Aug
07

essensia restaurant: seasonal supper

Essensia Restaurant’s Signature Chef, Julie Frans, and the Essensia culinary team present the third installment of the Seasonal Supper Series on Thursday, August 16, at 7:00 p.m. An intimate gathering for all who enjoy farm-fresh flavors, diners will discover the tastiest ingredients available this season with an intimate 5-course dinner – this time focusing on South Florida’s finest tropical fruits and fish.
 
The evening will begin with a Cocktail Social in the hotel’s private beach area at the back of the property, home to Chef’s Organic Garden, where guest will sip on Mango-Dragon Fruit Mojitos and nibbling on a selection of passed hors d’oeuvres while learning about the crops currently farmed in the hotel’s Chef’s Garden.  The 5-course dinner will be served in Essensia’s intimate dining room.
 
Amuse
Little Haiti Garden Eggplant served with Thai Green Curry Sauce, Kaffir Lime & Lemongrass Black Rice Cake and Green Papaya
 
Salad
Florida Spiny Lobster Salad Stack featuring Avocado, Mango, Watermelon, Cucumber, Garden Micro Greens, Cayenne Creme Fraiche and Spicy Cilantro Lime Dressing
 
Palate Cleanser
Dragon Fruit Sorbet
 
Entree
Pan Seared Pompano served with Asian Guava Chile Sauce, Pink Guava Longan Lemongrass Salsa, Hearts of Palm Puree, Malibar Spinach and Grilled Starfruit
(Vegetarian option also available upon request)
 
Dessert
Florida Mango 4 Ways

In addition, several of the purveyors and farmers who work with Chef Julie will be on hand to educate guests on what they are about to taste and to answer any questions on the importance of using local vendors/farms, freshness, sustainability, harvesting, seasonality, and nutritional value.

Seats are limited to 50 guests and are $95.00 per person (not including tax or gratuity). The Seasonal Supper includes a welcome cocktail, 5-course farm-to-table menu and paired with fine wines carefully selected from Essensia’s sustainable wine list. For reservations, please call 305.908.5458. Full pre-payment is required to reserve a space.
 
About Essensia Restaurant & Lounge
Essensia awakens the senses with natural gourmet cuisine and indulgent cocktails in a sensuous and relaxing ambiance. The menu offers patrons a 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 www.essensiarestaurant.com.

Essensia Restaurant & Lounge is located at 3025 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33140.

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