Seasons 52 Opens In Santa Monica With Ocean View

Friday, 29 Mar 2013, 8:43:00 AM

Brenton Garen

The Grilled Jumbo Shrimp Penne Pasta with spring asparagus, oyster mushrooms, and lemon-basil sauce.
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The Grilled Jumbo Shrimp Penne Pasta with spring asparagus, oyster mushrooms, and lemon-basil sauce.

Seasons 52 Santa Monica, a new fresh grill and bar that

touts American fare dishes containing no more than 475 calories, opened

Thursday next to the Shore Hotel on Ocean Avenue.

Executive Chef Partner Timothy Kast said he was able to

achieve low calorie count dishes using cooking techniques such as wood-fire

grilling, brick-oven cooking, and roasting.

He said he would take advantage of the Santa Monica

Farmers Market (just two blocks away), as well as sourcing ingredients from

local farms, including Tutti Frutti, Fresh Origins, Weiser Family Farms, Cal

Organics, San Miguel Farms, and Herb Thyme.

Diners are tempted to start a meal with Custom

Flatbreads such as the Spicy Chipotle Shrimp or Artichoke and Goat Cheese with

leaf spinach, balsamic onions, and roasted peppers.

Entrees include Wood-Roasted Pork Tenderloin, Grilled

Jumbo Shrimp Penne Pasta, and Lemongrass King Salmon that are flavor-enhanced

with the addition of fresh herbs and spices, not butter and heavy oils.

Guests can enjoy a glass of wine from the award-winning

international wine list featuring more than 100 selections, with more than 52

offerings by the glass – to be sipped during lunch or dinner in the dining

room, on the expansive patio, or at the circular piano bar.

Nightly entertainment at the piano bar starts at 6 pm.

The restaurant handcrafts a full array of cocktails

including seasonal selections and signature favorites such as Blackberry Storm

and the Pomegranate Margarita Martini.

The Santa Monica venue will be the fourth location to

open in Southern California.

The first, at South Coast Plaza, opened in August 2010

and was the first location west of the Mississippi; the second opened in

Westfield UTC, San Diego in November 2012; shortly followed by the third

opening at Westfield Century City.

Seasons 52 Santa Monica is open daily for lunch and

dinner from 11 am to 10 pm, Sunday to Thursday; open until 11 pm on Friday and

Saturday.

It is located at 120 Broadway (at Ocean Avenue), Santa

Monica.

For more information, call 310.451.1152 or visit www.seasons52.com.

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