What to Eat at Seasons 52, Coming to Schaumburg Next Spring

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Seasons 52, an upscale restaurant from Darden Restaurants (Olive Garden, Red Lobster, The Capital Grille) has announced that they're opening their first Chicago-area location in Schaumburg. In a recent Fast Company profile of Darden, COO Andrew Madsen described Seasons 52's offerings as "stealth health" — every single thing on the menu clocks in under 475 calories (think tabbouleh and scallops, steak-onion-blue cheese flatbread, or roast pork with polenta), desserts come in shot glasses, and the wine list is quirky and extensive. The Schaumburg location is scheduled for a Spring 2010 opening — read on for a glimpse at a sample summer menu.

Seasons 52 Summer Menu

Flatbreads
Rosemary & Parmesan Cheese Crispbread 3.75
Ripe Plum Tomato Flatbread with fresh basil, roasted garlic essence and melted Parmesan cheese 7.75
Spicy Chipotle Shrimp Flatbread with grilled pineapple, Feta cheese and roasted poblano peppers 9.95
Garlic Chicken Flatbread with balsamic red onions, roasted red peppers and Mozzarella cheese 8.50
Grilled Steak & Cremini Mushroom Flatbread with fresh spinach and Wisconsin blue cheese 8.95

Appetizers
Farmer’s Market Vegetable Soup or Chef’s Soup of the Day Bowl 5.25 Cup 4.75
Edamame whole soybeans steamed and served hot with Japanese green tea salt 4.75
Spicy Chicken Chile Relleno with goat cheese and spinach on pico de gallo 8.95
Housemade Sonoma Goat Cheese Ravioli with roasted garlic and sweet basil in a light tomato broth 7.75
Premium Sushi Grade Yellowfin Tuna Tartare with pickled cucumber salad and sweet chili glaze 11.50*
Grilled Chipotle Chicken Skewers with spicy BBQ sauce, summer corn relish and guacamole 8.50
Caramelized Crab & Shrimp Stuffed Mushrooms with roasted garlic and Parmesan cheese 8.95
Gulf Shrimp Cocktail with fresh lemon, French dressing and cocktail sauce 9.95

Small Salads
Toasted Almond Tabbouleh with fresh mint, lemon, cucumbers, tomatoes and sundried cranberries 4.95
Ripe Tomato Summer Stack with asparagus, grilled red onions, fresh basil and blue cheese crumbles 8.95
Mixed Greens Salad with toasted sunflower seeds, grape tomatoes, cucumbers and white balsamic vinaigrette 5.25
Kalymnos Greek Salad with Feta cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes, thin red onions and kalamata olives 7.50
Baby Spinach Salad with fresh raspberries, toasted pine nuts and crumbled blue cheese 6.75

Entrée Salads
Summer Market Vegetable Plate with roasted corn, tomato tapenade, grilled tofu and toasted almond tabbouleh 12.95
BBQ Grilled Chicken Salad with romaine lettuce, spinach, corn, roasted peppers and crumbled blue cheese 11.75
Lemongrass Salmon Salad with gourmet greens, grilled pineapple, wasabi peas, almonds and sesame 14.95
Mediterranean Shrimp Salad with spinach, chick peas, roasted peppers, cucumber, tomato and Feta cheese 11.95
Grilled Beef Tenderloin Salad with fire-roasted peppers, warm smoked mushrooms and zesty Caesar dressing 14.50

Fish & Seafood
Tiger Shrimp Penne Pasta and market vegetables sautéed in a lemon-basil sauce with Parmesan cheese 16.95
Caramelized Sea Scallops grilled and served with roasted asparagus and sundried tomato pearl pasta 18.95
Roasted Crab-Stuffed Shrimp with a medley of fresh market vegetables in a light garlic sauce 21.95
Cedar Plank Atlantic Salmon with whole-roasted sweet carrots, fresh asparagus and red bliss potatoes 17.95
Grilled Boneless Rainbow Trout with parsley new potatoes, fresh roasted vegetables and broiled lemon 15.95

Poultry & Meat
Oak-Grilled Chicken Citron with pearl pasta, a trio of green vegetables and lemon thyme-shallot reduction
Wood-Roasted Pork Tenderloin with soft corn polenta, fresh leaf spinach, cremini and sherry glaze 16.95
Grilled Rack of New Zealand Lamb with red bliss potatoes, asparagus, balsamic red onions and Dijon sauce 26.95
Char Crust Filet Mignon with garlic mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables and tamarind sauce 25.50

Desserts
Mini Indulgences … individual servings of classic desserts 2.50 ea
Key Lime Pie
Old-Fashioned Carrot Cake
Pecan Pie with Vanilla Mousse
Market Fresh Fruit
Mocha Macchiato
Rocky Road
Summer Blueberry Cheesecake
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Mousse