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Dessert with my dad

My father leaves Estonia tomorrow. I can hardly believe it… it feels like he just got here! At least he had a good trip and we got to hang out with him several times. We met up today after I got off work for coffee and a snack, since he was going to the theatre later. We met at Komeet, the same cafe we had dinner at the first night my father was here, and completed a dining full circle by finally trying the desserts we were too full to order last time :-). I had rooibos tea and a dessert I’d heard a colleague recommend once– the raspberry meringue roll.

This was the least photogenic of our desserts, but I enjoyed it! It was crispy meringue rolled up with whipped cream and fresh raspberries, basically a Pavlova in roll form. I definitely enjoy good, crispy-chewy meringue every once in a while. Nice and light, but also very sweet!

This was J’s pick, a strudel with apples, apricots and raisins topped with vanilla sauce and whipped cream. The giant hunk of strudel would definitely be a good choice if you’re in the mood for a fruity dessert. J stated that it could have been sweeter (hmm, perhaps if we combined my super-sweet dessert with his less-sweet one we would have found a good sweetness level!).

My father ordered a dessert called, and I kid you not,”Merilin’s sexy tits” (Merilini seksikad tissid in Estonian). Of course he did. Here’s what he got:

When my father saw me taking pictures of all our desserts, he insisted on getting his camera out and photographing them too. 🙂 His dessert was a gelatin-based white chocolate mousse on chocolate sponge cake bases, coated with white chocolate. The flavor was good but I don’t love the texture of cakes made with gelatin. Something about it just bothers me.

It was another good experience at Komeet and a nice, low-key way to end my dad’s vacation. I try to cherish every moment I get to spend with my family members and not let little stuff bug me, since I get to see them so rarely. I can’t take time with them for granted when there’s an ocean between us most of the time. Head reisi, isa!

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