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Best Creme Brulee in GTA

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

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  1. 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

      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...

      1. re: abscissa

        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.

        1. re: pescatarian

          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.

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

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        1. re: peppermint pate

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

        2. 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. 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.

            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/106259

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            1. re: dinin and dishin

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

              1. re: estufarian

                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.

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

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              Jules
              147 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5V2L7, CA

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              1. re: pgfuzz

                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.)