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  1. Lauren

    Those first few paragraphs are so wonderful, and that picture of you is so pretty! And that restaurant looks so cute and classy, and your friend seems so nice and also pretty! Best post ever.

    You know what I’d like you to get into? Cocktails. I love reading their descriptions on menus — yet without fail, I always make a :X face when I drink them. So I volunteer you to do both the describing and the icky drinking.

  2. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    my goodness, look at your plate of watermelon goodness!!! Love the name of the restaurant too – Flint. It’s nice. I’m glad you had a lovely birthday dinner 🙂 It’s nice to do something a bit special on your birthday. You look happy and pretty and excited about your brussels sprouts in that pic. I love it. I’d be excited about those sprout too, yummmm!
    Heidi xo

  3. Victoria (District Chocoholic)

    Um, I also love brussel sprouts, my dear trans-Pacific chocolate sister. Are there, like, foods that all chocolate lovers adore?

  4. Errign

    1. I ALWAYS order B. Sprouts when I see them on the menu at restaurants. Once recently, after my ex & I broke up, I was out with friends and the veg of the day was sprouts & I asked for a side order along with the pizza I wanted for my meal, and both the waitress AND some of my friends gave me weird looks. I guess not everyone shares the sprout love.

    2. Your dessert looks SO fun.

    3. Not being run over by cars is certainly preferable to being run over, I’d imagine 😉

  5. JohannaGGG

    hurrah for old friends and lazy susans and fun desserts! I quite like playing with my food and would have wanted to make your dessert into a clock face with the watermelon as the hands and the turkish delights as the numbers and pannacotta as the frame – but that is only in my head – I am not really so clever in putting food together – sounds amazing and just right for a birthday

    (and you are in Melbourne! hope you are enjoying our fine weather – wish we could meet at the queen vic but am dining al desko this lunch time – v dull – hope your lunch is far far better)

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  7. chocolatesuze

    hehe i am glad you didnt get run over by a car too!

  8. Tammy

    You look beautiful on your birthday Hannah! We’re all glad that you didn’t get hit by a car. Happy day. I’m glad you have such a good friend who is willing to devour a watermelon dish with you.

  9. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    This looks like an amazing dinner – and sounds like an even more amazing friendship 🙂 I’m really glad you got a good birthday dinner after your not-so-good birthday day (makes not getting run over worth it…)!

  10. Margaret

    I’m so glad you had a wonderful Birthday dinner.
    The Brussels sprouts look really yummy. I sometimes worry that you don’t eat enough protein though darling!

  11. Anna Johnston

    I do like Flints presentation, so glad you had a great birthday afterall – you 2 lovely ladies look like your having a fun fab time of it too. Not sure about this brussels sprouts business though….., but – if you say so 😉

  12. Vaala ◪

    I am also glad you weren’t run over by a car 🙂

  13. muppy

    I so get eating veges for main so you can pig out on dessert, and that dessert looks incredible….

  14. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    I’m so glad that you didn’t get run over indeed! 😮 You crazy kids! 😛 What a deservedly lovely birthday dinner Hannah! I find things like runaway pizza boards funny actually. They ensure that one never has a dull dinner! 😀

  15. Priyanka

    What a lovely birthday dinner, everything looks delicious!

  16. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    You look so gorgeous and happy! That is the most fun dessert I’ve ever seen, awesome dinner!

  17. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    I love that you order a meal made up of vegetable sides there! When I eat out, I most often end up with a salad to get at least some veggies, because most meals are just centered around pasta or meat and carbs, and veggies are only used for garnishment. 😕 Also, your dessert looks wonderfully beautiful! I wish I’d been there with you, munching my two veggie side dishs and then sneaking away a tiny spoonful of that watermelony gorgeousness. 😉

  18. Jamee

    You always have such interesting, beautiful desserts! So many things I’ve never even heard of. I love it!! I hope to come “down under” some day! 🙂 AND I’m so happy you had a great birthday with a wonderful friend.

  19. Louise

    I hadn’t had brussel sprouts for many, many years til a few weeks ago. You know what? They were really quite nice. And mine didn’t even have any chestnuts with them! I’m sure that would be even nicer. It does look good. Your dessert certainly looks intriguing. It’s not what I would have picked, but would love to pinch a taste of someone else’s when I saw it I suspect. I’m totally over soil- without ever having eaten any. Bloody Noma.

  20. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    Still in poetry mode, eh? 😀 It’s a joy to read.
    Although the “tumble of spun toffee” would’ve won my heart, that dessert of yours has got to be one of the kookiest, most creative things I’ve ever seen on a plate. I must say, the slightly-phallic honey yogurt panna cotta looks especially TDF. 😉

  21. Emma

    Is Augie March a big to-do in Australia? Someone gave me one of their CDs once, but other than that I’ve never heard them mentioned here in the US. The size of the poster behind you indicates they are somewhat of a to-do.

    Looks like a terrif meal. Chestnuts aren’t something I see much of around here, neither is phallic panna cotta. I’ve got to get to where you are!

  22. Monique

    WHOA, those desserts are AMAZING!!!!!! Passionfruit crepe soufflee?! And watermelon yogurt/honey panna cotta?!?! Almost made me forget about how amazing that pizza looked. What a great meal you got to share with a friend 🙂 My mouth is now watering trying to find a place that serves desserts like that around here!

  23. msihua

    You know what this is? totally AH MUHHHH ZINGG! Squeeeeeee

  24. Agnes

    Your honey caramelized brussels sprouts and chestnuts dish sounds like it would have been good. If they had left out the brussels sprouts.

  25. theresa

    I share your enthusiasm for Brussels sprouts – Andy and I love them, and last week switched Andy’s parents on to their glorious deliciousness. And, I learned last week that I love Turkish Delight. Andy’s mum had some vegan ones (maybe they all are?) and I ate a whole box in the course of about 3 days. Yummy.

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