A Great First Impression

I finally got a chance to try Seasons 52 in Oak Brook. Their gimmick is a new menu every week of the year, with locally-sourced, healthy, lower calorie dishes. Cathy and I came in for a late lunch, early dinner.

We started out by splitting a tasty watercress salad with pine nuts and aged balsamic drizzle. Great taste, but the watercress could have been a bit more chopped. She had red mole braised beef lettuce wraps, a nice gluten free option that packed tons of flavor. I had their signature burger. They blend beef with druxelle mushrooms. It had a nice char and was served with housemade sweet pickles. The standout surprise for me was the side of tamale tots, served with two different dips. Basically they were deep fried balls of cornmeal. So good! I enjoyed a handmade ginger agave soda that was perfectly refreshing. Dessert was a small bite tasty lemon custard with blueberries.

I asked the server to what degree the menu changes. From what he told me, they have about two-thirds changing four times a year and one third changing weekly. I imagine that keeps regulars coming back, while catering to the adventurous. I plan to come back as soon as I can and explore some more. If anyone has tried this place already, let me know what you thought. In the meantime, watch for my second impression, coming soon. Enjoy!

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