Black cod on an earthy cauliflower puree with a shrimp and scallop quenelle.
Black cod on an earthy cauliflower puree with a shrimp and scallop quenelle.
Mark Manger

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.

Here, to go with my review, is a side of photos. For more on the Wooden Table, check out our slide show.

This mozzarella is Shaheen's take on a panzanella salad.
This mozzarella is Shaheen's take on a panzanella salad.
Mark Manger
Pillowy gnocchi studded with lobster.
Pillowy gnocchi studded with lobster.
Mark Manger
Deep-fried eggplant rolotini, stuffed with mozzarella and pooled with tomato sauce.
Deep-fried eggplant rolotini, stuffed with mozzarella and pooled with tomato sauce.
Mark Manger
Agnolotti filled with tart goat cheese and mixed with braised lamb in a pungent broth.
Agnolotti filled with tart goat cheese and mixed with braised lamb in a pungent broth.
Mark Manger

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