Season’s 52 Rolls Out New Summer Menu

seasons 52by Andrew Chalk

With new batteries in our press release machine the news is flooding in. Seasons 52 (now at Northpark as well as Plano, of course) sends news of their just now available summer menu. BTW: These guys have a good wine list as well. Jump for a look at the release and some succulent photos of the new dishes. 

Plainville Farms Turkey Skewer

Seasons 52, the highly acclaimed fresh grill and wine bar restaurant, introduces its new seasonal menu featuring offerings perfect for summer, including heirloom tomatoes, basil, corn and watermelon.  The new seasonal offerings, which include appetizers, entrees, side dishes and a signature Mini Indulgence, will be available through mid-September.

The Heirloom Tomato Carpaccio begins with heirloom tomatoes, such as Purple Cherokee, Golden Jubilee, and Brandywine varieties. Picked at the peak of ripeness, they are finely sliced and gently tossed with extra virgin olive oil, crumbled goat cheese and fresh basil.  A drizzle of 15-year aged balsamic vinegar provides the finishing touch to this showcase of summer flavors.

Seasons 52’s search for the finest turkey led to Plainville Farms where six generations of experience and gentle farming practices have resulted in turkey unrivaled in flavor. Capturing the flavor of backyard barbecues, the Plainville Farms Turkey Skewer is basted in a house-made Zinfandel barbecue sauce and grilled over wood-fire to perfection.  It is served on a bed of farro grain accented with grilled peppers, corn and green beans inspired by the classic Low Country dish Hoppin’ John.

Heirloom Tomato Carpaccio

Highlights of the summer menu also include:

– Fig and Goat Cheese Flatbread featuring Laura Chenel chevre, smoky bacon and aged balsamic vinegar

– Grilled Flat Iron Steak Salad with corn, plum tomatoes and blue cheese topped with a cumin-lime vinaigrette

– Grilled Corn on the Cob topped with chili, lime and cilantro

– Summer Berry Cheesecake Mini Indulgence topped with fresh blueberries and raspberry and blueberry sauces

“Our summer menu captures the essence of the season,” said Chef Cliff Pleau, Senior Director of Culinary at Seasons 52. “We have taken inspiration from the farmer’s market, backyard barbecues and global cuisines to create food that is better for you and new dishes to share with you.”

To complement the summer menu, Seasons 52 introduces several new house-made beverages: lemonade, sparkling raspberry lemonade, and ginger agave soda. Master Sommelier George Miliotes has also added Zardetto Prosecco to the award-winning wine list.

Miliotes recommends the Strawberry Kir Royal as an ideal summer cocktail.  The seasonal cocktail combines Zardetto Prosecco with Prairie Organic Vodka house-infused with summer strawberries and a touch of agave nectar.

Seasons 52 changes its menu four times per year with weekly fresh features that capture the flavors of the season.  The seasonal menu offerings, as with all dishes offered at the restaurant, feature techniques such as wood-fire grilling and brick-oven cooking that bring out the natural flavor of dishes, allowing guests both the freedom to indulge and the ability to eat sensibly.

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