Category Archives: Seasonal Flavors (Restaurant)

Aug
04

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.

Jul
31

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

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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!

Jul
03

Find Your Center Every Wednesday at The Palms Hotel & Spa

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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.

Jun
25

Essensia’s Pre-Miami Spice Dinner Menu

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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?

Jun
16

SUMMER MENUS DEBUT AT ESSENSIA

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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.

May
28

Farm Pickings and Pairings for an End of Season Soiree

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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.

May
06

Mother’s Day Brunch at Essensia Restaurant

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Your Mom fed you, clothed you, and stayed up countless nights when you were sick. She put Band-Aids on your bruises, made up stories just so that you would fall asleep and was a good listener when you went through your first heartbreak. Her job included waking up early to prepare you for school, loaning you money when you spent yours on videogames, and pretending to be surprised when your softball team lost to a more talented rival.

Redeem yourself this Mother’s Day and celebrate Mom’s unconditional love with a special Mother’s Day Brunch at Essensia Restaurant complete with unlimited mimosas. The entire family can delight in a savory natural gourmet buffet brunch consisting of a seafood bar, carving station, salad bar, waffle & omelet station, pasta, dessert station and much more!

Apr
17

Natural Gourmet Easter Brunch at Essensia

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Celebrate Easter Miami-style this Sunday with Essensia Restaurant! Whether you’re looking for an intimate affair to share with close family, or an out-of-doors afternoon spent soaking in the springtime with mimosas and bellini’s, The Palms tropical gardens provides the perfect breathtaking backdrop for a Sunday afternoon feast!

Apr
04

Garden to Glass Cocktails at Essensia Restaurant

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A sip from a chilled glass of a spring cocktail is even more refreshing if it contains fresh-picked produce from a garden. So it is no surprise that Signature Chef, Julie Frans took the first step in harvesting an herb garden dedicated to Essensia’s kitchen and cocktail ingredients. These days, the craft of making cocktails can be easily compared to the art of cooking. Ingredients that come from local farmer’s markets or a garden, are the trend for those who take delight in the participation, and now drinking, organic and local food. It is no longer thought of as a chef-only territory.

Feb
04

Pure Leaf Farm-to-Table Brunch at Essensia

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Depending on where you call home, winter may seem like an odd time to find seasonal fruits and vegetables that are native to where you live. But despite the recent chilly temperatures in South Florida, there’s still plenty of tasty, in-season produce that’s ripe for the picking.