Monday, November 13, 2017

Slow It Down at Essensia While Giving Back to South Florida Farmers

Palm trees, a sandy beach and Essensia Restaurant and Lounge at The Palms Hotel provide the perfect incentive to kick back at Slow Food Miami’s “Snail Social” on Tuesday, November 14 from 6-8PM. Admission is $15 with all proceeds benefiting the backbone of Miami’s restaurant and farm-to-table food community – South Florida farmers impacted by Hurricane Irma. Tickets are available here.
Guests can indulge in Essensia’s signature cocktail, Mosheto, made with Caña Brava rum, Hiro sake, mint, PAMA pomegranate liqueur, kaffir lime syrup and club soda. Savory bites from Essensia’s “Tasters of Winter Menu” include:
  • Florida Corn Crab Soup and Spiny Lobster with herbs, citrus and avocado oil
  • Fennel-Crusted Lamb Carpaccio with arugula, lemon, extra virgin olive oil, shaved Manchego, pickled velvet pioppini mushrooms, rye croutons and capers
  • Wahoo Carpaccio with dragonfruit, white shoyu and Meyer lemon vinaigrette, Aleppo peppers, watermelon radish and rice crisp
  • Belgian Endive with local citrus medley, hearts of palm, herbed mascarpone, candied pecans, avocado oil and blood orange vinaigrette
Essensia’s new chef de cuisine, Jonathan Haloua presents these delicious bites. With 13 years of experience as Executive Chef and Partner at Ze Café in Manhattan and La Fleur Restaurant in Mayville, Haloua enjoys the accomplishment of having received the A.A.A. 4-Diamond Award for a French Dining Restaurant at La Fleur every year since 2008.
Guests can treat themselves to happy hour specials, including $10 essential cocktails, $8 classic cocktails, $7 featured wines, $5 featured beers and $7-10 for additional bites. Guests staying for dinner will receive 20% off their bill.
In addition, parking is $15 with validation. Student and teacher sponsored tickets are available – those interested can send a message to Slow Food Miami on Facebook or to
There will be a Snail Social hosted by different Snail of Approval chefs and restaurants throughout Miami on the second Tuesday of every month. Other participating chefs and restaurants will be announced throughout the season via Slow Food Miami’s mailing list and social media tagged with #snailsocial. Follow Slow Food Miami onInstagram and Facebook to stay current.
Essensia Restaurant and Lounge is located at The Palms Hotel is at 3025 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140. for Breakfast from 7-11AM; Lunch is Monday-Friday from 11:30-3PM; Dinner is Sunday-Thursday from 6-10PM; Friday and Saturday from 6-11PM; and Brunch on Saturday and Sunday brunch from 11:30AM-3PM.

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