As a countdown to the Best of Broward Palm Beach 2011,
coming in June, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida.
Send your own nominations to Food@BrowardPalmBeach.com.
No. 93: Crème Brûlée With Berry Compote From Mojo
"But it's only crème brûlée," I hear you whine. "A simple custard of eggs, cream, sugar, and vanilla that's as common as 80-year-old tourists with hair sprouting out of their ears driving 45 mph in the fast lane of I-95."
Well, yes. And that's what makes Mojo's crème brûlée so special -- among
the thousand-million-bazillion versions of the classic French dessert,
this one stands out for its indecently lush, silken texture and perfect
balance of eggy, sweet and vanilla-y flavors, all lurking under a thick,
bronzed, caramelized sugar crust that shatters like edible glass when
you prod it with a fork. But what really puts this baby over the top is
its sidecar of sweet-tart berry compote that you can spoon into the
custard, soufflé-like, extracting a whole circus tent full of
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lusciousness with every bite. It's worth poking along behind the old
coot for even a single taste.
4140 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale
No. 94: Asparagus and Swiss Omelette From La Bonne Crepe on
No 96: The Mother of All Burgers from Quickie's Burgers & Wings
No. 97: Arancini Rice Balls from D'Angelo
No. 98: "Yum Yum" Korean Pork Tacos from Nacho Bizness
No. 99: Sauteed Gator Tail from Rosey Baby
No. 100: Vacio Steak from Angus Bar and Grill