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  1. Three-Cookies

    The dessert looks artistic but maybe little impractical unless you were able to scrape the chocolate. Pity that taste did not match looks. Maybe they should use Cadbury:)

  2. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    The flavor pairings in many of those dishes seem so strange. I can’t imagine having a watermelon sorbet with a chocolate chili cake. It’s like they hired some art student to be the dessert chef instead of an actual dessert chef; pretty plates but poor execution. And it’s a crime to ruin creme brulee! That is my mostest favoritest dessert ever. That said, it looks like you guys really enjoyed each others company over plates of funny food. 🙂

  3. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    That dessert looked wonderful -so sad it wasn’t as awesome as the presentation. I’ll never understand how they make DRY tortes! Sinful. 😉

  4. Emma

    Haha, what a nasty brown smear. X marks the spot, I guess. The spot for something big. The spot for leaving your crumbly cake uneaten. The spot for grosssssss.

    I wonder what I was thinking back in the day when we were all so crazy about Legolas. So girly! Even Frodo – moderately girly! Loves it.

    Loves it as much as I loves a three-leaf salad:)

  5. Errign

    I laughed at the Legolas looks like a girl bit 🙂

    Eating Kinder anything whilst sitting down is pretty much my favorite…

  6. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    would you believe that I am YET to visit Artespresso? CRazy huh!

  7. CheezyK

    Mmmm, tater tots/potato gems/pommes dauphines. Whatever you call them I want them now and I don’t care that it’s still two hours until lunch time. Wait WHAT … Passionfruit marshmallow?! Forget the potatoes, where can I find these?? The pastel Pascall ones will never again be enough …

  8. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    If you want some amazing desserts, try the Lantern Rooms in Campbell. It isn’t on the menu but see if you can get the tomato sorbet with corriander coulis. Yes it is a dessert, it is sweet and AMAZING. Plus their other desserts are awesome too.

    I must admit I’ve only been to Artespresso for brunch, but they do an excellent brunch, so maybe that is the best option.

  9. Casey Lorraine

    Looks like fun and very tasty! Don’t you love amazing friends…they make everything wonderful 🙂

  10. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    Impressive looking meals! Although I will say, for the record, that the salmon dish can not appropriately be referred to as having an accompanying “herb salad”. But as you’ve let it slide, I shall too 🙂

    I often find desserts / cakes to be better in name than in reality. It’s very sad!

  11. Christine @ Merf In Progress

    Legolas is a wee bit girly, but in a cute elvish way. The dinner looks lovely, makes me want a steak. And I in all my non-sugar-eating glory thank you for the lame desserts. 🙂

  12. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    Nut opposites make the best friends, this is true. Lovely post. & the desserts do SOUND delicious, good on them for being creative. Although, yes, often sweet innovation doesn’t quite translate into deliciousness. Love your flashback memories at the start, reminds me of my Jess 🙂
    Heidi xo

  13. Catherine

    I am such a sucker for beautifully presented salmon.

  14. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    I do love Ferris Bueller reference! Please hide one in every post kind lady! 😉

  15. Lorraine Not Quite Nigella

    Haha! To me, all the mor reon to do it 😉

  16. Lorraine Not Quite Nigella

    Ack! I hate writing on an iPad. I meant more the reason to do it!

  17. Johanna GGG

    if you can forgive that long wait and so-so desserts then it must be a nice place – probably helped by being there with a good friend, which makes any place far nicer!

    for the record, I don’t know that I have ever had a packet mixed brownie – or tater tots come to that (though possibly I have have both but not realised it)

  18. whisperinggums

    Lovely write up (at last) Hannah … I enjoyed hearing about the evening all over again.

  19. Kath Lockett

    Funny, but as soon as I saw the photo of the ‘ torte’ I thought, “ooh very dry – too dry – and crumbly.”

    And YES, I am praying for the chocolate smearing fad to die out soon. How about now? What’s wrong with generous dollops (or jugs, in my fantasy) instead of making us all look foolish as we try to scrape up the ‘smear’ on the plates?

  20. hungryandfrozen

    Madam, I am sleepy, so I’m just going to throw forth some ideas and not even try to form a coherent comment: Friendship love! Hiding in the bushes to avoid Avril Lavigne – I’d do that too! WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH THE SMEARS THESE DAYS? It makes me nervous when I can’t identify what a flavour/ingredient is. Firm and Buttery would be the name of my lawyers company if that ever came to pass. Even if there were nobody at the company with those names.

  21. Chopinand @ ChopinandMysaucepan

    The food looks delicious and rocket, pear and parmesan is one of my favourite salads, especially in summer!

  22. Yuki

    The desserts look yummo =)

  23. muppy

    i looooove being with my forever friends, it was nice to read this and remind me how much i love them!

  24. msihua

    Did you know that I always save your blog for the last on my list to read so I can go to bed smiling? Silly rake sway Angle babe!

  25. Fatbooo

    Good to know there are creative dessert chefs in Canbewwa. Pity they were not to your liking, but with some time, maybe more places will be start offering unusual desserts?

  26. Agnes

    Look at you, blue steeling the hell out of that first photo.

  27. Camille

    I love how the salmon looks like little roses. Just gorgeous.

  28. Louise

    I’m not sure that two artfully placed sprigs of rocket and some draped chives qualifies as a salad either. I do like the lovely flowers of salmon though. Glad you had a great night.

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