September 03, 2013

Inside Table in Benton Park

"Table embodies the joy of the communal dining experience better than any other place I know, save for Thanksgiving dinner or an Italian Sunday supper. The menu and genre of cuisine are not far from Vires' first venture, Home Wine Kitchen, in the sense that the dishes capture her knack for refined rustic cuisine. At Table she has translated her style into smaller plates, added a touch of whimsy and is asking guests to take a chance on a way of dining that is somewhat unfamiliar in our individualistic society." Keep reading Cheryl Baehr's review of Table in Benton Park.

Photos by Jennifer Silverberg for the Riverfront Times.
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The lobster roll comes with white truffle mayo, shaved celery, matchstick fries and tomato jam.
The lobster roll comes with white truffle mayo, shaved celery, matchstick fries and tomato jam.
Table at Lemp Avenue and Cherokee Street.
Table at Lemp Avenue and Cherokee Street.
Salad.
Salad.
"The Table" at Table.
"The Table" at Table.
Cook Brian Coltrain prepares the shaved brussels sprouts.
Cook Brian Coltrain prepares the shaved brussels sprouts.
The caramel-apple crostada.
The caramel-apple crostada.
Table at Lemp Avenue and Cherokee Street.
Table at Lemp Avenue and Cherokee Street.
The crispy beef tongue is served with radicchio, fresh cheese, cilantro and avocado cream.
The crispy beef tongue is served with radicchio, fresh cheese, cilantro and avocado cream.
The entrance hall to the main dining room.
The entrance hall to the main dining room.
Country-style pork ribs with red wine barbecue sauce.
Country-style pork ribs with red wine barbecue sauce.