Sea Change's Brioche Pain Perdu: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 61

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Kei Terauchi
Always leave room for dessert
Desserts are often overlooked in restaurants, even some of the most serious ones. But endowed with the power to sway a diner's final impression on the entire experience, they are a crucial part of the meal.

Sea Change offers an array of dazzlers to ensure your meal ends with a delicious bang. One star in the restaurant's dessert lineup is Brioche Pain Perdu, "French toast" made with brioche bread and stuffed with Nutella, accompanied by blackberry sorbet, peanut powder, and waffle cone.

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Kei Terauchi
Dig your fork into the buttery brioche. The subtle crisp of the toasted exterior opens to unveil the rich chocolate hazelnut cream. The blackberry sorbet is bright and jammy, adding delightful acidity, as well as contrast in temperature. The sand-colored peanut powder dissolves in your mouth as soon as it touches your tongue.

It's a trip back to childhood. The bread, the jammy sorbet and the peanut butter, all the elements of good ol' American PB&J; plus Nutella, European kids' favorite spread. The little pieces of waffle cone are a reminder that you can be grown-up, dressed to the nines, dining at a gorgeous restaurant in downtown, and still be excited about the treat in front of you.

Hungry for more? The dishes in our countdown thus far are linked below:


No. 62: Haute Dish's "steak and eggs"

No. 63: Tremblay's Sweet Shop's salt water taffy

No. 64: Bars Bakery's Turtle Bar

No. 65: Pizzeria Lola's Lady Zaza Pizza

No. 66: In Season's fried oysters

No. 67: Cave Vin's steak frites

No. 68: Everest on Grand's cabbage and potatoes

No. 70: Surly's Coffee Bender

No. 71: Quang's bun tom xao

No. 72: Maple bacon doughnut at YoYo Donuts

No. 73: Cupcake's mini cupcakes

No. 74: Willy D's ribs

No. 75: Salsa a la Salsa's fried chocolate truffles

No. 76: Anodyne's Artichoke Melt

No. 77: Origami's steamed duck

No. 78: B.T. McElrath's Salty Dog bar

No. 79: Mozza Mia's house-made limoncello

No. 80: Salty Tart Bakery's pastry cream-filled brioche

No. 81: Little Szechuan's bamboo tips with chili sauce

No. 82: Oceanaire's Jumbo Lump Crab Cake

No. 83: Aperitif's Nonni's Meatballs

No. 84: Christos's Saganaki

No. 85: Sesame seed bagel at Seven Stars Coffee House

No. 86: Lemon ricotta pancake at Hell's Kitchen

No. 87: Blackbird gourmet banh mi

No. 88: Tank Goodness cookies

No. 89: Gal Bee at Sole Cafe

No. 90: Porter & Frye's El Pelon

No. 91: Coffee News' fish and chips

No. 92: Bread & Chocolate's Fabulous Fudge Bar

No. 93: People's Organic panna cotta

No. 94: Sea Salt Eatery crawdad po' boy

No. 95: Fuji Ya's Tofu Don

No. 96: Ike's Food and Cocktails The Weekender Bloody Mary

No. 97: Punch's Toto pizza

No. 98: Stockholm Pie Company's peanut butter fudge cream pie

No. 99: Dogwood Coffee Co.'s macchiato

No. 100: Al's Breakfast buttermilk pancakes

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