The origins of this sweet treat are believed to be English in spite of the French name. Although the English referred to this mouth watering custard as "burnt cream," the name Crème Brûlée just sounds so much more delicious?
The origins of this dish are a bit hazy, but Trinity College in Cambridge claims the honor. Francois Massialot's cookbook which came out in 1691 refers to Trinity Cream or Cambridge Burnt Cream where a version of Crème Brûlée was served with the college arms branded into the cream top.
Here are a few of my favorite versions of this delicacy.
Creme Brulee at Firefly in Panama Beach, FLFirefly in Panama Beach, Florida serves a yummy White Chocolate Crème Brûlée. Chef Paul Stellato has served presidents, President Obama, Bill Clinton and Al Gore, and royalty, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip.
When the Obama family made a short visit several years ago, Firefly was their choice for a Saturday night family dinner. Chef Paul Stellato served a tuna appetizer and a course of fried oysters to the First Family. For dinner, Michelle Obama had lobster, Sasha had Pasta Alfredo and the President had a New York Strip and Shrimp. For dessert, the First Family enjoyed that delicious White Chocolate Crème Brûlée.
When I visited Firefly with my daughter several months ago, I also tried the Crème Brulee. I agree with the First Family. It is delicious.
Recognizing Creme Brulee
Sunday, June 28, 2015 3:00 AM