For the first time in its history, The Harrods Tea Rooms is opening its kitchen to four of the world's finest grands pâtissiers this summer. Taking over the menu for 10 days each, Parisian patisserie legends Pierre Hermé, Angelo Musa, Yann Couvreur and Cédric Grolet have created four bespoke menus, each putting their own spin on our traditional afternoon tea with some creations using exclusive Harrods ingredients. Get to know our guest pâtissiers before you make your reservation.
Friday 19th — Sunday 28th July
Known as the "Picasso of pastry", Pierre Hermé's penchant for patisserie has earned him legions of admirers, flocking to his boutiques all over the world to sample his masterpieces. His most famous creation? The Ispahan macaron — a delicate combination of rose, raspberry and litchi flavours. Look out for his take on the millefeuille, using our Harrods Knightsbridge coffee blend as a special ingredient.
Friday 2nd — Sunday 11th August
Executive pastry chef at the Plaza Athénée in Paris, Angelo Musa is renowned for his meticulous precision and sleek artistry, famed in particular for his 100% Vanilla patisserie — layered with biscuit, cremeux, mouse and almond crunch and sumptuously flavoured throughout with, you guessed it, vanilla. A former winner of the prestigious Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie, his harmonious flavours and striking technical skill are not to be missed.
Friday 16th – Sunday 25th August
Famed for his modern approach to French classics, Yann Couvreur is an emerging authority in the world of patisserie. From his extraordinary Madagascan vanilla millefeuilles to his Japanese-inspired take on the tarte au citron, his innovative signature will be the mark of his Harrods collection, including an original dessert made with the Harrods Blue Mountain Coffee Blend.
Friday 30th August – Sunday 8th September
Concluding The French Collection, patisserie maverick Cédric Grolet of Le Meurice is best known for his mastery of fruit flavours and trompe l’oeil desserts. Cleverly disguised as glossy fruits, at the touch of a fork his creations reveal chocolate shells filled with fluffy ganache and compote. As part of his collection for Harrods, Grolet has concocted a new dish named the 'Bee', made using Harrods Cotswolds Honey.
Please note that bookings made between each residence on the following dates will be served the classic Harrods Tea Rooms menu: 29th July–1st August, 12th–15th August and 26th–29th August.