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What: International Dessert Festival

Where: Mama Mia! (Ballygunge Circular Road and Alipore)

When: September 7-16

On the menu: The subtly spicy flavours of Mexican Chilli Chocolate Cake, traditional English scones with clotted cream and jam, French Eclairs, Tartelettes with custard and fruit filling, Italy’s famed Tiramisu and Coconut Pineapple Pudding and Lemongrass Cheescake from Thailand — this is your chance to dig into desserts from all over the world. “You see restaurants and hotels holding international food festivals, this is a take-off from that,” said Natasha Aggarwal of Mama Mia! who has packed in quite a package.

There are also dessert-turned-gelatos. Imagine an English Bloody Mary Sorbet, a Jamaican Rum Crunch or a Paan Gelato.... Yummy in your tummy!

Pocket pinch: Prices range from Rs 25 to Rs 60, taxes extra.

Nondon’s picks

“Since I love ice creams, I found the concept of dessert-turned-gelatos fascinating. The ones I really liked are the Lemon Ice Tea Sorbet, the Viennese Apple Strudel Gelato and the Tiramisu Gelato. I also loved the Mexican Chilli Chocolate Gelato,” said food critic and t2 columnist Nondon Bagchi, at Mama Mia’s Ballygunge Circular Road addres