A Happy Anniversary For Seasons 52

I always enjoy participating in celebratory milestones, such as birthdays and anniversaries. I recently had the opportunity to celebrate a restaurant opening anniversary at Seasons 52 in Cherry Hill. Seasons 52 features seasonal cuisine and a great wine list. All dishes are 450 calories or less, and some are gluten-free. At the second anniversary party (hosted by Chef John, General Manager Shanna and Michael Cianfrone of Star Marketing), we were treated to a sampling of Seasons’ delicious appetizer and dessert menu. The flatbread pizzas were guilt-free yet decadent, with interesting flavor combinations such as steak and Cremini mushrooms and spicy Chipotle shrimp. There was an adorable shrimp/scallop appetizer that was served in a large white soup spoon, as well as plump fresh shrimp. We also got to sample some of the interesting wine selections from Seasons’ wine menu. There are a number of selections from locations as diverse as Oregon and South Africa, with a large number of wines available by the glass. The dessert selections were also wonderful-we were able to sample each of the “mini-indulgences” on the menu. The Key lime pie and Rocky Road selections were my favorite-only the upcoming bathing suit season convinced me to stop at one! While the anniversary party was located in a private dining area, we noticed that the restaurant had a sizeable crowd in the main dining room for a weeknight. The fire pit in the entry way and the live piano music gave the restaurant a warm and welcoming vibe. We will definitely be back soon to explore the rest of the menu! Seasons 52 currently has one New Jersey location at 2000 Route 38 in Cherry Hill (adjacent to the Cherry Hill Mall).

Beth Christian subsisted primarily on cheeseburgers and liverwurst sandwiches during childhood and refused to try most new foods.  Her culinary horizons were expanded during her college days in Schenectady, New York, where she learned the joys of trying slow-simmered Italian dishes, Szechuan cuisine, and everything in between.  When not engaged in the practice of law in Monmouth County, Beth is busy scouting out interesting restaurants,  farmer’s markets and food purveyors near her home in Burlington County. Beth’s primary dining sidekick is her husband John, but she also enjoys having her daughter Meghan, son Michael and her wonderful friends come along for the ride. Email Beth at BChristian@JerseyBites.com