Experience the Winter Menu at Seasons 52
It's true. Eating what's in season promises the freshest ingredients and leads to a satisfying meal. That is what Seasons 52 is all about. Their menu changes with the season because they want to serve the freshest food possible. They also utilize cooking methods such as brick oven roasting and open-fire grilling to bring out natural flavors. I was invited out to try their winter menu and I can honestly say they live up to their commitment of serving fresh food. Not only was the food fresh, but everything was well executed and seasoned just right. Moreover, the ambiance is sophisticated and relaxing. Seasons 52 is truly a restaurant to frequent for every season.
where to start
For the winter appetizers, I recommend the Lobster Ravioli. The shiitake mushrooms and sherry-lobster sauce create an explosion of flavor. Another seasonal appetizer is the Buffalo Spinach and Brussel Sprouts Dip. This dip has a nice kick to it from the buffalo sauce. The spinach and brussel sprouts paired well together inside this creamy concoction. I also like that there is some texture mixed in with the breadcrumbs on top. Another suggestion is the Ahi Tuna Tartare, that they seem to keep on the menu all year long. The Ahi Tuna Tartare is a carefully thought out dish where the tropical salsa, wasabi-avocado mousse and tuna all complement each other really well. The fruitiness and slight sweetness of the fruit salsa balance out the hint of wasabi. I smiled at the fact that the wasabi was not overpowering. It is one of the best tuna tartares I have tried. If you're a fan of tuna, you will absolutely love it!
For the seafood lovers out there, you must try the Asian-Glazed Chilean Sea Bass (pictured above). The fish just melts in your mouth. The Asian glaze is so delicious and pulls the whole dish together. For the meat lovers, nothing beats a good gamey meat like the Braised Australian Lamb Shank. It is cooked perfectly with the lamb flavor shining through. The mashed potatoes soak up the juices and make each bite exquisite.
My drink of choice from the Winter Menu was the Cranberry and Sage. It contained Prairie Organic Gin, white cranberry juice and candied sage leaf. It was a great drink to set off the night. Lastly, you must save room for dessert. The Mini Indulgences come in just the right serving amount and will end your meal with delight. Each one is amazing. The worst part about ordering dessert from here is choosing which one!