Wednesday, October 15, 2014
I made a new friend at lunch that day, the Superfruit martini, and we had a lovely afternoon. It's an exquisite blend of all-natural Veev Açai Spirit, blueberry-pomegranate juice, Agave nectar and lime juice. The garnish of blueberries dutifully soak up the sweet potion for a luxurious finale when you reach the bottom of the glass.
I'm very selective about my cocktails and usually satisfied with a small sampling, but this time I loved that the waiter left the shaker at the table for seconds... and thirds. It helped my new friend and I cultivate our relationship. John had a Monk in the Trunk Pale Ale. No, really, that was the name of his craft beer, and he enjoyed it.
For appetizers we both ordered the chicken avocado flatbread, and ended up taking almost a whole one home because the portions were extremely generous. It was light, flavorful and perfectly crispy.
John had the Signature Angus Beef Burger with a side of roasted potato wedges. The potatoes did not distinguish themselves in any way, but they came with two very intriguing dipping sauces. One was a truffle cream and the other a Zinfandel barbecue. The last one in particular was full and rich in flavor, and endless ideas for its use danced in my head with every taste.
John found his burger overseasoned and overcooked. He didn't get that recognizable taste of beef he searches for in his meat.
His dish did come with the most adorable little mason jar full of pickle rounds dipped in that delightful cumin-lime mixture, which I promptly appropriated. The pickles, not the jar.
Seasons 52 is the kind of place where you can't help but be happy. Generally speaking, the food is good, the atmosphere is lively and the service is impeccable. I look forward to my next visit.
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