David Bowie Is, George Lucas, Red Bull to Ferrari with Sebastian Vettel at the Australian Grand Prix

 

George Lucas, Dani, Dietrich Mateschitz owner Red Bull

The David Bowie Is exhibit is currently in Paris.  It will move to Melbourne  in July the city that also hosts the opening of the 2015 Formula One season the Australian Grand Prix. George Lucas executive produced the film in which David Bowie stars, ‘Labyrinth’.  So what connects George Lucas, Dietrich Mateschitz, Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari?  a band the Rolling Stones, and Ferrari.

When I took the above photograph in Monaco at the Monaco Grand Prix,  the team of people who at the time worked for Lucas, had invited me to the Stars Wars party, and I was keen to meet a fellow Canadian actor Hayden Christensen (Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader) and at the time I also owned an Energy Drinks Company.  After the party Lucas’s assistant want to call for a taxi to go to her hotel and I offered to drive her the car having been delivered directly to the hotel.  Try getting a taxi in Monaco during the Grand Prix weekend, you will wait forever, and with me taking her she would have the added bonus of my commentary on the street  track on Monte Carlo.

As we walked out the door man raced to an awaiting Ferrari and opened the door for her. Lucas’s assistant looked at me a little amused, “that’s your car?”, “Yea, I just got it today, I don’t even know who to start it yet”, I told her ( which was true as I had to ask the valet).  When we got in the Ferrari the varoom start that is associated with a Ferrari was heard then again you hear that all the time in Monaco.  I managed to get the small lights on, but had no idea how to turn on the headlight.  I informed my passenger we will be alright as the car had Monaco plates they the police will give us a pass.  It was during this drive that Lucas’s assistant informed me of his passion for Ferrari, as in his youth Lucas wanted to be a race car driver.

Few months later I would invite Lucas and few others to the Rolling Stones show in San Francisco and it was there I was to learn how much Lucas loves technology, not as much understanding it, but using it to tell his story better on the big screen.  This point always registered in my brain and it has been logged.

Many years later as the Rolling Stones are the Rolling Stones they where on tour and this time happened to be in Montreal at the time of the Canadian Grand Prix.  Red Bull Racing’s , Sebastian Vettel won the race.  As I gave my friends the tour of the paddocks after the race and pit lane, I saw Vettel and wanted to see if he wanted to come to the show that evening. Vettel introduced me to his assistant, and asked if he could get his team into the show.  Naturally I told him he had nothing to worry about all would be taken care off.  The Rolling Stones made it happen the reason they are the Rolling Stones is that they also have a first class team around them, and their relationship with David Bowie is infamous.

Few months later the Rolling Stones on tour tragedy struck as Mick Jagger’s girlfriend of many years  L’Wren Scott killed herself.  Allowing a respectful time to pass, I thought it maybe a great idea to lift Mick Jagger’s spirits by having Sebastian Vettel Formula One world champion present Jagger a Jarrell autographed guitar.  This time Sebastian Vettel obliged, his way of show support and saying thank you for the time all of Red Bull racing came to see the Rolling Stones in Montreal.  The guitar is made by Jarrell guitars who after discovering that Sebstain Vettel also plays guitar presented him with a guitar as well.  It is also a guitar that Bowie film has used with one kindly offered by the man himself to take on a world tour allowing people to hold it the gold Jarrell Bowie guitar.   Shortly afterwards the news hit the media that Sebastian Vettel was leaving Red Bull Racing and moving to Ferrari.

Today in Melbourne we come full circle with David Bowie film, Lucas and his love for Ferrari and Vettel his dream to drive for Ferrari.  The fun is only beginning as the season is just starting.  If you are Italian or a Ferrari lover like Lucas and myself we will all have something to cheer about.  Italian chef Alberto Annarumma who is excited about Ferrari and David Bowie film and holding the guitar which is on a world tour even created a David Bowie Menu to delight your sence.

Check out the Ferrari I gave Lucas assistant a spin in, and some of the images of things evolved and unfolded up to today’s race in Melbourne.

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Chef Alberto Annarumma of Amalfi rocks out the David Bowie menu

David Bowie Menu

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Chef Alberto Annarumma is the man you want to go see when you visit the Amalfi coast of Italy.  David Bowie Is Around The World film is just that, it takes you around the world so you can discover talented people with flair.  Now David Bowie may be skinny, but trust me when I tell you he can eat and loves food.  Chef Alberto has prepared a menu to dazzle you, and you will meet him in the film but for now let us share with you his menu with each dish paired with a Bowie tune in Italian and English.  Visit the Chef at his site at Chef Alberto Annarumma  where you can get some good ideas of what you may want to rock in the kitchen. Please follow the chef who rocks on his Twitter.
 
 
 

Il cibo spesso è associato alle dolci melodie della musica classica ma la mia mente ha fatto un viaggio superlativo e ha accomunato alcune delle più belle canzoni di David Bowie alla mia cucina talvolta trasgressiva e coinvolgente come la musica Rock
 
 
                      Più Rock che Roll Menù For David Bowie film
                                                       Aperitivo
                 Macaron ai semi, salmone affumicato e mascarpone al lime (Absolute beginners)
                                                       Antipasto
Gambero rosso di Mazzaro marinato, panna agra, olio all’aneto e granita alle arance tarocco e melograno (Space Oddity)
Capesanta croccante, topinambur, uova di Pesce volante Wasabi (Rock ‘n’Roll Suicide)
Crema di spinaci, pralina di Parmigiano fritto (Changes)
                                                           Primi piatti
             Riso mantecato, burrata, cime di rapa, foie gras arrosto, cipolla, anguilla affumicata (China Girl)
Spaghetti alla chitarra, cacio, pepe e ricci di mare (Wild is the Wind)
                                                          Secondi
                                  Piccione, mirtilli, camomilla e zucca (Rebel Rebel)
                                 Pluma di maialino iberico, pesto di pistacchi, e pak choi (Under Pressure)
                                                      Dessert
                                 Mousse al cioccolato bianco, lime, finocchi e fava di tonka (Sweet Thing)
                                                     Petit four
                           Piccole coccole finali (Ashes to Ashes)
 
Chefs Who Rock Menu
 
 
 
                                                    Aperitif
             Macaron seeds, smoked salmon and mascarpone lime (Absolute Beginners)
                                                       Appetizer
          Marinated Red shrimp of Mazzaro, sour cream, dill oil and orange granita tarot and pomegranate (Space Oddity)
Crunchy scallop, Topinambur, eggs Flying Fish Wasabi (Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide)
Creamed spinach, Parmesan fried praline (Changes)
                                                           First courses
                        Risotto, burrata, turnip greens, roasted foie gras, onion, smoked eel (China Girl)
                    Guitar spaghetti, cheese, pepper and sea urchins (Wild is the Wind)
                                                          Main courses
                                      Pigeon, cranberries, pumpkin and chamomile (Rebel Rebel)
                                 Pluma of Iberian pig, pistachio pesto, and pak choi (Under Pressure)
                                                      Dessert
                    White chocolate mousse, lime, fennel and tonka bean (Sweet Thing)
                                                     Petit four
                               Small final pampering  (Ashes to Ashes)

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Gucci Models Retreat – Milan to Amalfi !

Heavy Weight contender the Italian fashion brand Gucci flexed it’s muscles for their spring summer 2012 collection summoning countless models to Milan causing havoc at London Fashion Week. Several models got pulled at the last minute, and anyone in film production, or fashion knows what that can spell. Several models arrived in London late after the Marc  Jacobs New York show which ran late with models unable to make the last flight back to London and had to be pulled.  This can be anyone worst nightmare. Marc Jacobs holding rights till the last minute prevented several models from leaving in case they were cast. Then for London came the bomb Saturday with Gucci calling for pre-casting for the show tomorrow, several models had few options remaining but to head off to Milan and get back to London for Monday. New York and Milan call the shots in fashion, it’s where the money is. So what happens in London?  It’s not as if London has not fielded bombs before and they have managed quite well.  So what about those girls who walk the catwalk.  Here is what I would tell them.  Do your shows, New York, hit London, finish off the Gucci show in Milan then go straight to Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi, where you can simply catch up, relax, have a great view and then have the pleasure of  consuming the exotic foods prepared by the team of Chef  Alberto Annarumma.

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In-fact I suggest that everyone after the Gucci spring summer show 2012 and London Fashion Week unite in Amalfi, the word “Convento”, should be enough to pull you there.  I can tell you eat all you want, you will want to. So you catwalk killers needing a rest, a tranquil oasis awaits, tell them Hollywood sent you and who know what pleasant surprise awaits at Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi.  There is always the time to replenish your body, after all it’s what make you the money.  Pray, eat, love with My Name is Khan where the adventure of discovery never stops.

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