In London, a trip to the uber-luxurious department store, Harrod’s, 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 Harrod’s Food Hall. I am a food whore.
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.
Though the price rises dramatically if you would like the oysters shucked, prepared and actually fancied sitting down to eat them.
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.
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.
As I looked around for something to wash down this delectable imaginary meal that I had created I saw the Harrod’s Limited Edition Glitterati bottled water…for ₤29.95. Seriously?
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 Harrod’s Food Hall? Would you ever pay ₤29.95 for a bottle water?