Remember the simple childhood pleasure of biting into a frosty Popsicle after a day in the summer sun? Dave Rock is aiming to recapture that feeling with Dave’s Gourmet Paletas, a new dessert shop in Fairfield.
Rock was first exposed to paletas, or Mexican ice pops, when he was frequently visiting his now-wife in Miami, he said, and he thought the concept would work well in Connecticut. The pandemic spurred him to take the leap and make it happen, and he spent months doing research and building out the 750-square-foot space on Post Road. He opened the shop May 27, just in time for Memorial Day weekend.