Category Archives: Seasonal Flavors (Restaurant)


TeenasPride CSA Now Open


South Florida’s vegetable growing season is from October through May. Many vegetable farms are getting back into the swing of things right now, and many are gearing up for their CSA programs to relaunch. Although we support many farms in South Florida, Teena’s Pride, one of our Essensia farmer vendors, is unique in that they also offer a CSA program so that the general public can enjoy their produce at home.


New Paleo Friendly Miami Spice Menus


Essensia Restaurant now offers a gourmet dining experience for guests to enjoy paleo friendly foods in our elegant atmosphere. Our September Miami Spice Menus offer several options that fall into the Paleo-friendly category and guests can simply request the Spice Paleo Dinner or Lunch menu from their servers. Coming in October, with the launch of our Fall-Winter Menus, paleo-friendly combinations will have a defined space within our mainstream menus.


essensia lounge: summer sippin’

Chef's Herbal Elixir featured image

There’s no better way to celebrate the summer than with a refreshing cocktail.


essensia news: miami spice month

Miami Spice Month 2013 featured

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. […]


culinary news: new brunch menu

Sunday Brunch

Brunch should be more than a meal. It should be an experience of exquisite fare and libations. Starting July 14, Essensia Restaurant launches a new brunch menu featuring a variety of sharing plates, soups & salads, sandwiches & burgers, cocktails, fresh pressed juices, smoothies and desserts.


seasonal flavors: new dessert menu

Blog Sangria Sorbet

Sweet Tooth! Essensia Restaurant launches new dessert menu featuring a Chocolate Pot Au Crème served with homemade Vanilla Ice Cream and Almond Madeleine; Key West in a Jar featuring Coconut Panna Cotta, Local Mango, Key Lime Gelée, Orchid Petal and Micro Basil; Chocolate Layer Cake featuring a Raspberry Sphere, Fresh Raspberries and a homemade Chocolate Bar; […]


celebrate father’s day at essensia

Happy Father's Day

Dads deserve the VIP treatment! Join Chef Julie Frans and her culinary team for a special Father’s Day dinner that will delight the entire family.


hotel news: poolside happy hour

BLOG Tiki Dining

Poolside chilling… The Palms is ready for summer time! Join us every week for 4-6-8-10 Tiki Tuesday starting today.


seasonal flavors: summer menus

Blog Glass Noodle Salad H

New seasonal menus debut at Essensia featuring local produce and homegrown herbs, sustainable seafood and natural meats.


Celebrate the End of Essensia’s Organic Chef’s Garden Growing Season


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).