Saturday was my housemate's birthday so we decided to celebrate with style and glamour!
We woke up early to drive from the airport into Trafalgar Square, Central London, where our hotel is located - The Trafalgar by Hilton. My very first time driving into the very centre of London, quite an exciting experience and pleasant as there were not many cars in the early hours.
Weather was very nice again on Saturday with warm sun and slight breeze. So we went walking along St James Park towards Buckingham Palace before going to Harrods. After that, we arrived at The Berkeley Knightsbridge for our pre-booked afternoon tea - Prêt-à-Portea
The Prêt-à-Portea, is "The Berkeley London designer afternoon tea, inspired by the themes and colours of the fashion world. Serving mouth-watering delicacies with a fashionita twist". A very interesting concept, producing very beautiful miniatures.
|The Berkeley Knightsbridge|
|Afternoon Tea Menu|
We had the Wild Blossom and Berries tea served in fine-bone china by Paul Smith for Thomas Goode. The whole tea set looked very charming and beautiful while the tea was very fragrant with scent of flowers and wild berries and tasted equally as nice as it smelled!
|Teacup with Strainer|
We started off with a selection of miniature savoury sandwiches which include (from left to right) miniature egg mayonnaise burger, tuna mayonnaise sandwich, cucumber and creme fraiche sandwich, smoked salmon sandwich and a very tasty chicken wrap skewer. Very delicious and well balanced flavours and textures.
Then out came our beautifully made 3-Tier Delicacies which include
Bottom layer - savoury taster spoons, elegant canapés, 2 shots of honey dew melon juice.
Middle layer - Miniature designer's inspired cakes.
Top layer - Designer's inspired cookies and 2 shot glasses of mousse and jelly.
On the bottom layer (clockwise from top left) - taster spoon of quinoa salad in baby artichokes, grilled mixed vegetables canapé, lobster mango nori wrap and wyagu beef with pepper skewer.
My favourite was the quinoa salad in baby artichokes as it was very refreshing and has a crunch to it with each bite!
On the middle layer (clockwise from top left) -
top and button detail.
The Chloe praline clutch was very amazing! A very tasty praline chocolate cake, not too sweet, executed perfectly!
And on the top we have (left to right) the S
Last but not least, (left to right)
|To take away|
We had so much food that we were given a very pretty box to take away the remaining cakes!
A very nice experience, wonderful ambience at the Caramel Room, very tasty and beautiful food!