All photos/art by Rayne Beaudoin
Omni Parker House
60 School St.
In addition to its famous Boston scrod and Parker House rolls, this hotel’s kitchen is said to have invented this custard-filled, chocolate-glazed sponge cake (see the recipe, right). Sometimes nothing but the original (in these elegant surroundings) will do. Massachusetts’ legislators agreed, making Boston cream pie the state dessert in 1996.