Fashionistas with a sweet tooth in London may want to put The Berkeley on their agenda, as the luxury hotel has teamed up with Jimmy Choo to offer an English tea service inspired by the shoe designer.
To create the edible ‘Choo collection,’ pastry chefs pored over the brand’s iconic shoes and accessories in the kitchens of the Knightsbridge hotel, examining the materials, embellishments, prints and patterns of the latest catwalk designs. Guests of the hotel’s Pret-a-Portea Jimmy Choo Collection can expect to nibble daintily on cakes and pastries shaped like the brand’s classic ‘Anouk’ shoe, a pointy-toe pump that comes in a rainbow of colors. Attendees of London Fashion Week in September, meanwhile, can also partake in the hotel’s regular Pret-a-Portea, which is served during the afternoon daily in The Caramel Room.
Cakes, pastries, and cookies are given a runway makeover, inspired by the designs of luxury brands like Christian Louboutin, Miu Miu, DSquared, Victoria Beckham and Oscar de la Renta. Louboutin’s Pigalle, the brand’s classic patent pump, for instance, has been turned into an edible cookie with turquoise icing and its signature red sole, while chefs paid homage to Miu Miu by replicating the brand’s exotic skin tote bag with chocolate pecan moelleux. The Pret-a-Portea Jimmy Choo Collection service runs October 13 - 19. Both services are £41 (about US$68). Upgrade to a glass of champagne for £51 to £57.