Despite its historic origins, being built in the 1760s and the birth place of the first Duke of Wellington, five star The Merrion Hotel can’t be accused of not keeping up with modern trends. From Saturday, 28th January to Sunday, 5th February 2017, The Merrion’s Drawing Rooms will play host to the The Berkeley‘s legendary fashion afternoon tea, Prêt-à-Portea.
Running since 2006 at the world renowned London hotel in Knightsbridge, Prêt-à-Portea remains the original fashionista afternoon tea featuring key fashion styles from the world’s leading designers.
To celebrate its 10 year anniversary, this unique afternoon tea is coming to Irish shores. The Berkeley’s Head Pastry Chef Mourad Khiat and his team are coming to The Merrion for a week-long .
To mark the arrival of the infamous tea to Dublin, two additional couture cakes inspired by Irish fashion designers, Louise Kennedy and Orla Kiely will also appear and join iconic names such as Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, Dolce & Gabbana, Jason Wu and Simone Rocha who already appears.
Furthermore, a special book of the Prêt-à-Portea recipes High Fashion Bakes & Biscuits which showcases a collection of over twenty secret recipes and baking techniques is available with the Afternoon Tea experience. 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.
Booking commence from 1st December 2016, and to make a reservation for Prêt-à-Portea please call The Merrion hotel on +353 1 603 0 600.
There will two sittings daily at 1.30pm and 4.30pm at available at €45 per person. For a little bit extra, €58, the Prêt-à-Portea book will be included .