On Wednesday, May 22, Essensia’s culinary team and Chef Julie Frans will host a special end of the growing season Garden Party benefiting the Environmental Coalition of Miami and the Beaches (ECOMB). Join the Garden Party for a special tour and tasting of Essensia’s Organic Chef’s Garden at The Palms Hotel & Spa. Space is limited and a suggested donation of $25 will be collected upon arrival. All of the proceeds will benefit ECOMB.
The Garden Party will begin in the sandy area in front of the garden’s entrance at 5:00 p.m. Chef Julie will identify the organic produce, herbs and greens in the garden and prepare tastings utilizing ingredients from the garden. In addition, the Garden Party will feature passed “garden to glass” cocktails and special garden appetizers. Weekly tours and tastings of the Essensia Organic Chef’s Garden will recommence in September 2013. For more information, please call Essensia Restaurant at 305.908.5458.
ECOMB, an environmental not-for-profit organization founded in 1994, is dedicated to the promotion of environmental sustainability and the preservation of our community’s ecology. This mission is carried out through the development and implementation of a variety of educational programs and campaigns in an effort to achieve the following objectives: Reduce the amount of litter in Miami-Dade County’s beaches, waterways, islands, parks and mangroves; Increase the county’s residential and commercial recycling rates; Promote, preserve and restore coastal habitats, such as our sandy beaches, near shore coral reefs, beach dunes, mangroves, and Biscayne Bay islands and waters; Decrease our community’s carbon footprint through the adoption of “green” lifestyle practices that are more environmentally sustainable. To learn more about ECOMB, visit http://ecomb.org/.
Essensia Restaurant follows a farm-to-table philosophy, offering a seasonal selection of wholesome global cuisine with emphasis on premium local and sustainable ingredients. Working with local farmers and carefully selected purveyors, Essensia’s menu features healthful and flavorful dishes made with produce, meats and seafood primarily sourced from within the State of Florida. Essensia’s exclusive wine list is committed to being sustainable, organic or biodynamic and has been selected for sharing Essensia’s mission to be good for you and the environment. For restaurant reservations, please call 305.908.5458 or visit www.essensiarestaurant.com. The Palms Hotel & Spa is located at 3025 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140 www.thepalmshotel.com.