John Keenan is the Chef de Cuisine at Craft in Century City (10100 Constellation Blvd, LA, 90067). They are serving a speck wrapped cod on their tasting menu. It's served with braised summer squash and pickled tomatoes topped with basil seeds. To pickle the tomatoes, peel them and put them in a pickling liquid (salt, sugar, water, spices white wine and vinegar).
Pictures of his eggplants are here.
Scott Peacock grows 11 varieties of eggplants. This year, his season is about two weeks late and he expects to have them until Thanksgiving.