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Prêt-à-Portea, The Berkeley London

Catwalk Twist on a Beloved Tradition

Prêt-à-Portea at The Berkeley

In London, where afternoon tea is taken as seriously as rugby, it’s a risk to play around with the tried and true. Sometimes, though, risk pays off. Case in point: the oh so playful Prêt-à-Portea at The Berkeley. This fashionable event offers a catwalk twist on a beloved tradition. Envision Oscar de la Renta yellow dress cookies, Fendi chocolate baguettes and stylish accessories such as a Prada jeweled broad choux bun or an Anya Hindmarch vanilla Pandora handbag.

The hotel has its own patisserie creative director who attends London Fashion Week for inspiration, gleaning colors and textures for each new “collection” of pastries and miniature savories. As well, there is a Prêt-à-Portea committee from fashion publications such as Vogue and Harpers & Queen.

Prêt-à-Portea is served from 1 p.m.-6 p.m. in The Caramel Room, which was designed by New Yorker Alexandra Champalimaud. For an added treat, you can choose a tea menu that comes with a glass of Moët & Chandon Champagne, served in a colored Bacarrat flute.

The Caramel Room
The Berkeley
Wilton Place
London, SW1X 7RL
800-63-SAVOY, 020-7235 6000

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