June 07, 2011

Essensia’s Sunday Brunch Debuts New Natural Gourmet A La Carte Selections

Just in time for the summer, Essensia is unveiling a new Sunday Brunch A La Carte Menu, to be offered alongside their extensive breakfast buffet. Available every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., brunch features a selection of wholesome, seasonal, and natural gourmet brunch favorites, smoothies and natural cocktails in a leisurely and relaxed ambiance. Ideal for families and larger parties, Essensia’s favorite features are its outdoor terraces amidst tropical foliage and views of the pool and private beach areas.

New A La Carte Sunday Brunch Menu highlights include a Baked Organic Three Egg Fritatta made with roasted eggplant, summer squash, red bell pepper, sundried tomato, crisp pancetta and cave aged goat cheese; Lobster Beignets served with Mache and saffron aioli; Eggs Benedict Trio offers classic Eggs Benedict with Canadian Bacon, jumbo lump crab with spinach, and smoked salmon with avocado, poached eggs, toasted English muffin, lemon Hollandaise and roasted fingerling potatoes; Petit Angus Beef Tenderloin Medallions served with chorizo and Yukon gold potato hash browns and two eggs any style; and Grilled Free Range Chicken Paillard on Cibatta served with organic arugula, crisp pancetta and lemon caper aioli. The Breakfast Buffet offers fresh, organic & seasonal fruits, yogurt parfaits, made-to-order omelets & Belgian waffles, hot & cold cereals, muesli, meats & cheeses, smoked salmon & bagels, homemade pastries & breads, quiches, scrambled eggs, bacon, chicken-apple sausage, and breakfast potatoes.

Brunch takes place every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Breakfast Buffet is $24 per person and $12 (per child 12 yrs & under). A La Carte Sunday Brunch Menu prices range from $6 to $18. Valet parking is discounted to $9 for brunch patrons. For reservations please call 305.908.5458 or visit Indoor and outdoor seating is available.

About Essensia Restaurant & Lounge

Essensia awakens the senses with natural gourmet cuisine and indulgent cocktails in a sensuous and relaxing ambiance. Directed by Executive Chef Frank Jeannetti and Pastry Chef Gail Goetsch, the menu offers patrons a wholesome variety of fresh and light worldly fare with a genuine focus on utilizing local, organic, and seasonal ingredients, and a wide selection of low calorie Spa selections. Essensia’s wine list is committed to being highly sustainable, organic or biodynamic and has been selected for sharing Essensia’s mission to be good for you and the environment. Essensia features intimate indoor dining as well as al-fresco seating under The Palms’ covered terrace and poolside deck. Inspired by the nature surrounding the hotel, Essensia is the perfect setting for dining with friends and family. Essensia is open 7 days per week for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. The Palms offers complimentary valet parking with dinner, up to 3 hours. For restaurant reservations, please call 305.908.5458.

About The Palms Hotel & Spa

Just minutes from the heart of South Beach, The Palms Hotel & Spa combines genuine service, laid-back sophistication and oceanfront serenity into a destination where complete wellness and environmental awareness are at the center of each experience. Privately owned and managed by The Krause family, who also own the boutique-style Circa 39 in Miami Beach, The Palms sits on its own stretch of beach just 12 miles from Miami International Airport. The AAA Four Diamond property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts as well as Epoque Hotels. For reservations or further information, please call 800.550.0505 or visit

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