Thursday, December 5, 2013

Seasons 52 - Revisit

My friend, the Pilates instructor, wanted to go here. I often introduce her to new places that she ends up loving. She often makes me go to places that I generally don’t intend to go to. That’s how our friendship works. But she had been sick and I told her she could choose (she, being a fitness fanatic, also likes the whole under 475 calorie thing).

We split a small salad to start—we chose the arugula salad with roasted Portobello mushrooms, truffle dressing, and parmesan cheese. Since we split it, and she is weird about actually having her salad dressed and always gets the dressing on the side, we got it on the side (pretty much never my preference). But it was good—it was interesting to see the two different little dressings on the plate—there was a creamier part and then an oil and vinegar part, which was where the truffle flavor came in. I actually quite liked the flavor of this salad. The arugula is a little peppery and the mix of the dressings together was nice. I liked the mushrooms when I could find one (there were like maybe 3 little pieces of mushroom).

I ended up getting one of the autumn specials—the flatbread with wild mushrooms. This one certainly had some mushrooms on it, as well as caramelized onions, goat cheese, spinach and green onions. The crust was actually a lot better this time than I remembered from my last experience—it was nice and crispy—but the whole thing—even with all the ingredients on it—just didn’t have a lot of flavor. It seemed bland. I was foraging off the last couple pieces that I didn’t eat for extra goat cheese to put on the ones I was eating. It was the most flavor forward part of the flatbread and it could have used more. Of course, that probably would add to the calorie thing, but there you go.

All in all, it wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great. My guess is, I will return when someone else requests it, but not before. I appreciate the lower calorie aspect, but I would like a higher flavor return. Have you guys eaten here? I am curious if there are certain dishes that they have managed to make more exciting.

Seasons 52
8650 Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis 46240

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  1. Jessica in NoblesvilleDecember 5, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    I've had the mesquite grilled shrimp and it was very good ... a lot of smoky flavor from a combination of saffron and smoked paprika. I was surprised with the size and quantity of shrimp they served.

  2. Anna went there with her mother. She really liked it, especially the tiny desserts. She tends to like (almost) all dining experiences that are at a new place and seem special, though, and they went for a birthday or something.