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What Dishes Are You Craving This Spring?

Imagine being in your favorite spot in the city and dining on a progressive meal of your favorite dishes from Atlanta’s restaurants.

With the teasings of Spring we’ve gotten over the past few weeks, I crave this kind of experience. I would sit on a blanket in Piedmont Park (free of ants or pesky bugs) and enjoy each dish as if it had all come out of the same hot box. I can see the chef’s coat, blindingly white in the sun, acting as beacon of anticipation for each chef as they personally deliver their course.

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"Polpo" from Osteria Mattone (photo credit Alexa Lampasona)

"Polpo" from Osteria Mattone (photo credit Alexa Lampasona)

Polpo- octopus, chickpeas, radicchio and mint-lime vinaigrette
Osteria Mattone

Eggplant Stew
KYMA

Main

Sicilian-style swordfish with brussel sprouts a la plancha
Ecco

Dessert

Deconstructed carrot cake with blueberry cream cheese frosting
Woodfire Grill

What about you? We want to know- what is your favorite dish in Atlanta? Please be sure to include an email address with your responses, because we will be selecting top picks for our Spring Dining Guide.

-By Alexa Lampasona (@ActiveTastyLife) for the Food & More blog

12 comments Add your comment

StevieB

March 24th, 2014
10:23 am

Apps: Salt and pepper shrimp (Octopus Bar), Hot and Numbing Beef (Tasty China 2)
Main: Roasted tuna collar (One Eared Stag) with a side of Miso Kale (Sobban)
Dessert: Selection of donuts from Sublime

Demetra Overton

March 24th, 2014
11:12 am

I don’t know if you could include my Marinate Beets recipe in your dining guide ( I’m a personal chef based in Roswell) but it is my absolute favorite Springtime recipe. Here’s the blog post I did about it http://sweetsavant.wordpress.com/2013/04/22/beets-by-d/

Kimbo

March 24th, 2014
1:50 pm

No so much specific dishes, more like ingredients – lamb, peas, ramps, ramps, ramps, did I mention ramps?

Baltisraul....

March 24th, 2014
3:15 pm

Beef Shank Osso Bucco

Ned Ludd

March 24th, 2014
4:35 pm

Good call Kimbo! Ramps indeed, counting the days. Did I mention ramp hushpuppies?

Kar

March 25th, 2014
10:13 am

Agree with the Lamb. Probably due to the Lent/passover timing but that’s a sign of spring for me.

I miss the pattypan squash I used to get in spring and summer. A more delicate flavor than zucchini or yellow squash. Too often I only see it it the fall when it’s basically a hard winter squash.

Alexa Lampasona

March 25th, 2014
10:36 am

Stevie B- Be sure to include your email! Baltisraul- which restaurant for the beef shank (and include email!) Demetra- we are looking for restaurant dishes this time around, but that recipe looks good!

Baltisraul....

March 25th, 2014
11:45 am

Alexa……Tony’s Casa Napoli in Dunwoody was the last place around town I could found it. I think I heard it might have closed? If so, I gotta start over. You can find traditional OB (veal) about anywhere but we like it either with beef or pork shanks.

Baltisraul....

March 25th, 2014
11:54 am

We made beef shank OB just last week. Winn-Dixie had them on sale for $2.84 per lbs. Try and buy veal at close to that price!!! Pork shanks are a different story, they are hard to find. Publix said they have them in around Christmas. Maybe someone on here can help me find pork shanks, locally? Last time we bought them was at a shop down near Lake Blackshear. A tad out of the way. But we purchased a bunch and froze them.

StevieB

March 25th, 2014
1:26 pm

@Alexa, I entered it into the required field… I’d rather not publish it for all to see…

StevieB

March 25th, 2014
4:47 pm

Doug Springfield

March 26th, 2014
2:17 pm

The family shared the Polpo/octopus, Agnolotti/braised oxtail, and the Lasagna Bolognese. My favorite was the Polpo. It was all quite delicious. Came back with friends and it was great.