AFTERNOON TEA REVIEW: PRÊT-À-PORTEA AT THE BERKELEY, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
Melissa and I were blessed and overjoyed to visit The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge for afternoon tea this month. On these pesky hot summer days (I am not a fan), The Berkeley is the ultimate refuge from the sun, offering a visually stunning and delicious afternoon tea.
The Spring/Summer 2018 couture afternoon tea makeover is inspired by some of the world’s top fashion designers, including Dolce & Gabbana, Miu Miu and Tom Ford. Talked about by fashion lovers across the city, Prêt-à-Portea promises an innovative twist on the traditional English afternoon tea, celebrating the latest and greatest catwalk trends.
Pastry Chef, Mourad Khiat says: “We are very excited to be launching our new SS18 Prêt-à-Portea collection. Bright colours, patterns and stylish swimsuits are always a hit but as chic as our creations look, they must taste delicious and we would never compromise taste for design.”
H I G H L I G H T S
Tom Ford irresistible hot pink chocolate stiletto biscuit.
Miu Miu sunny yellow swimsuit upon a vanilla biscuit base.
Ralph & Russo pale pink ruffle dress transformed into a delicate ice cream cone.
Beautiful butterfly handbag cake inspired by London’s Aruna Seth.
Dolce & Gabbana ‘Queen of Hearts’ design upon layered almond sponge cake.
Richard Quinn iridescent floral display on an upside down black forest gateaux.
G I F T I D E A S
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.
A bespoke collection of fine-bone china by Wedgewood has been created for The Berkeley especially for Prêt-à-Portea. The china is available to purchase, please enquire at the hotel.
B O O K I N G I N F O R M A T I O N
Prêt-à-Portea is served at The Berkeley from 1:30-5:30pm.
£52 per person or £62 including a glass of Laurent Perrier champagne.
To make a reservation, please call or visit the hotel website:
The Berkeley | +44 (0) 20 7107 8866