40 Days Sans Meat: Trying Swordfish

40 Days Sans Meat: Trying Swordfish

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40 Days Sans Meat: Trying Swordfish


What are you giving up for Lent? Christen Nehmer, videographer for The Food Channel, is giving us her experience in going meatless. Follow along throughout the 40 days of Lent.

Day 15:

I’m not going to write about what I did today. Instead, I’m going to describe you to how dinner went tonight.

We went to dinner at a place called Seasons 52. It was recommended by several people, so we figured we should check it out.

I stepped out of the car and immediately was in awe of the place. It had a Frank Lloyd Wright feel, but kind of a modern twist.

The hostess sat us at our table in the Napa Room. This room had a wall of wine bottles and then a full wall of windows. A single tea light candle lit up our table.

We started our meal off with rosemary-parmesan flat bread (a Seasons 52 specialty), crab and shrimp stuffed mushrooms and edamame with green tea salt, which was fantastic. As for my entree, I was drawn to the swordfish. I’ve never had swordfish before and it sounded tasty. So I ordered it.

Our food arrived and my swordfish was placed in front of me. I looked down and wow, a nice big swordfish steak over steamed rice and vegetables with a ponzu and ginger glaze. I plunged my fork into the steak and put the piece of perfectly, tender swordfish in my mouth. It melted and so did I.

I savored every bite. My swordfish bar is set pretty high right now, so I’m kind of nervous to try swordfish again for a while. So I probably won’t. Unless it’s at Seasons 52.

Then dessert. Our server brought over a flight of shooter desserts. She described all of them and I went for the chocolate and mocha mousse. I am 100 percent satisfied.

Breakfast: Omelet (big surprise)
Lunch: Veggie Panini
Dinner: Atlantic Grilled Swordfish with Ponzu Glaze

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