Congratulating Lagomarcino’s in Moline, Illinois for Being Designated as an Official ``Enjoy Illinois: Delicious Destination’‘by Representative Cheri Bustos
Posted on 2015-01-06
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Mrs. BUSTOS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Lagomarcino's
in Moline, Illinois, for achieving the distinction of an official
``Enjoy Illinois: Delicious Destination.''
Lagomarcino's became a member of the select group to receive this
honor from the Illinois Office of Tourism--one of only 19 restaurants
to date. The award recognizes local
restaurants around our state for being beloved destinations for both
visitors and locals alike. Lagomarcino's earned this honor because of
its long-standing customer services and tasty treats that attract
visitors from all over the globe.
Lagomarcino's, a beloved ice cream parlor in downtown Moline, is famous for its hot fudge sundaes, sponge candy, filled chocolate eggs, and hand-dipped cones. The turn-of-the-century parlor features mahogany booths custom built by Moline Furniture Works, Tiffany lamps designed in New York, and the terrazzo floor was installed by Cassini Tile of Rock Island. In 1997, Lagomarcino's expanded and opened a second location in the Village of East Davenport, Iowa, and fans from all over the world can order delectable treats online.
Angelo Lagomarcino, an immigrant from Italy, opened Lagomarcino's Confectionery in Moline in 1908 after obtaining a secret recipe for hot fudge sauce from a traveling salesman in the early 1900s. Against his wife's wishes, he paid $25 dollars for that recipe--a price that clearly paid off for the restaurant's many, many fans. That same recipe is used today and Lagomarcino's sauce has earned national and international recognition from food editors and culinary magazines.
Mr. Speaker, I again want to congratulate Lagomarcino's for achieving this honored distinction and wish them even more success in the future.