Seasons 52 Hello Spring Menu

Cedar Plank-Roasted Salmon
A few years back, the Chicago Foodie Sisters attended a media preview before the Oak Brook location of Seasons 52 opened. We instantly fell in love with this upscale chain where food was healthy, but so flavorful and served in reasonable portions at reasonable prices. Everything was extremely fresh and seasonal menus feature foods at their peak with knockout presentations. The decor was chic and modern, yet cozy. Oh, and the wine...such a selection. We were sold on the place from the first bite. 

Potato and Roasted Leek Soup
We've both been back numerous times. Sometimes for a flatbread and glass of wine, sometimes for a leisurely lunch. My husband and I even went there for dinner to celebrate our anniversary a couple years ago. Everything I have had there has been amazing. I tend to go for the fish entrees when I'm there. One time I had trout, which was phenomenal and I still find myself craving Copper River Salmon after enjoying it at a Seasons 52 location. There's a brief season for this highly-sought after, high quality salmon from Alaska, that you can find for just a few short weeks, usually sometime in June. Keep it on your radar, because it is something you definitely don't want to miss. 
Spinach Salad with Spring Strawberries

This past week I was on a media trip in Indianapolis and our hosts brought us to Seasons 52 at the Fashion Mall at Keystone for dinner. I loved the area in the Northeast corner of Indy packed with upscale shops and trendy eateries. I was pleased to hear that our reservation was at Seasons 52 and that we'd be able to try out the Hello Spring menu. The three-course menu continues through May 10 with some lovely options for just $29.90.

Curried Snapper with Basmati Rice

Wood-grilled Filet Mignon
There were five options for starters: Potato & Roasted Leek Soup, Asparagus Soup, Organic Field Greens with Savory Granola, Spinach Salad with Spring Strawberries and Crisp Romaine & Kale Ceasar Salad.

Following were six fantastic entree choices that included Honey & Herb All Natural Roasted Half Chicken, Wood-Grilled Filet Mignon, Southern Style Shrimp and Grits and Boneless Beef Short Rib. I opted for the Cedar Plank-Roasted Salmon, which I've had there a couple times before and am in love with. I'd never had salmon prepared on a wood plank until I had it as Seasons 52 about 6 years ago. It prompted me to try grilling on wood planks at home, too, and I love that extra bit of flavor that it adds. It came with a grilled lemon (I love that extra touch that brings out big flavor) and some fresh roasted baby potatoes, carrots and asparagus with a creamy dill sauce.

One of my very favorite things about Seasons 52 are the Mini Indulgence desserts. I'm not a huge sweets person. I mean, I LOVE chocolate and cheesecake and pie and tortes and brûlée and all that (ok, maybe I am a dessert person), but I love it in very small amounts. I never eat a whole piece of cake or pie or finish off a whole ice cream sundae. When it comes to rich stuff, I just want a couple bites. And especially after a good meal, it's nice to finish it off with just a little taste of something sweet. That's why these mini desserts are like the best thing ever in my book. They come in amazing flavors like s'more and key lime and pecan pie and strawberry rhubarb cheesecake. And it's just enough.



If you have never tried Seasons 52, you are so missing out. Besides the Chicago area and Indianapolis locations, you'll find Seasons 52 all over the country - California, New York and several places in between. They're in a total of 20 states. To learn more, visit seasons52.com.

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