Eclipse Di Luna: Dunwoody, GA, USA
It’s been quite some time since I last ate here, but I always had decent memories of Eclipse Di Luna. The last time I ate here was for a friend’s birthday dinner, and it was still quite good. Unfortunately, the pictures were so dark since it was at night. However, I stopped by here for lunch after doing an escape room with a different group of friends, and this place didn’t disappoint. My sister and I ordered the following to share:
- seared octopus
- bacon wrapped dates
- beet salad
- roasted brussels sprouts
- seared kale
- great portions, very large and definitely shareable with at least one other person
- good flavor: not overly salted or over-seasoned
- cooked well: not rubbery or chewy from being overcooked
- very filling given that it is served with roasted chunks of potatoes as well
- could have a little more char
Bacon Wrapped Dates: chunks of chorizo sausage stuffed in dates and wrapped in bacon
- amazing flavors: the saltiness and sweetness of the sausage-date combo is fantastic, especially when combined with goat cheese
- definitely shareable but the bacon will have to be cut in half because one entire piece is used to wrap two dates
- smaller chunks: it’s a little bigger than bite-sized and so it can get a bit salty with the bacon and the sausage.
- shareable but only between two people
- very fresh, not overly tossed with dressing so that the vegetables become soggy
- more beets than greens: I like how since this was featured as a beet salad, they didn’t skimp out on the beet itself
- roasted beets always go well with goat cheese chunks.
- It would have been a bit better with some bacon bits for some saltiness
Seared Brussels Sprouts
- shareable between two people but not more unless people don’t really like to eat brussels sprouts and wanted to eat it for taste.
- not enough char on the brussels sprouts
- somewhat soggy
- flavor is mostly just sprouts and not much combination of anything else, I can probably do this dish better at home.
- definitely had flavor, somewhat of a salty soupy flavor…the cheese helps though, especially since it’s manchego (I believe)
- soggy as crap. It was like they pan-fried the kale and attempted to put some sort of sauce while cooking it so that it just ended up steaming or broiling the leaves.
Man, some of the dishes were really on point, like the bacon wrapped dates. But I honestly just didn’t have the greatest opinion about the kale. All in all, here’s my quick summary:
- seared octopus: ***.75 (3.75 stars)
- bacon wrapped dates: ***.85 (3.85 stars)
- beet salad: ***.65 (3.65 stars)
- roasted brussels sprouts: *** (3 stars)
- seared kale: **.95 (2.95 stars)
You can find Eclipse Di Luna at two locations, one in Buckhead/Midtown at Miami Circle or the location that I attended in Dunwoody, near Alon’s Bakery and Intermezzo Cafe. Until next time…
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