Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Seasons 52 - Orlando

Last weekend, we had lunch at the Seasons 52 on Sand Lake Road.  Locally, you can also find Seasons 52 in Altamonte Springs, and they have over 40 restaurants in 18 different states, which you can view here.

Seasons 52 features seasonally inspired menus, and they have gluten sensitive, lactose & dairy sensitivevegetarianvegan, and sodium friendly menus.

The gluten sensitive menu, which features items that are made without gluten-containing ingredients, had so many dishes, I had a hard time deciding what to order.

I started with the warm harvest mushrooms and arugula salad with truffle dressing and shaved Parmesan cheese.  When it arrived, I was shocked to see a creamy dressing.  When I found out it was mayonnaise based, I asked if I could have a new salad with the white balsamic vinaigrette, because I am not a fan of mayonnaise.

Salad number two arrived with a generous amount of shaved Parmesan cheese on the side, which I added to my salad.  My husband and I both loved this salad, which was perfectly dressed and seasoned.  The combination of the peppery arugula with the Parmesan cheese and the earthy taste of the mushrooms was really delicious.

My daughter Emma and I both ordered the garlic pesto chicken flatbread with fresh mozzarella, balsamic onions, red peppers and arugula.  My gluten sensitive flatbread was two dollars more than hers, and I was impressed that it looked exactly the same.  It is served on a plank that is so long, I could not get a good picture of the whole thing with all the dishes we had on the table.  Seasons 52 uses Deanna's allergen free flatbread, which contains brown rice flour, tapioca flour, evaporated cane juice, yeast, canola oil, filtered water, sea salt, and xanthan gum.  All gluten sensitive flatbreads are cooked on separate pans to avoid cross contamination, and my order was marked as a allergy order.

The garlic pesto chicken flatbread at Seasons 52 was the best flatbread/pizza I have had since my celiac diagnosis.  Even pre-celiac, I preferred a think crust pizza, so I loved the slightly crispy crust of this flatbread.  The toppings were outstanding as well.  There was just the right amount of cheese for me, and I loved the drizzle of pesto that was all over my flatbread.

There was one gluten free dessert on the gluten sensitive menu - the raspberry chocolate chip cannoli without the cannoli shell.  All of Seasons 52 desserts are served in small shot glasses, and this dessert is usually served with a cannoli shell sticking out of the top of it.  I am a huge fan of cannoli, so I enjoyed the cannoli cream with chocolate chips and a raspberry swirl.

Overall, we had a great dining experience at Seasons 52, so I am sure we will be back soon.  You can read more about Seasons 52 on their website here.

What are your favorite gluten free options at Seasons 52?


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