This was no ordinary afternoon tea at the Berkeley Hotel, London - it was actually rather special. I was very lucky to have won a competition from Classic FM and Estee Lauder including a weekend in London! You all know how much I love Afternoon Tea so what a perfect prize.
|Afternoon Tea Berkeley Hotel London|
My sister and I arrived at the Berkeley Hotel, the event was being held in the Berkeley Hotel Ballroom. We were personally greeted and welcomed by Classic FM's Margherita Taylor, what a lovely lady and so tall too! We then enjoyed a champagne and nibbles reception and mingled with other competition winners, there were a number of Estee Lauder stands and beauticians who were offering some ten minute beauty treatments. So of course we took them up on the offer, I had my eye make up done. It makes such a change having your make applied by a professional, no poking myself in the eye! I think the ladies were from the Estee Lauder, John Lewis store in London - they were all very welcoming and happy to answer any make up questions I had.
After a short while we moved into the ballroom and seated at tables to enjoy our afternoon tea. Waiting on our seats was a rather fabulous gift bag full of Estee Lauder skin care products, what a delight! But there was not time to explore the contents in detail as afternoon tea was being served.
|The fabulous Ballroom at the Berkeley Hotel|
There was an array of sandwiches and mini savoury treats. I particularly enjoyed the delicate egg roll, goats cheese and beetroot mousse and the cheese and ham filo pie. Sadly the tea was not served in a teapot, but a large flask by the waiting on staff - there were around 50 people so I guess it was the most efficient way.
|Savoury Afternoon Tea Treats|
Moving on to the cakes, oh yes the cakes now they deserve full details. The Berkeleys Pret-a-Portea afternoon tea is inspired by the latest fashion seasons catwalk designs.
|Estee Lauder Lemon Biscuit|
The Berkeley Pret-a-Portea Afternoon Tea Menu
Christian Louboutain chocolate biscuit Pigalle Spike Heel
Karla Collecto Lemon biscuit swimsuit
Miu Miu exotic skin tote bag
Diquared mini strapless mango bavarios dress with hot pink lampshade hat
Alberta Ferreti pretty in pink Siciliam Guava and Lemon verbena pannacotta
Victoria Beckham graphic geometric cherry and white chocolate mousse shirt
Simone Rocha pineapple and coconut Savin shirt dress
Emilia Wickstead striped fuchsia pink and orange jocund
Oscar De La Renta summer pistachio sponge cake dress
Estee Lauder lemon biscuit created especially for the event
|Oscar De La Renta drew inspired pistachio |
|Christian Louboutain chocolate biscuit|
|Chocolate Mui Mui Handbag|
This was not the end of the event, we were now treated to a wonderful performance by soprano Laura Wright. I can say with certainty she sang Ava Maria and Bring Him Home from Les Miserables and rest was blur. I was preoccupied with admiring her lovely green dress and the skills of the pianist and guitarist.
What a fabulous day! I really did enjoy it all, the performance by Laura Wright, the pampering by Estee Lauder and the afternoon tea at The Berkeley Hotel all courtesy of Classic FM.