Tuesday, July 01, 2008
hot chocolate from harvey nics food hall
Harvey Nichols Food Hall
I have been to many high-end foodhalls in those big cities in Europe (you name it : at Gallery Lafayette, at Printemps, at Fauchon in Paris or at Fortnum & Mason, at Selfridges Food Hall, at the famous Food Hall at Harrods in London… etc.,
But the 2 places I am so very fond of are at a corner of the Conran Shop where once selling loads of food products in style (the concept was very much the same as harvey nics but for some reason - they didnt seem to want to extend thier products).. and the best is my very very beloved Harvey Nichols foodhall.
On the 5th floor at Harvy Nics (Brits like to call it “Harvey Nics”), you will find restaurants & cafe (you can go having afternoon tea or sushi there) and a very high-end supermarket where sells one of the best premium food products in London; Parmigiano Reggiano, Olive Oil, Balsamic , Tuna cans, Sun dried Tomato, Caviar, Cheeses, etc,.
They manage to do it in the most stylish way… Oh well, they know how to sell expensive things in a very interesting & very stylish way. Very very good vibe... very happening... very good taste & very good & unique style.I love going there... ermm I think I can live there...
I adore their bakery as they manage to bake those mini bagels (white sesame, black sesame, plain, onion, raisin & whole grain) and sell them in one pack which is very cute and yummy!!
They have a branch in Hong Kong now – and believe it or not – the owner of my beloved Harvey Nics is a Chinese Millionaire who is based in Hong Kong.
I am not sure why it becomes my most favourite. Its probably that in there you will find the best products from all regions and they come in a very unique and most stylish package.
Find below a recipe fro a Chocolate Drink which I got from Harvey Nics.
• 25g of Chocolate Drink (75% Cacao)from Harvey Nics
• 100ml of Whole Milk ( Low Fat is optional)
• Honey or sugar, to taste
1.Tip the cacao and milk into a small pan and bring to the boil, stirring frequently.
2.When thick and well combined, remove the hot chocolate from the heat.
3.Add honey or sugar to taste. You can thin the hot chocolate by adding extra water or by adding a splash of more milk or rum. Vanilla, chilli, cinnamon and nutmeg also make great additions.
4.Serve in a French cup with Chocolate Mdeleines on the side.