Several weeks ago Darden Concepts announced a project to build one of their franchise restaurants at Haulover Marina. Locals speculated as to which of their seven brands would be chosen. The restaurant of choice was Darden’s finest restaurant – Seasons 52. The announcement has been received well by the local community. The high-end restaurant is, “a fresh grill and wine bar that invites guests to discover the sensational flavors of a seasonally-inspired menu and award-winning international wine list in a casually-sophisticated ambiance” according to their website. The restaurant features seasonally-inspired dishes and an award-winning international wine list. Each Seasons 52 has its own unique charm. One can only speculate the fantastic plans they have for the Haulover Marina Seasons 52 – the one thing we know is that it will be fantastic waterfront dining.
The THERAPY-IV and other local businesses welcome Seasons 52 with open arms and applaud Darden Concepts decision to put the restaurant in beautiful Haulover Marina Park. The THERAPY-IV is a Miami deep sea fishing vessel fleet that has been operating out of Haulover Marina for over 45-years. The fleet includes two large deep sea fishing vessels; the vessels come fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, expert captain and crew and creature comforts like an indoor bar and indoor flat screen television.
The THERAPY-IV is Captained by Stan Saffan who has decades of experience as Captain of The THERAPY-IV. His contributions to the Haulover Marina include the donation of a flagpole and flag, mural renovation on welcome sign and the donation of a sailfish statue on the entrance. Along with its contributions to the Haulover Marina, Captain Stan is known for his patriotism and local pride. His boat was featured on the Sportsman Channel show “Coming Home with Greg Stube” (a show dedicated to outdoor activities for soldiers returning from service). He also is an avid sports fan and offered championship Miami Heat team free deep sea fishing trip on his vessel. He was also very involved in covering and celebrating this summer’s Olympics in London.