To bring out the natural flavors of the fresh, seasonal ingredients used in every dish, the chefs at Seasons 52 in Coral Gables use rustic cooking methods such as wood-fire grilling and brickoven cooking. Combine these cooking techniques with expert seasoning and oil control, and the result is a flavorful meal that is naturally low in calories. In fact, everything on the Seasons 52 menu is less than 475 calories.
In order to offer ingredients at the peak of flavor, the Seasons 52 menu changes every season. The restaurant opened with its winter menu in November 2010 and recently launched its new spring menu. On it, you’ll find fresh fish choices and seasonal veggies, including asparagus and pea varieties like English, snap and edamame. Just as the restaurant name implies, the Seasons 52 Specials Menu changes every week. The special menu panel features new market inspirations along with a weekly wine pick, and provides guests the adventure of tasting flavor combinations offered at the peak of freshness.
According to Gary Marcoe, managing partner, the Seasons 52 concept is right for the time and the community. “Our menu celebrates living well – eating a healthy, yet delicious meal, having a glass of wine, and feeling good about it,” he said. “This is a discriminating community that cares about health and wellness, yet also wants to be able to indulge and enjoy.”
Indulge with the Cedar Plank Roasted Salmon, Caramelized Sea Scallops or Oak Grilled Filet Mignon, all served with roasted fresh veggies alongside pearl pasta, wild rice or new potatoes. Pair your meal with a glass of wine from the award-winning international wine list selected by Master Sommelier George Miliotes, the 152nd master sommelier in the world. The extensive list includes more than 100 wines, with 60 wines available by the glass.
Speaking of indulging… Seasons 52 is the creator of the popular Mini Indulgence – small portions of classic desserts. “We don’t think dessert is bad,” said Marcoe. “The portion size of the Mini Indulgence is perfect. Since you don’t have to share it with someone, you don’t have to skip dessert if you’re the only one who wants it.” In other words, you can have it all to yourself. Try the Key Lime Pie, Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse or the Tres Leches, which is exclusive to the Coral Gables location.
You’ll also want to try the custom flatbreads, layered with flavor and baked to crispy perfection in the brick ovens. The Cuban flatbread, another Coral Gables’ exclusive, is a local favorite. The signature flatbreads are perfect for lunch or as a starter to share.
Rich mahogany fixtures, brick accents, rich earth tones, sophisticated exposed beam ceilings and lush greenery give the expansive grill and wine bar a warm, welcoming ambiance. The large and vibrant bar has a piano right in the middle of it and the upbeat music, played nightly, adds casual sophistication.
Three private dining rooms, which feature full service audio-visual amenities and dedicated event planners, are perfect for private parties, business meetings or group events. For an intimate and unique dining experience, live it up and reserve the Chef’s Table.
Seasons 52 opens daily at 11:30 a.m. The restaurant is located at 321 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables and the phone number is 305-442- 8552. For more information, visit www.seasons52.com.