Cascon Cheesecake wants everybody to know it’s not just about the cheesecake. As if to prove it, it has come through with superb sfingi, the Italian sweets associated with last month’s Feast of San Giuseppe. ZenFoodist, previously a faithful devotee of D’Aquila in Bayside, says Cascon has made her a believer with ethereally light cannoli cream in perfectly tender fried dough puffs. They’ll be selling them through Easter.
If you miss out on the sfingi, you can still check out Cascon’s beloved cheesecake, which lives up to its reputation. The New York–style chocolate swirl cake is sublime, raves kenito799: rich and dense yet not heavy, and not too sweet. “I see no reason to get New York cheesecake anywhere else,” he concludes.
Pasticceria D’Aquila [Bayside]
33-31 Francis Lewis Boulevard (between 33rd and 34th avenues), Bayside, Queens