for Les Dames’ (LDEI) Dinner, January 11th at Essensia Restaurant

By Marguerite Gil (


Chef Julie Frans of Essensia Restaurant at The Palms Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach will be preparing a delicious spectrum of dishes for the LDEI Board on January 11th.


Chef Julie moved here from California 2 ½ years ago. She said, “It’s so exciting to be in Miami, more so since I’ve been totally involved in bringing farm-to-table menu items to the restaurant. We take great pride in being a conscientious restaurant and we even have a garden on the property that offers organic herbs for our salads. Our exclusive wine list is committed to being sustainable, organic or biodynamic.”

Essensia offers a seasonal selection of global and wholesome meals made primarily with locally sourced ingredients. This Saturday Chef Julie will give Les Dames a tour of the garden at 7:30 p.m. followed by a sit down dinner at 8:00 p.m.

$65 pp plus taxes and gratuity. For reservations, please contact!