SPRING/SUMMER 2018 PRÊT-A-PORTEA Afternoon Tea At Berkeley London
If you are looking for a perfect place to celebrate a special occasion, whether it’s someones’ birthday, anniversary or simply a beautiful afternoon, look no further than Berkeley Hotel. I celebrated mine there, and I have to admit, that it was absolutely delightful experience.
Biscuits, cakes and a few special new styles are all set for the annual couture makeover inspired by some of the world’s top fashion designers, such as Dolce & Gabbana, Miu Miu, and Tom Ford. Berkeley Hotel Spring/Summer 2018 Prêt-à-Portea Afternoon Tea collection is truly spectacular. A favourite for fashionistas, Prêt-à-Portea adds an innovative twist to the traditional English afternoon tea and celebrates the latest catwalk trends each season.
With a myriad of vibrant colours combined with graphic designs and florescent florals taking this season by storm, this Prêt-à-Portea collection takes inspiration from an array of distinguished fashion designers and their creative genius. First to step onto the cakewalk to kick start this season’s shade of summer is Tom Ford’s hot pink chocolate stiletto biscuit. Making a stylish splash is Miu Miu’s sunny swimsuit of dazzling yellow upon a vanilla biscuit base. Following this is red carpet ready Ralph & Russo’s pale pink ruffle dress transformed into a delicate ice cream cone – a frozen first for Prêt-à-Portea.
Making a debut on the stand is the beautiful butterfly handbag cake. The inspiration comes from London’s very own Aruna Seth. Playing the cards right, other Prêt-à-Portea delectables include Dolce & Gabbana’s ‘Queen of Hearts’ celebrated design set upon layered almond sponge cake and fashion flavour of the month Richard Quinn’s iridescent floral display is placed on an upside down black forest gateaux – fit for a Queen.
High-Fashion Bakes & Biscuits
For Prêt-à-Portea aficionados, The Berkeley’s exclusive recipe book – Prêt-à-Portea, High-Fashion Bakes & Biscuits – is available at the Collins Room where Head Pastry Chef Mourad Khiat reveals some of his top secret recipes for his most beloved fashion inspired designs from over the past decade. And for those who really want to learn the tricks of the trade, Prêt-à-Portea Masterclasses are available for two hours of tuition in the pastry kitchen, learning how to recreate a few fashion favourites from past collections. Each masterclass is for up to four guests, with each receiving a ‘Shoe Chef’ embroidered apron followed by experiencing the SS18 Prêt-à-Portea in the Collins Room and a copy of the recipe book to take home.
ABOUT THE BERKELEY
In leafy Belgravia and bustling Knightsbridge, The Berkeley, sister hotel to Claridge’s and The Connaught, is the essence of contemporary chic and innovative luxury. With stunning rooms and suites, two Michelin-starred cuisine from Marcus Wareing, a fashion favourite afternoon tea at Prêt-à- Portea in the new Collins Room, cocktails in the Blue Bar and The Berkeley Health Club & Spa complete with rooftop pool, The Berkeley provides the ultimate urban retreat in the heart of London.