The new fully functional kitchen at the heart of Harrod’s new Kitchen & Dining department is delighting the store’s customers with its daily cooking demonstrations and events. Designed as an interactive space (with screens and further projections on screens around the store as well as on social media), the luxurious kitchen is showing products in action, and hosting presentations by Harrod’s skilled chefs, cementing the store’s reputation as a hub for foodies.
Luxury kitchen experts Linley have created the new kitchen to the highest specifications, with features such as Bolivian marble surfaces, hand-dyed veneers, a grey eucalyptus framework, sycamore inlays and brass accents. The island incorporates a wine-conditioning unit and pop-up electrical sockets.
This month’s demonstrations kicked off on Saturday (February 1) with Fluffy American Pancakes, followed by Marvellous Muffins, using products by Hestan, Magimix and Smeg. On Sunday Jura’s demonstrator created the coffee based dessert Affogato al Caffe, while Monday’s delicacies were Lemon + Elderflower Waffles and Chocolate Fondue with Fresh Fruits, followed by Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake with Macarons, using products from Sage and Le Creuset.
Other cooking events include Garlic & Herb Focaccia (demonstrated by Miele using the brand’s oven) and ‘I Love You Cupcakes’ – a chance for customers to get hands on with piping techniques to create the perfect decorative rose for Valentines Day. KitchenAid is also hosting demonstrations, providing inspiration for warming soups and healthy smoothies.
The new look third floor is now known as Harrods Interiors – home to Kitchen & Household as well as Luxury Linens, Harrod Interior Design Studio, a home fragrance room and the Halycon Gallery of artwork. Further rooms dedicated to furniture and home will open later this year to complete the Interiors floor.
Chris Dee, director of Food & Home at Harrods comments: “The aim for Harrods Interiors is to give a consistent identity to the department while offering our customers a truly inspirational shopping experience.”
Top: A view of Harrod’s working kitchen, created by Linley.