When I was invited to review Seasons 52’s new Raleigh location in Crabtree Valley Mall, I jumped at the chance! I was already familiar with the restaurant’s concept of serving fresh and seasonal food, locally sourced when possible, having dined at the Seasons 52 Palm Gardens in Florida a few years ago while visiting my brother and sister-in-law. It is one of their favorite restaurants in the area, and while I don’t recall what I had to eat, I do remember wishing that we had a Seasons 52 in the Raleigh area. And now my wish has come true!
Seasons 52 is a fresh grill and wine bar that offers a seasonally inspired menu featuring ingredients, often locally sourced, at their peak flavors. Seasons 52 uses rustic cooking techniques, such as brick-oven roasting and open-fire grilling over oak and mesquite wood, to bring out the natural flavors of food. The menu is paired with an ever-changing collection of more than 100 wines, with 52 available by the glass, along with artisanal spirits and craft beer.