Fall Celebration Dinners at The Essex Sep 18 – Dec 18, 2019

Chef Colt Taylor at The Essex always has something special up his sleeve. This Fall he hosted a Peruvian tasting dinner followed by three other dinners over the course of several weeks- a celebration of the restaurant's second anniversary, a Spanish tapas dinner, and a Balinese Indonesian steakhouse dinner.
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The Essex Peru Dinner-001 Peru Dinner night at The Essex starts with the first of many rounds of Pisco Sour variants
1 Peru Dinner night at The Essex starts with the first of many rounds of Pisco Sour variants
The Essex Peru Dinner-004 Scallop with dill and puffed quinoa
2 Scallop with dill and puffed quinoa
The Essex Peru Dinner-008 Fruity pisco with flowers embedded in the ice cubes
3 Fruity pisco with flowers embedded in the ice cubes
The Essex Peru Dinner-009 Cobia ceviche with dollops of avocado
4 Cobia ceviche with dollops of avocado
The Essex Peru Dinner-010 Tuna tiradito with aji pepper, mango, and papaya on a nasturtium leaf
5 Tuna tiradito with aji pepper, mango, and papaya on a nasturtium leaf
The Essex Peru Dinner-013 The piscos are backing up, we... must... drink... faster....
6 The piscos are backing up, we... must... drink... faster....
The Essex Peru Dinner-014 Crab, octopus, and lobster over 3 different types of Peruvian potatoes
7 Crab, octopus, and lobster over 3 different types of Peruvian potatoes
The Essex Peru Dinner-021 Max is getting in the groove as the 4th pisco is delivered!
8 Max is getting in the groove as the 4th pisco is delivered!
The Essex Peru Dinner-025 Nothing better than the yummy Dulce De Leche for dessert!
9 Nothing better than the yummy Dulce De Leche for dessert!
The Essex 2nd Anniversary Dinner-002 A week later, we were celebrating chef Colt Taylor's second anniversary of opening The Essex. Helping hold the menu was a lavendar-infused aperitivo.
10 A week later, we were celebrating chef Colt Taylor's second anniversary of opening The Essex. Helping hold the menu was a lavendar-infused aperitivo.
The Essex 2nd Anniversary Dinner-005 Believe it or not, that is oysters, mussels, and clams swimming in a corn broth with a seaweed garnish on top
11 Believe it or not, that is oysters, mussels, and clams swimming in a corn broth with a seaweed garnish on top
The Essex 2nd Anniversary Dinner-006 Tomato and watermelon topped with clotted cream and a basil granita
12 Tomato and watermelon topped with clotted cream and a basil granita
The Essex 2nd Anniversary Dinner-008 Squab with wild blueberries and juniper
13 Squab with wild blueberries and juniper
The Essex 2nd Anniversary Dinner-011 Lobster in a broth of its own coral, garnished with phytoplankton
14 Lobster in a broth of its own coral, garnished with phytoplankton
The Essex 2nd Anniversary Dinner-012 The piggly-wiggly course with dollops of peach, plum, nectarine, and thyme
15 The piggly-wiggly course with dollops of peach, plum, nectarine, and thyme
The Essex 2nd Anniversary Dinner-016 Filet on a bed of hay, grass, and malt, topped with purslane
16 Filet on a bed of hay, grass, and malt, topped with purslane