Food porn, showgirls and Bentleys — Oh my

Alright, so I surely got your attention with the header, but I swear it’s all true. My head is still spinning from the sheer class and haughtiness of it all (or maybe it was the ’08 Merlot), but let me explain.

Bentley unveiled it’s latest dream on wheels the Mulsanne in Montreal this evening to an eager media crowd and even more excited group of customers. And they unveiled this vehicle in a way only Bentley could.

I admit I was a bit confused when I saw the invitation; well-known and local burlesque queen Scarlett James would be there along with Canadian Olympic gold medalist Alexandre Bilodeau; catering would be provided by high-end restauranteurs Queue de Cheval (yes, that does mean, literally, horse’s ass), and it would all go down in the private hangars of Starlink at the Pierre Elliot Trudeau airport. Intriguing, yes; confusing, even more so.

But, I agreed (it didn’t take much) and I showed up with an open mind.

As the media leeches (I am one, I’m allowed to call us that), gathered around the opening to the hangar restlessly waiting to enter we were suddenly ushered aside as 7-foot showgirls in full feather headdresses and mini tuxedo costumes strode by us into the room. And so the intrigue rose.

When we were finally allowed in, it all came together quite incredibly.

The atmosphere was sophisticated with a hint of naughtiness as the showgirls caressed the Bentleys on display amidst the Leer jets. White leather couches, bar-stool tables and an oval-shaped bar littered the open space between the sex on the wheels — oh, and let’s not forget the food porn.

Queue de Cheval has an interesting tag line that some might not quite understand — but that’s only if you’ve never eaten there. “Food porn” is their saying and it fits their food to a tee. And as I watched blonde bombshell Scarlett James strut around in her pumps and skin-tight skirt suit, hair a la Marilyn, I understood what Bentley was trying to convey.

Until they unveiled the car.

Showgirls standing guard they pulled the sheet off the Mulsanne with great gusto. And while it is a stunning vehicle and clearly a Bentley from nose to tail, it’s just not sexy enough for all the innuendo. Like sticking the Bentley CEO in a seedy strip joint on St. Catherine’s — something just didn’t feel right about it all.

Needless to say, it was a great evening and the show was just getting started as I scooted out the door — apparently Scarlett James was set to do her burlesque number in an oversized Champagne glass (I’m sure you can find a video of it by now on YouTube).

Drive on,
– M.

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~ by drivingmsmiranda on April 15, 2010.

One Response to “Food porn, showgirls and Bentleys — Oh my”

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