Fall is a very exciting time for Essensia at The Palms Hotel & Spa. It marks the beginning of the South Florida growing season and the re-opening of many local farms which have been closed during the summer. It is also the time when Signature Chef Julie Frans re-designs the menus to feature what will be growing locally in our Winter Season. Read on for more details about our Winter menu items and Essensia’s own Organic Chef’s Garden, which was freshly replanted to produce some of the ingredients for Essensia’s new menus.
Category Archives: Seasonal Flavors (Restaurant)
Let’s be honest, cooking a full Thanksgiving meal is a lot of work. While the rest of Miami hurries to Publix for last minute shopping, the smart people will take one good look at their list of ingredients needed – and with just a quick telephone call (or click of the mouse), Thanksgiving dinner reservations will be made without so much as breaking a sweat.
Re-launching on Wednesday, November 6th, Signature Chef Julie Frans invites hotel guests and local visitors to attend complimentary weekly tours and tastings of the hotel’s Organic Garden. Join Chef Julie as she identifies the organic produce, herbs and greens in the garden and prepares tasting bites utilizing ingredients from the garden. Wednesdays, 5.00pm – November 6th through May 28th.
South Florida’s vegetable growing season is from October through May. Many vegetable farms are getting back into the swing of things right now, and many are gearing up for their CSA programs to relaunch. Although we support many farms in South Florida, Teena’s Pride, one of our Essensia farmer vendors, is unique in that they also offer a CSA program so that the general public can enjoy their produce at home.
Essensia Restaurant now offers a gourmet dining experience for guests to enjoy paleo friendly foods in our elegant atmosphere. Our September Miami Spice Menus offer several options that fall into the Paleo-friendly category and guests can simply request the Spice Paleo Dinner or Lunch menu from their servers. Coming in October, with the launch of our Fall-Winter Menus, paleo-friendly combinations will have a defined space within our mainstream menus.
Essensia Restaurant is proud to announce their continued support and participation in Miami Spice Month 2013. Emphasizing the restaurant’s natural gourmet philosophy, Signature Chef Julie Frans and her culinary team have created an elegant Miami Spice dinner menu utilizing wholesome, locally sourced, organic and seasonal ingredients to create Spice dishes that are bursting with flavor. [...]
Brunch should be more than a meal. It should be an experience of exquisite fare and libations. Starting July 14, Essensia Restaurant launches a new brunch menu featuring a variety of sharing plates, soups & salads, sandwiches & burgers, cocktails, fresh pressed juices, smoothies and desserts.
Sweet Tooth! Essensia Restaurant launches new dessert menu featuring a Chocolate Pot Au Crème served with homemade Vanilla Ice Cream and Almond Madeleine; Key West in a Jar featuring Coconut Panna Cotta, Local Mango, Key Lime Gelée, Orchid Petal and Micro Basil; Chocolate Layer Cake featuring a Raspberry Sphere, Fresh Raspberries and a homemade Chocolate Bar; [...]
Dads deserve the VIP treatment! Join Chef Julie Frans and her culinary team for a special Father’s Day dinner that will delight the entire family.