Afternoon Tea With A Twist: The Berkeley Launches Alexander McQueen Pret-A-Portea

03/03/2015 12:37 | Updated 20 May 2015

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty arrives in London this March and to celebrate, The Berkeley Hotel is offering the most stylish (and stunning) afternoon tea you'll ever see.


The opening of this highly anticipated exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum has inspired the luxury hotel to include of two of McQueen's most iconic designs in its Prêt-à-Portea.

Guests will be treated to the designer's famous 'armadillo' shoes in the form of a heeled chocolate biscuit with cream icing and sparkles. The second addition takes the shape of the feather Butterfly Hat, created by Philip Treacy for Alexander McQueen's Spring/Summer Collection in 2008, made with dark chocolate mousse set on a sablé breton glazed with a chocolate miroir and red sugar butterflies. Yum.


And there's more. Other edible fashion items include Moschino's quirky 'Yellow M' handbag recreated with a blood orange Victoria sponge and Dolce & Gabbana's night owl with blackcurrant bavarois and star anise pannacotta.

Tempted to try afternoon tea with a sartorial twist? Prêt-à-Portea is served in The Caramel Room at The Berkeley from 1-6pm every day priced at £41 per person (£49 including a glass of Laurent Perrier champagne). Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty opens at the V&A on 14 March.

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