In London, a trip to the uber-luxurious department store, Harrods, was on the agenda. But, not for the designer Givenchy handbags, Escada dresses or Yves Saint Laurent shoes. I am not label whore. I wanted the ritzy experience of perusing the shelves of the famous Harrods Food Hall. I am a food whore.
Harrods Food Hall is one of the Worlds most opulent food courts, for lack of a better word. It features a series of food halls that each boast luxury eateries and gourmet goods.
As I walked through a maze of lavish apparel and extravagant accessories, towards the food hall, I couldn’t help but wonder whether there would be any product there that would be deemed affordable.
This seemed even more questionable as I passed the ₤505 Bvlgari sunglasses locked in a spotless glass case. I would go nutty if I accidentally sat on those.
Upon entering the Harrods Food Hall there was a sigh of relief, oysters at only ₤1 each. Reasonable.
Though the price rises dramatically if you would like the oysters shucked, prepared and you actually fancied sitting down to eat them.
The Oyster & Caviar House at Harrods Food Hall is for you with the deeper pockets. Much deeper.
Moving on and passing the pricey sushi bar along the way, a pastry case was beckoning. Ooh look, I could also afford a cherry Danish for ₤1.75.
Unshucked oysters and pastries. This meal is shaping up nicely.
Upon further discovery, Quail from France would only run me ₤2.95. Maybe that guy will throw in his hat as a bonus. Or at least cook it for me since I was lacking an oven at the Royal Garden Hotel.
So, now where does this Harrods Food Hall meal stand? One raw French quail, unshucked oysters and a cherry Danish. ₤5.45. At this point McDonalds is sounding slightly better, and I don’t do fast food.
The Salame al Tartufo catches my eye next and runs ₤8.75. Pricey, yet it would come with a hinged jar as a souvenir. Maybe I can grab a loaf of the fresh baked bread to slather it on.
As I looked around for something to wash down this delectable imaginary meal that I had created I saw the Harrods Limited Edition Glitterati bottled water…for ₤29.95. Seriously?
It was bedazzled, in a glass container. Could that make it taste so much better than a ₤3.20 plastic bottle of Evian?
In actuality I did not purchase one thing from Harrod’s Food Hall. I am cheap. We went for Bone Marrow at St. John Restaurant instead. I like my food cooked.
Though browsing through, the thousands of epicurean products temporarily filled the foodie in me.
Have you been to Harrods Food Hall? Would you ever pay ₤29.95 for the Glitterati water bottle?
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