Is it possible to dine out well and still count calories?
Long Islanders will find out when, next spring, Seasons 52 debuts at Roosevelt Field, next to the AMC Movie Theater. The Florida-based chain is known for a creative season-sensitive menu that lists nothing over 475 calories.
Two years ago, I dined at the Fort Lauderdale branch of the restaurant and was blown away by how delicious – and ample – a grilled salmon salad turned out to be. I was also impressed with an oblong pizza-like flatbread with a spicy shrimp topping. Then, there were the “mini indulgences,” desserts served in shot glasses. The concept seemed entirely novel back then.
Now, the trend has caught on big time. I’ve tasted similar desserts at other chain restaurants, like PF Chang’s China Bistro in Westbury, as well as at privately owned dining spots, like Barrique Kitchen & Wine Bar in Babylon.
Watch for updates on the Seasons 52 opening.