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Capers & Lemons

Map301 Little Falls Drive
Wilmington, DE
  • Italian


The imaginative cuisine offers surprising variations of classic recipes including handmade pastas, seafood, veal and beef.

From August 2012:

Tiramisu has become such a hit at Capers & Lemons that the staff began selling it by the sheet pan.
“For such a classic dessert, it is one of the best I’ve ever had,” says general manager Nick Georigi. “And my mother agrees.”
Credit chef Michael O’Hare’s “maniacal approach to consistency,” Georigi says. The right ingredients, the right technique create a layer cake that’s not overly sweet, and somehow even light and refreshing. Tiramisu of course, translates from Italian as “pick-me-up,” thanks to its main structural component, espresso-dipped ladyfinger cookies. A whipped mixture of egg yolks and mascarpone cheese, cocoa and other ingredients add layers between the cookies. The recipe has been tweaked countless times, but the basic elements remain.
At C&L, O’Hare’s ladyfingers get just a quick, one-sided dunk into the espresso to maintain structural integrity, and the resulting cake is something to behold.

Best of Delaware

2014 Best Ethnic, Italian
2013 Best Pasta Dishes
2012 Best Pasta Dishes 
2012 Best Desserts 
2011 Best Italian Specialties
2010 Best Tiramisu
2010 Best Pasta Dish
2009 Best Contemporary Italian

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