Roast Autumn Squash
Farmstead Table, 71 Union St., Newton Centre, 617-928-6000, www.farmsteadtable.com
What a joy to find vegetables so beautifully and simply showcased on a restaurant table. Buttery, velvety roast acorn squash (pictured at right) spills over with kale, Brussels sprouts, and carrots. It is far more satisfying than it has any right to be, each ingredient cooked to its ideal point, a true portrait of the bounty of the season.