New York and Philadelphia Wage Cheesecake War

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'Cesca New York, NY Slugs it Out with Davio’s Philadelphia, PA to Determine Which City Has the Best Cheesecake!

'Cesca New York, NY Slugs it Out with Davio’s Philadelphia, PA to Determine Which City Has the Best Cheesecake!

You know what they call cheesecake in Italy? ‘Philadelphia!’ It’s time to finally decide which cheesecake takes the cake- Philadelphia or New York

“You know what they call cheesecake in Italy? ‘Philadelphia!’ It’s time to finally decide which cheesecake takes the cake- Philadelphia or New York,” said Ettore Ceraso, General Manager of Davio’s Philadelphia about an upcoming challenge between New York and Philadelphia to see which city has the best cheesecake in celebration of national cheesecake day on July 30th, 2011. The Northern Italian Steakhouse is known for their highly acclaimed “Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Blueberry Compote,” created by Pastry Chef Thomas Heck.

In seeking a fair competitor, Davio’s did their research throwing the gauntlet down to ‘CESCA an upscale Italian eatery on Manhattan’s upper west side who has been noted as one of the best places to get cheesecake at a restaurant in New York City. ‘Cesca will be pitting their "Mascarpone cheesecake with orange cream and orange brittle" against Davio’s Blueberry Philly favorite.

According to ‘Cesca General Manager Todd Whiteman “There is no dessert more universal than the cheesecake and it offers something for everyone. We are proud of our cheesecake and are willing go up against some of the best.”

Each restaurant will ship their cheesecake desserts to the others’ restaurants with serving instructions. From Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 to Thursday, July 28th, 2011, guests that order the ‘Cheesecake War Dessert’ will be served 1/2 portions of both the Philly-favorite and ‘CESCA’s acclaimed New York dessert on a plate along with a comment cards. With the honor system at work, each restaurant will tally their numbers and announce the winner live on each other’s Twitter and Facebook pages along with a photograph of the losing restaurants general manager wearing the other cities baseball jersey and eating a little humble pie.

The Cheesecake War Dessert special is $10.00 and is available July 26th, 2011 – July 28th, 2011 at ‘CESCA located at 164 West 75th Street, New York, NY. Phone: 212-787-6300 Web: http://cescanyc.com/ and at Davio's Philadelphia located at 111 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA. Phone: 215-563-4810 Web: http://www.davios.com.

The winner will be announced on National Cheesecake Day, July 30th, 2011 via social media by both restaurants!

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