Photos: The Wooden Table, the subject of this week's review
When Brett Shaheen and Jane Duncan Knauf opened The Wooden Table in the southern suburbs, the place I review this week, they wanted to bring urban sophistication to their strip-mall address, giving the place a sleek makeover and putting out a menu of well-executed and thoughtful Italian dishes made with good ingredients. And they succeeded: While the restaurant pulls mostly a neighborhood crowd right now, it's definitely worth the trip from downtown.
Mark Manger Black cod on an earthy cauliflower puree with a shrimp and scallop quenelle.
Here, to go with my review, is a side of photos. For more on the Wooden Table, check out our slide show.
Mark Manger This mozzarella is Shaheen's take on a panzanella salad. Mark Manger Pillowy gnocchi studded with lobster. Mark Manger Deep-fried eggplant rolotini, stuffed with mozzarella and pooled with tomato sauce.