Creme brûlée is always among the top hot desserts in St. Louis. Directly translated from French, crème brûlée means burnt custard, but don’t let that scare you away from giving it a try. The best chefs in the area know how to take custard, bake it to perfection and then drizzle it with a sauce of caramelized sugar, or add their own special twist, for a melt-in-the-mouth dessert. Whet your taste buds, and save room for best crème brûlée in the area. Satisfy your French dessert cravings at these area restaurants.
Trattoria Marcella
3600 Watson Road
St. Louis, MO 63109
(314) 352-7706
www.trattoriamarcella.com

Sit back and be treated as if you are dining in a five-star Italian restaurant, only without any unnecessary pomp, where you enjoy food with recipes straight from Italy. Named after Steve Komorek, the head chef’s mother Marcella, this area restaurant has been pleasing local patrons since 1995. Mother would have been proud to taste the creme brûlée. The creme brûlée mixes it up a bit by offering a chocolate variety. 

Vin De Set Rooftop Bar And Bistro
2017 Chouteau Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 241-8989
www.vindeset.com

The authentic French cuisine is not the only thing that makes this restaurant worth a visit. Walk through the doors, and take in the splendor of the unique architecture, and then sit on the rooftop bar for a spectacular view of the city. The name is a phonetic pronunciation of how the address number 2017 would be spoken in French. When it comes to dessert, order the creme brûlée carefully crafted as a vanilla bean flavor topped with fresh berries.

Cafe Provencal
427 S. Kirkwood Road
Kirkwood, MO 63122
(314) 822-5440
www.cafeprovencal.com

Spend an afternoon or evening in downtown Kirkwood that offers boutiques and corner shops. Afterwards, plan on an evening dining with cuisine from the Provence of France. Look around, and you might start second guessing whether or not you have ended up in an actual sidewalk cafe in France with exquisite ambiance, still casual attire is acceptable. After perusing the delicious entrees on the menu, save room for dessert with creme brûlée served with fresh berries on top.

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Edibles And Essentials
5815 Hampton Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63109
(314) 328-2300
www.ediblesandessentials.com

Experience a unique idea of a corner market feel that offers artisan cuisine in the heart of the St. Louis Hills Neighborhood near Eichelberger. Try the rosemary or lavender creme brûlée like you’ve never tasted that comes with a chunky cookie on the side. The rich dessert has a crispy surface that opens up to a creamy delight of flavor. The menu offerings change from time to time to create a variety of cuisines, so grab these delights while they are still available.

The Scottish Arms
8 S. Sarah St.
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 535-0551
www.thescottisharms.com

Get ready for an amazing brunch experience with the best Scottish fare in the Central West End, and probably all of St. Louis. The place is known for outstanding brunch as well as their authentic Scottish food, such as haggis and Scotch eggs. Don’t leave until you’ve tried the unique twist to creme brûlée. Satisfy your taste buds with a creme brûlée sampler, an orange variety to this French dessert, or the chocolate mocha creme brûlée torched to crispy perfection leaving a creamy surprise underneath.

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Tere Scott is a freelance writer and author of e-books and two educational blogs. She loves to research information to share. She currently resides in St. Louis. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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