• Seasons 52

    April 11, 2010

    Look who I bumped into tonight: CaitlinGina, and Julie! I have a feeling that you probably recognize these lovely ladies from the blog world. ;-)

    Tonight, we met at Seasons 52 in Orlando for appetizers, drinks, and dessert.

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    Seasons 52 is a healthy grill and wine bar with a seasonally changing menu. It sounded like the perfect place to meet a bunch of healthy living bloggers.

    Our evening started with a round of drinks. I ordered a glass of Chardonnay.

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    Each of us had eaten dinner (or snacked) before getting together, so we shared a bunch of appetizers instead of ordering entrees:

    Golden Beets with Wasabi Dipping Sauce

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    Eggplant Flatbread with Mushrooms, Tomatoes, and Feta

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    Housemade Sonoma Goat Cheese Ravioli with roasted garlic and sweet basil in a light tomato broth

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    Kalymnos Greek Salad with Feta cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes, sliced red onions and kalamata olives

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    Even though I had already eaten dinner, I tried a little bit of everything that we ordered. What can I say, I can always eat! ;-)

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    Once we finished the appetizers, we ordered a second round of drinks. More Chardonnay for me!

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    And, then it was time for dessert… well, “mini indulgences.” ;-)

    From the Seasons 52 website:

    The whole concept of the mini indulgence is just that– indulgence in a smaller portion size. The desserts are designed to feature high-impact flavors and top quality ingredients, such as Belgian Callibut chocolate. Seasons 52 makes the real thing… dessert… in all its decadence, and then they put it into a shot-size glass, so you get to have all of the pleasure and none of the guilt– along with the chance to try more than one in a visit!

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    Holy yum! :mrgreen:

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    Not surprisingly, I chose the Carrot Cake, which was oh so heavenly! The cream cheese frosting was thick and sweet, and there was plenty of it!

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    Caitlin and me!

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    Gina and Julie!

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    Of course, a second Carrot Cake “mini indulgence” was a no-brainer. ;-)

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    What an awesome way to end the day. Great friends and great food! :mrgreen:

    I’m soooooo exhausted! GOOD NIGHT!!!!!

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    { 26 comments… read them below or add one }

    Jacquie April 11, 2010 at 2:13 am

    I love blogger meet-ups! They’re so fun and the food looks divine :)

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    Lynn (The Actors Diet) April 11, 2010 at 2:40 am

    insanity!!!! awesome dessert insanity.

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    Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter April 11, 2010 at 2:43 am

    Wow, it’s all of my favorite bloggers in one place! I’m glad you could all be in Orlando for some good ‘ole lady blogger time ;)

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    Diana April 11, 2010 at 2:57 am

    Those desserts look amazing :)
    Glad you had a good time!

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    Freya @ Brit Chick Runs April 11, 2010 at 3:09 am

    I love that idea of mini desserts – I went to a restuarant once on ‘dessert night’ and it was just 3 desserts for main, and 3 more for dessert! It was amazing, cos they were all small :D PERFECT!
    I’m glad you had a great night :)

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    Lisa (bakebikeblog) April 11, 2010 at 3:36 am

    What fun!!!!! And I love the mini desserts :)

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    Sam @ Snowflakes and Sunshine April 11, 2010 at 3:59 am

    Glad you had such a good night! I wish there were more bloggers in the UK so we could have fun restaurant meet ups! Those mini desserts look so good – I love trying a little bit of everything so they’re perfect!

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    Kelly B (Local Foodie Fight) April 11, 2010 at 4:11 am

    All pretty ladies and pretty desserts!

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    Kait April 11, 2010 at 4:39 am

    Looks like so much fun, I love seasons 52. I went to the on in atlanta for a girls lunch over christmas break and have been dying to go back. Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip!

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    elizabeth April 11, 2010 at 6:52 am

    what lovely bloggers!!
    and i adore the idea of small portioned desserts in shot glasses!

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    Midgetkeeper April 11, 2010 at 7:43 am

    Wow what a day! The hotel, the food at Disney and then to top it off drinks and dessert with those awesome ladies. Lucky!

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    diana(mymarblerye) April 11, 2010 at 8:09 am

    the hottest bloggers got together and no one called me?! JK. LOVELY healthy ladies! And Tina are your arms getting buff-er? :)

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    Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope April 11, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Everyone has such beautiful, long hair!

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    Cynthia (It All Changes) April 11, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Lovely ladies. And that carrot cake looks good too.

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) April 11, 2010 at 8:46 am

    you girls look like y’all made is a very fun night :)

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    jenna April 11, 2010 at 9:07 am

    love the cool idea of seasons 52- all looks delish!
    jenna

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    Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ April 11, 2010 at 10:04 am

    I would totally love the mini indulgence desserts. That is perfect a little taste and enjoyment.

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    Jessica @ The Process of Healing April 11, 2010 at 10:32 am

    WOW those desserts looks AMAZING!!!!!!!!

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    Holly @ Greek Yogurt & Apple Slices April 11, 2010 at 10:56 am

    I’m SO glad you got to enjoy Season’s 52 while you were here in Orlando!! It has to be one of my favorite restaurants :) I was there on Tuesday night, and also ordered the Eggplant Parm flatbread- & it was SOOOO good :)
    Have an awesome time at the bake off today :)

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    Helen April 11, 2010 at 11:10 am

    All of that food looks amazing! And the desserts look divine. It always makes me feel that I can have a dessert if they are mini portions. I love that idea!

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    Lacey @ Lake Life April 11, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Those desserts look amazing!!!

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    Jessica Lee April 11, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    You girls are all sooo beautiful. What a fabulous night!

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    kate April 11, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    I love reading about blogger meetups from each individual blogger. Those mini desserts look amazingly scrumptous!

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    teens eat April 11, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    the cake in the little shot glasses are so cute! and look yummy

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    Emilyeatsclean April 11, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Holy crap!!!! That dessert selection is NUTS!!!! I’ll take one of each! :)

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    Hannah April 12, 2010 at 7:08 am

    No fair! Why can’t we have restaurants like that in Australia? Or even anywhere that serves carrot cake, no matter if it’s “healthy” or not. Ah well, vicarious living through you again!

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