Every so often, my husband will take off from work and we will lounge for the day. Last Friday happened to be one of those days. So after the kids headed off to school, we headed to the gym in preparation for our lunch out.
Seasons 52 is a new restaurant that just opened up in the Cherry Hill mall along with a few other upscale restaurants. It boasts a healthier, seasonal inspired menu 52 weeks a year. The menu changes four times a year according to the seasons and the restaurant has different specials every week. When I saw the menu, I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed. On a closer look, I realized that each menu item contains less than 450 calories. Maybe we didn’t need to prep at the gym after all. The wine collection is amazing and Seasons 52 has over 120 wines to choose from. Over 60 of their wines are available by the glass.
We arrived at the restaurant to find no parking spaces available. It was prime lunch time and the parking lot was filled with hungry shoppers all waiting to try the new restaurants. This was not a problem as we realized that Seasons 52 has complementary valet parking. We were thankful for our reservations since there was a 40 minute wait for a table. You would not know the country was in a recession at this restaurant.
First on the menu were some appetizers. I had heard that the flatbreads were really good so we ordered the Grilled Steak and Cremini Mushroom Flatbread. I am a seafood lover so we also ordered the Caramelized Crab and Shrimp Stuffed Mushrooms. Both were delicious but I just could not get enough of the flatbread. The crust was thin and crisp, the steak tender and the whole thing so flavorful from the sweet onions and hint of blue cheese. I was enjoying my food so much that I realized the appetizers were gone before I took any pictures. Here is a picture of the shrimp flatbread so you can get an idea of the wonderful presentation. This is also what I am trying next time.
Next up, we ordered our entrees. I chose the Caramelized Sea Scallops and my husband decided on the Spicy Chicken Chile Relleno. Both looked so good that we decided to share the entrees. The scallops were perfectly cooked and served with asparagus and a sun dried tomato pearl pasta. The chile relleno was excellent and served with roasted corn cakes as well as a fresh spicy Pico de Gallo. I loved that it was broiled, not fried and you could taste all the fresh ingredients.
We really didn’t need dessert, however once our waitress brought out a selection of the mini indulgences, we could not pass it up. There was a selection of 9 desserts all served in oversized shot glasses. We decided on the key lime and peanut butter as these were recommended by our waitress. It was the perfect ending to the meal. They were just the right size, creamy, sweet and satisfying.
We left the restaurant thinking about when we would go back to dinner. Everything was excellent including the friendly service and comfortable upscale décor. If you plan on visiting Seasons 52, make sure you have reservations because I think it will be busy for a while.
2000 Route 38
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
By Lisa Grant. Jersey Girl Cooks
Love to cook, love to eat and love to run (thank God)! I am also the CEO of a household of four. My handsome hubby and beautiful two children keep me busy. If there is time to spare, I enter recipe contests and work on my blog to feed my obsession with food.