tiny sign points to an alley that leads to the revived flour factory-turned-art
venue housing Creek Kitchen. Original Qing Dynasty furniture sit on a backdrop
of bare brick walls and hardwood floors, and candlelit windows frame a striking
cityscape of Suzhou Creek.
In the sparkling, wholly-modern kitchen,
quality ingredients, skilled execution, and pleasing presentation make for
down-to-earth fare that resonates.
Handmade fettuc-cine prosciutto di
parma (RMB68) had tomato and cream clinging to a toothsome, dense noodle. Thin
blue cheese pizza (RMB68), also done by hand, was a doughy yet crunchy mouthful.
Osso buco with risotto (RMB168) boasted a tender, flavorful bite.
Dinner was such a charming affair that we're chalking up the sometimes uneven
seasoning to kinks all newly-re-opened eateries have to work out. More nights
should be like this.
Add: 6/F Creek Art, behind 423 Guangfu Lu