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5 Desserts to Blow Your Diet On

1
Tiramisu, Pulcinella

A twist on the classic. Your fork will sink lovingly into these divine layers of creamy mascarpone and Pandora panatonia. Soaked in rich amaretto and illy coffee, each bite will melt in your mouth. 1147 Kensington Cres NW.

2
Banana Split Cheesecake, Cheesecake Café

Three scoops of premium ice cream topped with pieces of the café’s famous handmade cheesecake, plus Callebaut chocolate, fresh strawberries, pineapple, bananas, chantilly cream and a cherry, served with homemade waffle crisps. Served in large portions, it’s good to share this one with a friend. Main Location: 7600 Macleod Tr SW.

3
Chocolate Pavé, Divino Restaurant

A mousse-like confection made from Valrhona milk chocolate, served with fresh blackberries, feuilletine flakes and dark cherry syrup. The portion is on the small side, but its richness and flavour are sure to satisfy. 113 – 8 Ave SW.

4
Tazza Baklava, Tazza Grill & Deli

This divinely-rich pastry is thought to date back to the 8th Century B.C. It’s made up of paper-thin layers of phyllo pastry dough filled with crushed cashews, almonds or pistachios, then drizzled with butter and honey. If you can’t decide which filling you want, go for an assorted box. It comes with around 20 pieces. 1105 – 1 Ave NE.

5
Chocolate Overdose, Decadent Desserts

Take home this fresh (handmade to order) confection, loaded with almost two pounds of Callebaut chocolate in layers of truffle, mousse and Ganache. Will feed several… or one, if you feel up to the challenge. Call 282-3392 to order. 103, 1019 – 17 Ave SW.—Lindsay O’Reilly

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