa’s Yoga, Spa and Garden-to-Table Wednesday’s featuring top-quality yoga instruction with garden side dinner at one of the most beautiful locales on Miami Beach.


Essensia’s Pre-Miami Spice Dinner Menu


There is no reason to break the bank this July. Dine at Essensia Restaurant for just $39!
It’s almost July and you know what that means in Miami – one more month until Miami Spice! The only thing is that this year, Essensia Restaurant lovers don’t need to wait until August. It’s time to open up those wallets and loosen up the waist bands in your favorite pants because Essensia’s pre-Miami Spice dinner menu begins in July! In preparation for our participation in Miami Spice, which officially kicks off August 1, Signature Chef Julie Frans and her team are offering a special dinner menu available every day in July and, like Miami Spice, priced at just $39 per person excluding tax and gratuity. How’s that for a deal?



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Conscious and discriminating diners have discovered a “home away from home” at Essensia Restaurant at The Palms Hotel, and guests look forward to seasonal menu changes almost as much as Chef Julie Frans and her team do. No matter what the season, guests can always count on food that is clean, ingredient-focused, fresh, healthfully prepared, naturally colorful, and globally inspired. Essensia Restaurant has launched summer menus, featuring a variety of locally sourced produce, sustainably raised and/or caught meats and seafood, and featured produce grown and picked straight from the Chef’s edible garden.


Farm Pickings and Pairings for an End of Season Soiree


While we’ll be sad to see this year’s harvest season come to an end, we also want to start the Summer off with a bang! Delight your palette with our South Florida Farms last pickings and pair them with a few with local delicacies. The event, dubbed Season-End Soiree will feature a wide selection of hand-crafted, harvest-inspired gourmet canapés accompanied by cocktails, beer and wine.