Whoever said that fashion couldn’t be edible? I think I’ve fallen in love with Burberry trench-coats — in gingerbread cookie version, of course.
As a surprise Birthday present from my parents I was invited to an afternoon tea (Prêt-à-Portea) with my boyfriend at the Berkeley hotel in London. It was absolutely fashionable and delicious at the same time, as each pastry had a unique flavor that simply melted my taste buds. And the tea! Although I’m not English, I sometimes feel that I am because tea-time is my favourite time of the day. All of the cakes, every single one on the tray, were inspired by the world’s top fashion designers (such as Miu Miu, Burberry, Vivienne Westwood, Jean Paul Gaultier and many more), with the designs of the pastries being an edible version of the designs from the catwalk! My personal favourites are the Yves Saint Lauren red duffle bag, or in other words the vanilla flavoured sponge cake, and Miu Miu’s polka dot chocolate mousse (who doesn’t like a little chocolate after all?)
At Prêt-à-Portea, located in the Caramel Room (yes, even the name of the room sounds good!), mini cakes, pastries, tea and sandwiches were distributed to us on gorgeous plates. The best part: everything (apart from my fabulous raspberry champagne) was unlimited! Once I even just tasted the amazing food I was in heaven, and then the waiters (which I should mention were extremely friendly and pleasant) asked us if we wanted some more tea, then some more sandwiches, and when I thought it couldn’t get any better, we were offered more and more of those scrumptious cakes! I can’t even tell you how much I ate that day, I couldn’t manage dinner in my stomach afterward.
Overall it was an incredible experience, I’m definitely very happy we discovered this place as I plan to be coming again (the pastries change according to the seasons, just as fashion does). It’s a great way to stay up to date on the current trends! So if any of you are interested, I strongly encourage you to go — you have my thumbs up. :)