For once the designers are turning their creative hands to the edible world of sweet delights and London fashion week served up an array of delectable wonders.
Catering has evolved from cheese and pineapple sticks and pigs in blankets to something of an elevated art form. The fashion crowd may not be able to eat more than two or three nibbles, but the army of caterers should be well praised for the exceptional culinary treats served.
Prêt-à-Portea, one of the restaurants, is fine dining at its most exceptional.
Afternoon tea at the cafe should be reserved for special occasions only, due to the bank breakingly high price tag, but the experience should not be kept exclusively for the rich and famous.
The menu is inspired by the themes and colours of the fashion world and is transformed every six months to follow the changing seasons in fashion.
Inspired by the spring/summer 2009 fashion collections, this season’s afternoon tea at The Berkeley in London includes designs by Christian Dior, Burberry, Christian Lacroix , Louis Vuitton, and Mulberry.
On this season’s menu you can sample a collection of cakes and fancies including; a Mulberry ‘Bayswater’ white chocolate and coconut truffle, an Emilio de la Morena caramelized banana mousse with red currant jam and a Matthew Williamson joconde sponge cake dress filled with lychee cream and spun sugar ruffles.