essensia family style wednesdays

Getting your loved ones around the table at the same time may require expert scheduling, but it’s definitely worth the effort. Essensia Restaurant encourages South Floridians to break bread together every Wednesday night. It’s time to sit back, relax, share a pleasant conversation, and enjoy a healthy family style dinner with the people that matter most.

Coinciding with Essensia’s free Organic Chef’s Garden Tours every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m., where kids & adults can pick, eat and learn about organic produce and eating healthfully, Signature Chef Julie Frans and her culinary team have created a family style sharing menu which will be available Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Just like at home, family-sized platters and bowls are served to each table for guests to share amongst themselves. Essensia Family Style dinners follow the restaurant’s farm-to-table philosophy and feature a set menu of a garden salad, choice of sharing entrée, choice of two side dishes, and a selection of sharing desserts. Homemade breads are also included. Essensia Family Style dinner selections for May include:

Essensia Garden Salad featuring veggies from our very own Chef’s Organic Garden

Choice of Entrée
2.5 lb Whole Yellow Tail Snapper (always available)
Wild Mushroom and Goat Cheese Lasagna (always available)
Herb Roasted Half Organic Chicken with Berry Balsamic Sauce (May 16)
Buttermilk Fried Organic Chicken Platter, Buttermilk Biscuits, Honey and Pink Peppercorn Dipping Sauce (May 23)
Marinated Flank Steak with Garden Herb Chimichuri (May 30)
Roasted Salmon with Creamy Leek and Lemon Sauce (June 6)

Choice of 2 Sides
Mashed Potatoes; Roasted Potatoes; Mashed Yams; Celery Root Puree; Artichoke Fries; Black Thai Rice; Mushroom Risotto; Quinoa; Roasted Broccolini; Brussels Sprout Ragout; French Green Beans; Peas and Pea Tendrils; Sautéed Mixed Garden Greens; Roasted Farm Carrots; Sautéed Zucchini Ribbons; Grilled Mixed Vegetables

A sharing dessert for every 2 people

Family Style Dinners start at $32.00++ for adults and $16.00++ for kids 10 and under, subject to entrée selection (Minimum 2 adults or 1 adult/2 children per order). Additional side dishes may be added at $7.00++ per side. For restaurant reservations, please call 305.908.5458 or visit


 Editor’s Notes: According to researchers at Syracuse University, family routines such as eating dinner together nightly are associated with happier marriages, improved children’s health, and stronger family ties.

Essensia awakens the senses with natural gourmet cuisine and indulgent cocktails in a sensuous and relaxing ambiance. The menu offers patrons a wholesome and seasonal variety of light global fare with a genuine focus on utilizing local, organic, and seasonal ingredients. Essensia’s exclusive wine list is committed to being sustainable, organic or biodynamic and has been selected for sharing Essensia’s mission to being environmentally conscious.   Essensia is open 7 days per week for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. The Palms offers complimentary valet parking with dinner, up to 3 hours. For restaurant reservations, please call 305.908.5458 or visit

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