Monday, March 25, 2019

MONDAY FOOD POST - NIGHT OUT WITH THE FAMILY

We got together with our son and daughter-in-law for Gregg's post birthday meal.  One of our favorite get-together restaurants is Seasons 52.  It takes us about 45 minutes to an hour to get there, depending on traffic, but definitely worth the extra drive.  We arranged to meet at the restaurant. 
We arrived first and the Maitre D let us sit down at our table.  Our son and daughter-in-law arrived within five minutes, enough time for us to get settled in our seats.  Sometimes a restaurant might ask us to wait for our company before they will seat us, but not this place.  We really appreciate that.
The food was excellent, one of the reasons we enjoy coming here.  This is our fifth or sixth time and we have had nothing but outstanding food and service.  Our waiter was a sweet young man who took care of us very well, as did other staff who brought our food to the table.  

We took photos of our meals.  The above is a collage I put together of all the photos our son took.  He likes to take artsy photos just like his Dad, and it's always fun to see what they see through a camera lens.  The three photos on the left going down are the candle on the table, dinner napkin and plate which is pretty obvious I guess, and the handle on the charcuterie board.  The three photos on the right are my cocktail, a Pomegranate Margarita Martini (delicious), Brad's cocktail, Cucumber Smash and a choice of these desserts, which after your meal is a nice small portion if you want to have dessert but only need something lighter.  There are regular sized desserts on the menu of course.


After a busy day none of us had eaten a lot.  We ordered two appetizers to share between us while waiting for our main meal.  On the left is Grilled Artichokes with Preserved Lemon Hummus, and on the right I can't remember the exact name of it but it was a crabmeat and shrimp concoction.


Gregg's meal was Caramelized Grilled Sea Scallops with roasted garlic broccolini and goat cheese risotto.  

Our daughter-in-law had Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi which came with butternut squash, spiced cauliflower, almond granola and sun-dried tomato pesto.
Our son ordered the Kona-Crusted Lamb Loin with roasted-zucchini-potato mash, roasted pepper chutney and a balsamic sauce.
A creature of habit I always order the
Wood-Grilled Boneless Rainbow Trout, which also came with the roasted garlic broccolini, along with marble potatoes and a dill-mustard sauce.  It never disappoints.
None of us were leaving without dessert but we didn't want anything too large after that wonderful meal.  Our waiter brought to our table what you see in the collage above.  I chose the Mocha Macchiato, which is a mocha and vanilla mousse, chocolate cake and caramel sauce.  These small desserts are called Mini Indulgences. 

A super celebration for the birthday boy, and a great evening with our family.  

Enjoy your week everyone, and thanks for stopping by.








37 comments:

  1. It all looks so delicious!! Is there a story about the name of this place? I would sure drive this far for a meal like this.

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    1. Hi Ginny, I tried to find a story for you but all I read was that they are known for 52 wines and as for the seasons, they serve produce whatever is in season. You can read it here:

      https://www.seasons52.com/our-story

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  2. I think you have a gem o a place to eat. the od all looks yummy

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    1. Hi Margaret, I would recommend this place to all my family and friends.

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  3. It's good to find a restaurant you know will make a celebration extra special because of the service and food. Great photos! Glad you had a good time together.

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    1. Thank you :) I agree, it is a great place for a special occasion.

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    1. Obrigado, e te desejo um abraço e uma boa semana também :)

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  5. How I would like to eat at that place! If only....

    The photograph of the four of you showed how alike your son and hubby are. Lovely!

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  6. Hello, everything looks delicious. From the drinks to the dessert. This restaurant does look worth the drive. Enjoy your day! Have a happy new week!

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  7. I love the artsy photos, my kind of photos... pieces of things. all the photos are beautiful and the family shot at the beginning is perfect. a great way to celebrate and yum on the dessert I would eat if I could... all the food looks wonderful

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    1. I thought you would Sandra, I always enjoy yours. Thank you, I think you are doing great the way you're going.

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    1. Even better when it's in front of you Christine :)

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  9. Tha food looks delicous. Have a good week, Diane

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    1. Thank you Diane, it was and you have a good week also :)

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  10. Hi Denise,
    What a wonderful place to visit for Gregg's birthday celebrations, some delicious looking food.
    As good as it looks I can't see me visiting, a little far.
    All the best, John

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    1. Thank you and yes, it would be a little too far for you :) All the best to you too.

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  11. The food looks delicious …
    It certainly was a super celebration for the birthday boy, and a great evening with your family.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks Jan, thoroughly enjoyed in all respects.

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  12. This all looks so delicious!

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  13. Fun place to meet up and enjoy a meal. I've been to a Seasons 52 in Brea, California with my sisters!

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    1. Very interesting Ellen, I'm going to look up where Brea is now in California.

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    2. Just looked it up. We lived in Long Beach for a couple of years. Doesn't look like we were that far away.

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  14. My word, the birthday celebration involved wonderful food! I'm hungry now! Everything looks delicious.

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    1. Thank you Martha Ellen, I'm hungry too now looking at these :)

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  15. Since I read this post befire breakfast, it now has me hungry, Denise. Looks like you all had a wonderful birthday dining celebration and I really liked hearing the unusual drink names as well.

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  16. oh denise, the food looks amazing, really special!!! i like the mini deserts that restaurants have been serving. it's nice to have a little something sweet when you are too full for a regular desert. sometimes chuck and i are even too full to split a desert, those are sized perfectly!!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie, the desserts were great, just enough.

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