Monday, April 7, 2008
Since this will be my last post, I decided to take it in a different direction. Instead of reviewing a restaurant, I decided I should discuss a restaurant that I have yet to go to.
Seasons 52 has two locations close by: one at the Plaza Venezia on Sand Lake Road and another by the Altamonte Mall on East Altamonte Drive.
Seasons 52 changes its menu every season, (hence the name), and has no menu item over 475 calories.
Here is a quote from the restaurant's site: "Rediscover the authentic tastes of freshly harvested food. Every week of the year as different foods reach their seasonal peak of taste, we seek out the best market-fresh products, such as vine-ripened heirloom tomatoes in summer, crisp apples in autumn, hearty root vegetables in winter and tender green asparagus in spring."
Sounds good, right? I know. That's why I want to go (not to mention the fact that they have over 140 wines to pair with your meal).
Obviously when reviewing restaurants the person normally eats the food, chooses their likes and dislikes and gives you advice on what to eat. Since I-and probably you-have not been to aforementioned restaurant, I thought we could explore the menu together.
Let's begin with the starters, shall we?
I think the Housemade Sonoma Goat Cheese Ravioli with sweet basil chiffonnade in a light garlic tomato broth sounds like the best choice. They also have flatbreads. I'm leaning toward the Ripe Plum Tomato Flatbread with roasted garlic essence, sweet basil and melted Parmesan cheese.
Moving on to the entrees. Now, seeing as I'm a vegetarian and being that this is a vegetarian blog, eating at a place like Seasons 52 where the menu changes often could present a problem. This season there is only one vegetarian entree, but, I'm OK with that because it sounds delicious. And it is...
The Chef’s Market Vegetable Plate with roasted vegetables, grilled tofu and cracked wheat tabbouleh. I think the crack wheat tabbouleh is what sold me.
Normally I don't get dessert, but remember, nothing on the item is over 475 calories so why the hell not. I think I'll go with the German Chocolate Cake.