This afternoon I visited Harrods to try their Salad Kitchen. It’s located on the 4th floor where you’ll also find The Fashion Lab.

Harrods - Salad Kitchen

The restaurant’s contemporary design allows customers to either sit at the bar or at tables which line the walls.

Harods - Salad Kitchen

Whilst looking at the menu, we tried the baba ghanoush with homemade lavash.

Harrods - Salad Kitchen

Baba ghanoush is an aubergine-based dip. This one came topped with pomegranate which contributed to the already existing freshness of this nibble. The lavash is a seasoned bread, which I loved. You can taste the cumin among other subtle flavours which work well with the dip.

Along with the nibbles, the OH ordered a strawberry daiquiri which was amaaazing.

Harrods - Strawberry DaiquiriI had a passion fruit martini which was rich in both flavour and texture. It was faultless.

Harrods - Passion Fruit MartiniFor starter, we shared the yellowfin tuna tartare, avocado, crostini with wasabi …

Harrods - Salad Kitchen… as well as the cauliflower and cumin fritters with cauliflower purée and salsa verde.

Harrods - Salad KitchenI loved the wasabi touch along with the avocado. And the tuna? It was amazingly fresh – melt in your mouth fresh. As for the cauliflower and cumin fritters, I relished the middle-eastern inspired flavours.

For our next course, I chose the Harrods Chablis to accompany my main …

Harrods - Salad Kitchen… whilst the OH ordered a Bramble cocktail, which included gin, crème de mure, blackberries, lemon and sugar. Call me naïve but I’d never thought about ordering a cocktail at Harrods before. I don’t know why. But today I discovered some great cocktail making, which I unreservedly recommend.

Harrods - Salad KitchenFor my main I chose sea scallops and tiger prawns to go with a lamb’s lettuce salad with quinoa, radish, toasted almonds and roasted pepper yoghurt.

Harrods - Salad KitchenThe OH ordered chorizo-stuffed baby squid to go with a purple potato, wax beans, sugar snap peas, tahini and lemon dressing.

Harrods - Salad KitchenThe way The Salad Kitchen’s menu works for mains is that you choose a dish from the robata grill and a salad, either cold or warm. The selection leaves you spoilt for choice but the puzzle of trying to find out what to pair with what is worth it. Both our choices were very delicious.

For our final course, the OH and I decided to share a dessert. Or more like, I said no thank you but the wise waiter gave me some cutlery to try the trio of flourless chocolate desserts.

Harrods - Salad KitchenThis involved three slices of flourless chocolate cake, mousse and in the centre a chocolate treat with a chocolate mint cake base. Yummmm!

Disclaimer: Our lunch was complimentary for the purpose of the review but this did not affect my opinion on what we tried today. The food and drinks were fabulous. 

So today was the last day of the Dior exhibition at Harrods and I was determined not to miss it, even if it was the warmest day of the year so far. It was such a fabulous exhibition, which celebrated the work of a man who took the fashion world by storm in 1947 with his first collection. At the time Dior’s style, which was dubbed the ‘New Look’, was considered a revolution on the fashion world and the So Dior exhibition celebrated what has been defined as the designer’s savoir-faire that we still associate with the House of Dior today.

If you didn’t manage to catch it, here are some photos which I took. Enjoy!

Dior exhibition at Harrods

Dior 5

Dior exhibition at Harrods

Dior exhibition at Harrods

Dior exhibition at Harrods

Dior exhibition at Harrods

Dior exhibition at Harrods

Dior exhibition at Harrods

Dior exhibition at Harrods

Dior exhibition at Harrods

Dior exhibition at Harrods

Dior exhibition at Harrods

Dior exhibition at Harrods

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Dior exhibition at Harrods

Dior exhibition at Harrods

Dior exhibition at Harrods

Dior exhibition at Harrods

Dior exhibition at Harrods

So this was my first year at MINT Polo in the Park. If you follow my tweets, you may know that I made it to Finals Day after spending the last few days in the country. Heading back to London, I was intrigued to see how town and country were going to mix at Hurlingham Park. After all, I liked the idea of an urban setting for a polo tournament.

With a Grandstand on one side and the Hospitality tents on the other, the top end of the pitch was dominated by the Veuve Clicquot area.

Where we watched through netting as Moscow beat Sydney in the last leg of the semi-finals.

Elsewhere, Harrods looked after the food area.

I tried the burger which came with chilli chips, which were a bit of a pleasant surprise.

And I have to applaud the staff dishing out the food because they dealt with a sudden onslaught of punters quite swiftly.

With an hour to go until the final match, most people decided that it was time to have a bite to eat – including myself.

As for drinks, I enjoyed Champagne …

And Pimms …

There was a Pimms bus …

And a pub area …

There was also entertainment …

And some fun time, replacing the divots.

Walking with the Wounded were a charity that were very much present during the day and if you’d like to find out more about what they do, please click here.

The final match was between London and Buenos Aires and admittedly, I did wonder if London stood a chance. I know, you’re not supposed to doubt your team but … Buenos Aires!

And here are my favourite moments from the match.

London beat Buenos Aires 8-7. Well done guys!!

It was a great match indeed!

Harrods’ and Bikeminded’s Style The Cyclist Pinterest competition opens today! I wrote about the launch at Ladurée here, and now you can start adding your boards to Bikeminded’s Pinterest board.

You have until 27th May 2012 to do so and if you win, you could receive £150 worth of Harrods vouchers as well as see your chosen outfit published in Absolutely Magazine and Harrods Magazine.

Here are the competition rules which tell you which hashtags to use on your board and how to submit your entry.

This is the one I created at the launch –

It was so much fun to do!

So good luck if you’re entering and don’t forget that there are two winners in this competition! Enjoy!

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