Prêt-à-Portea: the Couture Cakewalk
Ready-to-wear becomes ready-to-eat with our haute couture afternoon tea. A homage to Autumn-Winter designs taking the catwalks by storm, this year we introduce a delicious new finale: a cake made in collaboration with a fashion world tastemaker.
Marching into spring is fashion editor, renowned stylist and ‘best dressed list’ regular Martha Ward. Her style CV is unrivalled, from Tatler to Vanity Fair, Vogue to Condé Nast Traveller. She is also a lifelong collector and connoisseur of ribbons. Her romantic Prêt-à-Portea creation layers delicate tiers of strawberry mousse, rhubarb confit and almond génoise. It’s then topped with a pink glaze and trimmed with a chocolate bow – in true Martha Ward style.
This season’s collection of distinctive designs also include our Moschino million dollar bill-topped pistachio delice. Emilia Wickstead’s red velvet gown transformed into a croustillon-covered choux bun. And we take inspiration from the neon pink Molly Goddard design that became a dressed-to-kill costume on Killing Eve, reimagined here in spun sugar and finished at your table with glitter. Finally we pay homage to Karl Lagerfeld’s last work for Fendi, Richard Quinn’s latex eye-catchers and the much talked about Le Micro Chiquito bag.
Your tea also includes a flavoursome collection of elegant canapés and tea sandwiches. To drink, choose a loose leaf tea from our extensive collection.
Prêt-à-Portea is priced at £60.00 per person.
Champagne Prêt-à-Portea, with a glass of Laurent-Perrier, £70.00 per person.
Signature Mocktail Prêt-à-Portea, with a glass of a refreshing Mango & Rooibos mocktail, £70.00 per person.
Couture Champagne Prêt-à-Portea, with a glass of Laurent-Perrier Rosé or Laurent-Perrier Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature, £76.00 per person.
Haute Couture Champagne Prêt-à-Portea, with a glass of Dom Pérignon 2008 or Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle, £110.00 per person.
A 12.5% discretionary service charge will be added to your bill.
Collins Room is open for breakfast and lunch for residents. We are not serving afternoon tea at the moment.
Afternoon tea reservations at The Berkeley can be made up to 90 days in advance.
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This season, Prêt-à-Portea introduces collaborations between Head Pastry Chef Mourad Khiat and fashion trailblazers. A sweet spin on a catwalk moment, memory or milestone, in March it’s the turn of fashion editor, star stylist and last word in accessories, Martha Ward. Her blush pink génoise cake pays tribute to tailoring and is modelled on the Escada two-piece with grosgrain ribbon that she wore to the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.
High-fashion bakes and biscuits
'Prêt-à-Portea: High-Fashion Bakes and Biscuits' was published to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our iconic afternoon tea with 20 recipes and baking techniques from the hotel’s Head Pastry Chef Mourad Khiat.Buy the book
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