Seasons 52 changes its menu four times a year and here's the surprise, mostly everything on the menu is less than 475 calories. From the flatbreads and appetizers, to all entrees and even the mini desserts. The dishes are low in calories and very yummy.
"During the spring, farmer's markets and grocers are full of fresh, vibrant produce such as rainbow carrots and vine-ripened tomatoes," said Cliff Pleau, Senior Director of Culinary at the restaurant. "We are inspired by these bright spring and summer flavors and we want to create memorable dishes that excite the palate by pairing them with fresh foods such as Columbia's River Steelhead trout, and we are using natural cooking techniques like wood-fire grilling. We are serving wonderful, flavorful, thoughtfully prepared dishes for our loyal clients.
Some of the creative menu items which include artichoke and goat cheese on flatbread with leaf spinach or balsamic onion and roasted peppers. The tomato and Hass avocado salad is served with organic arugula and grilled bruschetta. One of the heart healthy dishes created by Chef Pleau is the mildly spicy snow peas mixed with Shitake mushrooms and topped with roasted almonds. The restaurant has lamb T-bone chops (three of them), with veggies and a side of truffle-laden mashed potatoes lightly sprinkled with a red wine glaze. The chops are cooked on an Oak wood fire which gives the meat a savory flavor. Also new, the Tiger shrimp penne pasta with asparagus and oyster mushrooms which is drenched in a light lemon-basil sauce. For the fish lovers, the trout is served on a bed of basmati rice and surrounded with spring vegetables and a lemon-grass sauce. Sous Chef Esteban uses locally grown produce but also has many ingredients flown in from elsewhere when it's difficult to find what he needs here in Florida.
The restaurant's interior has subdued lighting and fun, non-invasive music that allows for conversations and relaxation. It's casual yet sophisticated with a knowledgeable, attentive wait staff. Plenty of street parking and several nearby public parking garages.
Seasons52, 321 Miracle Mil , Coral Gables, 33134. Details: 305.442.8552 or visit www.seasons52.com.