Omnivore - Tasty vegetarian find

Find it at Ziba's in Grant Park

This is one of the tastiest things I've eaten in weeks, vegetarian or not. It's a whole eggplant, braised in olive oil, placed atop a grilled portobello mushroom surrounded by  a killer red sacue with pine nuts. It's garnished with slightly braised spinach.

It's the work of Chef Landon Thompson at Ziba's in Grant Park.

I ordered the eggplant Sunday night as my entree, after a starter of lamb meat balls. Wayne ordered the restaurant's hummus and babaganoush for a starter, followed by chicken spanakopita — all delicious. Don't miss the tres leches cake with pineapple.

(Photo by Cliff Bostock)