The Pavlova, that airy dessert made from crisp meringue shell topped with whipped cream and fruit, is quintessentially Australian and affectionately known as “Pav”.
The pavlova is named after the famed Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, who toured Australia and New Zealand in 1926. The Pavlova dessert was created in her honor and named after the ballerina when a diner declared it to be “light as Pavlova.”
Anna Pavlova was a superstar of her day, adored and admired all over the world. As a result, a lot of chefs named their dishes after her. In France, there were frogs’ legs à la Pavlova; in America, Pavlova ice cream.
Here are images of Cafe YOU’s Pavlova desert, now Anna is famous in SWFL too!