In what undoubtedly appears like the worst timing ever for New Year’s resolutions, a healthy dining establishment in among Dallas’ most popular shopping centers has actually closed: Seasons 52, the effective principle from Darden Restaurants where numerous menu products were 500 calories or less, was required to close its place at NorthParkCenter
The dining establishment’s last day was January 2. The area is now boarded up with indications that state “completely closed.”
A representative for Seasons 52 called it “a hard day for everybody in the Seasons 52 household.”
“Dallas was an effective place and we delighted in serving the Dallas neighborhood. Unfortunately, our proprietor chose not to permit us to restore our lease,” the representative stated. “In no chance does this assess the quality of our staff member’ work, and we’re doing whatever we can to assist every staff member discover a brand-new task. We’re using everybody on the Dallas group the chance to join our close-by Seasons 52 place in Plano or the other 40-plus Darden dining establishments in the Dallas/Ft Worth location. We anticipate most, if not all, our Dallas staff member will be rapidly provided brand-new positions.”
An worker at another company at NorthPark stated that the area required remodellings and when they were not able to reach a contract, NorthPark management declined to restore.
NorthPark did not react to an e-mail question.
For impassioned Seasons 52 fans, the news is not all bad: The Plano place at the Shops at Legacy, at 7300Lone Star Dr #C 100, stays open. There are likewise 2 areas in Houston, and the chain is opening another place in Texas in San Antonio, on March 30.
Darden Restaurants debuted the principle back in 2003, well ahead of its time in showing that “healthy” dining establishments might be a win, with a menu managed by acclaimed chef Clifford Pleau that was influenced by the seasons and the fresh appeal of the farmers’ market, 52 weeks a year.
It boasts a broad and innovative menu, enthusiastic red wine program, and advanced environment. Calories are inconspicuously marked on each meal, be it a roasted half chicken with veggies and Yukon gold mashed potatoes at 460 calories or a 220-calorie watercress salad with Gorgonzola cheese and pine nuts.
Developed by Master Sommelier George Miliotes, the red wine list makes appreciation for its varied worldwide choice of 100 white wines, consisting of more than 52 provided by the glass.
The dining establishment is likewise precious for its “mini extravagances” dessert program, with mini portions that provided simply a taste of decadence without excess.