Biscuits, fancies and mousses are all set for the annual couture makeover in the style of the world’s top fashion designers, such as Charlotte Olympia, Gucci, and Balenciaga, as The Berkeley in Knightsbridge launches its new Spring/ Summer 2017 Prêt-à-Portea collection. A favourite for fashionistas, Prêt-à-Portea adds an innovative twist to the traditional English afternoon tea celebrating the latest catwalk trends.
With a myriad of vibrant colours combined with graphic lines and ruffles taking this season by storm, this Prêt-à-Portea collection takes inspiration from an array of distinguished fashion designers and the creative genius.
First up on the cakewalk to celebrate this season’s shade of summer is Gucci’s pink candyfloss summer berry sable Breton jumper with rhubarb mousse accentuated with a golden sugar bow. Making waves this season is red carpet ready Ralph & Russo Pain de Gene dress cake with velvet lavender cremeux and Beriolette jelly romantically topped with showstopper sugar frill.
Making a debut on the stand is the brilliantly British chocolate and vanilla Battenberg cake inspired by Stella McCartney’s checkered summer pumps. Other Prêt-à-Portea delectables include Emilio Pucci’s caramelised pineapple compote with coconut jelly, strawberry bavarois topped with a psychedelic chocolate wave representing the current trend of block colours as well as Charlotte Olympia’s high-kicking “Chiquita” banana pump biscuits made perfect to channel their inner Carmen Miranda.
Pastry Chef, Mourad Khiat says: “We are very excited to be launching our new Pret-a-Portea SS17 collection. Bright colours, patterns and bikinis are always refreshing to look at after having served our winter collection. As good as our creations look, they must taste delicious and would never compromise taste for design.”
Prêt-à-Portea is served at The Berkeley from 1:30-5:30pm every day priced at £52 per person (£62 including a glass of Laurent Perrier champagne or £70 per person including a glass of couture champagne).
To make a reservation for Prêt-à-Portea call +44 (0)20 7107 8866 or visit the hotel website
A bespoke collection of fine-bone china by Wedgewood has been created for The Berkeley especially for Prêt-à-Portea. The china is available to purchase and for more information please call The Berkeley 0207 235 6000.