46. Cheesecake Beignets At Scott's Restaurant

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Anne Marie Panoringan
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Our dessert preference changes with the seasons: Colder weather calls for steamy treats, while hot and humid temps scream cold sensations. We didn't go looking for a new favorite dessert (because a cheese course will usually suffice). Yet it found us.

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After interviewing chef Mike Doctulero, we eventually came back for dinner. And yes, while we spotted a trio of cheeses, chef recommended something different. What we received caused us to reboot our idea of a particular dessert.

When we imagine beignets, our mind reminisces to Cafe du Monde in New Orleans. Puffy, powdery and chewy forms washed down with a mug of chickory coffee. Being there was so surreal, because we had heard about it so many times before. Experiencing the cafe left a lasting impression. One that became a benchmark for their signature item. So when Mike's version was served, we didn't know what to think.

The dessert looked pretty tame, until we broke into one. Out oozed warm, liquified cheesecake. The filling would be completely overpowering, if not for some slivered almonds and red berries. If an aerial shot was available, you'd spot the juicy slices nestled up against each beignet bomb. Our spheres rest on a narrow pool of caramel sauce, finished with the mandatory dusting of sugar. We had no intention of sharing, and you bet that dish was licked clean.


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51. Pescado A Lo Macho at Muelle Peruvian Cantina
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53. Meatballs and Polenta at 320 Main
54. Shellfish (Ốc) at Hien Vuong Da Kao
55. Basic Bol at Boldo Bol
56. Bang Bang Shrimp at Bonefish Grill
57. 10-Item Plate at Thuan Kieu Noodle & Grill
58. Leche Frita at Cafe Sevilla
59. Happy Hour Sushi at Ginzaya
60. Red Beans and Rice at Disneyland's French Market
61. Consommé from Tacos y Birria El Güero
62. Fried Chicken Biscuit Sandwich at Little Sparrow
63. Breakfast Taco at Sapphire Laguna
64. Husky Burger at Husky Boy Burgers
65. Love Bagel from Koffee Klatch
66. Kouign Amann From The Crema Cafe & Bakery
67. Chili Lime Popcorn From Green Tomato Grill
68. PB & J At Hopscotch
69. Takuwan Sushi from AnQi by Crustacean
70. Ube Ensaymadas from The Ensaymada Project
71. Pork Bánh Mì at the OC Poultry and Rotisserie Market
72. Tacos Gobernador from Mariscos Los Corales
73. Dutch Baby at the Original Pancake House
74. Doughnuts from Sidecar
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76. Oysters from Carlsbad Aquafarm at the Orange Homegrown Farmers Market
77. Lemon Miso Crab Melt at Umami Burger in Laguna Beach
78. Pani Puri from Adya
79. The Pocket at the Pocket Burger
80. Gyro Sandwich from Paul's Place
81. Slice of Heaven at Pie-Not
82. Taquitos at El Toro Bravo
83. Peanut Butter and Jelly Donut at the Donuttery
84. Dan Dan Mian at Wei-Shian Noodle
85. Beef Burger at Rider's Club Café
86. Smoked Trout at Provenance
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89. Pumpkin Curry at Bhan Baitong
90. Poke at Costco Tustin II
91. Pambazo at Tacos Radioactivos
92. Beef Pho at Pho Crystal Noodle House
93. Breakfast Burrito from Cafe Calacas
94. Koobideh Plate from Grill Cafe
95. Tacos de Cecina from Alebrije's
96. Jajangmyeong from Ching Chinese Express
97. Breakfast Sausage from Da-Le Ranch
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Location Info

Scott's Seafood Grill & Bar

3300 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA

Category: Restaurant


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