Hey there! I hope your week is going well. I’ve been meaning to post this blog post for a while now but time just escaped me. I was given the opportunity to attend a preview opening of Seasons 52 opening in Princeton, NJ about two weeks ago. I was really excited when I found out that Seasons 52 was opening in Princeton. That location is closer to where we live than the other two locations that they have in the area. I enjoy the concept of Seasons 52. The menu changes for each season and is inspired by seasonally influenced foods. Fall is my favorite season and I love all of the fall foods so I couldn’t wait to see what they were going to have on their menu!
At this preview opening, we were given the opportunity to order an appetizer for the table, a salad for each of us, an entrée for each of us and a dessert for each of us. We couldn’t wait to try some great food while enjoying each others company. Our little Brielle was with us but she slept the entire time. The atmosphere is very dark in the restaurant which made perfect conditions for Brielle to take a nap and relax.
My handsome date
We started off with an appetizer that our waitress suggested we try: Lobster & Fresh Mozzarella Flatbread (roasted sweet peppers, slivered scallion, lobster sour cream).
Lobster & Fresh Mozzarella Flatbread
I love flatbread because of the crispy texture and how light it is. This flatbread was fantastic with the lobster and the mozzarella. I love fresh scallion and that just added to the flavor of the lobster. I would highly recommend this flatbread. It was the perfect appetizer.
I chose the Crisp Romaine and Kale Caesar Salad (shaved Parmesan cheese, toasted garlic ciabatta croutons).
Crisp Romaine and Kale Caesar Salad
I haven’t had a caesar salad in a very long time because of the dressing when I was pregnant. So I was really excited to order one before my meal. I loved the ciabatta croutons. I liked the mixture of the romaine and kale. It made for texture in the salad.
Mike ordered the Warm Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad (fresh mozzarella, basil pesto, bruschetta).
Warm Roasted Tomato Caprese
I love the plating of this appetizer and Mike enjoyed that it was roasted tomatoes. It brought out the flavor of the entire salad. Normally caprese is cold and he liked that it was different and was warm.
For our meals, I ordered the Caramelized Grilled Sea Scallops (butternut squash and leek risotto, broccolini, lemon butter).
I haven’t had scallops in such a long time. I am always hesitant to order them in a restaurant because I am very picky with how they are prepared. I decided to order them because of the fact of not having them in a while and I liked that they came with risotto. I made a great choice because they were perfectly grilled and had the texture that scallops should have. The risotto was a wonderful accompaniment. I love butternut squash and the leeks made for added flavor. I really enjoyed my meal.
Mike decided to order the Oak-Grilled Filet Mignon (harvest mushrooms, roasted tomato, broccolini, Yukon gold mash, red wine sauce).
Mike enjoyed his steak. It had a lot of flavor and was so tender you didn’t even need a knife to cut it. I tried the steak as well and I thought it was seasoned right and was cooked properly. I am not a huge steak fan which is why I didn’t order it myself but I thought it was definitely the right choice for Mike.
We couldn’t leave without trying two of Seasons 52′s mini desserts. The best part is that they bring out an entire tray of mini desserts for you to choose from. I went with the Pumpkin Pie because I am a pumpkin fanatic.
Pumpkin Pie mini dessert
The pumpkin pie tasted just like pumpkin pie filling complete with a gingersnap cookie! It was so good. I probably could have had another dessert because it was that tasty!
Mike decided on the smores mini dessert.
Smores mini dessert
Overall, I have to say that I was really impressed by Seasons 52. I loved not only the food but the atmosphere. They have a bar that has jazz music on the weekends. It would be the perfect place to go for a small bite, glass of wine and to listen to some jazz music. I think the location of this restaurant will do really well for itself. I would highly recommend trying Seasons 52 if you have never been there before!
Have you ever been to Seasons 52? If so, what is your favorite thing on the menu?