Slow Food Miami will hold the latest in its series of monthly “Snail Social” Happy Hours on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, from 6 PM-8 PM at Essensia Restaurant + Lounge, the farm-to-table restaurant at The Palms Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach, featuring Executive Chef Venoy Rogers, winner of Food Network’s Chef Wanted. Attendees can look forward to savoring appetizers featuring such ingredients as kale, cilantro, and arugula from the Chef’s organic garden. What you see is what you get (to eat)! In true farm-to-table fashion, take a garden tour with Chef Venoy before sunset to get a peek at where your ingredients are grown. In addition to some of the regular menu favorites like the Tempura Avocado, garnished with cilantro lime crème fraîche and tomato chipotle jam, there will also be special off-the-menu appetizers created just for Slow Food guests. Depending on what Chef Venoy harvests from the garden that day, guests can expect to enjoy hors d’oeuvres that might possibly include: · Garden Kale & Organic South Florida Wild Mushroom Albondigas drizzled with nasturtium vinaigrette· Buffalo Cauliflower with a garden herb ranch dressing· Fresh From Florida Certified Angus Beef garnished with pickled onions, tomato and an avocado crema Each guest will receive one complimentary glass of wine, and drinks are half-off until 8 PM. Guests are invited to stick around for dinner afterward to savor more of Chef Venoy’s specialties. Slow Food attendees wishing to stay will receive 20% off dinner at the restaurant. This event is open to the public. Snail Socials are 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 on Twitter @slowfoodmiami and Facebook to stay current.
Essensia at The Palms Hotel and Spa
3025 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140