As part of our Noble Drive series, NOBLEMAN partnered with Bentley Motors and treated 20 VIP NOBLEMAN customers to an ultimate VIP experience to get behind the wheel of the new 2021 Bentley Bentayga – an ultra-luxury performance SUV. For 2021, the Bentayga has been breathtakingly reimagined to inspire exploration in its purest form. It seamlessly fuses a commanding new design with empowering performance, while a suite of innovative technologies blend together to create a bespoke vehicle that excels in any environment– accompanied by a powerful and dynamic driving experience. Couples were given the coveted vehicle two days prior to enjoy at their leisure and were invited on Saturday night to come together and celebrate the vehicle in spectacular fashion.
TWENTY EIGHT in Irvine came alive as guests pulled up in their Bentley Bentayga’s. A warm greeting with a stunning welcome glass of Armand de Brignac Brut Gold champagne kicked off cocktail the hour. The champagne was so delicious that it almost stole the show. Once inside, guests mingled among the incredible décor, delicious bites, and Whistle Pig Whiskey bar. The Boss Hog VII was a favorite of the night, as this limited-release spirit isn’t often easy to come by. Volcan tequila was served up in our signature Nobleman margaritas – and for the more adventurous, straight up over ice.
After cocktail hour, a 4-course seated dinner was served, and guests were treated to the extremely rare Armand de Brignac Blanc de Blanc champagne. Only 10,000 of these bottles are made, and they come with a hefty $750 price tag. The steak paired nicely with another rarity – the 2013 Bryant Estate Bettina Proprietary Red wine. Known for their reds, the coveted Bryant Estate has a 2-year long allocation waiting list, so this was certainly a real treat.
In our company for the evening, we were fortunate enough to have Enrico Libani, the North American CEO of the bespoke menswear brand Cesare Attolini. While Cesare Attolini might not ring familiar in the ears of the masses, to a certain set of successfully stylish men, it is the epitome of perfectly crafted menswear. Private appointments are available to purchase their fine Neapolitan tailoring, it is one of the last remaining truly bespoke services. Whether you go for an off-the-rack suit or a custom grade garment, Cesare Attolini offers some of the finest craftsmanship ain existence, using almost all exclusive fabrics, with an exacting eye on construction.
We drank, we laughed, we sang, we drove (before we drank!), and we connected – something hopefully none of us ever take for granted again when life goes back to normal.
Video by Trevor Thompson
Words by Kara Studzinski