Every foodie, be it a TV personality, writer, blogger or a plain Jane who loves to eat, goes nuts over French desserts. And creme brulee is supposed to be the king of them all, hyped up beyond imagination. After a lot of trepidation, I tried out my first Creme Brulee (Rs 220) recently. I say trepidation because I was sure that I would be disappointed that the real thing did not live up to the luxurious tasting dish I had imagined it to be. Well, I was not too disappointed. Creme brulee is essentially custard, but it is very different from the custard our aunts made for us as kids. It is richer, creamier and the burnt caramel crust offsets the sweetness of the custard. The original French version may be out of the world, but the Indian version doesn’t disappoint (at least Cafe Noir’s version doesn’t).