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

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.

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