Sunday, 21 August 2011

Pret-a-Portea for 3..

This weekend my sister-in-law celebrates her 40th birthday, as i knew that a trip to Antigua was planned to celebrate I decided to book a treat a couple of weeks ago for the 2 of us and my niece.
We met at Sloane Square and as the weather wasn't great we jumped into a black cab and headed to the Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge.
this was Libby's first jaunt in a taxi, and she was beside herself when the man in the posh hat opened the door for her at the hotel.
The Berkeley is a lovely hotel, understated and chic. The reception was awash with sunflowers which really brightened up a gloomy day.
I had booked afternoon tea for N & I .. for those not familiar with afternoon tea at the Berkeley it is designed around the current fashion trends for that season. The Pret-a-Portea is held in the Caramel Room.
This seasons menu is modeled on the following:
  • A mouth-watering selection of miniature savoury skewers, taster spoons, elegant canapés and tea sandwiches.
A collection of cakes and fancies in in the colours of the fashion season and in the style of the world’s finest designers:

  • Tom Ford light pink chiffon summer dress biscuit with rose icing and sparkly silver cuffs
  • Chloe praline clutch topped with gold chocolate beads
  • Victoria Beckham peach coloured sponge cake tote with chocolate crocodile print
  • Marc Jacobs raspberry and lychee cream jumpsuit with over-sized chocolate flower belt
  • Miu Miu vanilla bikini biscuit with navy icing and signature white bow
  • Tory Burch strawberry and rhubarb bavarois dress with flattering gold button detail
  • Stella McCartney citrus print dress of orange and lemon mousse topped with marzipan fruit summer dress of papaya, red currant and blueberry mousse, topped with pate de fruit
  • Jil Sander coloured block dress of crème de menthe and coconut jelly with must-have sparkly sunglasses
  • Roger Vivier black and white chocolate striped ‘belle de Nuit’ high-heeled shoe
Knowing that Libs probably wouldn't eat it... she got special chips, complete with personal jars of ketchup which were a big hit!... along with languishing on a banquet seat for 3 to herself!
we had a lovely afternoon, it was nice to sit, relax, chat and feed our faces with scrumptious goodies!...  a lovely treat for an afternoon....

3 comments:

Michela said...

Glad I can always get the latest London's trends on your blog!
x

Archies Mum said...

Your sister-in-law and niece must have had a lovely time. You definitely know how to celebrate and chose the right places. The hotel looks gorgeous.

Florence and Mary said...

Can't wait till my niece is old enough to take out for tea!!

Victoria xxx

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Pret-a-Portea for 3..

This weekend my sister-in-law celebrates her 40th birthday, as i knew that a trip to Antigua was planned to celebrate I decided to book a treat a couple of weeks ago for the 2 of us and my niece.
We met at Sloane Square and as the weather wasn't great we jumped into a black cab and headed to the Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge.
this was Libby's first jaunt in a taxi, and she was beside herself when the man in the posh hat opened the door for her at the hotel.
The Berkeley is a lovely hotel, understated and chic. The reception was awash with sunflowers which really brightened up a gloomy day.
I had booked afternoon tea for N & I .. for those not familiar with afternoon tea at the Berkeley it is designed around the current fashion trends for that season. The Pret-a-Portea is held in the Caramel Room.
This seasons menu is modeled on the following:
  • A mouth-watering selection of miniature savoury skewers, taster spoons, elegant canapés and tea sandwiches.
A collection of cakes and fancies in in the colours of the fashion season and in the style of the world’s finest designers:

  • Tom Ford light pink chiffon summer dress biscuit with rose icing and sparkly silver cuffs
  • Chloe praline clutch topped with gold chocolate beads
  • Victoria Beckham peach coloured sponge cake tote with chocolate crocodile print
  • Marc Jacobs raspberry and lychee cream jumpsuit with over-sized chocolate flower belt
  • Miu Miu vanilla bikini biscuit with navy icing and signature white bow
  • Tory Burch strawberry and rhubarb bavarois dress with flattering gold button detail
  • Stella McCartney citrus print dress of orange and lemon mousse topped with marzipan fruit summer dress of papaya, red currant and blueberry mousse, topped with pate de fruit
  • Jil Sander coloured block dress of crème de menthe and coconut jelly with must-have sparkly sunglasses
  • Roger Vivier black and white chocolate striped ‘belle de Nuit’ high-heeled shoe
Knowing that Libs probably wouldn't eat it... she got special chips, complete with personal jars of ketchup which were a big hit!... along with languishing on a banquet seat for 3 to herself!
we had a lovely afternoon, it was nice to sit, relax, chat and feed our faces with scrumptious goodies!...  a lovely treat for an afternoon....

3 comments:

Michela said...

Glad I can always get the latest London's trends on your blog!
x

Archies Mum said...

Your sister-in-law and niece must have had a lovely time. You definitely know how to celebrate and chose the right places. The hotel looks gorgeous.

Florence and Mary said...

Can't wait till my niece is old enough to take out for tea!!

Victoria xxx