I know what you're thinking: What the heck is Seasons 52? And who are they to go against South Coast Plaza heavy weights like Hamamori, Marche Moderne and Charlie Palmer?
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Well, the answer is that it is a fine-dining chain from east of the Mississippi, with eleven locations in Florida and neighboring states. This SCP venture will be the first west of the mighty river.
But that's not what intrigues me about them: It is the fact that they tout every single item they serve as being under 475 Calories. That'll be quite a feat to witness, especially looking at their menu and accompanying wine list that reads like a phone book roll call.
Here's a sample:
|Hot & Cold Big Salads|
|Autumn Market Vegetable Plate golden beets, butternut squash, tofu and organic Lundberg wild rice|
|Grilled Chicken Salad roasted peppers, tomatoes, capers, Caesar dressing and Parmesan cheese|
|Tamarind-Glazed Salmon Salad with tropical salsa, festive greens mix and cumin-lime vinaigrette|
|Mediterranean Shrimp Salad spinach, chick peas, roasted peppers, cucumber, tomato, Feta cheese|
|Grilled Duck Breast Chop Salad jícama, grilled fruit, toasted almonds, hoisin and sesame dressing|
|Fish & Seafood|
|Tiger Shrimp Penne Pasta market vegetables sautéed in a lemon-basil sauce with Parmesan cheese|
|Caramelized Sea Scallops grilled and served with roasted asparagus and sundried tomato pearl pasta|
|Roasted Crab-Stuffed Shrimp with a medley of fresh vegetables in a light garlic sauce|
|Cedar Plank Atlantic Salmon whole-roasted sweet carrots, fresh asparagus and red bliss potatoes|
|Grilled Boneless Rainbow Trout parsley new potatoes, fresh roasted vegetables and broiled lemon|
|Grilled Poultry & Meats|
|Wood-Roasted Pork Tenderloin soft corn polenta, leaf spinach, cremini mushrooms and sherry glaze|
|Grilled Rack of New Zealand Lamb red bliss potatoes, asparagus, balsamic onions and Dijon sauce|
|Char Crust Filet Mignon with garlic mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables and tamarind sauce|
|Chicken Breast Cabernet Lundberg wild rice, broccoli, mushrooms, pearl onions and red wine sauce|