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London – Top Suites and Culinary Treats

High-Fashion Afternoon Tea: “Each season, pastry chef Mourad Khiat creates a pastry and cake collection for The Berkeley’s famous Prêt-à-Portea – afternoon tea inspired by the latest catwalk designs. We loved our baking workshop with him! His approach is so creative and full of imagination. It was such a special afternoon to get a glimpse of how these miniature haute couture masterpieces are created.”

Hotels: “It is very important to all of us to be familiar with the best suites for our clients. In London, we toured The Berkeley, Claridge’s, and The Connaught. Each hotel is very special and offers unique experiences for travelers.”

the connaught london

The Connaught Hotel – London

Culinary Experiences: “Two restaurants stand out: chef Hélène Darroze’s eponymous restaurant at The Connaught and chef Simon Rogan’s Fera at Claridge’s. We also had a martini demonstration at the Champagne Room at The Connaught –  Giorgio the bartender was charming and knowledgeable. At Claridge’s, we enjoyed drinks and admired their Foyer, which is the heart of the hotel – a royal favorite full of history.”

Cocktails: “We loved the elegant, buzzing Blue Bar at The Berkeley, where mixology is an art form and the staff is always gracious. The cocktails had exquisite flavor combinations and were delivered in style.”

Cool Souvenir: “I am a cook, so the new Prêt-à-Portea cookbook from The Berkeley was the perfect thing to bring home. I have a personal mission: I would like to re-create one of those whimsical desserts at home – not an easy task, but I am inspired!”

A Great Outdoor Spot: “We went to Portobello Road on the best day of the week, Saturday, when the market is in full swing. We went on a world food tour that covered Spanish bites, Swedish baked goods, cheeses, spices, and a cookbook store. The street was vibrant and full of vendors selling local produce, homemade churros, and even clothes.”

Portobello Road, London

Portobello Road, London