Review: Seasons 52 Fresh Grill Spring Menu
By Elizabeth J. Musgrave
Simple can be so much more when done well. And, when you do something well, it doesn’t require flash or smoke and mirrors. Particularly with food, it seems as if so many feel a need to keep adding. Seasons 52, 8650 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, invited me to preview the unveiling of its spring menu. So I did.
Known for its simplistic approach to food done well, S52 is a Darden restaurant that opened in Indy last year. (Read review here) This go-round, the menu is inspired by items available in early spring, such as artichokes, asparagus and snow peas. Utilizing fresh ingredients (local as available) keeps the menu changing seasonally.
The service staff is well-educated in the extensive wine list, with many achieving sommelier status. When you have eaten at a restaurant and been unfortunate to have a server who knows even less than you about wine, it’s more than a little annoying and definitely affects the restaurant’s bottom line. It is truly one more thing (another is the pianist in the bar area) that sets S52 above other chains. It might just be time to re-evaluate your opinion on chains.
Elizabeth J. Musgrave is the syndicated columnist of Gotta Go, newspaper and magazine circulation 216,000, as well as a travel writer, public speaker, blogger, freelance feature, copy and content writer. A local theater, music and restaurant critic, Elizabeth can be heard on 93 WIBC’s Saturday Morning News Show as Indy’s entertainment adviser. You can follow her on Twitter @GottaGo and Facebook.