Pavlova & the Ballerina

I’m on a roll and also feeling like something sweet which brings me to Pavlova.  While our Chocolates always come with surprises from our talented pastry chef Lizzy our final dessert, Pavlova, may be a complete mystery to you.  Pavlova (the dessert) is believed to have been created in New Zealand in honor of the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova after her tour in the 1920s.  The pictures below shows Anna (and sheep) in New Zealand which is getting me thinking about a mutton curry….  Anyhow, Anna performed 38 shows in 39 days which I can only assume made her ravenous. LoL.

Pavlova is fundamentally a meringue-based dessert typically served with fruit and remains quite common in Australia and New Zealand.  It is significantly more fragile than meringue with a delicate crisp crust and sweet marshmallow-like center.  Our interpretation has a gooseberry/cranberry compote with a sour meringue and is like Swan Lake performed in your mouth.  Please comment on your experience with Pavlova!