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Flan at Bella Luna, JP-- wow.

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Flan at Bella Luna, JP-- wow.

emdb | Oct 19, 2004 07:50 AM

We had dinner at Bella Luna in JP last night, and while everything was good and tasty and what I'd expect (although the ginger in the otherwise standard garlic, cream sauce spinach ravioli was a nice surprise) the "three cheese flan" (no other description of what the cheeses were) really knocked my socks off. The caramel was perfectly on the edge of sweet/bitter, and the flan was room temp, rather than right-out-of-the-refrigerator-cold as many often are. There was an ample pool of caramel on the plate, but the flan itself got all my attention. This was the creamiest, richest and yet lightest flan I've ever eaten. The dominant flavor was cream cheese-ish, but there was something else to it, and the caramel note echoed the cheese-ness in a wonderful way. It's hard to describe, but it was great, and different than any other flan I've had before (not that that's saying much). It didn't break or get "chunky" like some flans that are overcooked or have too much gelatin, and was a lovely smooth texture throughout. Yum.

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