Prêt-à-Portea Afternoon Tea is one of the best in London and a firm favourite with fashionistas with a sweet tooth
Among the reasons, The Berkeley is one of the most beloved London hotels is the famous Prêt-à-Portea Afternoon Tea. Inspired by the fashion catwalks of each season, Prêt-à-Portea gives a contemporary twist to afternoon tea with a collection of bold fashionable creations.
The Berkeley has just unveiled its Autumn/Winter 2022 Prêt-à-Portea collection, a playful and stylish selection of couture cakes inspired by designers from Dolce & Gabbana to Jean Paul Gaultier.
This season’s collection opens with Christopher Kane – a striking floral gown with black accents crafted with cheesecake, set on a vanilla crémeux and a crunchy sable biscuit. This is topped with wafer-thin Opalys chocolate.
Ralph Lauren’s hero coat has been created as a Black Forest gateau: Pain de Gênes sponge with sour cherry jelly, dark chocolate supreme, and vanilla Chantilly, all topped with an oversized chocolate button.
Jean Paul Gaultier’s denim couture gown has been reimagined in Cassis bavarois with a blackcurrant filling, set on a feuilletine base and finished with chocolate shards.
Meanwhile, Prada’s camel coat will feature on the cakewalk made from chocolate biscuit, with intricate royal icing including pink statement fur sleeves.
Dolce & Gabbana’s fun fur coat and hat combo are immortalised as a chequered light sponge in four, bold colours, wrapped in a rainbow of marzipan and topped with a meringue hat.
Self Portrait’s bow handbag combines Victoria sponge and orange marmalade, glazed in white icing and encased with Ivoire chocolate. The trademark golden bow is the final flourish.
Finally, the Prêt-à-Portea pastry team have created a showstopper of a cake – designed to share – paying homage to a Harris Reed ensemble. Yogurt and honey mousse with Granny Smith apple compote is set on a caramel sponge cake. This is finished with a huge sugar bow and white chocolate, statement headpiece.
The Autumn/Winter season of Prêt-à-Portea runs from Monday 17th October 2022 and is served from 1pm – 5.30pm every day, priced from £75 per person. See more here