London’s Legendary Prêt-à-Portea Arrives At The Merrion Dublin


From London to Dublin, The Merrion is getting set to welcome The Berkeley’s exclusive fashion Prêt-à-Portea – from Saturday 28 January to Sunday 5 February 2017.


In 2006, in an original take on key styles from leading fashion designers the world over, The Berkeley’s Head Pastry Chef Mourad Khiat created a delectable collection of pastries, each with a fabulous fashionista twist. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Prêt-à-Portea, Khiat and his team are bringing these chic creations to The Merrion’s Drawing Rooms. To mark the occasion, two additional couture cakes inspired by Irish fashion designers Louise Kennedy and Orla Kiely will join the cake stand – fitting right in alongside other legendary names Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, Dolce & Gabbana, Jason Wu and Simone Rocha.

 There will be the opportunity for guests to take home The Berkeley’s recipe book ‘Prêt-à-Portea: High Fashion Bakes & Biscuits’. Hot off the press, the book showcases some of Khiat’s best recipes and baking secrets from over the past ten years, as well as expert balancing of style and substance for which he is renowned. The book celebrates Khiat’s ongoing exploration of the fun to be had in fashion, with the most decadent designs, fabrics, handbags and colours being transformed into exquisite biscuits, cakes and mousses.

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The Merrion’s graceful Drawing Rooms – with beautiful original working fireplaces, antique furniture and world-class art – form the perfect backdrop for Prêt-à-Portea, paradise for any fashionista with a sweet tooth.


Prêt-à-Portea at The Merrion – two sittings daily at 1.30pm and 4.30pm at €45.00 per person or €58.00 with a copy of the new book.
For reservations for Prêt-à-Portea: The Merrion on +353 1 603 0600info@merrionhotel.com ∣ www.merrionhotel.com

About The Merrion – Dublin’s finest five-star address, The Merrion stands directly opposite Government Buildings in the heart of Dublin’s historic city centre. On the doorstep is Upper Merrion Street, where Government Buildings, The National Gallery and The Natural History Museum are located. A short walk leads to the adjacent “golden mile” of lively pubs, shops and restaurants dotted around St. Stephen’s Green. Grafton Street is a leisurely stroll away for all the latest designer shops. The Merrion is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.

About The Berkeley – Set in leafy Knightsbridge, The Berkeley is the essence of contemporary chic and innovative luxury, and sister to Claridge’s and The Connaught. With stunning rooms and suites, The Berkeley Health Club & Spa with rooftop pool, and a strong gastronomic focus – with two Michelin-starred cuisine from Marcus Wareing, Pierre Koffmann’s French Brasserie, Prêt-à-Portea in the new Collins Room and cocktails in the Blue Bar – The Berkeley provides the ultimate urban retreat in the heart of London. www.the-berkeley.co.uk