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  1. Fiona



    I’m ultra jealous of them being in Japan.

    That meringue is beautiful.

  2. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    Wow, I would be happy with just those three desserts for dinner. So jealous when I hear that anyone is in Japan. How long is the flight to Tokyo from Canberra anyway? I am making a mental log of great places to live that are much closer to Japan than Atlanta, which is pretty much everywhere, but whatever.

  3. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    oh dear lordy lord I need that icecream STAT! major craving for it now. The tart too. Might have to come up to canberra for this dessert. You understand that to be completely normal, right?
    Heidi xo

  4. Lisa (bakebikeblog)


  5. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn

    What on earth is that delicious-looking dukkah?!

  6. Louise

    Sadly I don’t have the peanut butter gene, so would definitely join your mother in having the meringue. That looks astonishing. I want to drive to Canberra to have that! I must be behind the times I wasn’t aware of your parents Japan migration, hope they have a fabulous time. I’m sure they will. It will be an interesting time to be there of course.

  7. Louise

    OMG, just had a look at their website, fabulous photo gallery. I know exactly where that is! I could hop in the car and be there for afternoon tea in a mere 3 ish hours. So tempting….. BTW they have that Sonoma muesli on their breakfast menu, I bet they have some on the shelf too then.

  8. Christine @ Merf In Progress

    Good parents would have taken you to Japan.

    what is that in the front of the photo of your mom’s dessert? It looks sort of silver?

  9. chopinandmysaucepan

    Hey Hannah

    Roses are red, violets are blue, oysters are pretty good in Canberra too!!

    Hehe, a little white lie here as they look pretty good unlike what you said to me 🙂 🙂

  10. sophia

    Hey, chocolate can be your ultimate buddy. You just need chocolate. Who needs parents?

    But haha, I would never pass up a chance to dine out with my parents…I’m glad you made the choice to join them! 🙂

  11. Megan@Dirty Dishes Daily

    That tart and pb ice cream is a dessert that makes others desserts point and stare in envy…it also makes me point and stare in envy…it just looks weirder when desserts do it.

  12. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    Amazing. So amazing! I bet you’re glad you went along after all 🙂 That combination of honey tart and peanut butter icecream needs to come to a restaurant near me. And perhaps you can go back on your birthday to make up for parental abandonment?!

  13. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Ooh how exciting! And one year recently my parents completely forgot about my birthday. I was so upset! Anyway you sound just like me when booking and arranging for a place! 😛

  14. Vaala ◪

    I initially read the title as Urban Party which I thought sounded very excited…and I was wondering what you would wear. Also, you can have nut butter on bread…hence (probably the only reason) why bread is exciting! But salty peanut butter ice cream? That sounds like heaven (I was going to say heaven on a stick…where on earth did the stick bit come from?!). Or like a Mills and Boon novel. Which is not a bad thing at all!!

    Don’t worry, everyone (apart from M and my best friend B) forgot my birthday last year. I wasn’t there and I have a habit of deliberately not telling anyone when my birthday is or reminding anyone but still getting super grumpy that no one remembers…but still, people should just know!

  15. Johanna GGG

    who needs oysters with desserts like that! I want to know if you went home and ate your defrosted dinner – it sounds like a crazy idea!

    I don’t get really excited about peanut butter in the way you do but I would swoon over that dessert – though sharing sounds like a good idea

  16. Shannon

    Violet jelly! What a curious thing… I’d love to try that. Those desserts all look delicious. My eyes were most happy to see the peanut butter ice cream. Did you go home and eat your defrosted foodstuffs?

  17. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    Sorry your parents won’t be there at your birthday (I want to go to Japan, btw)! My grandmother once booked a trip over my birthday, but she didn’t even realize that my birthday was in that time. (She only has one grandchild, that would be me.) But she did the same over my dad’s birthday. (He is her only son.) I got over it, but it hurt me at first.

    The food looks wonderful! I love dessert and especially ice cream and cake, but I feel so bad every time I eat some. Boo.

  18. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    I totally would’ve picked the same dessert you did! Wow, wow, wow. Forgive this lame comment, but I’m at a loss for words; I’m so hungry now…

  19. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)

    Salty peanut butter ice cream?! I just got butterflies thinking about it!

  20. Erica

    Totally stinks that your parents won’t be here for your birthday! I’m sure you’ll have an awesome day none the less. mmm those desserts look fantastic. I’d be more drawn to the blueberry, but salty peanut butter ice cream sounds pretty amazing!

  21. Priyanka

    OMG, I am drooling over that meringue with berries. When is your birthday as in the exact date?

  22. Anna Johnston

    WHY DID I NOT KNOW THIS? We could have hit the town and celebrated full Berra style. Lets do something soon, we can change the date of your birth, just this once, Ill plan it. Wanna? Wanna?
    PS: Great review!
    PPS: Can we? Can we?

  23. Susan

    I have had bad experiences with oysters in canberra also, although if you are ever in the bruce area and happen to go to ellacure, their oysters are really good. I am so hanging for our trip north cause I am going to gorge myself on seafood.

  24. Camille

    Your dessert sounds wonderful, though I agree, honey tart sounds like a bit much. I would have made peanut butter tart with honey ice cream. In fact, I think I just might.

  25. Sarah

    Lol my parents did the exact same thing to me this year!! Went to Japan for my birthday (to visit my brother, no less!!!). I’m lucky they did take me out for dinner beforehand though! (And got me a voucher for another restaurant as my gift – haha they know me so well).

    I’ve just told my Canberran friend that we *have* to visit Urban Pantry when we come to Canberra in October! Thanks for the heads up! 🙂

    xox Sarah