A lot has changed since our last visit to Essensia. Former Executive Chef Venoy Rogers has moved on, and Executive Chef Julie Frans is now leading the kitchen. Chef Frans is no stranger to the restaurant at The Palms Hotel & Spa: She’s back at the helm after taking a two-year break that included plenty of travel around the globe. What you see on the seasonal menu is inspired by these journeys.
Since opening last March, The Anderson’s menu has remained constant. For over a year, guests of the Upper East Side bar have enjoyed delicious drinks paired with a food menu by ex-Vagabond Chef Alex Chang. With Chang long gone, the local watering hole has revamped their food and drink selections for the first time. Here’s a closer look.
Talde Miami Beach is always a party. The place just oozes coolness, and the eclectic Asian-American menu is delicious whether you’re sober or not. Recently, the restaurant refreshed its menu and added several new dishes for guests to enjoy. Our taste buds approve.
What was once a historic pump house is now one of Morningside’s most charming restaurants. Late last year, restaurateur Mark Soyka opened Café Roval just a stone’s throw away from his eponymous concept, and it’s taken the neighborhood by storm ever since. The vast venue features an equally vast menu comprised of tasty Mediterranean fare and a creative “cocktail” menu by master mixologist Douglas Beedoo.
If you don’t know by now, Asian cuisine excites us. Chinese food … Japanese food … Korean food … We love it all. So it’s no surprise that we also love Jaya, the modern Asian restaurant inside The Setai on Miami Beach. Since the last time we visited this South Beach gem, Chef Mathias Gervais has tweaked the menu and added several new items that are not to be missed.