OWNER & GENERAL MANAGER
Chanthy Walsh is a resturateur, business person, and a most gracious host to all her patrons. Her unwavering vision, hardwork and determination is her personal recipe for success. A veteran in the local and regional restuarant business; in 2008, Chanthy opened Sonrisa Grill, the lauded landmark Mexican restaurant in MonteLago Village.
Chanthy's many talents are now on display as she orchestrates daily operations and events at Essence & Herbs. She is also the braintrust of a number of special events, charitable causes and is the go-to person in the Village to cater weddings and celebrations on the waters' edge.
Restaurateur, Executive Chef, Celebrity Gourmand, Media Personality
Beni Velazquez is a self taught chef who credits his native New York upbringing for his uncompromising kitchen expertise. A recognized “culinary go-getter “Chef Beni integrates his Puerto Rican heritage as part of his innovative culinary trends. Each and every dish of Chef Beni’s “eclectic Latin” fare, is completely his own creation. Beni’s bold and tasty experiments continue to deliver meals that cannot be found anywhere else, “I am self-taught, and through my travels I have picked up many techniques,” he explains.
Chef Beni earned his “Best Of” stars in national, international and regional publications: Zagat rated him “One of One” in Pan Latin cuisine, Three Square Food Banks named him “Chef Council in Las Vegas”, March of Dimes awarded him “Chef Representative,” and American Heart Association commended him as “Flavors of the Heart” Chef Extraordinaire. Velazquez is excited about his new restaurant openings, Essence & Herbs Tapas Joint along with other new concepts to come in 2016.
MEET THE TEAM
The Essence & Herb team consists of industry professionals with one common demoninator - a dedication to delivering amazing food, good times and memories in a relaxing, classy waterfront environment.
"The team is the epicenter of any successful kitchen. Depending on the event, the theme or style, it is always our pleasure to create a one-of-a-kind menu, fused with just the right wine, and delivered in our waterfront setting --
Essence & Herbs is the perfect setting for any celebration."
----- Chanthy Walsh
Monday - Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
15 Via Bel Canto
Lake Lake Vegas
Henderson, NV 89011
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