Seasons 52 – Full Fall Autumn Menu

Seasons 52 – Full Fall Autumn Menu

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Seasons 52 Invites Wine Lovers To “Drink Them Before They’re Famous”

Six Unique, Must-Try Wines on the Verge of Stardom Highlight New Autumn Menu

Orlando, Fla. – October 3, 2012 – Seasons 52, the highly acclaimed fresh grill and wine bar restaurant, is giving wine lovers the opportunity to discover a series of insider wines that are on the verge of becoming highly rated, widely recognized and the next talked-about wines of the season.  Hand-picked by Master Sommelier George Miliotes, these six wines are designed to complement the flavors of the season which are expertly presented on Seasons 52’s new Autumn menu. Tastychomps team writer Lap Nguyen recently went out to try the new menu for this Autumn.

Highlighting the “Drink Them Before They’re Famous” wine program are a number of selections with stories as delicious and exciting as the varietal itself:

  • Vista Hills Pinot Grigio-Orange Wine ‘11 (Willamette Valley, Oregon) – a current trend-setter and favorite of in-the-know sommeliers, this wine is neither white nor red and like no other wine you’ve ever experienced.  The practice of making Orange wine dates back thousands of years to when white and red grapes were treated the same way in the winery.  For this wine, the Pinot Grigio grapes are kept at length on their grape skins as they are made resulting in characteristics of both red and white wines.  A mix of ripe flavors of raspberry and apples with hints of tannin in a crisp finish, this Vista Hills pairs great with pork, chicken, seafood and appetizers.
  • Avanthia Godello (Valdeorras, Spain) – made from the Godello grape varietal that was nearly extinct 20 years ago, this is as world class a white wine as made anywhere in the world at any price.  Featuringan intoxicating golden color with aromas of white flowers and earth, flavors of cantaloupe and baking spice with an amazing long finish, this wine is now recognized as having the potential to be Spain’sand the world’s next great white wine. Great to enjoy on its own, Avanthia Godello is recommended to pair with seafood and white meats.
  • Glenelly Cabernet Sauvignon ’09 (Stellenbosch, South Africa) – considered a French adventure on African soil, this wine owes its existence to May-Eliane de Lencquesaing, former owner of Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande.  “Lady-May,” as she is known, purchased the Glenelly Winery in 2003 and completed the state-of-the-art winery building in 2009.  This red wine has been fermented naturally and made with as little intervention as possible, seeking to achieve the perfect balance of French style and South African terroir.  This charming Cabernet delivers a classic Bordeaux profile of complex flavors of black currant, cherry and dark chocolate, tinged with alluring herbal and spice notes, and can be enjoyed with all red meats and darker fin fish.

Additional wines featured on the “Drink Them Before They’re Famous” list include a 2010 Tilia Bonarda from Mendoza, Argentina; Lodi, California-based David Michael Winery’s 2010 “Petite Petit”; and a 2009 Farrier “Andiron” Semillon from the Alexander Valley region of Sonoma, California.

“Our ‘Drink Them Before They’re Famous’ wines are an important element in creating a personalized dining experience that is focused on adventure and exploration,” explains Miliotes.  “These six wines represent what I believe to be new, now and next in the wine world and I’m confident our guests will find these selections something worth sharing with friends and family.”

The Seasons 52 “Drink Them Before They’re Famous” program has served as a springboard for many of today’s recognizable and well-reviewed wines.  For instance, in 2002 Master Sommelier Miliotes recommended a relatively unknown South African chardonnay called Indaba.  Since featured as part of the program, Indaba has consistently been reviewed as one of the best chardonnay values available, including being called “truly mind-boggling values” by The Wine Advocate’s David Schildknecht.

In addition to the new wine offerings on the Autumn menu, Chef Clifford Pleau, Executive Chef at Seasons 52, is introducing seasonal culinary offerings with an abundance of flavors that capture the essence of the harvest:

  • Double Hummus & Crisp Sea Salt Lavosh – minted edamame hummus, red roasted chili hummus
  • Cider-Glazed Grilled Chicken Skewers – Fuji apple slaw, sun-dried cranberries, toasted pumpkin seeds
  • New Zealand Venison Chili – black beans, cilantro sour cream
  • Maple Leaf Farms Sesame Duck – chopped greens, apples, mint, cranberries, butternut squash, toasted pecans
  • Autumn Vegetarian Tasting – “grains of life,” soft taco, chili relleno, vegetables, cedar roasted tofu, mango chutney
  • Springer Mountain Farms All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast – tamarind glaze, sweet potato mash, pumpkin seeds
  • Pumpkin Pie Mini Indulgence – ginger snap crust

Seasons 52 changes its menu four times a year with weekly fresh features to truly capture the flavors of the season. Each valued guest can be guaranteed the highest quality fresh food, prepared without compromising great taste or a rich and complete dining experience. Nothing on the menu is more than 475 calories, from the signature flatbreads and appetizers, to all entrees and the popular Mini Indulgence desserts.

Full Fall/Autumn Menu for Seasons 52
Flatbreads

Artichoke & Goat Cheese leaf spinach, balsamic onions, roasted peppers
Ripe Plum Tomato fresh basil, roasted garlic, melted Parmesan cheese
Garlic Chicken balsamic onions, roasted red peppers, mozzarella cheese
Spicy Chipotle Shrimp grilled pineapple, feta cheese, roasted poblano peppers
Steak & Cremini Mushroom fresh spinach, crumbled blue cheese

Appetizers

New Zealand Venison Chili black beans, cilantro sour cream
Sno-Pac Farms Organic Edamame steamed whole soybeans, Japanese green tea salt
Double Hummus & Crisp Sea Salt Lavosh minted edamame hummus, red-roasted chili hummus
Cider-Glazed Grilled Chicken Skewers Fuji apple slaw, sun-dried cranberries, toasted pumpkin seeds
Sonoma Goat Cheese Ravioli organic tomato broth, roasted garlic, fresh sweet basil
Lump Crab, Roasted Shrimp & Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms under Parmesan-panko crust
Sushi-Grade Ahi Tuna Seared Rare sliced and served chilled, Asian cucumber salad, sesame crisps
Grilled BBQ-Glazed Shrimp guacamole, corn salad, tomatillo salsa verde
Spicy Chicken Chile Relleno sun-dried tomatoes, goat cheese, spinach, pico de gallo
Prince Edward Island Mussels steamed in zesty marinara sauce, grilled ciabatta bread

Small Salads

Organic Arugula truffle dressing, Portobello mushrooms, Parmesan cheese
Kalymnos Greek feta cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes, sliced red onions, kalamata olives
Organic Baby Spinach seasonal pears, toasted pine nuts, crumbled gorgonzola cheese
Organic Mixed Greens toasted pumpkin seeds, tomatoes, cucumbers, white balsamic vinaigrette

Entree Salads

Autumn Vegetarian Tasting “grains of life,” soft taco, chili relleno, vegetables, cedar roasted tofu, mango chutney
Maple Leaf Farms Sesame Duck chopped greens, apples, mint, cranberries, butternut squash, toasted pecans
BBQ Chicken organic field lettuce, fresh corn, roasted red peppers, pumpkin seeds, crumbled blue cheese
Maui Tuna Crunch sushi-grade seared tuna, organic greens, pineapple, toasted almonds, miso vinaigrette
Lemongrass Salmon organic greens, pineapple, mango, jicama, toasted sesame dressing

Fish & Seafood

Grilled Boneless Rainbow Trout roasted rainbow carrots, parsley new potatoes, broiled lemon
Caramelized Grilled Sea Scallops roasted asparagus, sun-dried tomato-mushroom pearl pasta
Grilled Jumbo Shrimp Penne Pasta spinach, mushrooms, garlic, sour cream, sun-dried tomatoes
Roasted Artichoke-Stuffed Shrimp wilted leaf spinach, pasta pearls, clam cioppino sauce
Cedar Plank Roasted Salmon roasted sweet rainbow carrots, fresh asparagus, red bliss potatoes

Poultry and Meat

Springer Mountain Farm All-Natural Grilled Chicken tamarind glaze, sweet potato mash, pumpkin seeds
Wood-Roasted Pork Tenderloin soft herb polenta, cremini mushrooms, broccoli, shallot-Dijon glaze
Grilled Lamb T-Bone Chops roasted asparagus, truffle mashed potatoes, red wine glaze
Oak-Grilled Filet Mignon cremini mushrooms, rainbow carrots, asparagus, garlic mashed potatoes
Piedmontese All-Natural Bone-in Strip Steak, 11 oz. roasted asparagus, cremini mushrooms, Fingerling potatoes

Desserts

Mini Indulgences

Key Lime Pie
Mocha Macchiato
Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse
Pecan Pie with Vanilla Mousse
Pumpkin Pie with Ginger Snap Crust
Belgian Chocolate Rocky Road
Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cannoli
Market Fresh Fruit

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