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Cars and coffee? How about Rolls-Royce and cognac?

Because you and your luxury car deserve the finer things in life

This is most definitely not your usual car meet. PHOTO FROM ROLLS-ROYCE

Have you ever pulled up in a “Cars and Coffee” event in your shiny Rolls-Royce Corniche and parked next to a battle-scarred Ford Mustang? And when you do get your coffee, is it unceremoniously placed in a disposable paper cup and does it taste like a piping-hot lame excuse for an Americano? Fear not, because Rolls-Royce has you covered with “Cars and Cognac.”

No bumbling waiters and ushers in this fine event. PHOTO FROM ROLLS-ROYCE

Cars and Cognac is a recent fancy meeting of loyal Rolls-Royce patrons who wanted to celebrate their collective passion for the marque. They converged in the morning over some refreshments that probably included rare caviar from the depths of the Caspian Sea. And since a mall parking lot would not sit well with the distinguished guests, the private clubhouse of the Soho Farmhouse in the Cotswolds in south-central England was the venue of choice. Smashing.

Because your favorite watering hole is so filthy. PHOTO FROM ROLLS-ROYCE

Instead of a lowly espresso machine churning out very plebeian café lattes, a selection of aged cognac was served from a Rolls-Royce Phantom equipped with a bespoke picnic hamper. There was also an expert cognac sommelier because the discerning Rolls-Royce enthusiast deserved the best from his fine drink. And because Rolls-Royce does not condone the horrid act of driving under the influence of alcohol, guests either stayed at the Soho Farmhouse or were returned home in a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce, no less.

No, you can’t order beer or vodka here. Sorry. PHOTOS FROM ROLLS-ROYCE

There were no rusty Datsun 510s or negative-camber Scion xBs present on this momentous occasion. Only the best from the Rolls-Royce stable was fitting for such a gathering. Dining tables were flanked by a Dawn Black Badge with the new aero cowling and a limited-edition Dawn from the Adamas Collection.

There you go. If you think you and your Corniche deserve the finer things in life, be sure to attend the next Cars and Cognac. No bland coffee, no noisy rat rods and no reckless burnouts. Just the stuff that will truly make you feel like a sir.

Miggi Solidum

Professionally speaking, Miggi is a software engineering dude who happens to like cars a lot. And as an automotive enthusiast, he wants a platform from which he can share his motoring thoughts with fellow petrolheads. He pens the column ‘G-Force’.