It’s hard to find restaurants that revolve around fresh, seasonal ingredients in Miami. However, Seasons 52 has an eclectic menu that changes (you guessed it) seasonally. I tried the Winter menu at their Coral Gables location for a lovely (non-Winter weather) lunch. The service was attentive – of course, it was not busy on this Saturday afternoon – and the food was flavorful and fresh as promised. Two standouts were the Blackened Fish Tacos and the Chicken Chile Relleno. And at under $10 each for almuerzo these big bites left the belly full and the palate pleased.
Blackened Fish Tacos
These were a pretty presentation of three in soft tortillas, perfectly charred on the grill. The meat was moist and the savory sea was enjoyed in every bite with silky guacamole, pico de gallo and a zig-zag of warm chiptole cream sauce. A good take on a Mexican staple north of the border.
Chicken Chile Relleno
More Mexican inspiration came with this wonderfully charred green pepper, its innards scooped and packed with subtly piquant chopped chicken, creamy goat cheese and wilted spinach. Blanketed with a sheet of broiled mozzarella and a side of sage-studded polenta cakes, the roundness of the sweet and spicy sings a medley in the mouth.
321 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33134