Prêt-à-Portea: A Fashionable Tradition


You and your girlfriends are always ready to eat up the season’s latest fashions, and Prêt-à-Portea, the Berkeley London hotel’s designer afternoon tea service, offers an unrivaled chance to do just that. Inspired by the themes and colours of the fashion world, this unique culinary experience offers a perfect break during a day of shopping with friends, so head to the hotel’s stately Caramel Room and tuck your bags under the table. London’s most stylish tea spread is on the way. Consult with the girls while inspecting the pink and tan menu card that lists teas and treats inspired by the season’s trends. While fresh black, green, oolong, and herbal teas makes for a proper high tea, this might be the day to spoil your flock of fashionistas with the couture champagne package. A selection of Laurent-Perrier Rose, Bollinger Rose, and Ruinart blanc de blanc will further refine the sampling of small nibbles about to be deposited on your table. Between flutes of bubbly, a tiered serving platter bedecked with tastefully striped Paul Smith china is nestled alongside a slim plate of triangular finger sandwiches ranging from the classic crustless cucumber to a modern caprese. The platter is the real showstopper, however, each level containing artful little bites ranging from a form-fitting Burberry macintosh to a chunky Chanel clog, every accent and detail entirely edible. Further up are skinny shot glasses filled with brightly colored mousse, imitating stunning new looks from the likes of Armani and de la Renta. When you’ve lapped up the last Louboutin–its signature red sole made from raspberry gelee–take a moment to discuss which snacks inspired your next new look. After all, it’s still early enough to hit the shops for another round.

The Berkeley London Hotel

Wilton Pl London SW1X

44 20 7235 6000

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