Caribbean Influences Abound in Essensia’s New Menu

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.

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Essensia Restaurant + Lounge Welcomes Summer With Bright and Beautiful Dishes

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To say that Essensia is a great restaurant would be an understatement. Nestled inside The Palms Hotel & Spa, this upscale Mid-Beach restaurant fuses global influences for flavorful dishes that delight the senses. After trying out their latest seasonal fare and getting a sneak peek of their Miami Spice offerings, all the praise in our previous review still stands — and then some.

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The Dutch Kicks Off 5th Annual Summer BBQ Series

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Last Wednesday, The Dutch at W South Beach kicked off its annual BBQ series. The event, which is celebrating its fifth year, gives guests the chance to enjoy mouthwatering BBQ cooked up by Chef de Cuisine Adonay Tafur and notable local guest chefs.

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How to Create the Perfect Miami Picnic

Summer is finally here, and so is National Picnic Month. Miami’s tropical weather and stunning waterfront views lend itself to the perfect setting for picnics.

With a variety of restaurants and shops easily accessible to your picnic location, why settle for boring homemade sandwiches and snacks? Add a little flavor to your next picnic with fun items from these South Florida hot spots.

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