Best of Boston

1977 Best Snacks, New

Pavlova at Matilda’s Pavlova Parlor

Australia’s answer to peach Melba, Pavlova is a meringue shell filled with fresh fruit and topped with whipped cream. According to legend it was created in honor of Anna Pavlova by a Melbourne chef who saw the renowned ballerina perform there in the twenties. The Pavlova Parlor has a good selection of fruits that can be blended into frappes or scooped onto cheesecake or Haagen-Dazs ice cream.

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