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Desserts of the World Festival

For any queer who was ever called a “cream puff” as an insult, on May 8 you can take your creamy self to the east end to sample delicacies from around the globe.

Attendees of the Desserts of the World Festival can nibble on everything from lopes to baklava. Spokesperson Marie-Joelle LeBlanc says Ottawa-area queers will revel in the rich atmosphere.

“It is set up as a lounge-type venue with Social’s resident DJ mixing jazz beats all evening,” she says. “It’s more adult-oriented, although the event is all about desserts, and children are welcome. The bar will be opened, allowing for our adult crowd to pair wine and chocolate.”

Local bakeries Delightful Taste and Fidelice will display their specialities, chocolate-strawberry ganache and croquet-noisette, respectively.

This year’s theme is La Dolce Vita.

“The Desserts of the World Festival is a celebration of life and culture. We believe that we can all connect if we find a common ground, and what better way to do this than by indulging in a variety of desserts,” LeBlanc says. “We live our philosophy, La Dolce Vita, by sharing some sweet treats from around the globe on the week leading up to Mother’s Day.”

“It’s also a charity event in support of St-Mary’s Home, who have helped young mothers and fathers with their children for the past 80 years. [This comprises] the life part of La Dolce Vita.”

Larger-portion desserts and beverages are available for purchase.

Desserts of the World Festival

Wednesday, May 8
5-10pm

Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Blvd (next to Place Orleans)

$20

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