Gucci, Burberry, Anya Hindmarch, Bottega Veneta, Dolce Gabbana and a platter of the world's greatest designers are now right at your fingertips at The Berkeley's new AW 17/18 Collection of Prêt-à-Portea. Each season, the luxury hotel's head pastry chef Mourad Khiat celebrates the latest fashion trends in an afternoon tea of exquisitely crafted couture cakes and biscuits.
The focus this year is on vibrant colours, graphic lines and delicate detail.
First up on the cakewalk is Bottega Veneta’s mustard yellow suit biscuit; then Miu Miu’s much loved faux fur mint coat of pistachio cremeux; and embracing the ever playful style of Anya Hindmarch, the designer’s foxy new handbag clutch becomes a delicious dulce and ginger cake sandwiched with orange chocolate and beady eye detailing to complete the look.
Christopher Kane’s taffeta floral embellishments are recreated with elegant sugar flowers and Burberry’s popular white feather cape becomes a tonka bean cheese cake with cinnamon crumble base, finished with a white chocolate feather.
Gucci brings back the ultimate accessory with the addition of a stylish chocolate parasol set upon a pomegranate and grenadine bavarois dress.
Further delectable details include: Balenciaga’s show stopping black and white dress with a cheeky kick of luminous orange tuile; Dolce & Gabbana’s ever popular rainbow dress; and completing this wintery chic collection, Gianvito Rossi’ rich red biscuit booties take to the stand.
PRICE: Prêt-à-Portea is served at The Berkeley from 1pm-5.30pm every day priced at £52 per person or £62 including a glass of Laurent Perrier champagne, or £70 per person including a glass of couture champagne.
For Prêt-à-Portea aficionados who really want to learn the tricks of the trade, Pret-a-Portea Masterclasses are available for two hours of tuition in the pastry kitchen, learning how to recreate a fashion favourite from past collections over the decade including Jason Wu’s cherry mousse, Manolo Blahnik’s stiletto biscuits and Moschino’s iconic ‘M’ sponge handbags.
Each masterclass is for up to four guests, with each receiving a ‘Shoe Chef’ embroidered apron and a copy of the recipe book to take home. After the class you will also get to relax and experience the delicious AW17/18 Prêt-à-Portea in the Collins Room.
Masterclasses are priced at £225 per person and available every Wednesday and Saturday of the month from 2-4pm.
|What||Autumn/Winter Prêt-à-Portea at The Berkeley, London|
|Where||The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Knightbridge, London, SW1X 7RL | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Knightsbridge (underground)|
13 Nov 17 – 22 Nov 18, Mon - Sun: 1pm - 5.30pm
13 Nov 17 – 28 Feb 18, Mon - Sun: 1pm - 5.30pm
|Website||Click here to book|