Essensia’s Seasonal Supper 11/8/12

Essensia’s Seasonal Supper
Thursday, 11/08/2012, 07:00 pm –
Esss_logoEssensia Restaurant
3025 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
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Essensia Restaurant’s Signature Chef, Julie Frans, and the Essensia culinary team present the Fall edition of Essensia’s Seasonal Supper Series on Thursday, November 8, at 7:00 p.m. An intimate gathering for all who enjoy farm-fresh flavors, diners will discover the tastiest ingredients available this season in South Florida with an exquisite 5-course dinner paired with fine wines carefully selected from Essensia’s sustainable wine list. Exemplifying Essenisa’s global cuisine concept, the Global Inspiration – Local Preparation Seasonal Supper menu features very distinct global influences including Tuscan, Latin, Mediterranean, Pacific Rim and Continental Modern.

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 guests will sip on Signature Artisanal Cocktails 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.

1st Course
White Bean and Kale Soup featuring Butternut Squash, Local Oyster Mushroom, Garden Celery, and Crispy Serrano Ham (Vegetarian option available)

2nd Course
Mini Jackfruit Carnita served with Local Avocado, Garden Herb Chimichurri, and Heirloom Tomato Salsa Fresca

3rd Course
Grilled Okechobee Shrimp served with Mediterranean Salad with Purslane, Mint, and Pomegranate (Vegetarian option available)

4th Course
Hog Fish en Papillote featuring Lemongrass, Ginger, Thai Basil, Sweet Chile, served with Coconut Black Thai Rice (Vegetarian en Papillote option available)

5th Course
Panna Cotta featuring Fresh Local Strawberries, Aged Balsamic, Tellicherri Pepper, served with Lavender Rosemary Biscotti

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 paired with fine wines carefully selected from Essensia’s sustainable wine list. For reservations, please call 305.908.5490. Full pre-payment is required to reserve a space.

About Essensia Restaurant & Lounge
Essensia awakens the senses with natural gourmet cuisine and artisanal natural cocktails in a sensuous and relaxing ambiance. The menu offers patrons a variety of 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. For restaurant reservations, please call 305.908.5458 or visit