By Todd Barron @ FoodieCuisine.com
Seasons 52 in Orlando, Florida, is a nationwide chain restaurant that focuses on high-quality food, split into portions which are under 475 calories each. This means that if you are prudent about your choices, you can keep the calories low. Just keep in mind that each item is under 475 calories; therefore, a salad plus an entree can reach 950 calories when considered for an entire meal.
I have dined at Seasons 52 several times and the dishes are almost always of high-quality, except for a few issues, and surpass the expectations I have based on most national chains. They have seasonal specials, use fresh ingredients, and cook most things well.
The other night I had the mozzarella special, which consists of fresh tomatoes, topped with mozzarella which had been baked with a light crust of panko crumbs, and drizzled over with balsamic vinegar. It is light, yet very filling, and I really appreciate the bite from the balsamic coupled with the micro-greens.
For my entree I order the Cedar Planked Salmon and it comes with asparagus, carrots, and roasted potatoes. The salmon has a nice cedar flavor to it but could use more sear. The potatoes taste like they were roasted a week ago (tough & chewy) and the dish overall is a bit underwhelming. Normally I really enjoy the entrees of Seasons 52, but this time, I am somewhat let down.