Thursday, 30 August 2018

A Blogger's Reunion at Harry's Dolce Vita, Knightsbridge.

Getting a large group of people together in London is an impossible feat in itself, let alone when one of those people (moi) has just moved back from the other side of the world and has every family member and friend to catch up with, as well as the death of two grandparents and a double-funeral to help arrange. But finally we managed it, and almost three months after I returned home to England, I finally saw my favourite blogging babes. 

These ladies have been in my life for about 5-6 years now, and every time I see them I'm reminded of just how special the blogging community is, and how it has enriched my life in so many ways. We chose Harry's Dolce Vita for our dinner. It was a Monday and many restaurants in London aren't open on Monday's, and as it's part of the Caprice Group, we knew it would be unlikely to disappoint. 

It was a beautiful hot and sunny day which seemed fitting given we were dining Italian-style (both food and atmosphere, with the restaurant being designed to resemble the Orient Express), and we settled into our beautiful big table with cocktails. I chose the Peach & Elderflower Iced Tea to start with, and then moved on to the Harry's Bellini with the Angie & Mina.

 Food-wise we all decided to just have mains as we'd all had a weekend of indulgence. I chose the Chargilled Sea Bass fillet with courgette, avocado, pistachio, and a mint and lemon salsa. Mina and Angie chose the Chargrilled Tuna Steak with cannellini beans and a warm tomato, black olive, Amalfi lemon and basil salsa, while Binny went for the very moreish looking Pappardelle Al Ragu Bolognese covered in Parmesan cheese, and Emma opted for a pizza (not pictured). Sided-wise we had Homemade maccheroni cheese gratin, Garlic & rosemary thick cut chips, and Tomato & basil salad.

Everything was delicious, although the mac & cheese was very overcooked which was disappointing. I have a super sweet tooth though and can't stand finishing a meal with a savoury taste in my mouth, so decided to be the odd one out and have a dessert. I have no shame when it comes to food. I chose the signature Harry's Toadstool, which was a delicious combination of white chocolate and mascarpone mousse in the shape of a toadstool, with fresh raspberries, iced-vanilla parfait and pistachio biscotti crunch and pistachio sauce. 

We had the loveliest ladies dinner at Harry's, however it wasn't my favourite restaurant from the Caprice group. I still much prefer Le Caprice, The Ivy, and 34. Harry's was nice, but nothing overly special and I honestly think there are better restaurants in the Knightsbridge area at a similar price point (Toto's is a favourite Italian of mine in Knightsbridge, and Rivea by Alain Ducasse is also exceptionally good).

As always though no matter where we dine, the company far surpassed the food, and being reunited with these ladies made me so happy to be back in London again <3 

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