, a growing brand in the family of Darden Restaurants
that includes Bahama Breeze
, Olive Garden
, Red Lobster
and Capital Grille
, will open at WestShore Plaza
in Tampa on February 15.
The first Seasons 52 opened in Orlando in 2003. The fresh grill and wine bar, which emphasizes a "lighter" approach to dining, now has eight locations in Florida, Georgia and New Jersey and will grow to 12 by the end of the year with new sites in Tampa, Pennsylvania, Illinois and California.
Darden spokesperson Lisa Lawrence says hiring at the Tampa location is 95 percent complete and the restaurant is on track for its scheduled opening under the direction of managing partner David Valentine.
The core concept for Seasons 52 is a menu that is dictated by, as the name suggests, the seasons. While some menu items are year-round staples (cedar plank Atlantic salmon, grilled rack of New Zealand lamb, caramelized sea scallops, char crust filet mignon), others will be inspired by the time of year.
The winter specialties include chicken tortilla soup, an artichoke and goat cheese flatbread and blackened mahi-mahi.
Most entrees will be priced in the $14-18 range, with appetizers for $3.75-$11.50. Wines by the glass will be available from $6.25-$15.
The new WestShore Plaza restaurant will offer free valet parking. For reservations, call 813-286-1152 or visit Seasons52.com
Writer: Carter Gaddis
Source: Lisa Lawrence, Darden Restaurants