Bob and Pat Fogal of East Norriton are the big winners of our 10/11 Season Restaurant Raffle. They will be enjoying a “Dinner for Two” to each of our 10 restaurant sponsors and have been kind enough to share their delicious experiences with us all.
Creed’s, King of Prussia – August 2011
499 N. Gulph Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406-2821
http://www.creedskop.com, Reservations: 610-265-2550
We enjoyed a wonderful evening with friends at Creed’s. The current edition of the restaurant is the latest in a long history of fine eateries at this location. In brief, the atmosphere is very congenial, the food delicious, and service excellent. The menu is a bit pricey, but worth it.
Pat began her meal with a delightfully distinctive mixed green salad that included shaved sweet onion, macadamia nuts and toasted coconut, served with a mango-coconut milk vinaigrette. She selected grilled Idaho trout for her entrée (all grilled fish selections can be prepared pan blackened upon request), served with perfectly cooked broccoli (that is, slightly crunchy) and wild fish house rice. She chose ponzu (oriental style) sauce as a compliment.
Bob opened with Creed’s creole style tomato soup with sausage, followed with the fruits de mer gumbo, a delectable combination of fresh fish and shellfish, fresh basil and plum tomatoes in a pernod-olive oil sauce. One of our friends joined Pat with the mixed green salad and Idaho trout, choosing the creamy cucumber sauce as a compliment with the trout. The other selected the mixed green salad with fruit (a special for the evening), followed by jumbo lump crab cakes. The entrée was accompanied by wild fish house rice, asparagus, and garnished with a lobster-tomato coulis.
Everybody was too full for desert, but it was a “feel very good” kind of being full. Wait staff were appropriately attentive and pleasantly cheerful. Our server explained that even with changes in ownership, most staff have worked there many years – one of the best indicators of a fine establishment in our view.
Creed’s has a “gentlemen’s club” sort of décor, featuring several smaller dining rooms that contribute much to the quiet atmosphere. Reservations are recommended. Printable coupons are available on the website.
– Pat and Bob Fogal