Pret a Portea – A Fashionista’s couture afternoon winter tea at the Berkeley London

Think Fendi boots and Marc Jacobs jackets that are baked to perfection. Sponge cakes, ginger biscuits and macaroons are all set for the annual couture makeover inspired by the world’s top fashion designers such as Manolo Blahnik, Prada and Lanvin, as The Berkeley in Knightsbridge launches its new Winter 2012/ 2013 Prêt-à-Portea collection.

Prêt-à-Portea is designed to add a creative twist to the classic elements of the traditional English afternoon tea with cakes and pastries resembling the latest catwalk designs for the style conscious and has become a-must visit location on the London style map.

It includes fashionista delectable’s such as Yves Saint Laurent’s “Cabas Chyc” forest green Victoria sponge cake handbag and a red macaroon dress. With his trendsetting vision Marc Jacobs’ oversized double breasted chocolate biscuit jacket with show stopping sparkly pink icing promises to bring that all-important magic to this winter’s party season.

Prepping up for winter with a shocking pop of colour, Fendi’s maple and ginger ankle boot biscuit with yellow and black icing guarantees to lift your spirits. Diane Von Furstenberg’s pink lady mousse topped with playful interlocking puzzles brings a hint of humor and with this season’s coveted psychedelic trend, Prada’s mousse with geometric pattern transports us back to the seventies.

Also the Burberry trench is making a return on the afternoon tea stand as a layered praline, topped with a stylish umbrella an accessory no one should leave the house without this fall.

Check out the Prêt-à-Portea aw 2012/13 menu

Manolo Blahnik “Neurotica” pink polk a dot cake pumps with gianduja cream
Fashionista’s favourite Yves Saint Laurent “Cabas Chyc” forest green Victoria sponge cake handbag
Sell-out Fendi maple and ginger ankle boot biscuit with yellow and black icing
Marc Jacobs double breasted chocolate biscuit blazer with show stopping sparkly pink icing
Lanvin chocolate and orange mousse topped with mouth-watering French meringue
Diane Von Furstenberg pink lady apple mousse and kalamancy cremeux topped with playful interlocking sugar puzzles.

All this is served in The Caramel Room at The Berkeley from 1-6pm every day priced at £39 per person. A little more when champagne is added.

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