essensia news: miami spice month

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. Guests can expect a well-rounded culinary experience influenced by Florida’s summer season.

Your dinner choices of beginnings include the Thai Lemongrass Soup featuring Coconut Milk, Kaffir Lime, Tomato, Mushroom, Bok Choy and Thai Herbs; Glass Noodle Salad served with Thai Marinated Key West Shrimp, Local Mango, Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes, Radish, Mint, Cilantro, Toasted Peanuts, and Sweet Chile-Citrus Vinaigrette; or Kale Caesar Salad featuring Organic Kale, Aged Parmesan, Herb Croutons, Toasted Pepitas and Anchovy Caesar Vinaigrette.

Main choices include Grilled Gulf-Caught Corvina featuring Fennel-Apple-Celery Root Slaw with Citrus, Fresh Herbs, Marcona Almonds, Caramelized Sunchokes and Roasted Haricot Vert; Sirloin Filet served with Creamy Polenta, Paradise Farms Oyster Mushrooms with Leeks and White Wine Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Balsamic Demi and Truffle Essence; or Fettuccini with Shrimp and Summer Vegetables featuring Key West Shrimp, Zucchini, Broccolini, Tomato, Mint Basil, Parsley, Lemon and White Wine.


Choice of desserts: Chocolate Layer Cake served with a Raspberry Sphere, Fresh Raspberries and a Homemade Chocolate Bar; Key West in a Jar featuring Coconut Panna Cotta, Local Mango, Key Lime Gelée, Orchid Petal and Micro Basil; or the Daily Selection of Homemade Ice Creams and Sorbets.


The Miami Spice lunch menu is $23++ and will be offered Monday through Saturday; the dinner menu is $39++ and will be available Monday through Sunday. Tax and gratuity are not included.  Miami Spice is an annual restaurant promotion that showcases the very best of South Florida’s cuisine organized by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB). Promotion cannot be combined with other offers. For reservations, please call 305.908.5458.

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.   Essensia is open 7 days per week for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. For restaurant reservations, please call 305.908.5458 or visit http://www.essensiarestaurant.com/.

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