Omnivore - Eclipse, the Shed, Rosebud: two meals eaten, one to come

Springtime dining is underway


I hit a few of my usual spots last week, including Eclipse di Luna on Miami Circle, which was running a sandwich special of eggplant and mozzarella. It turned out to be more like eggplant Parmesan than I was expecting, but nothing less than gooey deliciousness.

Eclipse continues to change its all-small-plates menu frequently, but it's hard to resist usuals like Spanish-style ribs and, probably my fave, the simple plate of (actually good) cheese and cured meats....

I have to make my usual report of $3-slider night at the Shed on Glenwood. Chef Lance Gummere must have been feeling French last week. Among the week's choices was a slider made with brandade, among the best substances on Planet Earth.


But the highlight of our meal was grilled stalks of asparagus placed over a shallow pool of Hollandaise. The sauce awaited the yolk of a panko-fried poached egg atop the asparagus. Spring is here and Lance proves all those vegetables don't have to be slimming...

I am patiently tapping my foot in wait for the regular Sunday Grant Park Farmers Market to open April 29. The East Atlanta Village market, open Thursdays, starts April 19. Stephanie provided more details earlier.

The year-round Morningside Market resumes chef demonstrations this Saturday with David Waller of SOL Catering. And, most exciting, the market's new Chef's Dinner Series begins April 18 with the "Angry Chef," Ron Eyester, taking it out on the veggies:

The 1st of our “Farmers Market Dinner Series” at Rosebud, featuring produce from Whippoorwill Hollow Farm and Woodland Gardens, 7:00 pm. Please call the restaurant at 404-347-9747 to make a reservation. (Limited seating)

Be there or eat factory-farmed squash.