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
It is located at 120 Broadway (at Ocean Avenue), Santa
For more information, call 310.451.1152 or visit www.seasons52.com.
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