seasonal flavors: summer menus

Essensia Restaurant launches new seasonal dinner menus, representing the very best summer has to offer in South Florida. Exemplifying the restaurant’s farm-to-table philosophy, Essensia’s culinary team continues to evolve their ‘natural gourmet’ cuisine concept of globally inspired dishes that are healthy, creative, and flavorful. By using premium ingredients, locally sourced produce, meats and sustainable seafood, Essensia strives to give patrons a satisfying and rewarding dining experience.

Standout dishes include Gulf-Caught Corvina Tiradito featuring Radish, Avocado, Passion Fruit, Coconut, Cilantro, Scallion, Jalapeno and Garden Mint grown in Essensia’s Organic Chef’s Garden; Mamey Caprese featuring Local Mamey, Local Burrata, Arugula, Garden Cinnamon Basil, Crispy Prosciutto, Pistachio Oil, Aged Balsamic and Fleur de Sel; 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; Local Snapper seared with Tomatoes, Olives, and Capers served with Toasted Quinoa, Grilled Corn, Pumpkin Seeds and Grilled Mini Peppers; Grilled Gulf-Caught Corvina featuring Fennel-Apple-Celery Root Slaw with Citrus, Fresh Herbs, Marcona Almonds, Caramelized Sunchokes and Roasted Haricot Vert; Grass Fed Filet Mignon served with Creamy Polenta, Paradise Frams Oyster Mushrooms with Leeks and White Wine Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Balsamic Demi and Truffle Essence; Natural, Grass Fed Bone-in Rib Eye Cowboy Steak for 2 served with Peppercorn Demi and a choice of two sides. Vegetarian entrée options include Eggplant Parmesan featuring Roasted Zucchini, Fresh Ricotta, Mozzarella, Parmesan, Roasted Tomato-Red Pepper Sauce and Kale Pesto and 3 Bean Chipotle Ragout featuring Black, Pint and Kidney Beans stewed with Chipotle, Tomato and Maple served with Creamy Polenta, Local Mango and Fresh Cilantro.

Editor’s Note: Essensia Lunch, Tiki Pool Bar and Essensia Lounge will also have new menus for the summer season.

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

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