One of Dublin’s most stylish hotel, The Merrion Hotel, is delighted to welcome The Berkeley in Knightsbridge and its legendary fashion afternoon tea, Prêt-à-Portea, to Dublin for one week only from Saturday, 28th January to Sunday, 5th February 2017.
Since 2006, Prêt-à-Portea remains the original fashionista afternoon tea in London taking inspiration from key fashion styles from the world’s leading designers. To celebrate its 10 year anniversary The Merrion will welcome The Berkeley’s Head Pastry Chef, Mourad Khiat, and his team who will be in situ for the week-long event.
To mark the arrival of Prêt-à-Portea to The Merrion Hotel’s Drawing Rooms, Mourad and his team have created two additional couture cakes inspired by Irish fashion designers, Louise Kennedy and Orla Kiely. They will join legendary names Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, Dolce & Gabbana, Jason Wu and Simone Rocha who are already on the cake stand.
Furthermore, The Berkeley’s recently published recipe book Prêt-à-Portea: High Fashion Bakes & Biscuits is available to buy during the afternoon tea experience. The book showcases a collection of twenty of Khiat’s secret recipes and baking techniques from the past decade.
The publication finds the fun in fashion, with pastry chef Mourad Khiat spearheading the creative challenge of combining style with substance, and transforming the most decadent designs, fabrics, handbags and vibrant colours into delicious cakes, mousses and biscuits.
There will be two sittings daily at 1.30pm and 4.30pm at available at €45 per person (€58 per person including the Prêt-à-Portea book).
The Merrion Hotel is now taking reservations for Prêt-à-Portea please on +353 1 603 0 600.