March 31, 2006

Tea at Laduree, Harrods

Last week when Barneys Girl came to London, we decided we wanted to have tea before shopping around Knightsbridge. We really wanted to have tea at Ritz, but alas, we booked too late. So we settled for having tea at Laduree at Harrods. According to my yahooing, Laduree is a famous Pairsian tearoom which only opened in Harrods last year.

We've had our tea English style and Chinese style before, but never French style, so we were pretty excited to see what the differences were.The differences apparently were that the waiter was forgetful and not the most polite man I have met. The layout of the tearoom wasn't that great either -our table was situated under a staircase! I felt sort of cramped up there.

The food was good though. Barneys Girl ordered this caramel cream cake-like thing and a hot chocolate. Her chocolate drink was actually pretty interesting -it came in a tiny jug of rich chocolate liquid and a little bowl of cream. She was supposed to pour the choc liquid into the cup and mix in some cream. It looked delicious, but understandably, BG thought it was too rich for her taste. So it's def not for people who can't stand serious sweet stuff!

I decided to try the famous French tea food, macaroons with my tea. From what I can tell (and taste), macaroons are basically an outer layer of dry sugar with a thick layer of sticky, semi-liquid sweetness inside. The ones I had were of flavours vanilla, caramel, rose-petal and berry fruit. I know some people think it's too sweet, but I personally really liked them.

Having tea the French way was fun, but perhaps we will stick to English tea next time, (and it will also mean less of a headache to read menus that contain only one language!)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

ohh...the macaroons look positivelys sinful! I've stayed away from Harrods since I was treated atrociously by the SA's there a couple of times...might go back for the tearoom though...does Lauduree require booking in advance or can you just walk in?

4/01/2006 11:27 AM  
Blogger [A] said...

whauuuu!!!it seems so tasty!!!

4/01/2006 10:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems to me that you had a rather fabulous tea date. Cheers. -Mimi

4/01/2006 11:44 PM  
Blogger La Dulcinea said...

Mmmmm, that caramel cream cake looks deeeeelicious! Sounds like you had a marvelous time, ladies!

4/02/2006 12:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooh...I ADORE Laduree macaroons. I used to go to Paris with my mum JUST to buy them so now they're in Harrods, it's so convenient! My fave flavours are pistachio, blueberry and lemon. They have more seasonal flavours in Paris though...

4/02/2006 4:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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4/03/2006 12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow ! yummy :)

4/03/2006 1:50 AM  
Blogger jaym said...

just wondering, macaroons or macarons? In any case, must drop by the next time im in London. Les macarons de Paul (in covent) are also amazing!

4/06/2006 3:05 AM  
Blogger Bertie said...

I went to Harrods as well, and it was soooooooooooooo awesome! I live in NY, so that was my first time there.

4/09/2006 4:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey the chocolate was a "chocolat à l'ancienne" (old way) you don't have to put a lot of chocolate whith the milk, so it's not too rich :)

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