On Sunday I went to Harrods for lunch with Sunny in London. Our precise destination was the Marchesi Café, which is a pop-up restaurant that is part of Pradasphere: the Prada exhibition on the fourth floor. The Marchesi Café in Milan is part-owned by Prada, so it makes sense that the whole Prada experience is completed by either a lunch or an afternoon tea when going to visit the exquisite exhibition.
Located along which would normally be the Georgian Restaurant, the Marchesi Café evokes a sense of being on the continent. With shelves of sweets lined up along the wall, there is a timeless beauty to the space.
To start off lunch, I enjoyed a Champagne cocktail …
… whilst Sunny enjoyed a Kir Royale.
And of course, because it was a Sunday afternoon water was also being sipped at the table.
Sunny tried the mozzarella and tomato salad, which looked really good. It’s been a while since I’ve had mozzarella and I bet it was a delicious choice. To find out, you’ll have to see what Sunny says about her experience.
I had one of the veal dishes which came with mashed potatoes and peas.
This dish was light and seemed simple but as with all good Italian cuisine, the simplicity allows for the quality of the ingredients to shine through.
One of my favourite dishes ever is a drizzle of truffle oil, shavings of pecorino cheese and pasta. Simple and very tasty.
With great company, wonderful surroundings and a carefully thought out menu, the afternoon was pure delight.
Marchesi Café, 4th floor, Harrods.