Seasons 52 is part of the national Darden family of restaurants which include popular brand names such as Red Lobster, Olive Garden, The Capital Grille, and Bahama Breeze, among others. There are currently 21 Seasons 52 restaurants open nationwide, with plans to launch another nine between the Fall of 2012 and Spring of 2014. It is a very unique restaurant; delivering a concept that unites value, good taste and healthy, lower-calorie options in a casual, sophisticated atmosphere.
|Photo courtesy of Seasons 52 at https://www.seasons52.com/|
The moment we sat down and our waitress came to greet us, she asked if we had dined there before. While my friend had, I explained that I hadn't, so she went on to tell us quite a bit about the origin of the name Seasons 52; as well as of their menu. It turns out the name epitomizes their concept: Seasons because they change their menu seasonally; offering sensational flavors inspired by the four seasons. 52 because their Specials Menu, found on the side panel of their menu, changes weekly, 52 times a year, in tune with providing the freshest products and ingredients available. This concept allows patrons the opportunity to taste fresh infusions of flavors and dishes, at their ingredients' peak of freshness and flavor profile. The best part? All of their dishes are under 475 calories, so you can indulge without the guilt! Seasons 52 uses natural cooking techniques, including wood-fire grilling and caramelizing vegetables, to allow the natural flavors of the ingredients to shine, without the unnecessary calories. Take that...bathroom scale!
|Hawaiian Pineapple Cosmopolitan|
|Close up of Flatbread|
|Ripe Plum Tomato Flatbread|
|Baby Spinach Salad|
|Char Crust Filet Mignon|
As I was finishing up my visit, I found out that Seasons 52 offers a bunch of alternative menus to satisfy every dietary need and palate. Their choices include: vegan, vegetarian, lactose-free, gluten-free, low-sodium and garlic-free. Wow! I don't know a single reason not to try try this place! For more information or to make reservations, you can contact them at 305-442-8552 or visit them online at https://www.seasons52.com/.