Best of Delaware 2011: Food and Restaurants: Desserts: Caffé Gelato Restaurant in Newark: Cool Springs Fish Bar & Restaurant in Dover: New Dessert Place: Berri Yummi in Wilmington: Rum Cake: Pasqualini’s Bakery in Rehoboth Beach
Readers | Upstate
Caffé Gelato Restaurant
90 E. Main St., Newark, 738-5811, caffegelato.net
Cakes by Kim
15 Germay Drive, Wilmington, 252-9995, cakesbykim.biz
Readers | Downstate
Cool Springs Fish Bar & Restaurant
2463 S. State St., Dover, 698-1955, coolspringsfishbar.com
New Dessert Place | Critics
3100 Naamans Road, Suite 5, Wilmington, 478-0200, berriyummi.com
Flavors and toppings change nearly every day, and specials match holidays. (Note the “Peeps” at Easter.) Berri opened in December and has been packed ever since. We predict (and pray for) an expansion.
Rum Cake | Critics
37560 Atlantic Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-2111, pasqualinis.com
Pasqualini’s does it right, with layers of rummy pudding-like cream (Neapolitan style) between tiers of fluffy cake. It ain’t cheap, but it’s worth the price.