Couture constructed from chocolate - need we say more?

Couture constructed from chocolate - need we say more?

The world's most fashionable high tea

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What would make a pair of Alexander McQueen Armadillo stilettos infinitely more desirable?

That would be Armadillo stilettos concocted from vanilla shortbread, cream icing and edible sparkles. Always lusted after an Oscar de la Renta gown? Now you can eat it - the frothy tulle design has been tranformed into a picture-perfect coconut and lime mousse set with sable Breton and green leaf icing.

Confused? Designer labels are on the menu at the Berkeley Hotel's 2015 spring/summer high tea. Aptly titled Prêt-à-Portea, each year the London hotel adapts their menu to suit the season's trends: Miu Miu and Christian Louboutin have graced their tables before.

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Opening the show this season? Iconic designs from Alexander McQueen, to tie in with the launch of the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition at the Victoria & Albert museum. As well as the Armadillo heel shortbreads, the statement Philip Treacy for McQueen butterfly hat has been reinterpreted in sugar, with glazed dark chocolate mousse and delicate iced butterflies. Guests can also sample cake couture by Elie Saab, Emilio Pucci, Anya Hindmarch, Giambattissta Valli and Jean Paul Gaultier.

The Prêt-à-Portea is £45 per person (£52 with a glass of Laurent-Perrier champagne). And while dining on designer labels obviously calls for an equally en pointe outfit, matching your meal is not recommended. Visit to find out more.

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