Creme brûlée is that unique dessert which many of us find delectable. Typically a rich vanilla custard served individually and at room temperature, what really makes it unique is that crispy crunchy burnt caramel covering. The prepared custard is sprinkled with sugar, which is then melted with a butane torch, resulting in a delightfully crunchy caramelized covering which provides the perfect complement to the rich creamy custard. The dessert is sometimes topped with fresh berries. Here are some of the best places in which one may indulge.
633 Anton Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
As is the case with most everything on the menu, the creme brûlée at Mastro’s is delicious. Made fresh daily, the custard is rich and flavorful, while the crispy caramelized topping has been done to perfection. Under the watchful eye of Executive chef Stephen LaFountain, the classic dessert dish is served with a garnish of fresh berries and provides the perfect ending to a great meal. Mastro’s is a truly memorable special occasion dining experience.
24470 Katella Ave
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
An institution since 1964, the quality of food in this full-service restaurant is undeniable. In fact, ordering creme brûlée may be just an afterthought, but is well worth it. Bursting with flavor, the reasonably-priced, deliciously prepared vanilla egg custard treat provides the perfect ending to a great meal. If you have never been to Katella Deli, be prepared to be blown away by the wide variety of delectable desserts. When your meal is finished, you may wish to personally thank either Allan, Harold or Larry for having provided such a memorable dining experience; the three brothers are co-owners of this Orange County landmark.
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King’s Fish House
7691 Edinger Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
After enjoying a quality meal of seafood prepared practically every way one could imagine, there is still one more jewel to which one can look forward. That is the delicious, somewhat underrated creme brulee which is served in this “house that seafood built.” Most patrons will spend their time praising the crab cakes, oysters on the half shell, red king crab, etc. All of which are delicious and decadent, but may forget to mention the creme brûlée, which is so tasty that it is worth a trip just to sit and enjoy a la carte with a cup of coffee and your significant other.
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333 Bayside Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
One would be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful setting. Located in the Newport Beach harbor, this is a perfect setting for a nice evening out. Settle in and take in a beautiful view of the marina, as you dine against the backdrop of the setting sun. Owner/operator Jeff Reuter has created a welcoming environment which will leave you looking forward to your next visit. Not only are the entrees delicious and reasonably priced, but when it comes time for dessert, the creme brulee is prepared to perfection. The perfectly crispy caramel on top and rich vanilla custard beneath will make the perfect conversation piece over which to end your evening. Open seven days a week, Lunch and dinner are served from 11am to 11pm.
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