Fashionistas and foodies take note. Afternoon teas need not be confined to triangular cucumber sandwiches and circular scones. At the Berkeley Hotel in London’s Knightsbridge, indulge your sweet tooth in vogue with the designer afternoon tea, Prêt-à-Portea.
The “Greatest Hits” Collection of afternoon tea celebrates 5 years of Haute Couture from 2005 – 2010 and comes served on fine-bone china by Paul Smith for Thomas Goode. Fancy an Alexander McQueen pale green pistachio dress biscuit with silver belt and a Fendi chocolate baguette with praline croquant with a Christian Louboutin ginger biscuit with signature red sole? But of course darling!
Served in the luxury hotel’s Caramel Room, Prêt-à-Portea costs £36.50 per person, £46.50 with a glass of Laurent-Perrier champagne. At £53.00, the Couture Champagne Prêt-à-Portea includes a glass of Billecart-Salmon Rosé, Laurent Perrier Ultra Brut, Laurent Perrier Grand Siècle. Just like fashion, the menu changes every 6 months to reflect styles and seasons.
And if time is short, you can order a set box of 10 Prêt-à-Portea biscuits for £25 and they will be delivered to you on board a pistachio green and pale pink Vespa in handbag-shaped takeaway boxes.
Who says you can’t have your designer fashion and eat it too?
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[Photo: Berkeley Hotel]