The Berkeley has created a gorgeous afternoon tea in honour of the ‘Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams‘ exhibition.
The Berkeley’s afternoon tea, Prêt-à-Portea, has always been inspired by fashion but, in a fitting tribute to the V&A’s new exhibition, its biscuits, cakes and teas are now all dressed in Dior. (See also: London’s loveliest afternoon teas.)
Some of the brand’s most famous garments have been reimagined in the form of cakes, biscuits, and other sweet treats, including the Junon dress worn by Theo Graham at Le Pré Catalan in Paris 1949, and the bar jacket that defined Dior’s ‘New Look.’ You’ll also be able to scoff a Lady Dior handbag made of red velvet cake, a classic Miss Dior dress made of white chocolate mousse, and many other notable pieces from the designer’s collection.
There’ll also be a selection of savoury skewers, taster spoons, elegant canapés and tea sandwiches. You can pick a tea from the Berkeley’s huge collection, or fork out on Champagne for a few extra bucks. The Prêt-à-Portea costs £58 per person, or £68-74 with extra drinks (depending how fancy you’re feeling). They’re also able to cater for gluten and nut free diets.
The afternoon tea is served daily from 1pm–5:30pm. You’ll find it in the Collins Room at The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RL. Reserve a spot here.
Also published on Medium.