SoDel Concepts celebrates Girl Scout Cookie Month in March


Frequent diners at SoDel Concepts’ nine restaurants have circled March on their calendars. Each restaurant is featuring a dessert made with Girl Scout Cookies. The public is invited to sample all the creations and vote for their favorite Thursday, March 30, at NorthEast Seafood Kitchen in Ocean View.

“The chefs enjoy Girl Scout Cookie Month as much as the guests,” said Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts. “Their desserts are as creative as they are delicious. The chefs come up with some amazing ideas.”

SoDel Concepts purchases 1,000 boxes of cookies to make the desserts. “Each restaurant gets a certain flavor,” said Doug Ruley, corporate chef for SoDel Concepts. “The chefs and their teams come up with a recipe that complements the cuisine.” For instance, Lupo Italian Kitchen in Rehoboth Beach is serving a tiramisu made with Tagalongs.

SoDel Concepts’ Plate Catering is also participating in the contest, as is the restaurant at Baywood Greens in Long Neck, which is managed by Highwater Management, SoDel Concepts’ hospitality management arm.

For those who have a favorite Girl Scout Cookie, here is the lineup: Lewes-based Plate Catering (Thin Mints), Baywood Greens in Millsboro (Thin Mints), Fish On in Lewes (S’mores), Matt’s Fish Camp in Lewes (Trefoils), Lupo Italian Kitchen in Rehoboth Beach (Tagalongs), Papa Grande’s Coastal Taqueria in Rehoboth Beach (Thin Mints), Matt’s Fish Camp in Bethany Beach (S’mores), Bluecoast Seafood Grill in Bethany Beach (gluten-free Toffee-tastic), NorthEast Seafood Kitchen in Ocean View (Do-si-dos), Catch 54 in Fenwick Island (Samoas), and Papa Grande’s Coastal Taqueria in Fenwick Island (Savannah Smiles).

The winner of the March 30 throwdown will receive the Matt Haley Girl Scout Cookie Cup, which is named after the founder of SoDel Concepts. Last year’s winner, Chef Anthony Leonardi from Plate Catering, won for his Toffee-tastic Ice Box Pie. The public is encouraged to make donations.

At the end of each week leading up to the throwdown, SoDel Concepts will award a $100 gift card to the guest who posts the best photo of their Girl Scout Cookie dessert. Take a photo with a digital camera, tag it with #GSCOOKIEMONTH and then post it to @SODELCONCEPTS on Facebook or @SODECONCEPTSDE on Instagram. Photographers should be sure to mention where  they dined.

A portion of the dessert sales will benefit the Girl Scouts of America. “The promotion is a rewarding way to support such a long-standing and vital organization on a local level,” Kammerer said.

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