It's Long History
Like most things in the food world, it's hard to trace back where creme brulee was first created, however, we have a good guess and when it was invented. One of the first recordings of this delicious dessert was in France in 1691, but its origin might not be French at all. England, Spain and France all claim to have created the first version of creme brulee, but custards were very popular in the Middle Ages. In fact, its popularity circulated all across Europe, so it's impossible to trace custard's actual roots. To top it off, things get really fuzzy when it comes to who was the first to caramelize sugar on top.
Early French versions of the dessert didn't burn the caramel on top like the version we know today. Instead, they placed a previously prepared caramel disc on top of the custard. Trinity College in Cambridge also claims to be the birthplace of creme brulee but called it Trinity Burnt Cream. A student came up with the dish in the 17th century. The college crest was burnt into sugar on the custard. The college is still well-known for making this dish, however, their version is unsweetened and thicker. Catalans claim their 'crema catalana,' which is a rich custard topped with caramelized sugar was the inspiration for the creme brulee, but it's origins begin in the 18th century.
Celebrate Creme Brulee Day At JB Hook's
There is no better place to celebrate National Creme Brulee Day than at JB Hook's! Our version of creme brulee is the perfect way to end any meal at the best seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. At JB Hooks, we have several desserts to choose from, so make sure to ask your waiter for our delicious dessert menu, but the creme brulee does come highly recommended!
The next time you join us for a meal, make sure you save room for dessert! Whether you're coming in for a romantic date night or coming with the family, you'll be sure to have an enjoyable night with JB Hook's. We're open daily at 11:00 AM for lunch year round and begin serving dinner at 5:00 PM. The best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks is Sunday - Friday from 3:00 - 7:00 PM and features specials on well drinks and house wines including our homemade sangria! You can also enjoy half price appetizers during Happy Hour. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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