Saturday, February 15, 2014

VALENTINE'S DAY AT SEASONS 52

Hummus Duo & Crisp Sea Salt Lavosh
Grilled Jumbo Shrimp Cavatappi Pasta
Mini Indulgences
There have been many new restaurants opening in the Chestnut Hill area, so we ventured out on Valentine's Day to try one of them. Seasons 52 recently opened in the new Chestnut Hill Square development. The fresh grill and wine bar offers a variety of healthy meals that change each season. The chefs also offer a number of specials that change each week. Get this: everything on the menu is 475 calories or less!

Seasons 52 is known for their wine selection. They bring whatever wine your order to your table in the bottle so you know what your getting. They'll also offer you a taste before you commit to a glass. Seasons 52 is known for their flatbreads. Choose from several including blacked steak & blue cheese and grilled garlic pesto chicken. We didn't have one, but they are large enough to share and yes, even these flatbreads are under 475 calories. Other apps include Maine lobster tail, chicken skewers, mussels and edamame. We enjoyed their hummus duo & crisp sea salt lavosh. The breadsticks were crisp the minted edamame hummus and roasted red pepper hummus were enough to keep us filled up until the entrees arrived. PS - You can also choose from several small salads as an appetizer. Their organic arugula salad with portobello mushrooms, shaved Parmesan and truffle dressing looks particularly tempting. Next time.

For dinner, choose from fish, seafood, poultry and meat. I enjoyed their grilled jumbo shrimp cavatappi pasta. The only critique I'll give this dish: it was small to stay under the 475 calorie mark. I would have liked to have more pasta, but there were plenty of tasty grilled shrimp. My girlfriend ordered their winter vegetarian tasting, a colorful medley of wintry veggies that included a quinoa salad and taco. Other entrees include pork tenderloin & portobello, filet mignon, boneless rainbow trout and caramelized grilled sea scallops. (I'm going for those sea scallops next time!)

Good luck avoiding dessert. All of their desserts are served in double shots. Your sever will bring a tray of all of their desserts your table to tempt you. You can take what you like. We enjoyed the tropical fruit cheesecake, raspberry chocolate chip cannoli and a the special chocolate & raspberry selection they had for Valentine's Day. BTW, the desserts are only $2.50 each, so it's pretty hard to resist!


Two New England locations: Chestnut Hill & Burlington, MA
@Seasons52
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