Chef Frank Jeannetti Gone From Essensia UPDATED
|Let's see if he makes lemonade.|
Jeannetti is popular with local culinary circles due in large part to his charity work and dedication to using only organic and locally sourced ingredients.
A hotel rep said she heard it was a "mutual parting of ways."
Update: The Palms has issued the following statement confirming Jeannetti's departure:
After a very successful two years, The Palms Hotel & Spa has parted ways with Executive Chef Frank Jeannetti in October 2011. A cornerstone of The Palms overall dedication to wellness and environmental friendliness, the hotel remains committed to its culinary philosophy of "natural gourmet cuisine". The hotel's signature restaurant, Essensia, will continue to offer guests healthful and flavorful dishes created, with a genuine focus on sourcing the best local, sustainable and organic ingredients available. Essensia enthusiasts can expect a new seasonal menu very soon...Follow Short Order on Facebook and Twitter @Short_Order.