Crème brûlée is one dessert I can never pass up when it appears on a menu at a great spot. The velvety feel of the custard provides a sensual treat for my mouth while the crunch of a perfectly caramelized sugar top adds that fun extra textural dimension. I think a simple infused vanilla bean flavor is my favorite. That's, of course, if all the elements come together properly. There's a lot that can turn the dish into something not quite special, which is why it's always fun to continue the search for the perfect rendition. Little did I think that journey might add a new chapter in the GREAT TASTE kitchen in our KRUU studio.