Sometimes we have a plan and sometimes that plan just goes awry. Such was our Sunday afternoon. One place led to another, then to another and then fortune smiled on us and we found Seasons 52.
Seasons 52 is a swanky, healthy alternative to bloated upscale dining. Everything on the menu is under 500 calories but, not to worry, you will NOT be leaving hungry – I PROMISE!
We were seated right away and quickly had our beverages. Our server, Alex, took excellent care of us during our visit and she was truly delightful! She even handed us a business card at the end of the meal! Never in my life, I never had a server give me a business card.
We started with some flatbread. Melanie wanted the Ripe Plum Tomato Flatbread with fresh basil, roasted garlic essence and melted Parmesan cheese, but I wanted something more zesty like the Spicy Chipotle Shrimp Flatbread with grilled pineapple, Feta cheese and roasted poblano peppers. Fortunately, they were able to do a half-n-half order.
I ordered the Caramelized Sea Scallops and Melanie chose the Cedar Plank Atlantic Salmon. While we waited for our entrées, we couldn’t help but notice how pleasant the ambience is at Seasons 52. Yes it’s upscale, but it is also very comfortable and relaxing and just a great place to enjoy a meal.
Caramelized Sea Scallops
Cedar Plank Atlantic Salmon
One thing that really shines at Seasons 52 is the presentation. On my plate, I love how the asparagus was placed around the sun-dried tomato pearl pasta and the scallops formed the outer perimeter. The lemon was also grilled and easily sprayed the entrée with juice when squeezed. On Melanie’s plate, please note – YES, that is the actual cedar plank the salmon was cooked on! I also want you to notice the portion size – THAT is a splendid piece of fish! Look at how the carrots are placed neatly upon the spears of asparagus.
One thing that is a pet peeve of mine when it comes to scallops, is that sometimes they can have a gritty texture. Generally, this is a sign of scallops which are either low quality or have not been properly cleaned. This was NOT the case at Seasons 52 – the scallops were soft like butter and melted in my mouth. The pearl pasta had a very nice flavor and the asparagus was done perfectly. Melanie loved her salmon. She also enjoyed the asparagus and carrots but felt the potatoes were just a little dry.
Our meal completed, Alex offered us what Seasons 52 calls Mini-Indulgences (we called it “thin sin”). Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too! These tiny desserts are just enough to satisfy that sweet tooth craving without making you say bad things about yourself on the way to the car.
Meyer Lemon Pound Cake
We had a great time at Seasons 52 and we think you will enjoy it too! Guten appetit!
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