For the person that is trying to manage their waistline but is still craving delicious food and perhaps an equally as delicious cocktail, then Seasons 52 is the place for you! They offer a wide variety of entrees that change from season to season based on what is fresh. The menu items are designed to stay below a 475 calorie count but no dish has sacrificed any flavor. Not only is the food delicious but the service is exceptional and the atmosphere is everything you would expect from a fine dining establishment. And of course, it comes complete with an in-house pianist!
At the beginning of the meal, guests are greeted with a cheerful introduction from the server and questions about whether the person has dined at Seasons 52 before. This opens the server up to introduce the high points of the restaurant while highlighting the more popular entrees in a clever way to ensure that all of the guests have the best possible experience. When I attended the Seasons 52 Dunwoody location, I had a charming server named Richard who went out of his way to answer all of the questions that I had about the menu and as he walked the line between flirting and superb customer service, as he lead me to one of the best meals that I have had in a long time.
For my appetizer, I had the ripe plum tomato flatbread which was an excellent balance of the crispy crunch of the thin flatbread and the rich flavor of the fresh mozzarella and the even fresher, perfectly ripened tomatoes. For my entrée, I was in the mood for something on the lighter side so Richard suggested the Greek salad with shrimp. Now I would consider myself to be somewhat of a connoisseur of Greek salads and I have not had one that can beat the refreshing taste of the lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and the perfectly cooked shrimp that I was encouraged to add to my salad.
If you have a taste for wine then Seasons 52 has you covered. They have a wine list that includes several different wines in multiple varietals and there will most certainly be one that fits your taste. If you know nothing about wine then your server will be trained on the best kinds to pair with certain entrees. After I ordered my food, Richard suggested the King Estate Pinot Gris. Now I don’t know much about wine or how wine is supposed to taste with food but I do know that the Pinot Gris that I had was delicious and I say “grazie” in the pure Italian, wine sipping tradition.
Now, a dessert list at a calorie conscious restaurant can be a tricky thing. People do not want one that tastes like aspartame or cardboard so how did Seasons 52 remedy this? They made multiple different kinds, put them into small glasses and created a display that they can bring to the table so that the guests are able to choose as many as they want. I chose one of my favorites, carrot cake, to find out how it stood up to in the carrot cake category and it was to die for! The only problem with it was that it was gone much too soon.
Seasons 52 is the best restaurant that I have found for the health conscious consumer. They have meals that are carefully crafted for the individual that enjoys the taste of fresh vegetables that are lightly seasoned so that the person can enjoy it based mostly on the quality of the ingredients. The service in addition to the drink list is enough to make a person feel like royalty and the desserts are a delectable, guilt free treat to sweetly end the evening.
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521 Kitchen and Que = Our Pick for Holiday Meat!
521 Kitchen and Que is located in Atlanta off Roswell Road and is our pick for ordering your Holiday Meal this year, and dinner tonight!
Owned by local Atlanta couple, Drew and Roma Kirkland, this is by far one of the best BBQ’s we have been to. One thing that strikes us in particular about this restaurant is their commitment to locally sourced and fresh food. Also, they are vegetarian and gluten free friendly. Vegetarian? A BBQ restaurant is vegetarian friendly? Yes, believe it or not, as Roma told us, there are quite a lot of vegetarians that love to grab a bite at 521 Kitchen and Que.
As someone that works with my significant other, I loved the fact that the “521” in 521 Kitchen and Que is their anniversary date. Awe… Heart melts.
So, long story short; We sampled all the yummy goodies they have and for your holiday meals, do yourself a favor and let them cook it.
Must have picks:
Turkey – Moist and Delicious. All your guests will be impressed.
Kale Slaw – So delightful! It doesn’t have the bitterness you might expect from Kale. It is definitely worth getting
Baked Sweet Potato – Cooked perfectly, season with salt and pepper
Brisket – Melt in your mouth delicious!
Let’s just say that we loved everything we tried and we are certain you will too.
Go ahead and try them for lunch or dinner! While you are there, place your holiday order! Do it quickly!
Murphy’s Farmer’s Table Dinner Series Continues
ATLANTA – Any frequenter of Murphy’s knows that each plate is made up of delicious ingredients, locally grown and thoughtfully prepared. To honor the sources of these ingredients, Murphy’s is excited to continue their Farmer’s Table Dinner Series. Already proven to be a fan favorite after a sold out dinner in June, the series will take place the last Wednesday of each month. Guests are invited to enjoy a multi-course meal highlighting local farmers and their contributions to Murphy’s menu.
The first dinner of the series, a successful “trial run”, took place Wednesday, June 24, 2015 and featured farmer Richard Kessler (“RJ”) from Planted Rock Farms. The 4-course dinner included wine pairings and a variety of summer-inspired dishes, thoughtfully prepared by Chef de Cuisine Ricky Navas. Guests also had the opportunity to meet and mingle with RJ and Chef Ricky.
The next dinner will take place Wednesday, July 29 and will be hosted by Geezer’s Farm out of Gurley, Alabama, where Farmer David Sisk will travel to Atlanta to join the feast.
Melting Pot 1/4 Off the 4th!
Midtown-Atlanta’s scrumptious Melting Pot will have a delicious 4th of July menu available–and it’s 1/4 off! Skip the grill on your holiday, because there will be a meal for everyone to enjoy aside from burgers and hot dogs. Personally, I’d get all over that watermelon and feta salad. And the Buffalo chicken.
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