Visitors to luxury hotels in London looking to do some shopping may be interested to know that leading retailer Harrods will soon be offering gourmet French cuisine.
A pop-up restaurant from Michelin-starred The French Laundry will arrive in the store on October 1st for just ten days.
The culinary collaboration will take place under the leadership of award-winning chef Thomas Keller and the top staff from his Napa Valley restaurant.
Hosted in the fourth floor’s Georgian Restaurant, the one-off event will faithfully recreate the experience offered by The French Laundry, from its signature tableware to its nine course lunches and dinners.
The dishes will be served alongside Harrods’ own exclusive creations, with the luxury goods shop claiming: “This imaginative set menu will represent the very best of The French Laundry and reflects Keller’s favourite ingredients.”
Meanwhile, world-famous designer Tom Ford has chosen Harrods to launch his first ready-to-wear women’s collection.
Additionally, the womenswear section will house luxurious accessories, including shoes and a selection of jewellery exclusive to Harrods.
Marigay McKee, fashion and beauty director, commented: “The much-anticipated collection is inspiring as well as super sexy, with nipped in waist suiting and blouses in stunning jewel tones, equally perfect for a lady who lunches or a woman in the board room.”
Star pieces include a scarlet red cocktail dress in rich velvet and a beautiful backless, rouched dress in delicate tulle.
The “covetable” selection of footwear includes a pair of peep toe boots in cream ostrich skin.
Encompassing seven floors of high quality merchandise across 4.5 acres, Harrods claims to serve over 15 million customers each year.
Harrods is directly next to Knightsbridge underground station a short journey from The Montcalm hotel, with the local Marble Arch station leading directly to Holborn where a Piccadilly Line train will take shoppers all the way to the luxury retailer.