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Creme brulee is fairly common on the dessert menus of finer restaurants, but it is often overlooked in favor of decadent chocolate cake, gelato and rich pastries. However, if you haven’t enjoyed this creamy treat lately, it’s time to give it another try. Restaurants are creating masterpieces with this rich custard base and crunchy burnt caramel top. The flavor options are endless, but a simple vanilla creme brulee dish is certainly worth enjoying. Here are some places where creme brulee is on the dessert menu for you to enjoy after a wonderful meal.

Eleven
1150 Smallman St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 201-5656
www.elevenck.com

Eleven, located in the strip district, is a beautiful contemporary restaurant full of interesting meal options to enjoy, but when it comes to dessert, creme brulee is the way to go. Eleven’s creme brulee is made from creme fraiche and served with a raspberry almond macaroon. Complete your dessert with a drink selection from Eleven’s after dinner menu, such as the Dr. Loosen Riesling Eiswein or the Bogle Petite Sirah Port.

Paris 66
6018 Centre Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 404-8166
www.paris66bistro.com

Since creme brulee has its background in the French culinary scene, French specialty restaurant Paris 66 is an obvious choice for enjoying the dish. Voted “Pittsburgh’s Best French Restaurant” in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, Paris 66 is sure to not disappoint. Creme brulee is on the handmade desserts list on the brunch menu. Enjoy it along with other French favorites, such as crepes, omelets and croissants. Bon appetite!

Cioppino Restaurant & Cigar Bar
2350 Railroad St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 281-6593
www.cioppinoofpittsburgh.com

Cioppino Restaurant & Cigar Bar is an establishment specializing in locally sourced produce, steak and seafood, and it is located in the Strip District. In addition to a fabulous wine list, Cioppino also has a decadent creme brulee trio on the dessert menu. The trio selections consist of milk chocolate, white chocolate and dark chocolate creme brulee, served with a sesame lace cookie. For dinner, try the signature Cioppino dish, a medley of fresh mussels and seafood.

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Braddock’s Pittsburgh Brasserie
107 6th St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 922-2005
www.braddocksrestaurant.com

At Braddock’s Pittsburgh Brasserie, you will find a variety of delicious dishes to enjoy with your friends and family or on a date. From appetizer selections like cheese and charcuterie plates to seafood, pasta, duck and filet dishes to round out your dinner, Braddock’s Pittsburgh Brasserie offers the best. For dessert, of course, you will want to enjoy the creme brulee. Flavors and garnishes are chosen daily by the chef, but it is sure to be delightful.

Nine On Nine
900 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 388-6463
www.nineonninepgh.com

If you are going to have dinner at Nine on Nine, get together with some good friends and enjoy one of the private party tasting menus that the restaurant offers. You can enjoy all of the best dishes that the chef has carefully prepared in these three and four course pre fixe menus. On the tasting menu is the signature vanilla bean creme brulee to round out your delicious evening out on the town.

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Jennifer Stockdale is a native of the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. She is a restaurant marketer and wine enthusiast and one of the hosts of the East Coast Wine Geeks Podcast. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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