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ocfooddiva

06/27/2012

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Artichoke & Goat Cheese Flatbr...

Artichoke & Goat Cheese Flatbread is topped leaf spinach, balsamic onions, and roasted peppers. This had some really good flavor combination -tangy from the balsamic onions, hearty vegetable flavor from the artichokes, creamy & salty from the goat cheese, sweet from the roasted peppers, and a vibrant green vegetable flavor from the spinach. Perfectly executed and paired well with the Aveleda Vinho Verde 2010. The wine was crisp, with a tart front and smooth finish, good acidity and almost disappears like a natural palate cleanser. A second fermentation of this wine adds a slight effervescence which is very pleasing. Thumbs up, way up!



Chilled Lobster & Shrimp Spring Roll comes with a dipping sauce trio of cool salsa verde, aromatic lemongrass, and sweet-hot red chili. It was a beautiful presentation! There was a generous amount of lobster and shrimp versus vegetables and noodles. This is a great summer dish with fresh flavors - perfectly cooked, chilled seafood with crunchy vegetables for texture. Hirsch #1 Gruner Veltliner 2009 was spicy and bold on the front and with the spring roll by balancing out the flavor for a crisp finish. Thumbs up, way up!



Organic Arugula Salad mixed with watermelon, grilled golden beets, goat cheese, jicama, and topped with toasted pistachios. The cumin lime vinaigrette was fabulous! Perfectly executed in flavor and texture - peppery arugula, sweet beets, creamy goat cheese, crunchy textured jicama, and smoky flavor from the pistachios. Unfortunately, the Honig 2011 did not pair very well with this dish. Otherwise, thumbs up, way up on the salad!



Mini Indulgence Desserts was a tasting of all of classic desserts served in shot glass like vehicles - Key Lime Pie, Mocha Macchiato, Pecan Pie, Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse, Market Fruit, Blueberry Cheesecake, Chocolate Rocky Road, Chocolate Chip & Raspberry Cannoli, and Meyer Lemon. The Key Lime was just like eating a slice of pie, key lime custardy filling, graham cracker crumbles, and whipped cream. The Market Fruit was like a mini fruit bowl of strawberries, blueberries, pineapples, and other seasonal fruits. The Chocolate Peanut Butter was awesome and it's one of my favorite sweet combinations! Almost like a chocolate peanut butter mousse, but not too heavy with a luxurious texture. The Blueberry Cheesecake tasted exactly like a blueberry cheesecake. The cheesecake was fluffy and not too heavy. Blueberries are my favorite topping for cheesecake so I was in heaven! The Rocky Road was a chocoholics dream. The chocolate mousse was decadent and rich, yet not too heavy. The marshmallows and crunchy nuts were the perfect addition. The Raspberry Cannoli was topped with an empty cannoli shell to dip into the creamy cannoli filling with raspberry sauce and chocolate chips swirled into the mixture. The desserts were paired with Jam Jar Moscato 2011. The wine was a little too tangy and sour. It didn't match with this. I think a sweet port would work better or a café au lait. Overall, thumbs up, way up on the desserts!

oc food diva

06/26/2012

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
Editorial review from Citysearch

Artichoke & Goat Cheese Flatbread is topped leaf spinach, balsamic onions, and roasted peppers. This had some really good flavor combination -tangy from the balsamic onions, hearty vegetable flavor from the artichokes, creamy & salty from the goat cheese, sweet from the roasted peppers, and a vibrant green vegetable flavor from the spinach. Perfectly executed and paired well with the Aveleda Vinho Verde 2010. The wine was crisp, with a tart front and smooth finish, good acidity and almost disappears like a natural palate cleanser. A second fermentation of this wine adds a slight effervescence which is very pleasing. Thumbs up, way up!

Chilled Lobster & Shrimp Spring Roll comes with a dipping sauce trio of cool salsa verde, aromatic lemongrass, and sweet-hot red chili. It was a beautiful presentation! There was a generous amount of lobster and shrimp versus vegetables and noodles. This is a great summer dish with fresh flavors - perfectly cooked, chilled seafood with crunchy vegetables for texture. Hirsch #1 Gruner Veltliner 2009 was spicy and bold on the front and with the spring roll by balancing out the flavor for a crisp finish. Thumbs up, way up!

Organic Arugula Salad mixed with watermelon, grilled golden beets, goat cheese, jicama, and topped with toasted pistachios. The cumin lime vinaigrette was fabulous! Perfectly executed in flavor and texture - peppery arugula, sweet beets, creamy goat cheese, crunchy textured jicama, and smoky flavor from the pistachios. Unfortunately, the Honig 2011 did not pair very well with this dish. Otherwise, thumbs up, way up on the salad!

Mini Indulgence Desserts was a tasting of all of classic desserts served in shot glass like vehicles - Key Lime Pie, Mocha Macchiato, Pecan Pie, Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse, Market Fruit, Blueberry Cheesecake, Chocolate Rocky Road, Chocolate Chip & Raspberry Cannoli, and Meyer Lemon. The Key Lime was just like eating a slice of pie, key lime custardy filling, graham cracker crumbles, and whipped cream. The Market Fruit was like a mini fruit bowl of strawberries, blueberries, pineapples, and other seasonal fruits. The Chocolate Peanut Butter was awesome and it's one of my favorite sweet combinations! Almost like a chocolate peanut butter mousse, but not too heavy with a luxurious texture. The Blueberry Cheesecake tasted exactly like a blueberry cheesecake. The cheesecake was fluffy and not too heavy. Blueberries are my favorite topping for cheesecake so I was in heaven! The Rocky Road was a chocoholics dream. The chocolate mousse was decadent and rich, yet not too heavy. The marshmallows and crunchy nuts were the perfect addition. The Raspberry Cannoli was topped with an empty cannoli shell to dip into the creamy cannoli filling with raspberry sauce and chocolate chips swirled into the mixture. The desserts were paired with Jam Jar Moscato 2011. The wine was a little too tangy and sour. It didn't match with this. I think a sweet port would work better or a café au lait. Overall, thumbs up, way up on the desserts!

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Phone: (714) 437-5252

Address: 3333 Bristol St Ste 2802, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Website: https://www.seasons52.com/locations/ca/costa-mesa/costa-mesa/4513

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General Info
Seasons 52 is a comfortable and stylish fresh grill and wine bar offering a refreshingly balanced approach to dining where guests are free to enjoy, knowing any choice they make is one they’ll feel good about. The menu changes with the season to feature ingredients at their peak, from whole produce that arrives and is kept 100% fresh, never frozen, to carefully sourced meats and pristine seafood. Entrées are oak-fire grilled or brick oven-roasted, without a fryer in sight, to be flavorful and naturally lighter, and the Wine Bar pours 52 world-class wines by glass and signature cocktails. Lunch and dinner daily, happy hour Mondays – Friday.
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amex, discover, master card, visa, cash
Price Range
$$
Location
South Coast Plaza
Neighborhoods
South Coast Metro, Costa Mesa
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Parking: Valet

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: American, Healthy, Seafood, Steakhouse, Vegetarian, Salads

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

Pets Allowed: No

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