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Best Creme Brulee in GTA

wikked Oct 26, 2007 02:00 AM

where is the BEST creme brulee to be found in the GTA?

  1. abscissa Oct 26, 2007 05:00 AM

    I find is is a pretty standard desert, and as long as they get it "right" there isn't a whole lot of variance... I mean it's just cream... it's not 1/10th as exotic as people think, you can make it yourself easily :)

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    1. re: abscissa
      robgm Oct 26, 2007 07:24 AM

      its a bit more than cream, and its the getting it right that creates the problem, so many places get it wrong. and it isn't exotic but a true measure of a pastry chef's ability...

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        foodie0808 Nov 11, 2009 07:43 PM

        I agree

      2. re: abscissa
        pescatarian Oct 26, 2007 09:31 AM

        Simple things are often screwed up the most in restaurants. Wikked wants to know where the best one is to be found in a restaurant, not at home. I'd be interested also.

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          phisherking Oct 26, 2007 07:00 PM

          Must agree that many chefs manage to screw up the simple things... maybe because it's so simple they don't think they have pay attention to the cooking of it. Starfish's brulee is the best I've tasted, simple,balanced and perfectly cooked .Although that was many moons ago.

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        peppermint pate Oct 26, 2007 08:36 AM

        I haven't been there lately but Scaramouche used to serve a consistently spectacular creme brulee.

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          swissmissy Nov 12, 2009 04:24 AM

          I was at Scaramouche last night. Their creme brulee is still spectacular!

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          lister Oct 26, 2007 08:40 AM

          Two years ago Crush had what my girlfriend and myself thought was the best creme brulee in Toronto. Since changing the executive chef and the menu we haven't been back yet to see if it's still that good.

          1. dinin and dishin Oct 26, 2007 10:15 AM

            Thanks to a CH tip, I tasted the best creme brule in my experience at Avant Gout.
            If estaufarian hadn't specifically pointed me to the creme brulee, I would have likely overlooked it and missed out.

            Original post below.


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            1. re: dinin and dishin
              estufarian Oct 29, 2007 11:16 AM

              Thanks - was out of town when this was posted. I still recommend Avant Gout!

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                dinin and dishin Oct 29, 2007 05:51 PM

                No, no...thank you. Not only was their creme brulee divine, we also shared som cinnamon ice cream (which I'd never heard of before) and it was stupendous. And I don't do dessert.

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              pgfuzz Oct 26, 2007 10:19 AM

              "Jules", just south of Spadina/Queen (on the east side) makes a good creme brulee.

              147 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5V2L7, CA

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                Amber Oct 26, 2007 08:44 PM

                Milagro has a very good creme brule. I remember it being very wide and shallow, which means a great brule to creme ratio. (On a tangent... my current fave for flan is Mexitaco. Soooo good.)

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                meclone2 Oct 26, 2007 09:37 PM

                Dessert Trends (Harbord and Brunswick) gets my vote

                1. T Long Oct 27, 2007 07:18 AM

                  My wife is a big fan of the creme brulee served at Tettroni's on Victoria

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                    Spiboy Oct 28, 2007 08:59 AM

                    do you mean Terroni at 106 victoria?/ that yummy little Italian Rest. Pizza place.??
                    for the money that place is hard to beat...

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                      T Long Oct 28, 2007 02:28 PM

                      Spiboy: You got it right....my mistake on the name. We went the one time, and I keep getting suggestions to return for the creme brulee and pizza.

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                        Otonabee Oct 29, 2007 06:25 PM

                        Do you mean their creme caramel? You are right, it is fabulous!

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                    RJTiger Oct 28, 2007 08:35 AM

                    One that stands out for me way above all the others is from Terra on Yonge south of #7. It is heaven in a dish but haven't been there in about a year.

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                      Spiboy Oct 28, 2007 08:56 AM

                      the EPIC @ the Royal York for Sunday Brunch , one of the desert choices is a Vanilla Crème Brulée ..I think you will be hard pressed to find a better one in the city...

                      1. Bueno Oct 28, 2007 09:26 AM

                        Bistro Thuet is serving a Niagara Poached Peach Creme Brulee right now that is fantastic.

                        You'll find that steakhouses serve the best creme brulees in my opinion. Something about that oldschool feel. With that in mind, Harbour 60 serves a wicked one.

                        But my favourite, and something I order every single time I eat there, is BYMARK. It comes with various different flourishes/highlight flavours, but it's always creme brulee, and always glorious. A long-time version that is currently still there, and the best I've ever had is their:

                        "Tahitian Vanilla Crème Brulee With Roasted Marshmallow Ice Cream" -- absolutely otherworldly. And I don't even like ordering desert.

                        1. mlukan Oct 29, 2007 12:39 PM

                          Ruth's Chris has an amazing creme brulee, best ive tried.

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                            dooGle Dec 5, 2007 12:51 PM

                            Try La Petite France, Bloor near Islington. I find that place to have outstanding value for great food.

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                              Notorious P.I.G. Nov 11, 2009 07:45 PM

                              Second Ruth's.

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